CHC clinical quality services help hospitals improve the patient experience, streamline patient care and comply with accreditation and regulatory requirements. Our approach is collaborative and tailored to the specific needs of an organization. We offer clinical expertise in a variety of areas including regulatory compliance, quality improvement initiatives, nursing and quality assessment, and perioperative assessment.
Unit-based Shared Governance
One of the ways CHC works with hospitals to improve clinical quality is to introduce unit-based shared governance councils. Also known as unit practice councils, or UPCs, these groups represent each nursing unit and are designed to involve frontline clinical staff in decision making. UPCs uphold the belief that no one understands staff and patient-care challenges better than the staff members themselves; therefore, no one is better positioned to offer solutions. Clinical staff involvement gives front-line staff the means to improve their work environment and solve patient-care challenges. CHC hospitals and clients that have introduced UPCs have experienced measurable clinical quality improvements.
- Efficiency. Streamline process and practice improvement.
- Financial Performance. Improved financial results as patient care is better managed and coordinated.
- Recognition. Meet Magnet Recognition Program recommendations regarding shared leadership.
- Preparation. Improve regulatory compliance through services such as mock survey preparation and staff education to improve processes and performance.
- Achievement. Improve patient experiences and hospital survey scores with Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey preparation.
- Alignment. Synch staff and point-of-service clinical quality with fiscal and operational goals. Set and meet staff productivity targets and establish the appropriate nursing model for the organization with CHC support.
- Education. Improve the performance of your Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) and Quality Manager through CHC orientation, training and resources for daily operations. Provide training for staff and nursing leadership regarding quality measures, staff relationships, physician interactions and leadership skills.
- Reputation. Enhanced hospital community standing and positive online reviews.