Scanning the Headlines: Efficiency 2008 (Archive)
Updated on August 13, 2010
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Mutter, R., Rosko, M., and Wong, H. Measuring hospital inefficiency: the effects of controlling for quality and patient burden of illness. Health Services Research. 43(6):1992-2013, Dec. 2008.
Abernethy, A., and others. Improving health care efficiency and quality using tablet personal computers to collect research-quality, patient-reported data. Health Services Research. 43(6):1975-1991, Dec. 2008.
Fei, K., and Vlasses, F. Creating a safety culture through the application of reliability science. Journal for Healthcare Quality. 30(6):37-43, Nov./Dec. 2008.
Khorfan, F. Daily goals checklist-a goal-directed method to eliminate nosocomial infection in the intensive care unit. Journal for Healthcare Quality. 30(6):13-17, Nov./Dec. 2008.
Brown, D., and Aydin, C., and Donaldson, N. Quartile dashboards: translating large data sets into performance improvement priorities. Journal for Healthcare Quality. 30(6):18-30, Nov./Dec. 2008.
Dull, D., and others. Improving prophylactic perioperative antibiotic utilization in a hospital system. Journal for Healthcare Quality. 30(6):48-56, Nov./Dec. 2008.
Rothberg, M., and others. Choosing the best hospital: the limitations of public quality reporting. Health Affairs. 27(6):1680-1687, Nov./Dec. 2008.
Braun, B., and others. Quality-related activities in federally supported health centers. Do they differ by organizational characteristics? Journal of Ambulatory Care Management. 31(4):303-318, Oct./Dec. 2008.
Chin, M., and others. Sustaining quality improvement in community health centers. Perceptions of leaders and staff. Journal of Ambulatory Care Management. 31(4):319-329, Oct./Dec. 2008.
Fleisher, L. Surgical care improvement project: 5 years later. American Society of Anesthesiologists Newsletter. 72(11):6-7, Nov. 2008.
Olson, J., and others. Examining quality improvement programs: the case of Minnesota hospitals. Health Services Research. 43(5)Part II:1787-1806, Oct. 2008.
Tucker, A., and others. Front-line staff perspectives on opportunities for improving the safety and efficiency of hospital work systems. Health Services Research. 43(5)Part II:1807-1829, Oct. 2008.
Valdmanis, V., Rosko, M., and Mutter, R. Hospital quality, efficiency, and input slack differentials. Health Services Research. 43(5)Part II:1830-1848, Oct. 2008.
'Long journey' to establish a culture of quality. Healthcare Benchmarks and Quality Improvement. 15(10):99-100, Oct. 2008.
Proven strategies for tough-to-measure NPSGs. Healthcare Benchmarks and Quality Improvement. 15(10):103-104, Oct. 2008.
Berwick, D. Donald Berwick, MD: connecting finance and quality. Healthcare Financial Management. 62(10):53-55, Oct. 2008.
Werner, R., Bradlow, E., and Asch, D. Does hospital performance on process measures directly measure high quality care or is it a marker of unmeasured care? Health Services Research. 43(5):Part I:1464-1484, Oct. 2008.
Chukmaitov, A., and others. A comparative study of quality outcomes in freestanding ambulatory surgery centers and hospital-based outpatient departments: 1997-2004. Health Services Research. 43(5):Part I:1485-1504, Oct. 2008.
Harmelink, S. Performance improvement using lean methodology: a case study. Radiology Management. 30(5):62-65, Sept./Oct. 2008.
Ciesielski, S., Daily, B., and Levine, W. A dashboard for the PACU. Patient Safety and Quality Healthcare. 5(5):44-47, Sept./Oct. 2008.
Leonidas, T. Innovative technologies help patient flow. Healthcare Design. 8(9):36-41, Sept. 2008.
Bush, H. Revving up the quality campaign. H&HN. 82(9):44-46, Sept. 2008.
A clear-eyed approach to quality. H&HN. 82(9):55-57, Sept. 2008.
Creative thinking, yes; cookie-cutter, no. H&HN. 82(9):58-59, Sept. 2008.
Passion to do the right thing. H&HN. 82(9):60, Sept. 2008.
Getting on the right path. H&HN. 82(9):61, Sept. 2008.
Berry, M., Berry-Stolzle, T., and Schleppers, A. Operating room management and operating room productivity: the case of Germany. Health Care Management Science. 11(3):228-239, Sept. 2008.
Kaldy, J. We can do this better. Provider. 34(9):22-35, Sept. 2008.
Utley, M., Jit, M., and Gallivan, S. Restructuring routine elective services to reduce overall capacity requirements within a local health economy. Health Care Management Science. 11(3):240-247, Sept. 2008.
Jiang, L., and Giachetti, R. A queueing network model to analze the impact of parallelization of care on patient cycle time. Health Care Management Science. 11(3):248-261, Sept. 2008.
Ingolisson, A., Budge, S., and Erkut, E. Optimal ambulance location with random delays and travel times. Health Care Management Science. 11(3):262-274, Sept. 2008.
Rangachari, P. The strategic management of organizational knowledge exchange related to hospital quality measurement and reporting. Quality Managment in Health Care. 17(3):252-269, July/Sept. 2008.
Khuri, S. Successful implementation of the department of veterans affairs' national surgical quality improvement program in the private sector: the patient safety in surgery study. Annals of Surgery. 248(2):329-336, Aug. 2008.
Rohman, C. Modifying organizational structure and processes to enhance patient outcomes. Nurse Leader. 6(4):50-52, Aug. 2008.
Tsasis, P., and Bruce-Barrett, C. Organizational change through lean thinking. Health Services Managment Research. 21(3):192-198, Aug. 2008.
Mukamel, D., and others. Publication of quality report cards and trends in reported quality measures in nursing homes. Health Services Research. 43(4):1244-1262, Aug. 2008.
Dimick, C. In search of quality quality initiatives. Journal of AHIMA. 79(8):38-41, Aug. 2008.
Barlow, D. Erasing the stigma of Six Sigma and lean principles. Healthcare Purchasing News. 32(8):42-45, Aug. 2008.
Slunecka, F. Lean principles provide opportunities for catholic health care organizations. Health Progress. 89(4):46-50, July/Aug. 2008.
Holsinger, D., McCabe, J., and Warren, K. The collaborative method: an effective performance improvement tool for reducing inappropriate admissions. Journal for Healthcare Quality. 30(4):6-11, July/Aug. 2008
Scarrow, P. Interview with a quality leader: Kevin B. Weiss on measures in the ambulatory setting. Journal for Healthcare Quality. 30(4):20-23, July/Aug. 2008
Baldwin, K. Evaluating healthcare quality using natural language processing. Journal for Healthcare Quality. 30(4):24-29, July/Aug. 2008
Madan, A., and others. Clinical outcomes assessment in behavioral healthcare: searching for practical solutions. Journal for Healthcare Quality. 30(4):30-37, July/Aug. 2008
Why Not the Best? Results from the National Scorecard on U.S. Health System Performance, 2008. New York: The Commonwealth Fund, July 17, 2008.
Conducting root cause analyses of infection-related sentinel events. Joint Commission Perspectives on Patient Safety. 8(7):1, 3-5, July 2008.
Percarpio, K., Watts, V., and Weeks, W. The effectiveness of root cause anaylsis: what does the literature tell us? Joint Commission Journal of Quality and Patient Safety. 34(7):391-398, July 2008.
Performance excellence hits the mark. HR Pulse. :012-013, Spring/Summer 2008.
Simmons-Trau, D. Using 6 Sigma methodology to "raise the bar" in volunteer services. Partners in Community Health. :4-5, 9, Spring 2008.
Wilson, L. Personal attention. Modern Healthcare. 38(23):C4-C5, June 9, 2008.
McGraw, K. Winning the Baldridge award: a path to exceptional service. OR Manager. 24(6):11, June 2008.
Handwiring quality at Baptist Health. OR Manager. 24(6):10-11, June 2008.
Classen, D. The quality fo pediatric care--how will we cross the chasm? Journal for Healthcare Quality. 30(3):4-6, 27, May/June 2008.
Blagojevic, J., and Stephens, S. Evaluation of standardized teaching plans for hospitalized pediatric patients: a performance improvement project. Journal for Healthcare Quality. 30(3):16-27, May/June 2008.
Dean, B., and others. Condition help: a pediatric rapid response team triggered by patients and parents. Journal for Healthcare Quality. 30(3):28-31, May/June 2008.
Beaudin, C. Interview with a quality leader: Barbara Spreadbury on children's health. Journal for Healthcare Quality. 30(3):32-35, May/June 2008.
Levy, F., Henion, J., and Harris II, M. Journey toward meaningful pediatric quality metric reporting: the Texas experience. Journal for Healthcare Quality. 30(3):36-42, 50, May/June 2008.
National quality forum issue brief: strengthening pediatric quality measurement and reporting. Journal for Healthcare Quality. 30(3):51-55, May/June 2008.
Kaplan, G., and Patterson, S. Seeking perfection in healthcare. Healthcare Executive. 23(3):17-21, May/June 2008.
Neri, R., Mason, C., and Demko, L. Application of Six Sigma/CAP methodology: controlling blood-product utilization and costs. Journal of Healthcare Management. 53(3):183-196, May/June 2008.
Cheng, K., and others. The perceived financial impact of quality improvement efforts in community health centers. Journal of Ambulatory Care Management. 31(2):111-119, Apr./June 2008.
Jacobsen, J. Lean for Process Improvement. Milwaukee, WI: American Soceity for Quality, May 2008.
Taylor, M. The billion dollar u-turn. Hospitals and Health Networks. 82(5):31-35, May 2008.
Carpenter, D. Bringing discipline to your supply chaing. Hospitals and Health Networks. 82(5):49-52, May 2008.
Jennison, K., and Muzikowski, J. Baldrige: myths and realities. Hospitals and Health Networks. 82(5):84-85, May 2008.
Radiology lab speeds throughput with Six Sigma. Healthcare Benchmarks and Quality Improvement. 15(5):44-45, May 2008.
Shillington, S. Standardization to drive performance. Health Care Most Wired Magazine. Web Exclusive. Apr. 4, 2008.
Carpenter, D. 2008 quality management survey: measures of efficiency. Materials Management in Healthcare. 17(4):20-26, Apr. 2008.
Health Care Efficiency Measures: Identification Categorization, and Evaluation. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Final Report, Apr. 2008.
First 14 communities designated chartered value exchanges by HHS. Healthcare Benchmarks and Quality Improvement. 15(4):25-30, Apr. 2008.
Bertz, R., and Carroll, E. One size does not fit all. Journal of Healthcare Contracting. 5(2):50, Mar./Apr. 2008.
Jiang, J., Carlin, L., and Bass, K. Board engagement in quality: findings of a survey of hospital system leaders. Journal of Healthcare Management. 53(2):121-135, Mar./Apr. 2008.
Draper, D., and others. The Role of Nurses in Hospital Quality Improvement. Washington: Center for Studying Health System Change, Mar. 2008.
Holmes, S., and Schowengerdt, D. Architecture and Design. 21(3):41-44, Mar. 2008.
Meyers, S. Hospitals weigh in on quality. Trustee. 61(3):22-26, Mar. 2008.
Szpunar, S., and others. Improving the documentation of vital signs: a business reengineering efficiency study. Joint Commission on Quality and Patient Safety. 34(3):171-178, Mar. 2008.
Rosenstein, A., and others. The quality connection: bridging the disconnect between CFOs and quality managers. Healthcare Financial Management. Mar. 2008.
Halbesleben, J., Wakefield, D., and Wakefield, B. Work-arounds in health care settings: literature review and research agenda. Health Care Management Review. 33(1):2-12, Jan./Mar. 2008.
Waste and Inefficiency in the U.S. Health Care System. Cambridge, MA: New England Healthcare Institute, Feb. 25, 2008.
Boston-Fleischhauer, C. Enhancing healthcare process design with human factors engineering and reliability science, part 2. Journal of Nursing Administration. 38(2):84-89, Feb. 2008.
Combes, J. Mission critical: quality oversight. Trustee. 61(2):22, 32, Feb. 2008.
Thier, S., and others. In chronic disease, nationwide data show poor adherence by patients to medication and by physicians to guidelines. Managed Care. 17(2):48-57, Feb. 2008.
Beard, G. Improving clinical interventions through successful outreach using Six Sigma quality improvement. Journal for Healthcare Quality. 30(1):38-43, Jan./Feb. 2008.
McKethan, A., Savela, T., and Joines, W. What Public Employee Health Plans Can Do to Improve Health Care Quality: Examples From the States. New York: The Commonwealth Fund, Jan. 29, 2008.
Six Sigma CAP initiative reduces mortalities. Healthcare Benchmarks and Quality Improvement. 15(1):4-6, Jan. 2008.
Aligning Our Efforts to Transform America’s Healthcare: National Priorities Goals. Washington: National Quality Forum, 2008. (WA 525 N277 2008).
Bauer, J., and Hagland, M. Paradox and Imperatives in Health Care: How Efficiency, Effectiveness, and E-Transporation Can Conquer Waste and Optimize Quality. New York: Productivity Press, 2008. ( WX 157 B344p 2008).
Transforming Care at the Bedside. Cambridge, MA: Institute for Healthcare Improvement, 2008. (WX 185 T772 2008).
Black, J., and Miller, D. The Toyota Way to Healthcare Excellence. Chicago: Health Administration Press, 2008. (WX 150 B627t 2008).
National Healthcare Quality Report. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Mar. 2009. (Ref W 84 AA1 N277h 2008).
Tran, T., Schimmel, G., and Sullivan, E. TRIM - "lean" on the front line. Building Quality in Health Care. 2(2):16-18, 2008.
McCannon, C., Schall, M., and Perta, R. Planning for Scale: A Guide for Designing Large-Scale Improvement Initiatives. Cambridge, MA: Institute for Healthcare Improvement, 2008.
Nickerson, T., Jenkins, M., and Greenall, J. Using ISMP Canada's framework for failure mode and effects analysis: a tale of two FMEAs. Healthcare Quarterly. 11(Spec. 3):40-46, 2008.
Ransom, E., and others. The Healthcare Quality Book: Vision, Strategy, and Tools. Chicago: Health Administration Press, 2008. ( W 84 AA1 H43439 2008).
Environmental Services Role in Achieving the Institute of Medicine's Six Aims for Improvement. Chicago: American Society for Healthcare Environmental Services of the AHA, 2008. (WX 165 E61r 2008).
Bisognano, M., and Conway, J. 10 Powerful Ideas for Improving Patient Care. Book 4. Chicago: Health Administration Press, 2008. (W 84.1 B622z 2008).
Momtahan, K., and others. Using human factors methods to evaluate the labeling of injectable drugs. Healthcare Quarterly. 11(Spec. 3):122-128, 2008.
Hamner, C., and Patton, K. Root Cause Analysis Basics. A Resource Guide for Healthcare Managers. Marblehead, MA: HCPro, Inc., 2008. (WX 153 H227r 2008).
Grunden, N. The Pittsburgh Way to Efficient Healthcare. Boca Raton, FL: Taylor & Francis Group. 2008. ( WX 153 G889p 2008 ).
Smith, A., Barry, R., and Brubaker, C. Going Lean Busting Barriers to Patient Flow. Chicago: Health Administration Press, 2008. (WX 158 S642g 2008).
Next Generation Technologies to Improve Efficiency are Ready Today. Long Beach, CA: FCG First, 2008.