Tackling Problematic Problem Lists: A Quality Improvement Approach

9:45 AM–10:05 AM May 20, 2020 (Conference Time: US - Pacific)

9:45 AM–10:05 AM May 20, 2020

707 - Snoqualmie


Abstract: The problem list is a required component of certified electronic health record. Previously published quality improvement (QI) projects have focused on utilization of problem list as defined by addition of a single problem. In this presentation, we describe a successful hospital wide QI initiative to improve inpatient hospital problem list quality by reducing duplicate problems and never discharge diagnoses (i.e. those problems that should always be resolved before discharge).

Describe the new knowledge and additional skills the participant will gain after attending your presentation.: * The attendee should be able to describe several characteristics of a high-quality problem list
* The attendee should recognize how to apply quality improvement methods, such as Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) cycles, to address issues with problem list quality
* The attendee should understand the application of automated reporting strategies to track the outcome of PDSA interventions


Jennifer Lee (Presenter)
Nationwide Children's Hospital

Rob Snyder, Nationwide Children's Hospital
Juan Chaparro, Nationwide Children's Hospital
Sandhya Ramachandran, Nationwide Children's Hospital
Jeffrey Hoffman, Nationwide Children's Hospital