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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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