Sripada had recently received training in quality improvement as a member of the inaugural class of the Fellowship for Hospitalist Leadership program created by IPC and the University of California, San ... Francisco. For the fellowship's required
As health care reform ramps up, so does discussion about how to cut medical costs without compromising quality. ... home. We also provide a crash-course primer on the 21 drugs approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2010, and summarize some
skills, patient safety, improved workflow, leadership, community involvement, quality improvement, or something else.
and with mixed results for hospital utilization, a nonrandomized quality improvement study found.
Excess readmission ratio (ERR), the performance measure used by CMS as part of its Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program, is not associated with improved care quality or long-term clinical outcomes after ... To examine the association between MI-ERR
Quality improvement (QI) interventions to improve communication with very sick patients are effective at reducing length of stay in the ICU and the use of nonbeneficial aggressive treatment, a review found. ... family meetings with the usual team (11
Hospitals can also use the score for quality improvement efforts, to see if their actual rate of sICH exceeds the expected rate predicted by the score, they wrote. ... special considerations in diabetes and chronic kidney disease and. quality of care and
The in- and outpatient players—nurses, pharmacists, physicians, hospital administrators and case managers—also meet once a month to share feedback, review patient cases, and work on quality improvement.“ Part of ... Having engaged community clinic
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) was recruiting Medicare quality improvement organizations (QIOs) to pilot new methods of transitioning patients from inpatient to post-acute care.
We're looking for hospitalists who made notable contributions to the field in 2011, whether through exceptional clinical skills, improved work flow, patient safety, cost savings, leadership, mentorship or quality improvement.