RNWB Administrative

  • Resources and Tools

    November 07, 2022

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Office of Burden Reduction & Health Informatics focuses on reducing administrative burden through the Patients Over Paperwork initiative. The American College of Physicians drafted a framework to analyze administrative tasks as part of their position paper on the Patients Before Paperwork initiative. Though specific to physicians, their approach … Read more

  • Policies and Procedures

    “If you could break or change any rule in service of a better care experience for patients or staff, what would it be?” Berwick et al., 2017 Organization-specific policies and procedures may create unnecessary burdens on staff and potentially harm patient care. Regulatory requirements and payment rules can be misinterpreted and lead to more stringent … Read more

  • Data Optimization

    Technology, tools, and data strategies can optimize resources and workflows to reduce burdens and stressors in the workplace. Some considerations that organizations can make are: Assess the current capacity to use technology and data to optimize efficiency. (1) Include direct-care staff in decisions that impact their practice environments and workflows when acting on data-informed plans … Read more

  • Health Information Technology

    Electronic health records (EHR) and other Health Information Technology (Health IT) have certain benefits but have also been cited as burdensome and are often a stress point for nursing practice. The health record documentation experience for nurses may be time-consuming, require redundant entries, or be confusing to navigate, adding to frustrations (1, 2). Some things … Read more

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