AHA's HRET, others receive contracts to continue HAC, readmissions progress

AHA News

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Sept. 29 awarded $347 million in contracts to 16 organizations, including the AHA’s Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET), to continue efforts to reduce hospital- acquired conditions and readmissions in the Medicare program.

The Hospital Improvement... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tags: quality improvement, QIO, Partnership for Patients, HENs, Hospital Engagement Networks, culture of safety, hospital-acquired conditions

AHA's new quality leader seeks to raise field's quality and safety bar

AHA News

Jay Bhatt, D.O., is excited about leading the AHA’s quality agenda at “an extraordinary time in American health care.”

“We have an opportunity to drastically improve health and health care in America,” says Bhatt, who joins the AHA on Sept. 26. “We can fundamentally reshape delivery, payment, workforce... read more

Topics: Quality and Patient Safety, Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: quality improvement, quality, Hospital Engagement Networks, population health, culture of safety

Leadership, culture, innovation makes Memorial Medical Center tops in quality

AHA News

Strong leadership, a culture that fosters continuous improvements in care and innovations that hold the promise of transforming clinical training and enhancing patient safety have earned Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, Ill., the 2016 AHA-McKesson Quest for Quality Prize.

The AHA July 17 presented... read more

Topics: Quality and Patient Safety, Community Health
Tags: quality care, patient safety, Community health, awards, culture of safety, patient and family engagement

Shining the Spotlight on Patient Safety

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This week, health care organizations and patient groups across the country are engaging in activities for Patient Safety Awareness Week, under the banner of United for Patient Safety. This is the week where we recognize all the progress hospitals and health systems have made to keep patients, but we also... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tags: quality improvement, quality care, quality, patient safety, safety, Hospital Engagement Networks, culture of safety, patient and family engagement

New Report: Creating a Care Delivery System to Achieve the Triple Aim

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Hospitals and health care systems are striving to achieve the Triple Aim—improving the patient experience, improving the health of populations and reducing the cost of health care. To achieve these goals, hospital leaders are designing new care delivery systems. Adoption of these new systems can be... read more

Topics: Quality and Patient Safety, Access and Coverage
Tags: quality care, patient safety, Triple Aim, access, culture of safety, leadership, patient and family engagement, care coordination

Apply for AHA quality leadership award

AHA News

The AHA invites hospital associations to apply through Jan. 22 for the 2016 Dick Davidson Quality Milestone Award for Allied Association Leadership. Named after AHA President Emeritus Dick Davidson, the annual award honors a state, regional or metropolitan hospital association that demonstrates... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tags: quality improvement, quality, awards, culture of safety

Hospital's journey to excellence leads to Baldrige award

AHA News

2015 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award winner Charleston (W.Va.) Area Medical Center (CAMC) Health System began its Baldrige journey 15 years ago, because it “had an absolute obligation to our community to be the best we could possibly be,” says CAMC President and CEO David Ramsey.

“We are somewhat... read more

Topics: Quality and Patient Safety, Community Health
Tags: quality improvement, patient safety, awards, culture of safety

Evidence-based care, changing culture enhances patient safety

AHA News

By Jennifer Towne
 
Patient safety and quality initiatives in a hospital unit are one thing. Developing a system-wide approach to improving patient safety is a whole other thing. 
 
Leaders at Cherry Hill, N.J.-based Kennedy Health set about to do just that – decrease hospital-acquired sepsis rates by... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tags: patient safety, culture of safety, hospital-acquired conditions

Hospital star rating system comment deadline approaching

AHA News

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is accepting comments through Sept. 14 on its proposed star rating system for overall hospital-level quality. CMS recently added star ratings for patient experience survey measures to Hospital Compare, and plans to add overall star ratings to the website... read more

Topics: Quality and Patient Safety, Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: quality care, patient safety, culture of safety

Hospitals aim for equity of care

AHA News

AHA-McKesson Quest for Quality Prize winners are recognized for making impressive strides toward the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) six quality aims of safe, effective, efficient, timely, patient-centered and equitable health care.

But achieving more equitable care can be a challenge even for the cream of... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tags: quality improvement, quality care, quality, patient safety, equity, awards, culture of safety

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