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  • 10 Top Quality Articles Dec. 2-6, 2013

    The following are the 10 most-read quality articles Dec. 2-6, 2013. 
  • 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 
  • 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. 
  • 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. 
  • 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." 
  • 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. 
  • 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. 
  • 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. 
  • 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. 
  • 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?  
  • 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: 
  • 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! 
  • 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! 
  • 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. 
  • 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! 
  • 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. 
  • 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! 
  • 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. 
  • 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. 
  • 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. 


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