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Judge Hinchey, K., and others.  Factors Contributing to Sustaining and Spreading Learning Collaborative Improvements.  New York:  Primary Care Development Corporation, Dec. 2007.

Calhoun, G., Griffith, J., and Sinioris, M.  The foundation of leadership in Baldrige winning organizations.  Modern Healthcare.  37(48):suppl. 9-20, Dec. 2007.

Hinton, J.  Commentaries on the foundation of leadership in Baldrige winning organizations.  Modern Healthcare.  37(48):suppl. 21-23, Dec. 2007.

Dreachslin, J., and Lee, P.  Applying Six Sigma and DMAIC to diversity intiatives.  Journal of Healthcare Management.  52(8):361-367, Nov./Dec. 2007.

Alemi, F.  Probabilistic risk analysis is practical.  Quality Management in Health Care.  16(4):300-311, Oct./Dec. 2007.

Alemi, F.  Tutorial on discrete hazard functions.  Quality Management in Health Care.  16(4):311-320, Oct./Dec. 2007.

Hovor, C., and Walsh, C.  Tutorial on monitoring time to next medication error.  Quality Management in Health Care.  16(4):321-327, Oct./Dec. 2007.

Song, L., and Chila, N.  Risk analysis of falls in an assisted living community.  Quality Management in Health Care.  16(4):336-341, Oct./Dec. 2007.

Day, S., and others.  Utilization of failure mode effects analysis in trauma patient registration.  Quality Management in Health Care.  16(4):342-348, Oct./Dec. 2007.

Hovor, C., and O'Donnell, L.  Probabilistic risk analysis of medication error.  Quality Management in Health Care.  16(4):349-353, Oct./Dec. 2007.

Torres, S.  Rapid-cycle process reduces patient call bell use, improves patient satisfaction, and anticipates patient's needs.   Journal of Nursing Administration.  37(11):480-482, Nov. 2007.

National Hospitals Recognized for Excellence in Quality of Patient Care and Efficiency.  Charlotte, NC:  Premier, Inc.  Oct. 19, 2007.

Runy LA. Which performance improvement method is right for your hospital?  Hospitals and Health Networks. Oct. 2007.

Award winner involves entire staff in quality improvement initiatives.  Healthcare Benchmarks and Quality Improvement.  14(10):109-112, Oct. 2007.

Premier launches new hospital QI collaborative.  Healthcare Benchmarks and Quality Improvement.  14(10):113-115, Oct. 2007.

Cassey, M.  Incorporating the National Guideline Clearinghouse into evidence-based nursing practice.  Nursing Economics.  25(5):302-303, Sept./Oct. 2007.

Viau, M., and Southern, B.  Six Sigma and lean concepts, a case study:  patient centered care model for a mammography center.  Radiology Management.  29(5):19-28, Sept./Oct. 2007.

Van Houdenhoven, M., and others.  Improving operating room efficiency by applying bin-packing and portfolio techniques to surgical case schedulingAnesthesia & Analgesia.  105:707-714, Sept. 2007.

Vaughan, C.  Tracking patients, tracking quality.  HealthLeaders.  10(8):41, Aug. 2007.

Friedman, L., King, J., and Bella, D.  Seeing systems in health care organizations.  Physician Executive.  33(4):20-29, July/Aug. 2007.

Anderson, R., Amarasingham, R., and Pickens, S.  The quest for quality:  perspectives from the safety net. Frontiers of Health Services Management.  23(4):15-28, Summer 2007.

Spath, P.  Taming the measurement monster.  Frontiers of Health Services Management.  23(4):3-14, Summer 2007.

Royer, T.  Excellence is a necessity, not a luxury.  Frontiers of Health Services Management.  23(4):29-32, Summer 2007.

LLoyd, R.  "In God we trust," all others bring data"  Frontiers of Health Services Management.  23(4):33-38, Summer 2007.

Slovensky, D.  Status check:  are we managing performance or managing performance data?  Frontiers of Health Services Management.  23(4):39-42, Summer 2007.

Browson, C., and others.  A quality improvement tool to assess self-management support in primary care.  Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety.  33(7):408-416, July 2007.

Jenkins, J.  Eliminating common PACU delays.  Journal of Healthcare Information Management.  21(2):53-58, Spring 2007.

Opelka, F., and Lewis, J.  The ACS surgical quality alliance:  specialty societies improving quality for the surgical patient.  Bulletin.  92(6):21-25, June 2007.

Testi, A., Tanfani, E., and Torre, G.  A three-phase approach for operating theatre schedules.  Health Care Management Science.  10(2):163-172, June 2007.

Braaten, J., and Bellhouse, D.  Improving patient care by making small sustainable changes:  a cardiac telemetry unit's experience.  Nursing Economics.  25(3):162-166, June 2007.

Gish, S., Beaven, S., and Malloch, K.  The white paper:  an essential tool for evidence-based decision making at the unit level.  Nurse Leader.  5(3):27-29, 54, June 2007.

Wise, L.  Ethical issues surrounding quality improvement activities.  Journal of Nursing Administration.  37(6):272-278, June 2007.

Cain, B.  Sweetening the pot.  HealthLeaders.  10(6):10-11, June 2007.

Panel lays a framework for ethical conduct in QI.  Healthcare Benchmarks and Quality Improvement.  14(6):67-69, June 2007.

Martin, W.  Quality models:  selecting the best model to deliver results.  Physician Executive.  33(3):24-31, May/June 2007.

Alexander, J., and others.  Increasing the relevance of research to health care managers:  hospital CEO imperatives for improving quality and lowering costs.  Health Care Management Review.  32(2):150-159, Apr./June 2007.

Marsteller, J., and others.  How do teams in quality improvement collaboratives interact?  Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety.  33(5):267-276, May 2007.

Torner, N.  Instrument tracking begets efficiency.  Materials Management in Health Care.  16(5);40-42, May 2007.

QMHC interview:  integrating quality management efforts in a complex organization:  a panel discussion with Nancy Lorenzi, Wright Pinson, MD, and John M. Starmer, MD.  Quality Management in Health Care.  16(2):182-186, Apr. 2007.

Germaine, J.  Six sigma plan delivers stellar results.  Materials Management in Health Care.  16(4):20-26, Apr. 2007.

Pickard, B., and Warner, M.  Demand management:  a methodology for outcomes-driven staffing and patient flow management.  Nurse Leader.  5(2):30-34, Apr. 2007.

Rich, V., Sullivan, P., and Kirby, A.  Pioneers in patient flow improvement:  combining people, processes, and technology.  Nurse Leader.  5(2):52-56, Apr. 2007.

Kroch, E., Duan, M., and Silow-Carroll, S.  Hospital Performance Improvement: Trends on Quality and Efficiency—A Quantitative Analysis of Performance Improvement in U.S. Hospitals.  New York:  The Commonwealth Fund, Apr. 2007.

Silow-Carroll, S., Alteras, T., and Meyer, J.  Hospital Quality Improvement: Strategies and Lessons From U.S. Hospitals.  New York:  The Commonwealth Fund, Apr. 2007.

Murray, M.  Improving access to specialty care.  The Joint Commission Journal of Quality and Patient Safety.  33(3):125-135, Mar. 2007.

Gross, P., and others.  The business case for quality at a university teaching hospital.  The Joint Commission Journal of Quality and Patient Safety.  33(3):163-169, Mar. 2007.

Lean thinking:  eliminating waste and adding value to OR processes.  OR Manager.  23(3):1, Mar. 2007.

Six practices of the lean operating room.  OR Manager.  23(3):10, Mar. 2007.

Practicing 'wasteology' in the OR.  OR Manager.  23(3):11, 13, Mar. 2007.

Levey, S., and others.  Hospital leadership and quality improvement:  rhetoric versus reality.  Journal of Patient Safety.  3(1):9-15, Mar. 2007.

Vera, A., and Kuntz, L.  Process-based organization design and hospital efficiency.  Health Care Management Review.  32(1):55-65, Jan./Mar. 2007.

Johnson, H.  Measure, compare, and improve.  Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare.  4(1):34-38, Jan./Feb. 2007.

Piazzo, K., Asfaw, B., and Cowen, J.  CT healthcare failure mode effect analysis (HFMEA®):  the misadministration of IV contrast in outpatients.  Radiology Management.  29(1):36-44, Jan./Feb. 2007.

Krumholz, H., and others.  Measuring performance for treating heart attacks and heart failure:  the case for outcomes measurement.  Health Affairs.  26(1):75-85, Jan./Feb. 2007.

Rau, M.  Care paths lead to quality improvement--and increased revenue.  Managing the Margin.  5(1):5-6, Jan. 2007.

Zimmerman, T., and Amori, G.  Including patients in root cause and system failure analysis:  legal and psychological implications.  Journal of Healthcare Risk Management.   27(2):27-34, 2007.

Nelson, E., Batalden, P., and Lazar, J., editors.  Practice-Based Learning and Improvement:  A Clinical Improvement Action Guide.  2nd ed.  Oakbrook Terrace, IL:  Joint Commissions Resources, 2007.  (W 20 P895 2007).

Nelson, E., Batalden, P., and Godfrey, M., editors.  Quality by Design.   San Francisco, CA:  Jossey Bass, 2007.  (W 84.1 Q16 2007).

Wilson-Stronks, A., and Galvez, E.  Hospitals, Language, and Culture: A Snapshot of the Nation.  Oakbrook Terrace, IL:   Joint Commission, 2007.

Nolan, R.  Executing for System-Level Results Part 1-4.  Cambridge, MA:  IHI-Institute of Healthcare Improvement, 2007.


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