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  • member
  • Hospitals and health systems participating in the AHA's Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET) Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) can now facilitate Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Improvement in Medical Practice (Part IV) credit for physicians who are Board Certified by one of the 21 of 24 ABMS Member Boards participating in the Portfolio Program. (aha.org)
  • Program
  • The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) has announced that the American Hospital Association (AHA) has joined the ABMS Multi-Specialty Portfolio Program (Portfolio Program). (aha.org)
  • The activities developed by AHA meet the high standards of the Portfolio Program and lend themselves to helping hospitals and health systems make significant and practical practice and quality improvements that will improve patient safety and improve outcomes. (aha.org)
  • inpatient
  • Under the new "two midnight" rule, a Medicare beneficiary is generally considered appropriate for inpatient hospital admission and eligible for payment under Medicare Part A when the physician (1) expects the beneficiary to require a hospital stay that spans at least two midnights and (2) admits the beneficiary to the hospital based upon that expectation. (bricker.com)
  • Rather, the Appellants challenge the Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) Fiscal Year 2014 final rule 0.2 percent reduction in hospital base operating diagnosis related group payment amount that CMS implemented in order to offset projected spending increases associated with hospitals applying the two midnight rule. (bricker.com)
  • In their challenge to the final rule, one Appellant argued that the reduced inpatient payment that hospitals will receive under the IPPS final rule "is arbitrary and capricious because CMS relied on indefensible assumptions and offered no reasoned explanation for those assumptions. (bricker.com)
  • On a related legislative front, AHA is supporting H.R. 3698 that would delay enforcement of the two midnights rule until October 1, 2014 and develop a new Medicare hospital payment methodology for short inpatient stays in fiscal year 2015. (bricker.com)
  • Laconia, NH- LRGHealthcare was one of three organizations in the country recognized by the American Hospital Association (AHA) for efforts to reduce inpatient harm and reduce readmissions. (lrgh.org)
  • HRET
  • Hospitals and health systems participating in the AHA's Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET) Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) can now facilitate Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Improvement in Medical Practice (Part IV) credit for physicians who are Board Certified by one of the 21 of 24 ABMS Member Boards participating in the Portfolio Program. (aha.org)
  • The HRET HIIN is the first HIIN in the country to offer this service to its more than 1,600 participating hospitals. (aha.org)
  • HRET HIIN hospitals currently are engaged in improvement efforts across 11 hospital-acquired condition topics. (aha.org)
  • Dr. Vercin Ephrem, President of the Medical Staff and Gloria Thorington, Director of Patient Safety and Quality attended the AHA and Health Research & Education Trusts' (HRET) 'Hospital Engagement Network Best Practice Celebration' in November and presented LRGHealthcare's journey to implementing best practices and evidence based care that won the organization the national recognition. (lrgh.org)
  • outcomes
  • The activities developed by AHA meet the high standards of the Portfolio Program and lend themselves to helping hospitals and health systems make significant and practical practice and quality improvements that will improve patient safety and improve outcomes. (aha.org)
  • To date, the Portfolio Program has helped engage physicians in quality and practice improvement initiatives at hospitals and health systems across the country, with many showing improvement in care outcomes. (aha.org)
  • The "July effect" refers to the detrimental impact on patient care, efficiency and outcomes in teaching hospitals when a new class of residents comes on board each year in the summer. (wordpress.com)
  • Researchers examined whether regular home delivery of nutritious, low-sodium meals to patients during the first month after hospital discharge could make a difference in quality of life and outcomes. (strokeassociation.org)
  • practice
  • Her vision of pharmacists as leaders and influencers in patient care comes through in her passion for resource stewardship, her participation in hospital committees, and her role as director of Shands' PGY1 pharmacy practice residency. (pharmacist.com)
  • Seattle
  • Swedish is consistently named the Seattle area's best hospital, with the best doctors, nurses and overall care in a variety of specialty areas. (swedish.org)
  • Austin Ross went to work for the Virginia Mason Hospital in Seattle as an administrative resident in 1955, and stayed for over three decades in various leadership positions. (wordpress.com)
  • physicians
  • Aligning physicians' pursuit of their Board Certification with hospitals' quality improvement efforts will accelerate our collective efforts to improve patient safety by promoting team-based care delivery. (aha.org)
  • She asked the group to identify the diagnoses and procedures for which physicians used factor VII, and she asked them which hospitals they considered peers. (pharmacist.com)
  • national
  • Known for his longstanding regional and national leadership, Dr. Vassall is past president of the University of Washington School of Medicine Alumni Association. (swedish.org)
  • community
  • PRWEB) July 9 2009-- The a href http://www.aha.or...'We know that hospitals improve the health of a community by car. (bio-medicine.org)
  • We know that hospitals improve the health of a community by caring for the sick, but hospitals can also inspire and work with those around them, so that together they can extend their reach,' said AHA President and CEO Rich Umbdenstock. (bio-medicine.org)
  • The hospital is always looking for new and creative ways to contribute to its community. (bio-medicine.org)
  • The number of hospitals offering health and wellness programs to people in the community increased from 19% in 2010 to 66% in 2015. (aha.org)
  • American Sentinel is honored to recognize the efforts of nursing leaders, like Lynda Steinbach, who tirelessly work to make a difference in their community," says Chris Wolfe, director of program management at American Sentinel University. (pitchengine.com)
  • In addition, Colorado hospitals have a tremendous impact on the state's economic stability and growth, contributing to nearly every community across the state with 72,000 employees statewide. (pitchengine.com)
  • St. Alexius Medical Center was the first community hospital in Illinois to receive a Get With the Guidelines Quality award for stroke in 2005. (bio-medicine.org)
  • Board
  • The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) has announced that the American Hospital Association (AHA) has joined the ABMS Multi-Specialty Portfolio Program (Portfolio Program). (aha.org)
  • For example, a hospital accredited as a surgery referral and also an oncology referral, must have a board-certified surgeon and a board-certified oncologist on staff. (wikipedia.org)
  • In his oral history, Mr. Greenawalt discusses the six goals of the association and how the board arrived at them. (wordpress.com)
  • Center
  • With a stroke, time lost is brain lost, and the GWTG-Stroke Silver Performance Achievement Award addresses the important element of time," said Wende Fedder, RN, MBA Director, Stroke and Neurovascular Center, Alexian Brothers Hospital Network. (bio-medicine.org)
  • The Alexian Brothers Hospital Network (ABHN) is comprised of Alexian Brothers Medical Center in Elk Grove Village, St. Alexius Medical Center in Hoffman Estates, Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital in Hoffman Estates, and the Alexian Rehabilitation Hospital in Elk Grove Village. (bio-medicine.org)
  • compliance
  • This twelve-month evaluation period is the second in an ongoing self-evaluation by the hospital to continually reach the 85 percent compliance level needed to sustain this award. (bio-medicine.org)
  • help
  • By focusing on situational awareness, the "patient safety room of horrors"-a safety-focused simulation-aims to help medical students and residents identify potential hospital room mishaps before they happen. (ama-assn.org)
  • patient
  • Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg (Bethlehem, PA) has developed an internal disposition area using the vertical patient flow model. (wordpress.com)