Search Tag: quality improvement

Health Management

Clinical Leadership and the Challenge of Change

2014 08 Nov

Key Points • Having clinicians involved in management improves outcomes for patients and saves money. • Partnerships between clinicians, professional organisations and managers has allowed spread of innovation at scale in Ireland. • Clinicians and managers are together the stewards of healthcare. • “what’s well-made endures, and shines on”.... Read more

Executive Health Management

Accreditation: A Common Quality-Enhancing Strategy

2014 27 Oct

As many low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) pursue healthcare reforms in order to achieve universal health coverage (UHC), the development of national accreditation systems has become an increasingly common quality-enhancing strategy endorsed by payers, including Ministries of Health. For example, the Joint Learning Network (JLN) for Universal... Read more

Cardiology Management

Strategies to Reduce AMI Mortality Rates

2014 29 Sep

Survival rates after acute myocardial infarction (AMI) vary markedly across US hospitals. From 2006 to 2009, 30-day risk-standardised mortality rates (RSMR) after AMI varied from 13.2 percent to 18.4 percent at the 5th and 95th percentiles of hospitals, respectively. Although substantial efforts have been made to improve hospital performance, there... Read more