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New Joint Commission president envisions global quality improvements

Mark R. Chassin, MD. A: I've been working in safety and quality for more than 25 years. ... They were pretty much what The Joint Commission has laid out over the last several years—the National Patient Safety goals for the U.S.
January 2008

Improving outcomes with new roles

A medical center in Vero Beach, Fla., reduced code blues and implemented multi-disciplinary rounds through a patient safety and quality initiative. ... Once it was underway, the initiative—specifically the peer review portion of it—pointed out an
November 2011

Community hospitals branch out to clinical research

The two-year, $117,000 research program, called Hospitalists as Emerging Leaders in Patient Safety, or HELPS, was supported by the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation, and brought ... together nine Southern Michigan hospitalist programs to
December 2008

Assess before anticoagulating

impact on physician practice, patient safety and health care policy. ... And hence, we say not to start VTE prophylaxis in every patient who is hospitalized, but start out with an assessment of risks of thromboembolism and bleeding in medical and stroke
November 2011

So you want to be an academic hospitalist

to document the specific ways they contribute to improving the quality of patient care and patient safety. ... It can entail mostly patient work and a little bit of clinical teaching, or a lot of teaching and not as much patient care.
December 2009

Aiming for zero

The results were good, said Eric Alper, FACP, a hospitalist and former patient safety officer at UMass, who began implementing changes to central line care at the 700-bed hospital with ... of medicine at the University of Michigan, where he directs the
June 2007

Be your own rapid response

When summoned, the team gathered at the bedside and decided what to do for the patient. ... Tracking the rapid response activations also motivated other improvements to patient safety at BIDMC.
December 2012

ACC, AHA release updated performance, quality measures for afib

Monthly international normalized ratio for warfarin treatment (outpatient). The quality measures were classified under the domains of effective clinical care, patient safety, or communication and care coordination.
June 2016

Preventing physician suicide

Besides potentially violating the Americans with Disabilities Act, questions not related to current impairment have no clear relationship to protecting patient safety. ... Support could include simply reducing a physician's patient caseload and offering
March 2018

In the News

AHRQ's director described the effort as an opportunity to provide health care professionals with valuable tools that support patient safety. ... The Joint Commission addressed these errors in its 2008 National Patient Safety Goals, and requires full
November 2008

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