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  1. President-Elect of Iowa ASC Association Announces All State Surgery Centers Meet CMS Quality Requirements

    President-Elect of the Iowa Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers Michael Patterson has announced the 28 ASCs in Iowa have all met the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services quality reporting requirements, according to a Quad-City Times report. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. Medication Reconciliation Improves with Pharmacist Intervention

    Medication reconciliation was more complete, accurate and up-to-date at hospital admission and discharge when pharmacists took over the process, according to preliminary data reported in MedPage Today. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  3. Hand Hygiene Story Roundup

    Here are five recent stories and studies on hand hygiene compiled by Becker's Hospital Review and Becker's ASC Review, starting with the most recent. By Akanksha Jayanthi -

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  1. The Challenges and Promises of Note Sharing

    Patient seeking more control over medical records are changing the nature of the physician's note, according to a perspective in the New England Journal of Medicine.  By Ellie Rizzo -
  2. Burnout Reported More Frequently in Ambulatory Physicians

    Outpatient physicians experience more burnout than inpatient physicians, according to a study published in the Journal of Hospital Medicine. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  3. HFAP Hosts ASC Quality Reporting Final Rule Webinar

    The Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program will host a webinar later this month on the 2014 OOPS/ASC Final Rule: The ASCQR Program. By Heather Linder -
  4. Transparency of Physician Information: 40 States Get Failing Grade

    In a new report from the nonprofit Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute, 40 states have earned an 'F' and seven states have earned a 'D' for transparency and quality of physician quality information. By Ellie Rizzo -
  1. 9 Quality Reporting Programs to Know in the ASC Industry

    Here are nine quality reporting programs for ambulatory surgery center leaders to know, according to ProVation. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. 10 Top Quality Articles Dec. 2-6, 2013

    The following are the 10 most-read quality articles Dec. 2-6, 2013. By Ellie Rizzo -
  3. Quality Improvement Tip: Quality is Not a Department

    Today's quality improvement tip comes from Robert Lloyd, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's executive director of performance improvement from an IHI blog post. "Your organization will only make meaningful and sustainable quality improvements when people at every level feel a shared desire to make processes and outcomes better every day in, in bold and even imperceptible ways," says Dr. Lloyd. Sign up for our FREE E-Weekly for more coverage like this sent to your inbox! According to Dr. Lloyd, quality improvement starts on an individual level. Organizations with true dedications to quality understand that quality has a foundation in the the little things. "Instead of saying, 'I'm the Administrator,' or 'I'm in HR,' or 'I'm in the finance department,' [someone who embodies quality] understands that it’s these little moment-to-moment interactions that, once accumulated, become the overall quality of what we do. Quality is personal — and it begins with you," he says. Access the full blog post on quality improvement on IHI's website. More Articles on Quality: Quality Management Tip: For Success, Simplify5 Most Expensive Medicare DrugsCAHPS Consortium Considers Administering Surveys Twice as Often By Ellie Rizzo -
  4. ISMP's 2014-2015 Best Practices for Medication Safety

    The Institute For Safe Medication Practices has released the "2014-2015 Targeted Medication Safety Best Practices for Hospitals" to reduce medication errors that may cause patient harm. By Ellie Rizzo -
  1. 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 -
  2. 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 -
  3. 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 -
  4. 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 -
  5. 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 -
  6. 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 -
  7. 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 -
  8. 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 -
  9. 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 -

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