Using dedicated nurses to improve core measures compliance.

Abstract

To ensure The Joint Commission and Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services core measures were being met, University of Kentucky Health Care created a team to explore the issues and create solutions. Six nurses were placed in the role of core measure nurse, who were responsible for identification of Core Measure patients, standard work, concurrent review, and working with the informaticist team to increase core measure performance. Building strong relationships with the bedside staff was also a key step to the success of these nurses. After the pilot, the compliance perfection scores were sustained as the roles were adopted by administration and made permanent.

DOI: 10.1016/j.cnur.2013.11.001

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@article{Green2014UsingDN, title={Using dedicated nurses to improve core measures compliance.}, author={Amanda E. Green and Lacey T Buckler}, journal={The Nursing clinics of North America}, year={2014}, volume={49 1}, pages={45-51} }