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  • Surgeon-in-Training Report Cards Can Help Reduce Blood Clots in Hospitalized Patients
    A study of general surgery residents at The Johns Hopkins Hospital suggests that in the efforts to prevent dangerous blood clots among hospitalized patients, regular, one-on-one feedback and written report cards work a lot better than the usual group lectures that newly ...More
    December 10, 2015 Posted in News
  • Operational Excellence Healthcare Alliance Launched at IHI Forum
    The Operational Excellence Healthcare Alliance (OEHA) was officially launched today at the annual forum of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement in Orlando, Fla. "We chose the IHI meeting for our launch because hospitals at this conference already see the value of ...More
    December 10, 2015 Posted in News
  • Redesigning Inpatient Care: Transforming Healthcare One Unit at a Time
    An innovative inpatient care model utilizing multidisciplinary accountable care teams reduced hospital stays and lowered costs even beyond those associated with fewer days of hospitalization, according to a new study published in the December issue of the Journal of ...More
    December 9, 2015 Posted in News
  • Hospital Safety Culture is Critical in Improving Surgical Results
    To achieve better results for surgical patients, hospitals tend to focus on technical issues like surgeons’ skills and operating room equipment.  However, a non-technical factor, the so-called “safety culture,” may be equally important in delivering ...More
    December 9, 2015 Posted in News
  • Joint Commission Launches Campaign to Reduce Readmissions
    The Joint Commission has developed two new resources to help healthcare providers in their efforts to reduce patient readmissions and improve the discharge process. The resources are a new Speak Up campaign for providers and organizations to educate patients, including an ...More
    December 2, 2015 Posted in News
  • CDC Challenges Hospitals to Find Better Ways to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Blood Clots
    To identify best practices and to increase use of strategies to prevent healthcare-associated blood clots, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today launched a challenge designed to find, honor and recognize hospitals, multi-hospital systems, hospital networks, ...More
    November 4, 2015 Posted in News
  • Evidence-Based Practice Model Can Help Hospitals Deliver Best Care, Cut Costs
    Amid continued pressures to minimize errors and cut costs, hospitals are continuing to scramble to find solutions to problems plaguing health systems nationwide. A possible solution to many of those issues can be found in hospital evidence-based practice centers (EPCs), ...More
    November 4, 2015 Posted in News