In consultation with Consulting Editor, Dr. Jan Foster, Drs. Garbee and Danna have put together a state-of the-art issue of the Critical Care Nursing Clinics devoted to Quality Outcomes and Costs. Clinical review articles are specifically devoted to the following: Information Technology, Electronic Medical Records, and Practice Alerts; Telehealth Use to Promote Quality Outcomes and Reduce Costs; Impact of a Mobility Team on ICU Patient Outcomes; MACRA and MIPS Impact on Quality and Cost Outcomes; Leadership's Impact on Quality, Outcomes, and Costs; Big Data Sets Use for Quality, Outcomes, and Cost; Pediatric Quality Metrics Related to Quality Outcomes and Cost; Geriatric Outcomes Related to Quality and Cost; Mental Health/Behavioral Health Metrics; Obstetric Quality Outcomes and Cost; Emergency Department Throughput; and Veteran Outcomes. Readers will come away with the latest information they need to improve quality and improve out comes in critically ill patients.
By Deborah Garbee, PhD, APRN, ACNS-BC, Associate Dean for Professional Practice, Community Service and Advanced Nursing Practice, Professor of Clinical Nursing, LSUHSC School of Nursing, New Orleans, LA and Denise Danna, Chief Nursing Officer, University Medical Center New Orleans, New Orleans, LA