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1 Standardizing Clinical Orientation: Using Health Stream HealthCare Share Day April 7, 2006

2 Context of the Projects Development: Developing a team

3 North and Northwest Suburban HealthCare Workforce Task Force WHO: Community Colleges (Harper, CLC, Oakton, Triton, McHenry, Elgin) and Hospitals (IHA members) in their districts (first meeting was December 7, 2004)

4 North and Northwest Suburban HealthCare Workforce Task Force WHY: Increase capacity of health careers programs Improve access to health career programs Improve resource utilization Adopt regional approaches to practices and education Shared communication and decision making Address legal issues Benchmark best practices

5 Initiatives identified Centralized scheduling Core curriculum Consortia programming Standardized orientation Standard clinical affiliation agreements

6 Initiatives Prioritized (at this time) Centralized scheduling Standard orientation

7 Goals for Standardized Orientation Colleges in area will subscribe to a similar orientation Area agencies would accept this program of orientation cutting down on hospital employee time to do repeated orientations Orientation standards would be consistently and uniformly implemented. OPTIMIZE THE CLINICAL LEARNING EXPERIENCE MY MINIMIZING AMOUNT OF TIME IN ORIENTATION

8 HealthStream: A tool for standardization

9 HealthStream An Internet based educational program designed for orientation in healthcare facilities Currently used by several hospitals and agencies in the area HealthStream Express is a smaller program that is more affordable

10 HealthStream Express Topics HIPAA Back Safety Cultural Competence Customer Service Standard Precautions Patient Rights Workplace Violence

11 HealthStream: Demonstration of a tool to get to a desired end

12 Benefits Easy access (anytime, anywhere) Time saving for student and institution Record keeping potential Currency of information Can also be used by faculty for annual updates required by clinical agencies Potential enhancement of curriculum Product used for orientation by many hospitals and health centers in the area Adaptable to future needs

13 Considerations Record maintenance Entering and deleting students access codes Inhouse vs at home Introduction of new technology

14 Collaboration and Partnership Consortia meetings Surveys April 18 th workshop of key stakeholders

15 Funding and resources Harper College 2 year contract at about $2600 per year; 500 users at a time 1 st year funding with capital dollars budgeted Ongoing funding by adding $10 course fee to specific program courses

16 Funding and Resources Oakton Discussions ongoing with Healthstream. Contract $2600 per year for 500 users. Evaluation by Health Career programs currently in progress Funding available through course fees that are in place

17 Current Standing and Progress Work shop on April 18 th Harper to implement with academic year Oakton with planned implementation for academic year

18 Evaluation and methodology Student and Clinical site satisfaction Decrease clinical time spent in orientation

19 Barriers and Challenges Potential that it is not adopted by regional colleges and clinical agencies Not used by other colleges who may access the clinical agencies in our region Various orientations used by hospitals used by area colleges outside of the region Potential HealthStream access issues Computer orientation not a part of this

20 Next Steps April 18 th workshop – secure BUY-IN Implementation timeline development Development of an evaluation plan Investigate hospital specific modules to be developed for other topic areas

21 Contact information Vickie Gukenberger, PhD, RN Elizabeth Pagenkopf, RN, MA Sandy Kubala, MSN, RN

22 Questions and Answers Thank you

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