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  • Top 10 Most-Read Patient Safety Tools Dec. 2-6, 2013

    The following are the 10 most-popular patient safety tools for the week of Dec. 2-6, 2013, starting with the most-read. By Ellie Rizzo -
  • Quality Management Tip: For Success, Simplify

    Harvard Business Review's management tip for Dec. 6, 2013: "Simplicity is the key to both managing people and building products." By Ellie Rizzo -
  • 5 Most Expensive Medicare Drugs

    The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality releases statistical briefs with insights on healthcare cost and quality. The following is a list of the top five most costly prescription drugs by total expense prescribed to Medicare beneficiaries in 2010 as reported in AHRQ's Statistical Brief #411. Combined, these drugs accounted for 68.23 percent of Medicare prescription drug spending, totaling $63.4 billion. By Ellie Rizzo -
  • CAHPS Consortium Considers Administering Ambulatory Care Surveys Twice as Often

    The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's CAHPS Consortium is considering changing the administration timeframe for ambulatory CAHPS surveys. By Ellie Rizzo -
  • 12 Recent Infection Control News Bites

    The following are 12 recent happenings in infection control, including study results and area-relevant news. Entries are from the last two weeks and start with the most recent story. By Ellie Rizzo -
  • Patient Safety Tool: Health Literate Medication Reconciliation

    The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality offers complimentary resources to improve patient safety and quality of care. By Ellie Rizzo -
  • 10 Most-Read Quality Articles Nov. 25-29, 2013

    Interested to see what your colleagues are reading on the Becker's ASC Review and Becker's Hospital Review quality channels?  By Ellie Rizzo -
  • 3 Benefits of Checklists

    The proper use of checklists is known to reduce errors and improve quality of care. The Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety provides three reasons why checklists are a great way to reduce preventable harms: By Ellie Rizzo -
  • June Speaker Spotlight: Matt Searles & Stuart Neiberg

    Attend Becker's 12th Annual Spine, Orthopedic and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference + The Business of Spine on June 12-14, 2014 and hear the following featured speakers: Matt SearlesManaging Partner, Merritt Healthcare Stuart Neiberg, MAcc, CPA, CFAManager, HealthCare Appraisers, Inc. Register now! By Jessica Miller -
  • Speaker Spotlight: Gary Ahlquist & Javon Bea

    Attend Becker's Hospital Review 5th Annual Meeting on May 15-17, 2014 and hear the following featured speakers: Gary Ahlquist, MBA Senior Vice President, Booz & Company Javon Bea President and Chief Executive Officer, Mercy Health System Register now! By Jessica Miller -
  • Electronic Decision Aid Structure Affects Prescription Behavior

    Design changes to electronic decision aid order sets can alter the way physicians prescribe, according to a study published in the British Medical Journal for Quality and Safety. By Ellie Rizzo -
  • In the News: Becker’s ASC Review Topics to Be Present at June Conference

    Two articles recently posted on Becker’s ASC Review are particularly relevant to Becker’s 12th Annual Spine, Orthopedic and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference + The Business of Spine: Cataract Surgery Generates $123.4B Savings Over 13 Years 6 Statistics on GI/Endoscopy Revenue Per Case in Surgery Centers by Number of Ors You can learn more on these topics at Becker’s 12th Annual Spine, Orthopedic and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference + The Business of Spine. Register here! By Jessica Miller -
  • Patient Safety Tool: Crash Cart Preparedness Checklist

    Use the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority's complimentary checklist to make sure crash carts are standardized and fully stocked in the event of an emergency. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  • In the News: Becker’s Hospital Review Topics to Be Present at May Conference

    Two articles recently posted on Becker’s Hospital Review are particularly relevant to Becker’s Hospital Review 5th Annual Meeting: 25 of the Top-Grossing Children’s Hospitals Moody’s: Nonprofit Hospitals Still Face Gloomy Outlook in 2014 You can learn more on these topics at Becker's 5th Annual Hospital Review Meeting on May 15-17, 2014. Register here! By Jessica Miller -
  • Learning from Cases Hindered by Lack of Time, Study Finds

    Better information management systems are necessary for physicians, for whom the major deterrent from point-of-care learning is a perception of inadequate time, according to an article in JAMA Internal Medicine. By Ellie Rizzo -
  • New Speak Up Video 10th in The Joint Commission Series

    The Joint Commission has released a 10th video in its Speak Up series, entitled "Ask Your Advocate to Speak Up," to show the importance of healthcare advocates in patient care. By Ellie Rizzo -
  • AHRQ Releases Report on Technology and Ambulatory Quality

    The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has released "Findings and Lessons From the AHRQ Ambulatory Safety and Quality Program," which has found correctly implemented technology systems have the potential to support quality in ambulatory care. By Ellie Rizzo -
  • Patient Safety Tool: Technology Hazard Awareness Posters

    The ECRI Institute is offering complimentary tools to improve patient safety and risk-management. By Ellie Rizzo -
  • Becker's ASC + Spine Conference: Session Spotlights

    Becker's 12th Annual Spine, Orthopedic and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference + The Business of Spine is around the corner!  Sign up now to attend these cannot-miss sessions: How Spine Surgeons Can Approach a Healthcare Saturated Market Thursday, June 12, 2014 @ 12:30pm Presenter: Rafe Sales, MD, Founder, Summit Spine Developing the Right Clinical Environment for Complex Spine Cases in an ASC Thursday, June 12, 2014 @ 12:30pm Presenter: Joyce Deno Thomas, Senior Vice President, Operations, Regent Surgical Health REGISTER NOW! By Jessica Miller -
  • Becker's Hospital Review Annual Meeting: Session Spotlights

    Becker's Hospital Review Annual Meeting is around the corner!  Sign up now to attend these cannot-miss sessions: Quality and Safety Under the ACA Thursday, May 15 @ 12:30pm Panelists: Marion Martin, RN, MSN, MBA, Chief Operating Officer, The Center for Quality Innovation and Patient Safety, Dr. Leon J. Owens, FACS, President and Chief Executive Officer, Surgical Affiliates Management Group, Inc., Paul R. Summerside, MD, MMM, Chief Medical Officer, BayCare Clinic, LLP, Laura Kaiser, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Intermountain Healthcare Moderator: Scott Christiansen, President, CCO Healthcare Partners Using HIT to Improve Clinical Integration and Implementing Reporting Structures Thursday, May 15 @ 12:30pm Presenter: Michael G. Hunt, MD, FACOP, FAAP, MMI, Chief Medical Officer/Chief Medical Informatics Officer, St. Vincent's Health Partners, Inc. REGISTER NOW! By Jessica Miller -


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