Temple University's Dr. Ford said the new policy to tie payments to performance should not have caught anyone by surprise given the quality improvement trend in health care. ... Hospitals that have already begun working on quality improvement projects
skills, patient safety, improved workflow, leadership, community involvement, quality improvement, or something else.
That's where I started to get interested in, and focus on, quality of care. ... We have to figure out a way to do much better with respect to safety and quality.
The authors noted that greater adherence to the order set would probably have provided even more improvement in glycemic control.
Maynard, ACP Member, said the first quality improvement project he conducted was the toughest. ... It allows people to find the place that works best for them in quality improvement.
Physician judgment and Medicare Quality Improvement Organizations should play bigger role in 2-midnight rule, CMS has proposed. ... The other significant proposed change is that Quality Improvement Organizations (QIOs) will conduct first-line medical
Hospitals participating in the Premier Hospital Quality Incentive Demonstration (HQID) continue to improve, according to the latest results released by CMS. ... The average composite quality scores for these five conditions improved as follows from 2003
How do you know if your quality improvement project is a candidate for publication? ... The SQUIRE (Standards for Quality Improvement Reporting Excellence) publishing guidelines provide a detailed description of how to report on QI projects.
We're looking for hospitalists who made notable contributions to the field in 2010, whether through exceptional clinical skills, improved work flow, patient safety, cost savings, leadership, mentorship or quality improvement.
Emergency medical services systems that perform prehospital intubation should provide a program of ongoing quality improvement to minimize complications and track overall SGA and ETT placement success rates.