MedStaff Update: March 2018
ED Weathers Flu Season with Hospital-Wide Support
In a flu season described by the CDC as “relatively severe and widespread,” the Stanford Emergency Department (ED) was able to manage a dramatic increase in patient volume and ED admits without a dramatic decline in quality and without setting up a tent outside.
Stanford Medicine Launches Exome-Sequencing Program for Patients
The Clinical Genomics Program, which began as a pilot a few years ago, offers in-house whole-exome sequencing and analysis to Stanford patients with undiagnosed genetic diseases.
Record Year for Organ Transplantation at Stanford
Despite the scarcity of donor organs available for transplant each year, Stanford Health Care’s transplant programs performed a record number of transplants in 2017 in every organ transplant line—kidney, liver, heart and lung.
Featured Guest Contributor: Q&A with New Stanford Health Care CIO Eric Yablonka
Eric Yablonka joined Stanford Health Care as its new Chief Information Officer (CIO) in November 2017. He joins the organization from the University of Chicago, where he served as CIO for 16 years.
Patient Safety: Lessons Learned Failures in Communication and Hand-Off
Inadequate hand-off communication is a recurring patient safety issue in health care institutions across the country.