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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 performanceHealth Care Most Wired MagazineWeb 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 managersHealthcare 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 BasicsA 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.


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