The Master of Healthcare Innovation (MHI) is a multidisciplinary program that prepares students for transformative roles in healthcare. MHI brings together information from innovation and change theory, leadership, entrepreneurship, application technology, and system design programs, to create innovative and transformative solutions to current healthcare challenges. The culminating capstone project applies the concepts learned in MHI core courses and presents evidence of knowledge in innovation principles, applications and strategies for implementation and evaluation.

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The Effect of Tongue-Tie Revisions on Breastfeeding Outcomes

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A short and thickened lingual frenulum characterizes tongue-ties. Infants with this condition are likely to have issues with their latch, weight gain, and the ability to breastfeed exclusively. Mothers typically

A short and thickened lingual frenulum characterizes tongue-ties. Infants with this condition are likely to have issues with their latch, weight gain, and the ability to breastfeed exclusively. Mothers typically struggle with nipple pain and trauma. Tongue-tie procedures have become increasingly more popular as families turn to this intervention when struggling with breastfeeding.

The purpose of this quality improvement project is to collect data on tongue-tie revision procedures to explore the benefits, risks, and patient satisfaction with the clinical process. Questionnaires were created to collect information on tongue-tie revisions. Participants were asked to identify symptoms related both to the mother and infant. The type of feeding was assessed before and after to identify if the tongue-tie revisions increased exclusive breastfeeding. Likert-type scales were used to address maternal nipple pain, overall improvements in breastfeeding, and patient experience.

A total of 36 participants completed the pre-op questionnaire, and 22 completed the post-op questionnaires over four months. The results found that this was a low-risk procedure that helped improve breastfeeding or maternal and infant symptoms. There should be continued efforts to find ways to continue to collect this data, as it will increase the awareness of tongue-tie’s effect on breastfeeding.

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  • 2021-04-01

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RNS4PTS Website

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The value of the RNS4PTS website is to provide transparency by supplying information that those who work in the medical field have to those who do not.

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  • 2014-07-11

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Reducing Hospital Re-Admissions from Skilled Nursing Facilities

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Vision Statement: Our patients deserve the best continuity of care possible. With that said, our nurses should effectively communicate patient information with our physicians in order to ensure the best

Vision Statement: Our patients deserve the best continuity of care possible. With that said, our nurses should effectively communicate patient information with our physicians in order to ensure the best treatment for acute condition changes in order to prevent hospital readmissions.

This presentation explains the role of skilled nursing facilities in the reduction of hospital readmissions.

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  • 2014-07-07

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Diligently Obstruct Nosocomials; "DON" Every time

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"In attempts to reduce nosocomial infections, the focus of PPE is shifted to include patient protection.

This innovation project will help lead the healthcare organization to better health deliver

"In attempts to reduce nosocomial infections, the focus of PPE is shifted to include patient protection.

This innovation project will help lead the healthcare organization to better health deliver and better service because it will prevent transmission of nosocomial infections between patients via hospital staff. Patients with HAI’s tend to have a longer duration hospital stay as well as more costs. Likewise, current healthcare reform restricts reimbursements for treatments associated with nosocomial infections. By minimizing these costly infections, the healthcare organization will be able to realize a greater profit."

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  • 2014-05-20

Clinical Mobile Application

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Keeping patients out of the hospital requires utilizing technology that improves patient outcomes and controls costs. My business strategy is called 2-WayCare mobile App. 2-WayCare App is a clinical mobile

Keeping patients out of the hospital requires utilizing technology that improves patient outcomes and controls costs. My business strategy is called 2-WayCare mobile App. 2-WayCare App is a clinical mobile application that will provide a niche practical solution to hospitals and physicians on a virtual environment, in order to archive a comprehensive follow-up care of post-hospital patients.

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  • 2013-12