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
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
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
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?
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.”.
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
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
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
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.
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