TMF Health Quality Institute Holds One-Day Stay Collaborative Learning Session
Hospitals Work to Decrease Inappropriate One-Day Hospital Stays
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Austin, TX - November 9, 2006 – TMF Health Quality Institute, a leading nonprofit health care consulting company, sponsored its second One-Day Stay Collaborative learning session on October 27, 2006. Sixty-six representatives from seventeen hospitals across the state including physicians, nurses and other health care professionals gathered in Austin to share experiences, discuss best practices and solve problems related to achieving breakthrough improvements in decreasing inappropriate one-day hospital stays.
Topics covered included:
- Moving toward improvement
- Setting up an observation unit
- Problems with preprinted orders
- Ideas for overcoming barriers
- Importance of keeping staff and physicians educated and updated
Representatives from three hospitals shared experiences in a panel discussion focused on implementing hospital procedures and rules for substantially reducing inappropriate one-day hospital stays. These procedures and rules are collectively called an admit-to-case-management protocol, and hospitals using it have seen successes even in early stages of its implementation.
If your hospital would like help decreasing inappropriate one-day hospital stays, visit the TMF Hospital Payment Monitoring Program website at http://hpmp.tmfhqi.net to take advantage of free information, tools and other resources provided by TMF, the Medicare-designated Quality Improvement Organization for Texas.
To find out more, contact Judi McCabe, manager, Hospital Payment Monitoring Program, at 512-334-1691 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About TMF Health Quality Institute
TMF Health Quality Institute, formerly Texas Medical Foundation, is an Austin, Texas-based nonprofit consulting company focused on promoting quality health and health care through contracts with federal, state and local governments, as well as private organizations. TMF partners with health care providers in a variety of settings to ensure that every person receives the appropriate care, every time.