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Quality Improvement

  • 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
  • Perioperative Surgical Home Further Improves Quality, Reduces Costs in Second Year, Study Finds
    Cost savings and quality improvement increased from the first year of implementation to the second in the Perioperative Surgical Home (PSH) model of care when used for knee or hip replacement patients at the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine, according to ...More
    October 26, 2015 Posted in News
  • QI Program Reduced Use of Indwelling Urinary Catheters in MICU by More Than 77 Percent
    Many hospitalized patients have an indwelling urinary catheter (IUC), and previous studies have found up to one-third of IUCs are unneeded. A team of researchers from Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York, implemented an intervention that decreased the use of IUCs ...More
    October 19, 2015 Posted in News