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NCD Pacing Event: Reducing Sepsis

Diverse Business Group Senior Asian Couple

Thursday, January 17, 2019, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. PT.

Summary from 1/17 Pacing Event: “Successes in Reducing Sepsis Within and Across Hospitals”

HIINs and hospitals continue to explore strategies to mitigate the impact of sepsis on their populations. This Pacing Event examined the work and successes of two hospital systems that have achieved success within and across hospitals through collaborative-based approaches: Northwell Health (HANYS HIIN) and MedStar Health (Vizient HIIN). Specifically, these two systems shared not only the strategies they implemented and what they achieved, but also:

  • The challenges they encountered within and across hospitals and how they overcame those challenges; and
    lessons learned as they looked back at their journeys and developed their plans for moving forward, so that attendees to the event could leverage these lessons in their HIIN’s or hospital’s work.
  • We were joined by the following presenters to share their information:

M. Isabel Friedman, DNP, MPA, RN, BC, CCRN, CNN,CHSE, Director of Clinical Initiatives, Department of Clinical Transformation, and Christina Mouradian, MS, Program Manager, both within the Department of Clinical Transformation at Northwell Health, as well as two of the leaders in Northwell’s Sepsis Collaborative, who discussed their 10-year journey across 23 hospitals to improve sepsis outcomes through a multi-faceted collaborative approach; and Armando Nahum, Jeanne Decosmo, BSN, MBA, CPHQ, and Jennifer McQueeney from the MedStar Health Sepsis Collaborative, who discussed their efforts to improve sepsis mortality across the system’s 10 hospitals over the past two years, and the role of the system’s Patient and Family Advisory Council for Quality and Safety in this work.

In preparation for the event, attendees were asked to view a short video, found here, to learn about the stories of Armando Nahum – one of our session presenters - and Lt. Col. Steven Coffee, two fathers who have been driven to help improve patient and family member’s education about sepsis.

The session was moderated by Kendall Hall, MD (NCD).

To view and download slides from this Pacing Event, click here.