CMS reports on quality disparities for MA patients by gender, including race/ethnicity

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today released reports highlighting gender differences on selected patient satisfaction and clinical care measures for Medicare Advantage beneficiaries, including racial and ethnic differences. According to the reports, women were more likely than men to... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tags: Medicare, Coverage, equity

Workforce diversity

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By Maureen Swick

The AHA supports an inclusive and diverse workforce that reflects the communities our members serve. During National Minority Health Month, the AHA Workforce Center highlights our hospitals’ commitment to increasing and supporting a diverse workforce.

That commitment to a diverse and... read more

Topics: Quality and Patient Safety, Community Health
Tags: diversity, equity, nurses, workforce

Hospital leaders share equity and diversity strategies at AHA-Joint Commission forum

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More than 50 health care leaders discussed strategies to improve health equity and eliminate health care disparities at an AHA-Joint Commission summit today in Oakbrook Terrace, IL. Institute for Diversity in Health Management President and CEO Tomás León co-facilitated the summit, which featured... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tag: equity

Rewarding patient experience improvement in VBP helps hospitals serving minority patients

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While hospitals in the Medicare Hospital Value-Based Purchasing program receive patient experience points based on achievement, improvement and consistency, additional emphasis on improvement points could benefit hospitals serving minority patients, according to a study reported this week in Health... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tags: quality, value-based purchasing, Medicare, equity, VBP

AHRQ reports continued gains in health care quality

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Health care quality is improving overall, especially in hospitals, and more people have health care coverage and a usual source of medical care since the Affordable Care Act took effect, according to a new report by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. The report combines the agency’s annual... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tags: quality improvement, Medicare, Coverage, equity, access

CMS releases Medicare Advantage quality data for racial and ethnic minorities

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Office of Minority Health today released data detailing the quality of care received by people with Medicare Advantage by racial or ethnic group. The database presents measures on patient experience and clinical care as collected through the Healthcare... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tags: Medicare, Coverage, equity

NIH research program to target health disparities in surgical outcomes

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The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, part of the National Institutes of Health, yesterday announced an initiative that will fund research on disparities in surgical care and outcomes for disadvantaged populations. The program will collaborate with NIH and the Agency for... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tags: quality care, equity, access

Sign the Pledge!

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Hospitals across America are working hard to advance quality and improve care for every patient. Understanding why different patient populations in a community may experience different results is a critical piece of the effort. And that’s at the core of our #123forEquity Pledge to Act Campaign to ... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tags: quality improvement, quality care, quality, diversity, equity, workforce

Candidates sought for new AHA executive fellowship

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The AHA is seeking applicants for its Richard J. Umbdenstock–Institute for Diversity in Health Management Executive Fellowship. The year-long fellowship, which takes place in the AHA’s Washington, DC office, is a hands-on learning, study and professional development opportunity for a recent graduate of a... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tags: diversity, equity

Equity pledge racking up signatures

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More than 950 hospitals and health systems have signed the #123forEquity Pledge to Eliminate Health Care Disparities.

The campaign, launch at this summer’s AHA-Health Forum Leadership Summit, seeks to build on and accelerate the efforts of the National Call to Action to Eliminate Health... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tags: diversity, equity

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