Search results for "Quality Improvement"

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In the News

The authors said that higher spending does not appear to be related to better health care quality, and they suggested that states should concentrate on quality improvement strategies (including medical homes ... A coalition of cardiac specialty groups
November 2007

July issue online and in the mail

This month's issue of ACP Hospitalist provides news from Internal Medicine Meeting 2018, including articles about M&M conferences, quality improvement, medication reconciliation, orthopedic comanagement, and delirium. ... mortality conferences are being
July 2018

New proposed rule for discharge planning focuses on patient preferences

post-acute care providers to use data on both quality and resource use measures to help patients during the discharge planning process, while taking into account the patient's goals of ... Enforcement of the rule is also being shifted from Medicare Audit
November 2015

D2B: Saving time, but not lives?

We share data and processes and work on quality improvement across all the participating centers. ... Q: Should such evaluations be completed sooner—for example, before the launch of a nationwide quality improvement initiative?
March 2011

Computers teaching patients

Thomas Worrall, MD, medical director of the UPMC Center for Quality Improvement and Innovation. ... Jack. “If it reduces rehospitalizations, it will save significant amounts. There are not too many things that show improvement in care and cost less.”.
March 2011

E-learning for everyone

Jason Stein, ACP Member, a hospitalist at Emory University in Atlanta, is the managing editor of a series of Web-based quality-improvement resource rooms sponsored by the Society of Hospital ... The e-materials are designed to help hospitals put quality
February 2008

Hospitals often overestimate performance of timely tPA delivery for stroke, study finds

Overestimation of the quality of care that an institution provides may perpetuate suboptimal performance, whereas accurate measurements of current performance and realistic comparison to other more successful sites might provide the ... needed motivation
July 2015

ICDs may be underused among older patients after heart attack

The authors noted that the “post-MI care transition is a point of vulnerability amenable to potential quality improvement interventions” and called for more research on interventions that “encourage close outpatient
July 2015

It takes a community

You need a forum and structure to work on quality improvement. ... So Jane Brock, MD, chief medical officer of the Colorado Foundation for Medical Care (CFMC), a Medicare Quality Improvement Organization (QIO), was pleasantly surprised when St.
May 2010

Nine transitional care interventions for heart failure may help optimize outcomes

Develop, monitor, and ensure transparency of quality measures, using a structure, process, and outcome framework. ... said. “Health care leaders must facilitate and ensure follow-through of transition interventions, continuity of services, and
January 2015

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