3 Keys to Effective Hospital Rounding

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We understand—you’re busy.  So busy, in fact, that others cannot even begin to comprehend the meaning of the word.  This is why effectively managing your hospital rounding is so critical to creating a streamlined hospital workflow.  Hospital rounding, when done correctly, can promote quality, safety and satisfaction.  One of the smartest things you can do is to implement a consistent and efficient hospital rounding process.

Read this blog post for 5 ways you can streamline your patient hospital rounding through purposeful rounding.


No more headaches or struggling to simplify your hospital rounding with these 3 tips to bring an unmatched value to your hospital or practice.  


Streamline Your Charge Capture Process

Doctors need simple.  They have so much on their minds and the last thing they need to think about is how to keep their census organized.  HybridChart Census Management helps keep things neat and organized so you can easily and quickly identify which patients have been seen or billed for.  Safeguards are built in to prevent missed charges and ultimately missed revenue. This encourages accountability between providers to enter charges in a timely fashion and accountability of the billers to make sure there are no gaps in charges during a patient’s hospital stay.

Get Out of Your Chair

Rounding duties have many components. Finding patients, reviewing clinical history, clinical decision documentation, communication and the list goes on… Sometimes, finding an open computer in the nurses station just to catch up on documentation, check emails and document your charges for the day is nearly impossible!  Then, once you sit down, you’re likely to get interrupted anyway…so – Get out of your chair!  Using HybridChart on your mobile device allows you to do all of these things at the point of care or on the move, almost anywhere!

Follow Up & Follow Through

After finishing rounding for the day, set aside enough time to debrief and discuss any reported patient safety issues.  By reviewing and maintaining a log of patient issues and completed actions, you take an important step toward ensuring that all reported issues are resolved in a timely manner.  Also your discharge plan should be a seamless one–begin discharge planning on the day of admission, be sure that the entire team has reached a consensus regarding the discharge care plan and educate the patient and/or caretaker with an understandable care plan.

Collaborate & Communicate

All team members involved in hospital rounding should have crystal clear ideas of their goals and objectives.  Effective communication is at the heart of better patient care, satisfaction and outcomes.  Physicians should discuss the plan of care directly with the nurse and create a warm and welcoming atmosphere.  Be a leader but not a commander.

Now you have 4 tools to implement purposeful hospital rounding practices for success!

A patient rounding tool for charge capture is the flagship technological innovation from HybridChart.  Now you can streamline patient hospital rounding and diminish lost charges. 

Dr. Gregory Sanders is a Harvard-trained, practicing cardiologist and founder and CEO of HybridChart. He has been coding since the 1980s and has spent his medical career focusing on improving processes. His patient care skills earned him recognition as one of Phoenix Magazine’s TOP DOCs. He lives in Scottsdale with his family.

3 Keys to Effective Hospital Rounding