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Quality Improvement

  • Study Shows Lower Surgical Mortality in Hospitals with Best Nursing Care
    Patients are often unaware that choosing the right hospital is very important to having a good outcome. A novel study published today in the journal JAMA Surgery showed that patients undergoing surgery at Magnet hospitals recognized for nursing excellence, and good nurse ...More
    January 20, 2016 Posted in News
  • Researchers Study Hospital Readmissions From Post-Acute Care Facilities
    Better coordination between hospitals and post-acute care facilities could reduce patient readmission to hospitals and mortality rates, according to a new study of risk factors by researchers from the University of Colorado School of Medicine. In a review of more than 3,200 ...More
    January 15, 2016 Posted in News
  • 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