Search Tag: quality improvement

Executive Health Management

SALUS-2nd European Healthcare Design 2016

2016 13 May

Global forum, holistic approach Providing an interdisciplinary forum for policy advisors, researchers and practitioners from around the globe, the 2nd European Healthcare Design 2016 (EHD 2016) Congress & Exhibition will be held on 27–28 June, 2016 at the Royal College of Physicians in London, UK. Organised by Architects for Health and SALUS Global... Read more

Executive Health Management

Hospital Meals: Sit Up for Better Health

2016 28 Mar

New research published in Journal of Advanced Nursing has confirmed what healthcare professionals have always known; patients often eat poorly, and that the hospital mealtime environment may contribute to this problem. Wiley researchers observed 601 meals in four hospital wards during 2013 and made the following interesting findings: ·      Mealtime... Read more

Executive Health Management

High Reliability Health Care Summit 2016

2016 14 Jan

In the quest to eliminate preventable harm and consistently deliver outstanding care, many health care organizations seek to learn from the successes of high-reliability organizations (HROs).HROs operate in complex, dynamic environments where there is constant risk of catastrophic failure. Yet these organizations perform well day after day because of... Read more

IMAGING Management

Is Your Radiology Department Rapid Response Ready?

2015 15 Dec

Mock codes can be useful exercises to identify inadequacies in systems, standards of care, and teamwork that could be remediated in order to optimise patient care and safety, according to a report published in the Journal of Radiology Nursing. Using in situ mock codes can continue to provide practice for responders — both noncode team and code team... Read more

Executive Health Management

'Collaboration' Biggest Challenge for Healthcare Lean Management

2015 28 Sep

Use of Lean management methodology to improve care efficiencies is new for healthcare. A new report in The Journal of Nursing Administration describes how a Lean-based in the emergency department of a large hospital significantly reduced patients’ wait times and length of stay, while improving patient throughput and satisfaction level. The approach... Read more

ICU Management

Paediatric Communication Improves with Family Input

2015 10 Sep

Poor communication between medical teams and families can lead to errors and poor-quality care. New research has demonstrated that a multidisciplinary improvement team involving a family advisor can be effective in helping improve communication between care teams and families in paediatric intensive care units (PICUs)."Including a family advisor as... Read more

IT Management

American College of Cardiology Aims for PHM

2015 11 Aug

The American College of Cardiology has added population health management (PHM) to its five-year strategic plan, indicating its resolve to further strengthen efforts with PHM. In fact, the ACC also formed a committee to address policy and health promotion surrounding population health.The College is looking to tackle cardiovascular disease as part of... Read more

IT Management

New IT Resource for Safety-net Primary Care

2015 01 Aug

Primary Care Information Network (https://www.pcin.org) is a new online resource intended to help improve practices of safety net primary care providers. The website features a library of tools and resources — all of which are free to download — that can help providers tackle issues such as scheduling workflows, care coordination and management, and... Read more

Executive Health Management

ACS NSQIP Data 'More Accurate' than Administrative Data

2015 30 Jul

Data from the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP®) are more accurate than administrative data for driving surgical quality improvement in hospitals, according to two new studies presented at the 2015 ACS NSQIP National Conference in Chicago. The first study, conducted by Inova Health System in Virginia,... Read more

IMAGING Management

Low-tech Tool Benefits Radiologists

2015 14 Jun

In an era of sophisticated business analytics and elaborate social media campaigns, one low-tech tool remains useful: a survey of key stakeholders. For the Department of Radiology at New York University (NYU) Langone Medical Center, use of this low-tech tool has made a lot of difference in terms of service quality improvements and greater collaboration... Read more


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