Long Term Care Improvement at Oriol Health Care

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https://digitalcommons.wpi.edu/mqp-all/1476; https://digitalcommons.wpi.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2475&context=mqp-all
Beaulac, Devan Eve; Giambarresi, Joseph Leo; Mulkern, Michelle; Hinrichs, Richard Cole
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Society, Technology and Policy; Industrial Engineering; Business; Social Science and Policy Studies
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Oriol Health Care’s Wachusett Respiratory Care Unit is a 41-bed skilled nursing unit that cares for patients requiring ventilators. The goal of this project was to analyze the frequency and cause of patient hospitalizations, investigate root causes to improve care, and make recommendations to reduce hospital admissions. Utilizing the A3 problem solving methodology, the team reviewed causes for hospital transfers, created process maps, and formulated recommendations for reducing admissions. These recommendations include improving inter-facility communications and adding electronic patient monitoring.