Search Tag: American College of Surgeons

Executive Health Management

Harvard and ACS Develop Value Measurement Tool

2019 24 Jul

A new collaboration between the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and Harvard Business School' s (HBS) Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness aims to improve healthcare value. The initiative's ultimate objective is to develop a tool that hospitals can use to better measure quality and cost of care delivery.     Officials from both organisations,... Read more

ICU Management

Mass Casualty Events: Survival Strategies

2015 29 Sep

A new compendium of strategies to enhance survival of victims from mass casualty events has been released as a supplement to the Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons. The report, "Strategies to Enhance Survival in Active Shooter and Intentional Mass Casualty Events: A Compendium", contains recommendations from the Joint Committee to Create... Read more

Executive Health Management

Surgical Site Infection Tops List of Reasons for Unplanned Readmissions

2015 08 Feb

Hospital readmissions present a major challenge for administrators working to reduce costs and improve care quality metrics. It is not only chronic medical conditions which can be problematic for hospitals wishing to avoid financial penalties for readmissions: many patients are readmitted with complications following surgical procedures. According... Read more

Executive Health Management

ACS Launches Multimedia Campaign to Attract Young Surgeons

2015 11 Jan

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) has launched an initiative to increase its member base by drawing the next generation of young surgeons. The “Realize the Potential of Your Profession” campaign will promote the value of ACS fellowship throughout a surgeon’s career, from leadership support for surgical residents and continuing through retirement.... Read more