Basic Steps to Make Process Improvement and Patient Safety (PIPS) Function The objective of a Performance Improvement and Patient Safety (PIPS) program is to improve patient outcomes, eliminate problems, and reduce patient variance in care.
The accuracy of a cancer registry abstract is and has been paramount to winning the War on Cancer.
By Dianne M. Cleveland, RHIA, CTR The United States spends almost twice the money on cancer care costs than countries in Europe.
Use of Radio-frequency Identification (RFID) System Surveillance to Document Attending Physician Arrival to Trauma Activations Susan Schmunk, CSTR, CAISS A recent article published in Trauma Performance Improvement outlines the use of RFID chips in a New York Hospital to improve documentation and in turn determine compliance with the American College of Surgeon (ACS) guidelines …
Concussion Research Update Susan Schmunk, CSTR, CAISS A concussion is a mild brain injury that occurs after a fall, crash or blow to the head.
By Cathy Massaro, CCM, MSW The anniversary of 9/11 has come and gone yet the effects of the tragedy are still felt everyday by many struggling with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD.
Of all a healthcare facility’s many departments, its trauma center is arguably one of the most critical for determining patient outcomes.
Are you looking for a position that offers consistency, reliability and longevity? Then MedPartners has a perfect opportunity for you as a Remote Trauma Registrar! The registry service division at MedPartners understands the importance of certified, credentialed and experienced registry professionals.
The Safety of E-cigarettes Susan Schmunk, CSTR, CAISS On May 5, 2018, a St. Petersburg, Florida man died after his vape pen exploded, firing pieces of the device into his brain and setting his house on fire.