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DOP Team Awarded Top Poster at the 9th Annual Quality Improvement Symposium

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The poster, Surgical Co-Management (SHARe), highlights the benefits of comprehensive hospitalist co-management of surgical patients. Studies show that co-management of surgical patients by hospitalists can significantly enhance the quality, safety and efficiency of care. The former co-management model at CHCO faced several challenges, including insufficient resources to cover all eligible patients, poor interdisciplinary care coordination, inadequate patient arrival notification, lack of data to project staffing needs, undefined outcome measures, inconsistent buy-in from providers, unclear revenue generation criteria and poorly defined patient eligibility criteria. Moreover, a high number of serious patient safety incidents on Level 6 in recent years highlighted the need to expand surgical co-management. The gaps in the former system were addressed by creating the Surgical Hospitalist Assisted Recovery Team (SHARe), a comprehensive model that delivers care to all surgically co-managed patients.

The team is comprised of Jenny Reese, MD, Jason Zamkoff, MD, Jessica Hedrick, PA-C, Justin Lockwood, MD, Miriam Conant, Jacquelyn Scarberry, Molly Kurtz, PA, PA-C, Gina Whitney, AnnaMaria Salas and Heather Bennett all from the Section of Hospital Medicine.

Topics: Research, Accolades