Webinar Nov. 9 on improving care for hospitalized adults with SUDs

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The AHA’s Physician Leadership Forum will host a Nov. 9 webinar on a team-based approach to improving care for hospitalized adults with substance-use disorders. Honora Englander, M.D., associate professor of medicine and director of the Improving Addiction Care Team at Oregon Health & Science University,... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tag: quality improvement

HRET infographic highlights 2016 achievements

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The AHA’s Health Research & Educational Trust affiliate has released a snapshot of 2016 achievements from its work with national, state and regional partners to advance health in America through high-reliability organizations, emerging models of care, population health and team-based care. For more on... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tags: quality improvement, population health, Community health

HRET-led project reduces CAUTI infections in nursing homes by 54%

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Long-term care facilities participating in a federal project led by the AHA’s Health Research & Educational Trust reduced catheter-associated urinary tract infections by 54%, according to a study published today in JAMA Internal Medicine. The project adapted the Agency for Healthcare Research and... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tag: quality improvement

AHA surveying hospitals on Lean approaches to performance improvement

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The AHA’s Health Research & Educational Trust affiliate is surveying adult and pediatric acute-care hospitals about their use of Lean approaches to performance improvement to aid in future educational programming and policy initiatives. Instructions for accessing the National Survey of... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tag: quality improvement

CDC webinar March 16 on VTE prevention

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will host a free webinar March 16 on strategies to prevent venous thromboembolism, also known as blood clots. Michael Streiff, M.D., will share lessons learned from the Johns Hopkins VTE Collaborative. To register for the 60-minute webinar, which begins at 2... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tags: quality improvement, prevention

Hospital-acquired conditions fall 21% over five years

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Hospital-acquired conditions declined by 21% (3.1 million) between 2010 and 2015, saving an estimated 125,000 lives and $28 billion in health care costs, according to results reported today by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Central line-associated bloodstream infections fell by 91%;... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tags: quality improvement, HAC, hospital-acquired conditions

CDC project reports public health achievements, including HAI reductions

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention yesterday released a final report on a Winnable Battles project, launched in 2010 to achieve certain public health targets. As of 2014, the results include a 50% decrease in central line-associated bloodstream infections in acute-care hospitals; 36% decrease... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tag: quality improvement

Report: America's hospitals continue to improve patient care

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America’s hospitals continue to improve patient safety and quality, according to the latest annual report from The Joint Commission, released today. The report summarizes data on 33 measures reported by more than 3,300 hospitals accredited by the organization in 2015. The measures relate to children’s... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tags: quality improvement, patient safety, child health, infant health, Behavioral health

Study: More adults receiving recommended outpatient care

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The quality of outpatient care for U.S. adults improved in the areas of recommended medical treatment, counseling and cancer screening between 2002 and 2013, according to a study published online today by JAMA Internal Medicine. The authors used 46 indicators from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey to... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tag: quality improvement

AHA/HRET HEN 2.0 improves hospital care, saves nearly $300 million

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Hospitals continue to improve patient care, according to results from the second round of the AHA/Health Research & Educational Trust Hospital Engagement Network, part of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Partnership for Patients initiative. Among other findings, the AHA/HRET HEN helped... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tags: quality improvement, HENs

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