Census Reporting and Clinical Pathway Management to Optimize Patient Care
11:15am - 11:45amFriday, February 15
Orlando - Orange County Convention Center
Part I: Reduction of Work Effort for Census Notification Patient Access Services (PAS) at HSS is tasked with bed management for more than 18,500 orthopedic inpatient surgeries annually, requiring close monitoring of bed utilization to accommodate patient volume. After the implementation of Epic, operational & IT leadership looked for a way to leverage new technology to transform the bed planning process at HSS. Part II: Clinical Pathway Management At HSS, clinical pathways are procedure-specific post op order sets that coordinate and standardize care. They are made up of time based goals/milestones for interdisciplinary care of a defined patient group and were created to reduce variation in care and increase value for similar patient groups. Pathway performance is measured as pathway length of stay (LOS) adherence. To improve pathway adherence, an interdisciplinary project team was chartered to determine top contributors to adherence and implement operational changes.