NYU Wagner Launches Online Master of Health Administration (MHA) Degree Program for Healthcare Professionals
Identifying effective strategies used by Medicare Accountable Care Organizations to improve outcomes for patients with heart failure: A mixed-methods study
Jan Blustein: Tackling Hearing Loss to Improve Care of Older Adults
Professor Jan Blustein’s newest research focuses on hearing loss and its consequences for health and quality of life for older Americans.
WAGTalk: Sherry Glied, "Why Your Broken Rib Costs You an Arm and a Leg"
Why is healthcare in the US so expensive compared to care provided in other countries with similar or better outcomes? Dean Glied's talk will examine the evidence on this paradox and describe the implications of these findings for health policy.
Optimizing and Sustaining Discharge Lounge Processes
|New York-Presbyterian Queens (NYP Queens) is a community teaching hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. NYP Queens opened a discharge lounge to accommodate discharged patients and expedite bed turnover and new patient admission. NYP Queens enlisted a Capstone team to determine whether the current discharge lounge can be enhanced to improve patient flow or if it should be discontinued. The team completed a literature review to examine national and international best practices and benchmarked high-efficiency discharge lounges in multiple organizations—including those at the Cleveland Clinic. Finally, the team performed focus groups and surveys with staff and stakeholders to obtain firsthand feedback on potential implementations and existing hindrances. The team delivered a final report detailing the causes of NYP Queens’ discharge inefficiencies and providing recommendations to enhance the discharge process, optimize discharge lounge usage, and improve patient experience and flow.|
Design of a Sustainable Project Management Process and Tracking System
|NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital (NYP) is one of the nation’s most comprehensive and integrated academic healthcare delivery systems. The Division of Nursing Education and Continuing Education is involved in multiple campus-specific and ero ss-campus projects. Nursing education leadership at NYP seeks to develop a sustainable project management process and tracking system for the division that will enhance productivity by facilitating more efficient planning and execution of initiatives. NYP enlisted a Capstone team to work closely with the NYP Director of Nursing Education and Continuing Education to redesign their project management process. The team conducted comparative analyses, interviews with key stakeholders, surveys at similar hospitals and organizations that manage multiple projects, and a literature review. Using their findings, the team crafted a sustainable project management process. The team also delivered a report that yielded recommendations on managing e-learning modules, an education tracker, curriculum alignments, orientation e-learning, and equipment training requests.|