TITLE

Visual Cues, Not Written Words, Help Clinicians Improve Quality of Care

AUTHOR(S)
Thrall, Terese Hudson
PUB. DATE
August 2008
SOURCE
H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;Aug2008, Vol. 82 Issue 8, p18
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents information on a new quality improvement tool that the U.S. Veterans Health Administration (VHA) launched for its 1,400 member hospitals. The tools, called blueprints, outline clinical processes in poster form, with simple icons representing clinicians and patients, and arrows pointing the way to the next step. The blueprints are Web-based and interactive. VHA has created the blueprints to address what it saw as barriers to the information available on best practices.
ACCESSION #
33990948

 

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