Finally I was able to successfully roll out Huddle or multidisciplinary rounds at all three hospitals.
So far I have heard great things the way we are conducting these rounds.
We have a huddle for 20 minutes every day, less than a minute per patient at a specific location in each hospital.
Out team members include everyone who are stakeholders in patient care.
1- Dedicated case manager. (I would appreciate if you can assign a dedicated case manager for all our patients)
2- House nursing supervisor.
3- Floor supervisors (optional).
4- Physical therapy and occupational therapy.
6. Core measure/ quality measure person for real time corrective measures for CHF, Pneumonia, AMI etc.
7- Hospital DRG coder. (Again this would take care of any def. in documentation).
8- Mr. Computer, so we can take care of orders during rounds.
9. Pharmacist (if they can).
Our team has so far improved,
1- Potential early discharges and transfers.
2- Plan of care for the day.
3- Identify needs for patients.
4. Improve work flow and delegation of tasks.
5. Improve core measure compliance and power plans.
6. Improve documentation.
7- Contain cost per case.
And the best part is.... it is a lot of fun.