National Association for Healthcare Quality Offers 5 Recommended Practices for Quality

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The National Association for Healthcare quality has issued a call to action, urging stronger safety cultures to help healthcare professionals feel empowered and protected when reporting potential risks and adverse events.

 

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NAHQ's call to action provides detailed recommendations to enhance provider institution quality, improve ongoing safety reporting and protect staff. NAHQ collaborated with several national healthcare professional organizations to develop the recommendations, including the American College of Physician Executives, American Medical Association, National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems, National Patient Safety Foundation and The Joint Commission.

The recommended practices included in the call to action are:

•    Create a focus on accountability for quality and safety as part of a strong and just culture.

•    Ensure that protective structures are in place to encourage reporting of quality and safety concerns.

•    Ensure comprehensive, transparent, accurate data collection and reporting to internal and external oversight bodies.

•    Ensure effective responses to quality and safety concerns.

•    Foster teamwork and open communication and ensure effective oversight.

To access the call to action, click here.

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