Infection measure data issue prompts additional FY 2017 HAC review and corrections period and other updates

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has announced an error in calculating Clostridium difficile infection performance during the first two quarters of 2014.

This error affects hospital performance in the fiscal year 2017 Hospital Acquired Condition Reduction Program, baseline performance in the... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tag: HAC

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

Hospital star rating system comment deadline approaching

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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

Dick Davidson Quality Milestone Award

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The Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA) received the 2015 Dick Davidson Quality Milestone Award for Allied Association Leadership for its work to improve health care quality.

The Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) was an honorable mention for the 2015 award. The award, given to... read more

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

AHA honors two federal health care leaders

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The AHA yesterday presented two federal health care leaders with awards for outstanding service in the health care field. Retired Brig. Gen. Charles Potter, United States Air Force, who served as director of Manpower, Personnel and Resources and chief of the Medical Service Corps in the Office of the... read more

Topics: Quality and Patient Safety, Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: leadership

Frieden emphasizes need for collaboration on antibiotic resistance

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At today’s opening plenary, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Tom Frieden, M.D., urged hospitals to build on the partnerships established to fight Ebola to combat antibiotic resistance in their communities. ”No one facility can do this in isolation – it shows the critical importance of... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tags: Ebola, culture of safety

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