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How Digital and Physical Care Team Interaction Affect Processing Times: A Case Study of Hospitalists

Hospitalist physicians face increasing pressure to maximize productivity while maintaining high quality of care. Their success, however, depends on the effective exchange of information among a patient’s care team. The latter comprises the digital team (caregivers who document in—not just access—the patient’s electronic health record) and a physical team (caregivers who directly communicate with the hospitalist). To determine the association between hospitalist total daily processing time per patient and the size and evolution over the patient’s LOS of the digital and physical teams as well as patient-level characteristics. We measured hospitalist daily processing times and captured the physical team through a time-and-motion study of hospitalists. The digital team interactions were extracted from patient Electronic Health Records. Northwestern Memorial Hospital, a large academic urban hospital in Chicago. Participants Our case study selected four hospitalists at random who cared for 107 inpatient stays over 17 days in June-July 2014 and collaborated with 2046 caregivers: 301 were observed physical collaborators and 1745 were digital-only collaborators.
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We report on a nine-month-old girl who presented with persisting cough, and diminished ventilation of the left hemithorax. Viral pneumonia was suspected after Adenovirus detection by PCR, but chest X-rays showed a persistent shadowing of the left hemithorax and persistent coughing despite clinical improvement. Because of the discrepancy between clinical and radiological signs further investigations by ultrasound and CT scan were performed, which visualized an intrathroracic tumor. Histopathology confirmed diagnosis of a teratoma.
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Mohamed Eddouks

Professor
Faculty of Sciences and Techniques Errachidia
Moulay Ismail University
Morocco

Ronn Johnson

Associate Professor
Department of Psychiatry
Creighton University Medical School
United States

Pranav Mathur

Associate Scientist
Otonomy Inc.
USA

Khue Vu Nguyen

Professor
Department of Medicine and Pediatrics
University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine, San Diego
California, USA

MOHAMED ABDELMAGEED AWAD

Associate Professor & Consultant
Fixed Prosthodontic Department
Tanta University
Egypt

Khue Vu Ngyen

Departments of Medicine and Pediatrics
University of California
USA

Fernando A. Herrera

Assistant Professor
Department of Surgery
Medical University of South Carolina
United States

Khue Vu Nguyen

Department of Medicine and Pediatrics
University if California
USA

Andrey Budanov

Assistant Professor
Department of Human and Molecular Genetics
Massey Cancer Center
United States

MICHAEL VAN DOREN JOHNSTON

Professor
Department of Neurology and Pediatrics
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
United States
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