Progress is encouraging; continuous progress promises a better future. Between 2010 and 2014, the Department of Health and Human Services estimates that 87,000 fewer patients died in hospitals and almost $20 billion in health care costs were saved because of patient safety efforts in hospitals. That translates to a 17% reduction in the number of hospital-acquired conditions. While our objective is to get to zero, this represents strong progress to reaching that goal. That’s because hospitals have been actively engaged in a number of national quality improvement projects, such as those to reduce CLABSIs and CAUTIs. We are also extremely proud that AHA’s Health Research & Educational Trust has worked with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 34 state hospital associations and 1,600 hospitals to convene the largest hospital engagement network and that their work was recently funded for another year. These results are another milestone on our journey to providing the best care possible for patients and communities.
The Department of Health and Human Services has updated its guidance to help communities prepare for and respond to chemical incidents requiring mass…
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has extended the deadline for submitting third-quarter data to the Post-Acute Care Quality Reporting Program.
The Food and Drug Administration Friday released draft guidance on how drug developers can apply for the agency’s Competitive Generic Therapies designation.
Hospitals and clinicians are seeing fewer flu patients this season than in other recent years, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports.
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Share how your organization is working to improve health equity – apply for the AHA Equity of Care Award Applications for the 2019 AHA Equity of Care Award are due by Feb. 19
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Members of the pharmaceutical distribution supply chain, including dispensers such as hospitals and pharmacies, can apply through March 11 to participate in a…