Eisenberg quality award winners announced

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The Joint Commission and National Quality Forum this week presented 2016 John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Awards for individual achievement and for innovation at the national and local levels. Carolyn Clancy, M.D., deputy under secretary for the Department of Veterans Affairs and former... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tag: quality

Hospitals can preview overall star ratings, other quality data

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Beginning today through May 5, hospitals participating in the inpatient, outpatient and prospective payment system-exempt cancer hospital quality reporting programs can preview their overall hospital quality star rating and other quality data to be added to the Hospital Compare website in July. The... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tag: quality

April is National Donate Life Month

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April is National Donate Life Month, when the AHA encourages everyone to consider becoming organ, eye and tissue donors.

The AHA every year joins Donate Life America and others in supporting National Donate Life Month. We hope you will join the association in supporting this nationwide campaign. 

Nearly... read more

Topics: Quality and Patient Safety, Community Health
Tag: organ donation

FDA alerts providers to defibrillator recall

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Phillips Healthcare has recalled a device used by health care providers to pace people with a slow heart beat or deliver lifesaving electrical shocks to people with sudden cardiac arrest, the Food and Drug Administration announced Friday. Electrical and battery connection issues with the HeartStart MRx... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tags: patient safety, regulation

AONE 2017 - 50 Years of Inspiring Leaders

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“I think one’s feelings waste themselves in words; they ought all to be distilled into actions which bring results” – Florence Nightingale

In 1967, a collection of nurse administrators from the AHA Council of Nursing organized themselves into an AHA personal membership group to create a professional home... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tags: Caregivers, leadership, nurses, workforce

Calvert Cares aims to empower patients

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The path to lower readmissions lies in patient support, as an increasing number of hospitals and health systems are demonstrating. They build medical and social services that keep their most challenging populations from bouncing back to the emergency department or to an inpatient stay after discharge.

A... read more

Topics: Quality and Patient Safety, Community Health
Tags: quality improvement, readmissions, population health, care coordination

Ambulatory care: The next frontier in patient safety

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By Jay Bhatt, D.O., and Katie Mockaitis

Hospitals have made impressive strides in improving care in the inpatient setting and are applying those lessons to outpatient care.

Funded through a contract from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the AHA’s Health Research & Educational Trust... read more

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

Focusing on Teamwork and Communication to Improve Patient Safety

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By Jay Bhatt, D.O., and Maureen Swick, R.N.

Patient safety experts agree that communication and teamwork skills are essential for providing quality health care.  When all clinical and nonclinical staff collaborate effectively, health care teams can improve patient outcomes, prevent medical errors,... read more

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

CDC updates blood and tissue safety risk for three Florida counties

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention yesterday announced the potential for increased risk to blood and tissue safety in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties, FL, starting on June 15, 2016, due to local Zika virus transmission. “This increased risk is particularly relevant for semen... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tags: patient safety, maternal health, infant health, prevention, Zika

Online training on National Healthcare Safety Network available March 20-24

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The National Healthcare Safety Network will webcast on March 20-24 its annual training program for people who use the system to submit data on healthcare-associated infections for acute-care or long-term care facilities, or to identify opportunities to improve patient safety. Topics will include NHSN data... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety

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