News Article(s) tagged #PIP-Spotlight


December 07, 2020 - CC

PIP Spotlight: Using Virtual Documentation to Increase Clinic Efficiency

The December PIP Spotlight was submitted by George Deimel, MD. Dr. Deimel is a fellowship-trained, non-operative sports and musculoskeletal medicine specialist at Ozark Orthopaedics in Arkansas. Read Dr. Deimel's PIP to hear how his multi-disciplinary musculoskeletal practice used a virtual scribe for clinic documentation to re-balance work/life commitments, maintain clinical productivity, and decrease practice costs.

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November 16, 2020 - CC

PIP Spotlight: Reducing Inpatient Acute Care Transfers in a Brain Injury Unit

The November PIP Spotlight was submitted by Christopher Anderson, DO. Dr. Anderson serves as the physician program director for brain injury rehabilitation at Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital. Read about how Dr. Anderson and his team on the brain injury unit decreased acute care transfers.

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September 28, 2020 - CC

PIP Spotlight: Reducing Inpatient Acute Care Transfers at an Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility

September's Practice Improvement Project (PIP) Spotlight was submitted by Amirpasha Ehsan, MD. Dr. Ehsan completed this project to lower the acute care transfer rate at his hospital, Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Bakersfield.

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September 25, 2020 - CC

PIP Spotlight: Improving Patient Wait Times For New Consults to Pain Management

October's Practice Improvement Project (PIP) Spotlight was submitted by J.P. McCallin III, MD, and Jason Reed, DO. Drs. McCallin and Reed wanted to improve patient wait times for new consults to Pain Management to improve clinic efficiency and patient satisfaction.

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May 14, 2020 - CC

PIP Spotlight: Modifying Clinic Operations to Improve Efficiency and Communication

May’s Practice Improvement Project (PIP) Spotlight was submitted by Katherine Stenson, MD. Dr. Stenson wanted to modify the structure of her outpatient clinic in order to improve the efficiency of day-to-day operations and communication.

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April 13, 2020 - CC

PIP Spotlight: Increasing Patient Satisfaction by Enhancing Communication Strategies

April’s Practice Improvement Project (PIP) Spotlight was submitted by Katharine Lai, MD. Dr. Lai implemented various communication strategies in order to improve patient satisfaction.

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March 23, 2020 - CC

PIP Spotlight: Decreasing Wait Times for Patients in an Outpatient Clinic

March’s Practice Improvement Project (PIP) Spotlight was submitted by Jacalyn Kawiecki, MD. Dr. Kawiecki implemented new tools to manage pre-appointments and analyze patient wait time in order to improve the patient clinic experience.

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February 19, 2020 - CC

PIP Spotlight: Decreasing the Rate of Transfers From a Rehabilitation Hospital to Acute Care

February’s Practice Improvement Project (PIP) Spotlight was submitted by both Robert Wilder, MD, and Alan Alfano, MD. Dr. Wilder and Dr. Alfano’s project examined the rate of acute care transfers at their rehabilitation hospital and focused on improving procedures to decrease the number of patients who needed to be transferred.

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January 21, 2020 - CC

PIP Spotlight: Improving Hand-Off Procedures to Decrease Rapid Response Occurrences After Inpatient Rehabilitation Admission

January’s Practice Improvement Project (PIP) Spotlight was submitted by Lauren Shapiro, MD. Dr. Shapiro’s project focused on implementing safety procedures to decrease the number of rapid responses at her inpatient rehabilitation facility.

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December 13, 2019 - CC

PIP Spotlight: Implementing Tracking Procedures and Education to Decrease Health Risks of Overweight Patients

This month’s PIP Spotlight was submitted by Patricia Hong, MD. Dr. Hong implemented counseling and education on healthy living tactics and weight management in an effort to improve the health of her patients.

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November 13, 2019 - CC

PIP Spotlight: Decreasing Pharmacy-Related Expenditures Without Impacting Patient Care

November’s PIP Spotlight was submitted by Jeffrey Cheng, MD. Dr. Cheng submitted this PIP completed during his residency in order to bank credit for his future MOC requirements. The project focused on decreasing inpatient pharmacy-related expenditures.

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October 30, 2019 - CC

PIP Spotlight: Implementing Charting Tools to Improve Compliance Rates for State Health Department Audits Regarding Opioid Prescriptions

This month’s PIP Spotlight was submitted by Casey O’Donnell, DO. Dr. O’Donnell wanted to improve compliance rates for Florida State Department of Health audits at his state-registered pain management clinic.

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September 30, 2019 - CC

PIP Spotlight: Reducing the Rate of Acute Readmissions in an Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility

September’s PIP Spotlight was submitted by Brittni Micham, MD. Dr. Micham submitted this PIP completed during her residency in order to bank credit for her future MOC requirements. The project focused on reducing the number of readmissions from inpatient rehabilitation back to acute care.

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August 20, 2019 - CC

PIP Spotlight: Improving Patient Wait Times in an Outpatient Setting

This month’s PIP Spotlight was submitted by Jerry Chuang, MD. Dr. Chuang and his staff identified the underlying causes of patient wait time at their outpatient rehabilitation clinic with the goal of reducing the time patients waited to be seen.

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July 19, 2019 - CC

PIP Spotlight: Educating Family Caregivers to Decrease the Rate of Falls in an Inpatient Setting

This month’s PIP Spotlight was submitted by Meilani Mapa, MD. Dr. Mapa wanted to implement training for family members of rehabilitation patients in an inpatient setting in order to decrease the rate of falls.

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