Hospitals Need To Introduce and Adopt The Concept of Readmission and Mortality Huddles


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Hospitals seeking to enhance healthcare quality and patient safety have adopted strategies like the 'Safety Huddle,' a collaborative session focusing on patient safety concerns. Evolving from this concept is the 'Readmission and Mortality Huddle,' an interdisciplinary team meeting specifically aimed at analyzing readmissions and mortalities. This focused approach is crucial in the light of Dexur's findings about the narrow scope for improvements in healthcare metrics. The goal of these huddles is to identify patterns, discern root causes, and devise prevention strategies, with frequent and concise meetings enabling prompt interventions and ongoing monitoring, marking a significant advancement in hospital management.

Role in Hospital Performance Improvement

The significance of Readmission and Mortality Huddles lies in their potential to make tangible improvements in hospital performance. Given Dexur’s revelation that small reductions in readmissions and mortalities can substantially elevate a hospital's performance percentile, these huddles can serve as a critical tool for hospitals striving to reach the top echelons of quality care.

Advantages of the Huddle Approach

Questions to Explore In A Readmission and Mortality Huddle Activities in A Readmission and Mortality Huddle

Integration with Dexur’s Unified Quality and Incident Management Software

The implementation of Readmission and Mortality Huddles can be seamlessly integrated with Dexur’s Unified Quality and Incident Management software. This software is designed to facilitate detailed patient-level tracking, providing a comprehensive platform for managing quality and safety. It enables healthcare professionals to conduct thorough AI Driven root cause analyses and develop Corrective and Preventive Actions (CAPAs) and then track the impact of those interventions on quality.