Professional Practice Activity – Delinquent Record Statistics

Professional Practice Activities (PPA) are activities designed to expose you to real, sometimes virtual, professional/healthcare practices. For students enrolled in the Health Information Technology Program, PPAs are a required part of the curriculum mandated by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, the student should be able to:

  • Determine medical staff compliance with hospital policy relating to delinquent records.
  • Calculate delinquency rates for health records, history and physicals, and operative reports.
  • Construct data displays using Microsoft Excel.
  • Analyze data and prepare a report regarding medical staff compliance with Joint Commission standards.

Instructions

For the purpose of this assignment, assume that you are the manager of the HIM Department of General Hospital. General Hospital is due for a Joint Commission accreditation survey in six months. The CEO asks for a report regarding medical staff compliance with Joint Commission requirements for delinquent records last year. The following are the two Joint Commission standards that address timeliness of medical record completion.

General Hospital is due for a Joint Commission accreditation survey in six months. The CEO asks for a report regarding medical staff compliance with Joint Commission requirements for delinquent records last year. The following are the two Joint Commission standards that address timeliness of medical record completion.

Joint Commission Standard Record of Care, Treatment, and Services (RC) RC.01.03.01
Documentation in the medical record is entered in a timely manner.Elements of Performance RC.01.03.01 The hospital has a written policy that requires timely entry of information into the medical record.The hospital defines the time frame for completion of the medical record, which does not exceed 30 days after the patient’s discharge.The hospital implements its policy requiring timely entry of information into the patient’s medical record.Joint Commission Standard Record of Care, Treatment and Services (RC) RC.01.04.01
The hospital audits its medical records.Elements of Performance RC.01.04.01
The hospital measures its medical record delinquency rate at regular intervals, but no less than every three months.

To implement this standard, General Hospital’s policies and procedures state:

  • The medical record delinquency rates are monitored on a monthly basis;
  • Action will be taken when a problem is indicated; and
  • Data will be available to demonstrate improvement.

In addition, to ensure the timely entry of all significant clinical information into the patient’s record, the Medical Staff Rules and Regulations list the following documentation requirements:

  • The total number of delinquent records may not exceed 50% of the total number of inpatient discharges and ambulatory surgeries performed for the month.
  • The total number of delinquent history and physicals may not exceed 2% of the total number of inpatient discharges and ambulatory surgeries performed for the month.

The total number of delinquent operative reports may not exceed 2% of the total number of inpatient operations and ambulatory surgeries.

Download the following Delinquent Record Report.

  1. Using Microsoft Excel, input the data from the Delinquent Record Report. Include report, column and row titles, and the monthly data.
  2. Use Excel to calculate and automatically insert the total number of discharges for the month. Total discharges = Total Inpatient Discharges + Total Ambulatory Surgeries, for purposes of delinquent record calculations. Total operations = total ambulatory surgeries + total inpatient operations.
  3. Use Excel to calculate and insert the number of delinquent records, history and physical exam reports (H & Ps), and operative reports permitted according the Medical Staff Bylaws for each month in 20XX based on the hospital’s statistics for that month. To calculate the year’s figure, the monthly average should be used. Therefore, have a final monthly average column and use Excel to compute the averages for all rows.
  4. Using Excel, construct both line graphs and bar graphs showing the following
  1. The hospital’s actual delinquent records compared to the total number of delinquent records permitted by the Medical Staff Rules and Regulations for the 12 months in 20XX (do not include the total for the year)
  2. The hospital’s actual delinquent H & Ps compared to the total number of delinquent H & Ps permitted by the Medical Staff Rules and Regulations for the 12 months in 20XX.
  3. The hospital’s actual delinquent ORs compared to the total number of delinquent ORs permitted by the Medical Staff Rules and Regulations for the 12 months in 20XX.

Consider which of the graphs do you prefer to illustrate the hospital’s compliance?

  1. Provide a narrative analysis of the findings for the CEO. Reference the table and use the graphs you prefer to illustrate compliance in the report. Include in the analysis whether the hospital was in compliance with the Medical Staff Rules and Regulations in each of the three areas during each month of the year. Was the hospital in compliance for the whole year?
  2. Submit the following to your instructor:
    1. Delinquent Record Report Table
    2. Line and bar graphs
    3. Narrative analysis of findings.

Evaluation

This activity will be evaluated for:

  • Accuracy of spreadsheet – Delinquent Record Report
  • Accuracy and appearance of line and bar graphs
  • Content and analysis of findings in the report for the CEO

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Using PEST Analysis on Cape Fear Valley Medical Center

Requirements

Use the pest analysis strategy and apply it on Cape Fear Valley Medical Center : http://www.capefearvalley.com/home/index.aspx

Do your own search to find the information on how to apply PEST analysis in a facility. APA style, 3-4 pages, 2-3 sources.

PICOT Question Guide + Examples

PICOT Question Guide

 

The following contains PICOT question guides/templates to use to help write questions using all of the PICOT elements.  Each template contains a guide that you can use to write a complete PICOT question, examples of PICOT elements, and illustrations[1].  Review some tips and hints below to think about for each of the PICOT elements that can help create a sound clinical nursing PICOT question:

 

P=Population of patients:     Think about a group of patients you are interested in studying—identify the group by age ranges, diagnosis/disease of interest, history or length of time with the diagnosis/disease of interest, location, unit, or setting, gender type (if applicable), race (if applicable), or other identifiable characteristics such as Medicare, Medicaid, immobile, ventilated, inpatient, outpatient, etc.

I=Intervention:                     Consider the nursing action or intervention you are thinking that would make a difference?  From your search for evidence, what is the evidence indicating that nurses can do to help improve the problem or issue you have chosen?

C=Comparison:                     Think about comparing to the intervention of interest or the alternative such as routine/standard care.  If no comparison, state not implementing the intervention or no comparison group.

O=Outcome:                           Reflect upon what would be the measurable, relatable indicator that would demonstrate the intervention is making a difference or not?  What would be the needed outcome that you could observe/check/measure? For example, “the pain is okay” would not be a measurable outcome.  Rates pain level less than 3 on pain scale would be measurable.

T=Timeframe:                       For this element, reflect on how long it would take to implement your study by collecting data or the time needed to observe to see if any changes occurred or will occur. Think about 1 month, 3 months, 6 months etc… Use a timeframe that is realistic.

Template A

 

Among/In _________________________ (P), does______________________ (I) (**decrease/increase/impact/influence/affect/reduce/improve**) _____________________ (O) compared to ______________________________ (C) over ______________________________(T)?

(**choose one term**)

Example:

Among 65+ and older diabetic immobile adults in long-term care (P), does a bedside oral care kit and checklist protocol (I) compared to routine oral care without a bedside oral care kit (C) affect the number of times oral care is completed (O) over 3 months (T)?

P=Population of patients:  65+ and older diabetic immobile adults in long-term care

I=Intervention:   bedside oral care kit and a checklist protocol

C=Comparison:  routine oral care without a bedside oral care kit

O=Outcome:  number of times (frequency) oral care is completed

T=Timeframe:  3 months

Template B

Among/In _________________________ (P), would______________________(I) (**decrease/increase/impact/influence /affect/reduce/improve **)_____________________ (O) compared to ______________________________ (C) over ______________________________(T)?

(**choose one term**)

Example:

In male ICU patients who are 65+ and older diagnosed with COPD (P), would the confusion assessment screening tool (CAST) (I) impact the number of early identification of delirium (O) compared to no screening tool (C) over 6 months (T)?

P=Population of patients:  Inpatient male ICU patients 65+ and older diagnosed with COPD

I=Intervention:   confusion assessment screening tool (CAST)

C=Comparison:  routine care/no screening tool

O=Outcome:  number of early identification of delirium

T=Timeframe:  6 months

Template C

Among/In _________________________ (P), will ______________________ (I) (**decrease/increase/impact/influence/affect/reduce/improve **)_____________________ (O) compared to ______________________________ (C) over ______________________________ (T)?

(**choose one term**)

Example:

Among Hispanic pregnant women between 36-40 weeks (P), will completing a lactation course (I) increase the number of breastfeeding initiations by or within 6 hours of delivery (O) compared to no lactation course (C) over 6 months?

P=Population of patients:  Hispanic pregnant women between 36-40 weeks

I=Intervention:   lactation course completed

C=Comparison:  no lactation course

O=Outcome:  number of breastfeeding initiations within 6 hours of delivery

T=Timeframe:  6 months

 

Template D

 

Among/In _________________________ (P), what is the effect of ______________________ (I) on ____________________ (O) compared to ___________________________ (C) over ______________ (T)?

Example:

In pediatric non-Hispanic Black males ages 8-18 years old with a 5 year history of type 1 diabetes (P), what is the effect of the Glucose Buddy Diabetes Tracker app (I) on maintaining HbA1C levels <7% (O) compared to the mySugar Diabetes Tracker Log app (C) over 6 months (T)?

 

P=Population of patients:  pediatric non-Hispanic Black males ages 8-18 years old with 5 year history of type 1 diabetes

I=Intervention:   Glucose Buddy Diabetes Tracker app

C=Comparison:  mySugar Diabetes Tracker Log app

O=Outcome:  HbA1C levels <7%

T=Timeframe:  6 months

[1] Adapted from Houser (2018) and the American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing (AAACN). (2018). AAACN research toolkit:  Template for asking PICOT questions.

 

Collaborative Learning Community (CLC) assignment.

This is a Collaborative Learning Community (CLC) assignment.
The purpose of this assignment is to assess leadership styles, traits, and practices as a nursing
professional, establish the importance of effective interprofessional communication as a leader in
nursing, and to explore the role of servant leadership in nursing practice.
Read the study materials on leadership and complete the topic quiz activities to better
understand your leadership qualities.

Upon completion, summarize and share with your group what you learned about your specific
leadership qualities, so you can become familiar with how you are similar and different from your
peers when it comes to being a leader.
As a group, review the study materials related to servant leadership. Using what you have
learned about the tenets of servant leadership and traits and practices of successful leaders,
create a 10-12 slide PowerPoint presentation with speaker notes. Add an additional slide for
references at the end of your presentation.
Include the following in your presentation:
1.Each group member: Create a slide that summarizes your leadership style, traits, and
practices.
2.Compare the personal leadership styles of your group members, including commonalities
between group members’ strengths and weaknesses.
3.Explain why it is important for nursing professionals to be aware of their personal leadership
style, traits, and practices.
4.Discuss what leadership traits and styles are necessary to be an effective communicator.
Explain the importance of leaders adapting communication approaches when working
interprofessionally (across ancillary departments, vendors, community members).
5.Discuss how nursing professionals can benefit from integrating the tenets of servant leadership
to empower and influence others as they lead.

6.Discuss how leaders who practice servant leadership and have a strong understanding of their
personal leadership traits can successfully lead others and navigate the unique challenges that
are part of nursing and health care. Provide two examples that illustrate your main ideas.
You are required to cite to a minimum of three sources to complete this assignment. Sources
must be published within the last 5 years and appropriate for the assignment criteria and relevant
to nursing practice.
Refer to the resource, “Creating Effective PowerPoint Presentations,” located in the Student
Success Center, for additional guidance on completing this assignment in the appropriate style.
While APA style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is
expected, and documentation of sources should be presented using APA formatting guidelines,
which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.
This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to
become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Refer to the LopesWrite Technical
Support articles for assistance.