StrategyImproving Health Literacy
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) recommends that healthcare professionals use health literacy universal precautions with all patients.
Clinical CareFull Speed Ahead: CMS Resumes Most Surveys
The newest memo on surveys ? QSO-21-16-Hospitals, "Resuming Hospital Survey Activities Following 30-day Restrictions"? was posted online March 26 but...
Clinical CareReview Patient Falls, Especially Those Involving Infants, as Surveys Resume
The commission has been pushing hospitals to focus on maternal health and infant safety for years, and most recently implemented...
Clinical CareAdvance Care Planning: A Quality and Patient Safety Must
Advance care planning is an underrecognized issue, but its status has been elevated during the COVID-19 pandemic.
InnovationImproving Antimicrobial Stewardship: AAAHC Publishes New Toolkit
The toolkit offers a core elements checklist for assessing policies and procedures, treatment recommendations in primary care taken from the...
Clinical CareConsider Including APPs on Medical Staff Committees
If APPs assume larger roles at your facility, committees will likely be improved?not hindered?by their perspective.
Strategy10 Steps to Becoming a High-reliability Hospital from Truman Medical Center
The HRH model was developed by the Veterans Health Administration's National Center for Patient Safety (NCPS) and its process is...
Clinical CareTJC to Begin Unannounced Survey Visits Again
TJC says it is also working with CMS to prioritize hospitals and other healthcare organizations that have accreditation dates past...
Clinical CareStrengthen Information Gathering from References
It's important to strengthen your process for obtaining the most useful and accurate information you can from references.
Clinical CareHealthgrades Names 2021 'America's Best Hospitals'
Healthgrades analyzed the performance of nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide across 32 conditions and procedures.
TechnologyEHRs Still Have a Ways to Go to Automatically Capture All Quality Data, Quality Experts Say
Vendors lack funds for dedicated staff to build quality measures into their software, NQF vice president says.
Clinical CareCRC Recognizes Jennifer Williams, CPCS
The CRC team reached out to Williams so that we could get to know her better and hear about her...