09 Feb 2018

Ensure Compliance with Hand Hygiene Policies

rounding, infectionprevention

Proper hand hygiene is one of the most important ways to reduce the spread of infections.  Hospitals and healthcare networks are drawing increasing attention from patients, and regulatory agencies[…]

11 Jan 2018

Drive Positive Experience with Rounding

rounding, patientexperiencerounds, patient satisfaction

Each type of round drives patient experience in its own way.  But it is hard to tell specifically which round has the most impact.  The reason why:  all rounds, when done properly, greatly impact[…]

13 Dec 2017

Make Safety Monitoring Part of Your Rounding Initiative

patientsafetyrounds, infectionprevention

Hospitals assess patient safety through many different metrics that include compliance with both regulatory and national patient safety goals.

01 Dec 2017

How Communication & Technology Can Improve Overall Patient Experience

HCAHPS, nurserounds, patient satisfaction

One of the most difficult components of an effective rounding program is getting buy-in from the staff that will be out on the floor performing the rounds.  Nurse managers have many fires to put[…]

13 Oct 2017

Improve Patient and Employee Satisfaction with Rounding

HCAHPS, patientexperiencerounds, rounding

Rounding programs that focus on both employee satisfaction and patient satisfaction engage individuals in conversations that otherwise may not have occurred.  These conversations provide the[…]

12 Oct 2017

The Importance of Rounds in Discharge Planning

nurserounds, patient satisfaction, patientexperiencerounds, roundingbestpractices, rounding

Using rounds for Discharge Planning helps hospitals and healthcare networks avoid that last minute scrambling that often occurs when trying to coordinate patient care.  To ensure the most successful[…]

28 Sep 2017

5 Reasons to Move from Paper to a Digital Rounding Solution

HCAHPS, infectionprevention, patientsafetyrounds, patientexperiencerounds

Even in this digital world, many organizations are still using paper to complete rounds. Whether it’s EOC, Life Safety, Patient Safety, or Patient Experience, rounding on paper is risky since it[…]

27 Sep 2017

Tips for a Successful & Productive Rounding Team

rounding, roundingbestpractices

The success of a rounding initiative is impacted by so many factors but one critical element is your team.  Without effective team members, adoption doesn't occur, rounds don't get complete, and[…]

30 Aug 2017

5 Reasons Why It's Important to Standardize the Rounding Process

patientexperiencerounds, roundingbestpractices, patientsafetyrounds

It has been proven that rounding is critical to the success of a healthcare organization.  From patient satisfaction to life safety, rounds are an integral part of hospital operations, yet many[…]

17 Aug 2017

The Importance of Rounds to a Regulatory Audit

rounding, roundingbestpractices, qualityofcarerounds, infectionprevention

Preparing for a regulatory audit presents a number of different challenges.  From increasingly complex legislation and regulations to manual processes, it can be overwhelming to even the most[…]