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  1. 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 -
  2. Patient Safety Tool: Technology Hazard Awareness Posters

    The ECRI Institute is offering complimentary tools to improve patient safety and risk-management. By Ellie Rizzo -
  3. 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 -
  1. 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 -
  2. 10 Most Read Articles on Quality, Nov. 18-22, 2013

    Curious about the most-read Becker's Healthcare articles on quality last week? By Ellie Rizzo -
  3. Americans OK Quality of Care, Take Issue With Healthcare System

    Americans are generally positive about the quality of care they receive, though they feel more negatively about the quality of care in the country as a whole, according to a Gallup poll. By Ellie Rizzo -
  4. A World Without Antibiotics

    The world is on a dangerous road back to the pre-antibiotic era, in which a seemingly simple bacterial infection may be an irreversible death sentence, according to a report published in Medium. By Ellie Rizzo -
  1. 10 Most Read Patient Safety Tools Nov. 18-22, 2013

    The following are the 10 most-read patient safety tools from Nov. 18 to Nov. 22, 2013, beginning with the most-read.  By Ellie Rizzo -
  2. 100% of AmSurg Centers to Receive CMS Quality Reporting Payments in 2014

    AmSurg recently reported that all of their centers were compliant with the new ambulatory surgery center quality reporting requirements. By Laura Dyrda -
  3. Cut SSI in Half: 6 Tips for Orthopedic Surgeons

    Howard A. King, MD, and Kevin G. Shea, MD, gave tips on how they cut infection rates in AAOS Now. By Laura Dyrda -
  4. Study: Home Medication Delivery Ups Adherence

    Patients who receive 90-day supplies of medication through home delivery have higher medication adherence than those who receive a 30-day supply of medication through a retail pharmacy, according to an article published in the American Journal of Managed Care. By Ellie Rizzo -
  1. Unstructured Medication Orders Common, Study Finds

    Free-text entry for medication orders continues to be frequent, occurring approximately 9 percent of the time, according to one study published in the proceedings of the annual meeting of the American Medical Informatics Association. By Ellie Rizzo -
  2. Clinical Decision Aid Improves Antibiotic Use, Study Finds

    Implementing an electronic medical record-based clinical decision support tool has the potential to improve antimicrobial stewardship through de-escalation, according to research published in Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. By Ellie Rizzo -
  3. Clinician-Staff Relationships Shape Patient Opinions on Quality

    Workplace relationships in clinical settings have an effect on the quality of patient care and patient satisfaction, according to a study published in The Annals of Family Medicine. By Ellie Rizzo -
  4. 10 Most Popular Quality Articles Nov. 11 to Nov. 15

    The following are the 10 most-popular articles on quality and patient safety from Nov. 11 to Nov. 15, starting with the most read. By Ellie Rizzo -
  5. Visit Millennium Park's Pritzker Pavilion and Lurie Garden During Becker's ASC + Spine Conference

    Attend Becker’s 12th Annual Spine, Orthopedic & Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference + The Business of Spine this June 12-14, 2014 and take advantage of Millennium Park, just steps away from the meeting's hotel headquarters: The Westin Michigan Avenue. At Millennium Park’s Pritzker Pavilion, sit outside and enjoy the music at a free summer concert.  At Lurie Garden, take a stroll through its beautifully lush 5 acres. There's no better place than Chicago in the Spring! By Jessica Miller -
  6. Visit Millennium Park's Cloud Gate and Crown Fountain During Becker's Annual Hospital Meeting

    REGISTER NOW for Becker’s Annual Hospital Meeting this May 15-17, 2014 and take advantage of Millenium Park, just steps away from the meeting's hotel headquarters: Swissotel Chicago. At Cloud Gate or “The Bean” at Millennium Park, you may capture a photo of your reflection through its shiny mirror-like surface and see the Chicago skyline as your backdrop.  At Crown Fountain, watch as images of people splash across the towers spraying water at one another. There's no better place than Chicago in the Spring! By Jessica Miller -
  7. 10 Top Patient Safety Tools Nov. 11-15, 2013

    The following are the 10 most-read patient safety tools from Nov. 11 to Nov. 15, 2013, beginning with the most-read.  By Ellie Rizzo -
  8. 98% of ASCs in ASCQR Met Requirements

    CMS has announced 98 percent of ambulatory surgery centers participating in the Ambulatory Surgical Center Quality Reporting Program have met the program's requirements and will receive a full annual payment update for the 2014 calendar year. By Ellie Rizzo -
  9. 10 Reasons for Low Medication Adherence

    Low medication adherence is a major frustration for healthcare providers dedicated to preventing readmissions, with just 24 percent of patients being completely adherent, according to a 2013 report on the topic from the National Community Pharmacists Association. By Ellie Rizzo -

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