Understand their purpose and triggers to help hospitals improve performance ratings tied to payment. In this climate of quality care, the ability to measure and track clinical performance and outcomes within a facility is essential. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) developed Quality Indicators for that purpose. There are four categories of AHRQ ...
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Apr 5th, 2010
Word on the street is that President Barack Obama will probably nominate Donald Berwick, MD, MPP, to relieve acting Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) administrator Charlene Frizzera. Dr. Berwick is a nationally known researcher on health care quality and patient safety and president of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). Donald Berwick is ...
Dec 2nd, 2008
Hospitals in particular face daunting challenges for patient safety and quality of care. A Nov. 20 report released by The Joint Commission for the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) offers guiding principles and actions to prepare hospitals for the inevitable. New Report Prepares Hospitals for Future was last modified: January 27th, 2016 by admin aapc...