Management and Education Services for Healthcare (MESH) is a patient- and family-centered acuity classification and staffing system designed to identify what makes each patient's care unique. UW Health's MESH team is currently providing services at organizations of all sizes throughout Wisconsin, Northern Illinois, and Eastern Minnesota.
What is MESH?
The Web-based MESH software supports unit-specific nurse staffing based on patient acuity, census variability and desired staff skill mix while supporting The Joint Commission staffing effectiveness standards.
MESH functions as a translator. Care provided at the bedside is translated into a numerical format for use by finance, quality and leadership:
- Supports staff education and competency, physician credentialing information, as well as quality, safety and regulatory compliance reporting
- Supports customer service initiatives and creates the ability to benchmark with comparative organizations
- Evidenced-based practice is the framework for growth to improve patient outcomes