Rita Bush

Rita Bush

Rita Bush, RN, MSN, RN, CCRN, NE-BC is a director with HealthTrust’s Clinical Data Solutions. She has extensive experience in hospital-based cardiac nursing and administratively with all aspects of cardiac, critical care and trauma programs. Bush was previously director of nursing for cardiac and medical services at a large teaching and research hospital, and is a co-author on publications related to crisis management and acute care competencies.



Using Cardiac Risk Stratification to Guide Medical Decision-making and Informed Consent

Over the past few decades, dozens of patient risk-stratification tools have been developed, tested and proven efficacious for particular types of symptoms, conditions and care settings. In the cardiac patient population, many such evidence-based algorithms are routinely utilized to help providers set appropriate expectations and mitigate risk, if feasible, in order to deliver the best […]

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3 Patient-centered Practices for Improving Cardiac Outcomes

While it can be challenging to embrace the principles of patient-centeredness, it is also a key quality improvement target, according to a groundbreaking 2001 report on the subject by the Institute of Medicine. The patient satisfaction survey required of hospitals by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services likewise pays homage to patient-centeredness by tracking […]

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