Mar 22, 2017
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
Dec 1, 2016
Each morning Memorial Hermann Sugar Land (Texas) Hospital managers and directors participate in a safety huddle to address any operations concerns or anticipated issues.
It’s part of an organizational culture that fosters workforce engagement, open communication and high performance, and it has helped... read more
Oct 20, 2016
The hospital can be a scary place for anyone – especially children. Big machines, doctors in masks, and new places can seem like monsters to kids.
So St. Joseph's Children's Hospital in Tampa has turned to technology to ease its young patients' fears. The hospital has released “UnMonsters,” a free game... read more
Sep 22, 2016
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
Aug 4, 2016
The 2016 Health Forum and AHA Leadership Summit, held July 17-19 in San Diego, brought together health care leaders to discuss ways to transform the delivery system for better quality and value; improve alignment between providers, physicians and payers; and achieve greater clinical integration. The... read more
Topics: Quality and Patient Safety, Access and Coverage, Community Health
Jul 18, 2016
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
Jun 23, 2016
The Maryland Hospital Association (MHA) is the 2016 recipient of the Dick Davidson Quality Milestone Award for Allied Association Leadership for its work to improve health care quality, the AHA announced June 14.
The AHA presents the award each year to a state, regional or metropolitan hospital... read more
Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tag: quality care
Jun 23, 2016
By Betsy Ryan
Hospitals and health systems across southern New Jersey were faced with a challenge that has turned into an opportunity. They conducted a joint community health needs assessment which reinforced what each hospital was reporting anecdotally: Emergency department visits with primary or... read more
Jun 9, 2016
The AHA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) June 7 issued a new patient education resource on prescription opioids that outlines evidence-based information about the risks and side effects of the powerful painkillers.
The two-page resource is designed to encourage discussions between... read more
Topics: Quality and Patient Safety, Community Health
Jun 8, 2016
You find a mix of current and former patients in the art studio at the Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific in Honolulu – a program that for more than two decades has eased patients’ pain through art.
“A lot of them have never painted before,” says Reuben Young, the hospital’s art instructor. He says... read more
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