Health Care Quality and Safety
- Synergy Between Nurses And Automation Could Be Key To Finding Sepsis Early A quarter of a million Americans die every year from sepsis, which is the body's reaction to overwhelming infection.
- Top 10 Patient Safety Concerns for 2018 Patient safety is a top priority for every healthcare organization, but knowing where to direct patient safety initiatives can be a daunting task.
- Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) Implementation Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) Implementation
- NCQA Updates Quality Measures for HEDIS 2018 Changes include seven new measures; two address opioid use
- Depressed Nurses Make More Medical Errors Nurses in poorer health had an up to 71% higher likelihood of reporting medical errors than did their healthier peers.
- 2016-2017 MHA Keystone Center Annual Report Highlights Hospitals' Improvement to Patient Safety, Healthcare Quality
On Thursday, Oct. 26, the MHA Keystone Center released its 2016-2017 annual report, Working Together to Build a Safer Tomorrow.
- Keep Them STEADI: Preventing Older Adult Falls in Hospital-Based Settings
CDC created the evidence-based Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths, and Injuries initiative to help healthcare providers incorporate fall prevention into routine care for older adults.
- Many Nurses Lack Knowledge of Health Risks for New Mothers, Study Finds
A nationwide survey shows that postpartum nurses often fail to warn mothers about potentially life-threatening complications, mainly because they need more education themselves.
- MedPAC considers giving hospital discharge planners bigger role in placing nursing home residents
Almost half of skilled nursing facility residents had five or more higher-quality facilities available in their area that they were not directed to by a discharging hospital, a federal panel shared last week.
- A 'perfect storm' superbug: How an invasive fungus got health officials' attention Try as they might, the infection control specialists at Royal Brompton Hospital could not eradicate the invasive fungus that was attacking already gravely ill patients in the intensive care unit.
- New Jersey Hospital Association Institute Leads in Quality Improvement
Efforts focusing on behavioral health, sepsis earn honors
- Ohio Hospital Association Works to Reduce Sepsis Mortality State hospital association's efforts garner second consecutive Davidson honors
- How Hospitals Can Improve Their Patients' Care Experience
How hospitals can succeed by keeping customers happy
- The Long and Winding Road Toward Greater Quality and Safety Memorial Hermann and Virginia Mason health systems make big leaps in improving patient safety
- 7 Roadblocks to Improving Patient Safety
Eliminating such incidents requires continuous attention, Berwick says during the National Patient Safety Foundation’s annual conference
- Study: UV Light Helps to Eliminate Drug-resistant Bacteria
Transmission of four superbugs decreased a cumulative 30 percent
- Health system deploys copper-infused surfaces to decrease infections
Sentara's research prompted it to make copper a regular fixture in its infection control strategy
- Top 10 Patient Safety Concerns for Healthcare Organizations for 2017
- Hospitals Are Stepping Up Against Sepsis
Some hospitals have found that a coordinated, low-cost strategy dramatically reduces infection and mortality. It’s an approach others may want to adopt.
- Johns Hopkins opens center to reduce diagnostic errors
To address the prevalence of diagnostic errors, Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore will launch the Armstrong Institute Center for Diagnostic Excellence.
- Gaps In Care Persist During Transition From Hospital To Home
Nurse Tiffanie Abrajano and social worker Valerie Ellis were there to make sure his transition home had gone smoothly.
- What Health Care Providers Can Do About Zika Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Zika expert says there's still a lot unknown, but clinicians should be asking and thinking about Zika.
- Senate Bill Would Allow Nurses to Help Fight Opioid Deaths
Nationally, opioid use is a public health threat. Now the ability for nurses to help fight the epidemic has been expanded.
- A look at multidrug-resistant organisms
Prevention strategies for some common superbugs
- CMS Guide to Preventing Readmissions Among Racially and Ethnically Diverse Medicare Beneficiaries
The passage of health care reform and current efforts in payment reform signal a significant transformation of the United States health care system.