Discharge planning can be chaotic as patient trajectories evolve. Setting expectations across the care team is a key area for improving discharge planning and timeliness of discharge. To determine the state of discharge date planning and areas for improvement, we analyzed 9 months of expected discharge date (EDD) entry for frequency of entry, user type, timeliness of entry, and accuracy. In this analysis, we found numerous areas for improvement in all domains. We used these results along with extensive user and stakeholder feedback to develop a discharge column for a provider-facing patient safety dashboard.
Learning Objective 1: To determine methods for optimizing data entry into the electronic health record
Learning Objective 2: To describe the value of setting expectations across the care team during all of the hospitalization, including discharge planning.
Theresa Fuller (Presenter)
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Elizabeth Cook, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Denise Pong, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Michael Pardo, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Nate Bessa, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Robert Boxer, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Jeffrey Schnipper, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Anuj Dalal, Brigham and Women's Hospital