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  • Measurement
  • AHRQ databases of interest to the kidney community include the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, National Guideline Clearinghouse, National Quality Measures Clearinghouse, and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Measure Inventory (a repository of measures currently in use across HHS for quality measurement, improvement, and reporting). (nih.gov)
  • care
  • P109 Do specialist non-CF bronchiectasis clinics improve quality of care? (bmj.com)
  • Aligning Forces for Quality sparked a transformation in how communities across the country improved care for local residents. (rwjf.org)
  • A collection of articles insightful profiles written by prominent health policy journalists illustrating how Aligning Forces for Quality has improved health care in local communities. (rwjf.org)
  • This collection features key lessons learned by regional alliances of clinicians, patients, and payers in Aligning Forces for Quality communities as they work to transform local health care and provide models for national reform. (rwjf.org)
  • ACP Quality Connect links ACP members and their health care teams to free programs, resources, and practice coaches that help save time and improve practice and patient care. (acponline.org)
  • This plan describes the key actions we are committed to taking to make improvements to the care and services you receive. (baycrest.org)
  • As in previous years, these improvement priorities are rooted in our strategic goal to deliver exceptional quality of care and quality of life for our patients and residents. (baycrest.org)
  • Our QIP was developed with extensive feedback from clients, staff and physicians and reflects what they told us matters most to deliver safe, high quality care. (baycrest.org)
  • Along with a review of our improvement achievements and challenges over the past year, required standards, legislation, and best practices, our QIP reflects consistent themes across our organization while at the same time, making sure these priorities reflect the specific needs of our long term care facility, hospital and ambulatory care programs. (baycrest.org)
  • Falls are a leading cause of preventable injury for our hospital patients and a fall that results in a serious injury can lead to a number of challenges including worsening mobility, decreased quality of life, transfers to the Emergency Department and need for higher level of care. (baycrest.org)
  • For residents of our long term care facility, maintaining our residents' mobility and independence provide a better quality of life and promote health and wellbeing. (baycrest.org)
  • In the coming year, our improvement team will continue to work on implementing best practices directed at reduce ALC pressures and help patients access the right level of care they need. (baycrest.org)
  • Medicare Quality Improvement Organizations (QIOs) drive and champion improvement in our nation's health care system. (ahqa.org)
  • QIOs are private, mostly not-for-profit, organizations staffed by teams of physicians and other health care quality experts. (ahqa.org)
  • QIOs work directly with health care providers-such as hospitals, physicians, nursing homes, and home health agencies-to ensure the most current, clinically proven techniques and practices are being put in place to deliver the safest and highest quality care. (ahqa.org)
  • QIOs analyze data and patient records to identify areas for improvements in care, and ensure patients' voices are being heard by addressing individual complaints and bringing their perspectives into the improvement process. (ahqa.org)
  • Some of the many services QIOs offer include health care information technology (IT) consulting, quality review services, dispute resolution services, and other health care improvement service lines. (ahqa.org)
  • The Saskatchewan Health Authority will be the largest organization in Saskatchewan, employing over 44,000 employees and physicians responsible for the delivery of high quality and timely health care for the entire province. (rqhealth.ca)
  • Does Health IT Improve Quality Care? (prezi.com)
  • Kizer delivered the remarks during his keynote address to nearly 600 attendees at the TQIP national meeting in- Phoenix on Nov. 18, providing a historical context and an overview of the quality of health care and trauma care nationally and making recommendations for trauma care in the emerging value-based health-care economy. (ucdavis.edu)
  • Assessing trauma-care quality has historically occurred at the local level using locally developed quality indicators," Kizer said. (ucdavis.edu)
  • As a result, we have relatively little information about the quality of trauma care regionally or nationally. (ucdavis.edu)
  • Over the years, national debates on health care reform have largely focused on access, leaving cost and quality all but missing from the discussion - until recently. (facs.org)
  • ACS views improving quality as instrumental to adding value to health care systems because it reduces costs and improves care, but stresses that these solutions need to be brought to a larger national audience and expanded across all hospitals in the U.S. (facs.org)
  • Quality in Public Health - The US Department of Health and Human Services has led a series of efforts focused on improving quality in public health and health care. (cdc.gov)
  • Ability for long term monitoring of quality of care and. (ebscohost.com)
  • surgical
  • Her research focuses on developing innovative ways to insure high quality, efficient, and safe surgical services both in developing nations with limited resources as well as here at home. (auanet.org)
  • measures
  • These evidence reports may be used to inform guidelines, research agendas and quality measures, and serve as the basis for educational materials for consumers, clinicians and policymakers. (nih.gov)
  • These reports will also identify targets for quality improvement measures, which are highly valuable in terms of auditing and management reporting. (laerdal.com)
  • continual
  • Developed a TMDL Management System to incorporate new monitoring, scientific and research information and ensure that continual improvement and adaptive management occurs throughout implementation of the Lake Tahoe TMDL. (epa.gov)
  • Implementation
  • These programs aid the implementation of quality improvement projects with help from ACP QI experts. (acponline.org)
  • The Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board and the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NV DEP) are the two state regulatory agencies that oversee implementation of this TMDL. (epa.gov)
  • patients
  • These improvement methods are helping us reduce waits for services, ensure tests and procedures are appropriate, address activities which may cause harm to patients or staff, create more time for caregivers to be with their patients, and build better teams. (rqhealth.ca)
  • We welcome patients, residents, clients and their families to participate in improvement work. (rqhealth.ca)
  • Projects
  • The plan calls for fine sediment, phosphorus, and nitrogen pollutant load reduction projects to be implemented by state departments of transportation and local municipalities, land and stream resource management agencies, and air quality regulators. (epa.gov)
  • support
  • IHQI provides training, mentorship, and guidance as well as half-time support of an improvement project manager for one fiscal year. (unc.edu)
  • occurs
  • The successful transformational change effort always occurs from the top-down, while the process improvement occurs from the bottom-up. (rwjf.org)
  • transformation
  • Many of the weekly modules were developed in partnership with Center staff and feature recently-developed Center products, such as briefs related to MCH financing, summaries of trends in health transformation, and recorded lectures/presentations on quality improvement, systems thinking, and leadership. (hrsa.gov)
  • high
  • A study in Pediatrics showed that frequent short training sessions, known as low-dose high-frequency training, more than doubled retention of high-quality CPR skills (3). (laerdal.com)