Improve clinical decision-making to support better outcomes and more profitable care

Improve clinical decision-making to support better outcomes and more profitable care

As a small community hospital, you have two primary goals: achieve the best possible patient outcomes and remain profitable, so you can continue to deliver vital healthcare services.

As a small community hospital, you have two primary goals: achieve the best possible patient outcomes and remain profitable, so you can continue to deliver vital healthcare services.

Fulfilling your mission means helping your clinical teams make smart decisions as they provide what’s increasingly complex care. It also calls for boosting staff effectiveness and efficiency, so you can enhance responsiveness to patients while optimizing available resources.

So, why is it getting so much harder to accomplish this?

So, why is it getting so much harder to accomplish this?

Care requires more information and coordination

Care requires more information and coordination

With nurses, physicians, pharmacists, and specialists all interacting with patients across the continuum, information must be gathered from numerous sources and shared with multiple clinicians.

The population is
older and sicker

The population is
older and sicker

As patient populations age and present with comorbidities, chronic conditions, and other complications, building a strong treatment plan requires that your clinical team uncover–and understand–a variety of factors.

Patients are better
informed

Patients are better
informed

Today’s patients are taking an active role in their health and want to make shared decisions with their care teams, generating more questions in your team members’ minds per patient encounter–about treatment plans, drugs to prescribe, and so on.

Absorbing these and other changes takes accurate, timely information.

However, most clinical teams end up searching for this information in synoptic content alone or by combing through common online resources like Google and Wikipedia.

What percentage of physicians rely on
Wikipedia as a source of clinical content?1

With so much information available in so many sources, it can be tough to know what’s correct and current. And that can lead to answers that may be incomplete or in direct conflict with one another.

So, what's the risk?

So, what's the risk?

So, what’s the risk?

The care experience could become disjointed and inconsistent.

You could put patients on the wrong diagnostic path–leading to undesirable outcomes.

You could open the door to decreased patient satisfaction and malpractice concerns, which could also impact your ability to recruit and retain residents and clinical staff.

Avoiding these risks requires a new approach.

Rather than searching for information across multiple sources, you need a single source of relevant, evidence-based content that’s tailored to all your residents’ and clinicians’ questions and learning requirements.

 

But to improve clinical practice through informed, confident decisions–and support better outcomes and more profitable care–you must first overcome a few important challenges. Choose which one matters most to your organization to learn how best to address it.

Taking the Pulse U.S. 2016: Digital HCP Sources, Decision Resources Group, May 2016

Copyright © 2019 Elsevier

Taking the Pulse U.S. 2016: Digital HCP Sources, Decision Resources Group, May 2016

Copyright © 2019 Elsevier