As value in healthcare becomes an increasing priority for healthcare systems, ERPs will play a vital role in improving the care provided to patients.
As value in healthcare becomes an increasing priority for healthcare systems, ERPs will play a vital role in improving the care provided to patients. These five steps can help ob/gyns develop a pathway and incorporate it into surgical practice.
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Securing support from hospital leadership for program implementation, employee education, and continuous program auditing. Anticipate a timeline of 1 to 2 years for successful implementation.
Identify individual leaders from surgical specialties, anesthesia and nursing administration to work as a multidisciplinary implementation team.
Develop streamlined perioperative order sets that allow surgeons ease in transitioning patients from the preoperative to postoperative period.
Provide standardized educational material for patients. Make distribution of preoperative wipes & fluids easy for patients (i.e., distribution at the preoperative clinic visit).