Quality & Patient Safety

Jun 15, 2018
For the women and men of America’s hospitals and health systems, nothing is more important than the safety of the patients for whom they are privileged to care. The hospital field has been working diligently to improve care. And last week we got more confirmation that those efforts are having an…
Jul 18, 2018
ECRI Institute plans to continue providing the National Guideline Clearinghouse to the health care community this fall. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality this week shut down the clearinghouse, which provided online access to evidence-based clinical practice guidelines, because…
Jul 17, 2018
AHA today urged the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to reconsider its decision to shut down the National Guidelines Clearinghouse. “The NGC has been a valuable resource to clinicians and health care organizations in the United States and across the world for two decades,” AHA wrote. “It…
Jul 11, 2018
The Food and Drug Administration yesterday announced safety labeling changes for fluoroquinolone antibiotics to strengthen warnings about the risk of mental health side effects and serious blood sugar disturbances. Based on a recent FDA review of adverse event reports and the medical…
Jul 11, 2018
On June 12, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced it had postponed the July update of Hospital Overall Star Ratings on its Hospital Compare website.
Jul 10, 2018
The AHA has extended to July 16 the deadline for clinical teams to apply to participate in its 12-month virtual High-Value Care Collaborative. The collaborative is a partnership between the AHA, American Board of Internal Medicine's Choosing Wisely campaign and the Costs of Care organization.…
Jul 3, 2018
The AHA Physician Alliance July 10 at 3:30 p.m. ET will host a webinar featuring Chris Moriates, M.D., a hospital medicine physician and assistant dean for health care value at Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin. He will discuss current progress in improving value for patients…
Jun 21, 2018
An Innovative Way to Manage Radiation Dose Compliance Across Your Enterprise Carondelet Health Network Achieved Time and Cost Efficiencies     Thursday, July 12, 2018 1 - 2 p.m. Eastern; noon - 1 p.m. Central; 10 - 11 a.m. Pacific   Carondelet Health Network…
Jun 21, 2018
Emergency Department, Lab, and Antimicrobial Stewardship: Connecting the Dots Addressing a Clinical Decision Dilemma at the Source   Wednesday, July 18, 2018 1 - 2 p.m. Eastern; noon - 1 p.m. Central; 10 - 11 a.m. Pacific   Learn the downstream impacts of false positive…