Quality of Life: A generic concept reflecting concern with the modification and enhancement of life attributes, e.g., physical, political, moral and social environment; the overall condition of a human life.Health Status: The level of health of the individual, group, or population as subjectively assessed by the individual or by more objective measures.Quality of Health Care: The levels of excellence which characterize the health service or health care provided based on accepted standards of quality.Public Health: Branch of medicine concerned with the prevention and control of disease and disability, and the promotion of physical and mental health of the population on the international, national, state, or municipal level.Delivery of Health Care: The concept concerned with all aspects of providing and distributing health services to a patient population.Quality Assurance, Health Care: Activities and programs intended to assure or improve the quality of care in either a defined medical setting or a program. The concept includes the assessment or evaluation of the quality of care; identification of problems or shortcomings in the delivery of care; designing activities to overcome these deficiencies; and follow-up monitoring to ensure effectiveness of corrective steps.Quality Control: A system for verifying and maintaining a desired level of quality in a product or process by careful planning, use of proper equipment, continued inspection, and corrective action as required. (Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)Health Policy: Decisions, usually developed by government policymakers, for determining present and future objectives pertaining to the health care system.Health Surveys: A systematic collection of factual data pertaining to health and disease in a human population within a given geographic area.Health Care Reform: Innovation and improvement of the health care system by reappraisal, amendment of services, and removal of faults and abuses in providing and distributing health services to patients. It includes a re-alignment of health services and health insurance to maximum demographic elements (the unemployed, indigent, uninsured, elderly, inner cities, rural areas) with reference to coverage, hospitalization, pricing and cost containment, insurers' and employers' costs, pre-existing medical conditions, prescribed drugs, equipment, and services.Mental Health: The state wherein the person is well adjusted.Health Promotion: Encouraging consumer behaviors most likely to optimize health potentials (physical and psychosocial) through health information, preventive programs, and access to medical care.Health: The state of the organism when it functions optimally without evidence of disease.Quality Indicators, Health Care: Norms, criteria, standards, and other direct qualitative and quantitative measures used in determining the quality of health care.Health Care Surveys: Statistical measures of utilization and other aspects of the provision of health care services including hospitalization and ambulatory care.Attitude to Health: Public attitudes toward health, disease, and the medical care system.Primary Health Care: Care which provides integrated, accessible health care services by clinicians who are accountable for addressing a large majority of personal health care needs, developing a sustained partnership with patients, and practicing in the context of family and community. (JAMA 1995;273(3):192)Health Services Accessibility: The degree to which individuals are inhibited or facilitated in their ability to gain entry to and to receive care and services from the health care system. Factors influencing this ability include geographic, architectural, transportational, and financial considerations, among others.Health Planning: Planning for needed health and/or welfare services and facilities.Health Behavior: Behaviors expressed by individuals to protect, maintain or promote their health status. For example, proper diet, and appropriate exercise are activities perceived to influence health status. Life style is closely associated with health behavior and factors influencing life style are socioeconomic, educational, and cultural.Health Services: Services for the diagnosis and treatment of disease and the maintenance of health.Insurance, Health: Insurance providing coverage of medical, surgical, or hospital care in general or for which there is no specific heading.Health Personnel: Men and women working in the provision of health services, whether as individual practitioners or employees of health institutions and programs, whether or not professionally trained, and whether or not subject to public regulation. (From A Discursive Dictionary of Health Care, 1976)Health Services Research: The integration of epidemiologic, sociological, economic, and other analytic sciences in the study of health services. Health services research is usually concerned with relationships between need, demand, supply, use, and outcome of health services. The aim of the research is evaluation, particularly in terms of structure, process, output, and outcome. (From Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 2d ed)World Health: The concept pertaining to the health status of inhabitants of the world.Health Services Needs and Demand: Health services required by a population or community as well as the health services that the population or community is able and willing to pay for.Health Education: Education that increases the awareness and favorably influences the attitudes and knowledge relating to the improvement of health on a personal or community basis.Oral Health: The optimal state of the mouth and normal functioning of the organs of the mouth without evidence of disease.Health Expenditures: The amounts spent by individuals, groups, nations, or private or public organizations for total health care and/or its various components. These amounts may or may not be equivalent to the actual costs (HEALTH CARE COSTS) and may or may not be shared among the patient, insurers, and/or employers.Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice: Knowledge, attitudes, and associated behaviors which pertain to health-related topics such as PATHOLOGIC PROCESSES or diseases, their prevention, and treatment. This term refers to non-health workers and health workers (HEALTH PERSONNEL).Public Health Administration: Management of public health organizations or agencies.Environmental Health: The science of controlling or modifying those conditions, influences, or forces surrounding man which relate to promoting, establishing, and maintaining health.Health Status Disparities: Variation in rates of disease occurrence and disabilities between population groups defined by socioeconomic characteristics such as age, ethnicity, economic resources, or gender and populations identified geographically or similar measures.Occupational Health: The promotion and maintenance of physical and mental health in the work environment.Patient Acceptance of Health Care: The seeking and acceptance by patients of health service.Outcome Assessment (Health Care): Research aimed at assessing the quality and effectiveness of health care as measured by the attainment of a specified end result or outcome. Measures include parameters such as improved health, lowered morbidity or mortality, and improvement of abnormal states (such as elevated blood pressure).National Health Programs: Components of a national health care system which administer specific services, e.g., national health insurance.Health Care Rationing: Planning for the equitable allocation, apportionment, or distribution of available health resources.Delivery of Health Care, Integrated: A health care system which combines physicians, hospitals, and other medical services with a health plan to provide the complete spectrum of medical care for its customers. In a fully integrated system, the three key elements - physicians, hospital, and health plan membership - are in balance in terms of matching medical resources with the needs of purchasers and patients. (Coddington et al., Integrated Health Care: Reorganizing the Physician, Hospital and Health Plan Relationship, 1994, p7)Mental Health Services: Organized services to provide mental health care.Health Priorities: Preferentially rated health-related activities or functions to be used in establishing health planning goals. This may refer specifically to PL93-641.Public Health Practice: The activities and endeavors of the public health services in a community on any level.Health Care Sector: Economic sector concerned with the provision, distribution, and consumption of health care services and related products.Women's Health: The concept covering the physical and mental conditions of women.Attitude of Health Personnel: Attitudes of personnel toward their patients, other professionals, toward the medical care system, etc.Rural Health: The status of health in rural populations.Community Health Services: Diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive health services provided for individuals in the community.Child Health Services: Organized services to provide health care for children.Quality Improvement: The attainment or process of attaining a new level of performance or quality.World Health Organization: A specialized agency of the United Nations designed as a coordinating authority on international health work; its aim is to promote the attainment of the highest possible level of health by all peoples.Urban Health: The status of health in urban populations.Cross-Sectional Studies: Studies in which the presence or absence of disease or other health-related variables are determined in each member of the study population or in a representative sample at one particular time. This contrasts with LONGITUDINAL STUDIES which are followed over a period of time.Health Literacy: Degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions.Questionnaires: Predetermined sets of questions used to collect data - clinical data, social status, occupational group, etc. The term is often applied to a self-completed survey instrument.Rural Health Services: Health services, public or private, in rural areas. The services include the promotion of health and the delivery of health care.Health Facilities: Institutions which provide medical or health-related services.Socioeconomic Factors: Social and economic factors that characterize the individual or group within the social structure.Community Health Planning: Planning that has the goals of improving health, improving accessibility to health services, and promoting efficiency in the provision of services and resources on a comprehensive basis for a whole community. (From Facts on File Dictionary of Health Care Management, 1988, p299)Regional Health Planning: Planning for health resources at a regional or multi-state level.Total Quality Management: The application of industrial management practice to systematically maintain and improve organization-wide performance. Effectiveness and success are determined and assessed by quantitative quality measures.Health Manpower: The availability of HEALTH PERSONNEL. It includes the demand and recruitment of both professional and allied health personnel, their present and future supply and distribution, and their assignment and utilization.Health Resources: Available manpower, facilities, revenue, equipment, and supplies to produce requisite health care and services.Community Health Centers: Facilities which administer the delivery of health care services to people living in a community or neighborhood.Preventive Health Services: Services designed for HEALTH PROMOTION and prevention of disease.Electronic Health Records: Media that facilitate transportability of pertinent information concerning patient's illness across varied providers and geographic locations. Some versions include direct linkages to online consumer health information that is relevant to the health conditions and treatments related to a specific patient.Water Quality: A rating of a body of water based on measurable physical, chemical, and biological characteristics.Maternal Health Services: Organized services to provide health care to expectant and nursing mothers.Outcome and Process Assessment (Health Care): Evaluation procedures that focus on both the outcome or status (OUTCOMES ASSESSMENT) of the patient at the end of an episode of care - presence of symptoms, level of activity, and mortality; and the process (ASSESSMENT, PROCESS) - what is done for the patient diagnostically and therapeutically.Health Occupations: Professions or other business activities directed to the cure and prevention of disease. For occupations of medical personnel who are not physicians but who are working in the fields of medical technology, physical therapy, etc., ALLIED HEALTH OCCUPATIONS is available.Health Benefit Plans, Employee: Health insurance plans for employees, and generally including their dependents, usually on a cost-sharing basis with the employer paying a percentage of the premium.Reproductive Health: The physical condition of human reproductive systems.Public Health Nursing: A nursing specialty concerned with promoting and protecting the health of populations, using knowledge from nursing, social, and public health sciences to develop local, regional, state, and national health policy and research. It is population-focused and community-oriented, aimed at health promotion and disease prevention through educational, diagnostic, and preventive programs.Interviews as Topic: Conversations with an individual or individuals held in order to obtain information about their background and other personal biographical data, their attitudes and opinions, etc. It includes school admission or job interviews.Health Services for the Aged: Services for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases in the aged and the maintenance of health in the elderly.Program Evaluation: Studies designed to assess the efficacy of programs. They may include the evaluation of cost-effectiveness, the extent to which objectives are met, or impact.Occupational Health Services: Health services for employees, usually provided by the employer at the place of work.Reproducibility of Results: The statistical reproducibility of measurements (often in a clinical context), including the testing of instrumentation or techniques to obtain reproducible results. The concept includes reproducibility of physiological measurements, which may be used to develop rules to assess probability or prognosis, or response to a stimulus; reproducibility of occurrence of a condition; and reproducibility of experimental results.Health Plan Implementation: Those actions designed to carry out recommendations pertaining to health plans or programs.Prevalence: The total number of cases of a given disease in a specified population at a designated time. It is differentiated from INCIDENCE, which refers to the number of new cases in the population at a given time.Patient Satisfaction: The degree to which the individual regards the health care service or product or the manner in which it is delivered by the provider as useful, effective, or beneficial.Great BritainHealth Services Administration: The organization and administration of health services dedicated to the delivery of health care.Public Health Informatics: The systematic application of information and computer sciences to public health practice, research, and learning.National Institutes of Health (U.S.): An operating division of the US Department of Health and Human Services. It is concerned with the overall planning, promoting, and administering of programs pertaining to health and medical research. Until 1995, it was an agency of the United States PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE.State Health Plans: State plans prepared by the State Health Planning and Development Agencies which are made up from plans submitted by the Health Systems Agencies and subject to review and revision by the Statewide Health Coordinating Council.Health Care Coalitions: Voluntary groups of people representing diverse interests in the community such as hospitals, businesses, physicians, and insurers, with the principal objective to improve health care cost effectiveness.Catchment Area (Health): A geographic area defined and served by a health program or institution.Politics: Activities concerned with governmental policies, functions, etc.Health Maintenance Organizations: Organized systems for providing comprehensive prepaid health care that have five basic attributes: (1) provide care in a defined geographic area; (2) provide or ensure delivery of an agreed-upon set of basic and supplemental health maintenance and treatment services; (3) provide care to a voluntarily enrolled group of persons; (4) require their enrollees to use the services of designated providers; and (5) receive reimbursement through a predetermined, fixed, periodic prepayment made by the enrollee without regard to the degree of services provided. (From Facts on File Dictionary of Health Care Management, 1988)Logistic Models: Statistical models which describe the relationship between a qualitative dependent variable (that is, one which can take only certain discrete values, such as the presence or absence of a disease) and an independent variable. A common application is in epidemiology for estimating an individual's risk (probability of a disease) as a function of a given risk factor.Chronic Disease: Diseases which have one or more of the following characteristics: they are permanent, leave residual disability, are caused by nonreversible pathological alteration, require special training of the patient for rehabilitation, or may be expected to require a long period of supervision, observation, or care. (Dictionary of Health Services Management, 2d ed)Treatment Outcome: Evaluation undertaken to assess the results or consequences of management and procedures used in combating disease in order to determine the efficacy, effectiveness, safety, and practicability of these interventions in individual cases or series.Mental Disorders: Psychiatric illness or diseases manifested by breakdowns in the adaptational process expressed primarily as abnormalities of thought, feeling, and behavior producing either distress or impairment of function.Food Quality: Ratings of the characteristics of food including flavor, appearance, nutritional content, and the amount of microbial and chemical contamination.Prospective Studies: Observation of a population for a sufficient number of persons over a sufficient number of years to generate incidence or mortality rates subsequent to the selection of the study group.Reproductive Health Services: Health care services related to human REPRODUCTION and diseases of the reproductive system. Services are provided to both sexes and usually by physicians in the medical or the surgical specialties such as REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE; ANDROLOGY; GYNECOLOGY; OBSTETRICS; and PERINATOLOGY.Time Factors: Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.Women's Health Services: Organized services to provide health care to women. It excludes maternal care services for which MATERNAL HEALTH SERVICES is available.Health Planning Guidelines: Recommendations for directing health planning functions and policies. These may be mandated by PL93-641 and issued by the Department of Health and Human Services for use by state and local planning agencies.Urban Health Services: Health services, public or private, in urban areas. The services include the promotion of health and the delivery of health care.Age Factors: Age as a constituent element or influence contributing to the production of a result. It may be applicable to the cause or the effect of a circumstance. It is used with human or animal concepts but should be differentiated from AGING, a physiological process, and TIME FACTORS which refers only to the passage of time.Poverty: A situation in which the level of living of an individual, family, or group is below the standard of the community. It is often related to a specific income level.Health Services, Indigenous: Health care provided to specific cultural or tribal peoples which incorporates local customs, beliefs, and taboos.Family Health: The health status of the family as a unit including the impact of the health of one member of the family on the family as a unit and on individual family members; also, the impact of family organization or disorganization on the health status of its members.Healthcare Disparities: Differences in access to or availability of medical facilities and services.Health Records, Personal: Longitudinal patient-maintained records of individual health history and tools that allow individual control of access.Research Design: A plan for collecting and utilizing data so that desired information can be obtained with sufficient precision or so that an hypothesis can be tested properly.Men's Health: The concept covering the physical and mental conditions of men.Allied Health Personnel: Health care workers specially trained and licensed to assist and support the work of health professionals. Often used synonymously with paramedical personnel, the term generally refers to all health care workers who perform tasks which must otherwise be performed by a physician or other health professional.Qualitative Research: Any type of research that employs nonnumeric information to explore individual or group characteristics, producing findings not arrived at by statistical procedures or other quantitative means. (Qualitative Inquiry: A Dictionary of Terms Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 1997)Cost-Benefit Analysis: A method of comparing the cost of a program with its expected benefits in dollars (or other currency). The benefit-to-cost ratio is a measure of total return expected per unit of money spent. This analysis generally excludes consideration of factors that are not measured ultimately in economic terms. Cost effectiveness compares alternative ways to achieve a specific set of results.Sex Factors: Maleness or femaleness as a constituent element or influence contributing to the production of a result. It may be applicable to the cause or effect of a circumstance. It is used with human or animal concepts but should be differentiated from SEX CHARACTERISTICS, anatomical or physiological manifestations of sex, and from SEX DISTRIBUTION, the number of males and females in given circumstances.Longitudinal Studies: Studies in which variables relating to an individual or group of individuals are assessed over a period of time.Population Surveillance: Ongoing scrutiny of a population (general population, study population, target population, etc.), generally using methods distinguished by their practicability, uniformity, and frequently their rapidity, rather than by complete accuracy.Adolescent Health Services: Organized services to provide health care to adolescents, ages ranging from 13 through 18 years.Social Justice: An interactive process whereby members of a community are concerned for the equality and rights of all.Community Mental Health Services: Diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive mental health services provided for individuals in the community.Consumer Participation: Community or individual involvement in the decision-making process.Health Planning Support: Financial resources provided for activities related to health planning and development.Cohort Studies: Studies in which subsets of a defined population are identified. These groups may or may not be exposed to factors hypothesized to influence the probability of the occurrence of a particular disease or other outcome. Cohorts are defined populations which, as a whole, are followed in an attempt to determine distinguishing subgroup characteristics.Policy Making: The decision process by which individuals, groups or institutions establish policies pertaining to plans, programs or procedures.Rural Population: The inhabitants of rural areas or of small towns classified as rural.Sickness Impact Profile: A quality-of-life scale developed in the United States in 1972 as a measure of health status or dysfunction generated by a disease. It is a behaviorally based questionnaire for patients and addresses activities such as sleep and rest, mobility, recreation, home management, emotional behavior, social interaction, and the like. It measures the patient's perceived health status and is sensitive enough to detect changes or differences in health status occurring over time or between groups. (From Medical Care, vol.xix, no.8, August 1981, p.787-805)Psychometrics: Assessment of psychological variables by the application of mathematical procedures.Infant, Newborn: An infant during the first month after birth.School Health Services: Preventive health services provided for students. It excludes college or university students.Comprehensive Health Care: Providing for the full range of personal health services for diagnosis, treatment, follow-up and rehabilitation of patients.Schools, Public Health: Educational institutions for individuals specializing in the field of public health.Needs Assessment: Systematic identification of a population's needs or the assessment of individuals to determine the proper level of services needed.Program Development: The process of formulating, improving, and expanding educational, managerial, or service-oriented work plans (excluding computer program development).Educational Status: Educational attainment or level of education of individuals.United States Dept. of Health and Human Services: A cabinet department in the Executive Branch of the United States Government concerned with administering those agencies and offices having programs pertaining to health and human services.Private Sector: That distinct portion of the institutional, industrial, or economic structure of a country that is controlled or owned by non-governmental, private interests.Cooperative Behavior: The interaction of two or more persons or organizations directed toward a common goal which is mutually beneficial. An act or instance of working or acting together for a common purpose or benefit, i.e., joint action. (From Random House Dictionary Unabridged, 2d ed)Pregnancy: The status during which female mammals carry their developing young (EMBRYOS or FETUSES) in utero before birth, beginning from FERTILIZATION to BIRTH.Follow-Up Studies: Studies in which individuals or populations are followed to assess the outcome of exposures, procedures, or effects of a characteristic, e.g., occurrence of disease.Regression Analysis: Procedures for finding the mathematical function which best describes the relationship between a dependent variable and one or more independent variables. In linear regression (see LINEAR MODELS) the relationship is constrained to be a straight line and LEAST-SQUARES ANALYSIS is used to determine the best fit. In logistic regression (see LOGISTIC MODELS) the dependent variable is qualitative rather than continuously variable and LIKELIHOOD FUNCTIONS are used to find the best relationship. In multiple regression, the dependent variable is considered to depend on more than a single independent variable.Evidence-Based Medicine: An approach of practicing medicine with the goal to improve and evaluate patient care. It requires the judicious integration of best research evidence with the patient's values to make decisions about medical care. This method is to help physicians make proper diagnosis, devise best testing plan, choose best treatment and methods of disease prevention, as well as develop guidelines for large groups of patients with the same disease. (from JAMA 296 (9), 2006)Pilot Projects: Small-scale tests of methods and procedures to be used on a larger scale if the pilot study demonstrates that these methods and procedures can work.Depression: Depressive states usually of moderate intensity in contrast with major depression present in neurotic and psychotic disorders.Health Food: A non-medical term defined by the lay public as a food that has little or no preservatives, which has not undergone major processing, enrichment or refinement and which may be grown without pesticides. (from Segen, The Dictionary of Modern Medicine, 1992)Activities of Daily Living: The performance of the basic activities of self care, such as dressing, ambulation, or eating.Social Class: A stratum of people with similar position and prestige; includes social stratification. Social class is measured by criteria such as education, occupation, and income.International Cooperation: The interaction of persons or groups of persons representing various nations in the pursuit of a common goal or interest.Stress, Psychological: Stress wherein emotional factors predominate.Financing, Government: Federal, state, or local government organized methods of financial assistance.Consumer Satisfaction: Customer satisfaction or dissatisfaction with a benefit or service received.Australia: The smallest continent and an independent country, comprising six states and two territories. Its capital is Canberra.Social Support: Support systems that provide assistance and encouragement to individuals with physical or emotional disabilities in order that they may better cope. Informal social support is usually provided by friends, relatives, or peers, while formal assistance is provided by churches, groups, etc.Organizational Objectives: The purposes, missions, and goals of an individual organization or its units, established through administrative processes. It includes an organization's long-range plans and administrative philosophy.Process Assessment (Health Care): An evaluation procedure that focuses on how care is delivered, based on the premise that there are standards of performance for activities undertaken in delivering patient care, in which the specific actions taken, events occurring, and human interactions are compared with accepted standards.Severity of Illness Index: Levels within a diagnostic group which are established by various measurement criteria applied to the seriousness of a patient's disorder.State Medicine: A system of medical care regulated, controlled and financed by the government, in which the government assumes responsibility for the health needs of the population.Organizational Case Studies: Descriptions and evaluations of specific health care organizations.Managed Care Programs: Health insurance plans intended to reduce unnecessary health care costs through a variety of mechanisms, including: economic incentives for physicians and patients to select less costly forms of care; programs for reviewing the medical necessity of specific services; increased beneficiary cost sharing; controls on inpatient admissions and lengths of stay; the establishment of cost-sharing incentives for outpatient surgery; selective contracting with health care providers; and the intensive management of high-cost health care cases. The programs may be provided in a variety of settings, such as HEALTH MAINTENANCE ORGANIZATIONS and PREFERRED PROVIDER ORGANIZATIONS.Health Fairs: Community health education events focused on prevention of disease and promotion of health through audiovisual exhibits.BrazilEfficiency, Organizational: The capacity of an organization, institution, or business to produce desired results with a minimum expenditure of energy, time, money, personnel, materiel, etc.Health Communication: The transfer of information from experts in the medical and public health fields to patients and the public. The study and use of communication strategies to inform and influence individual and community decisions that enhance health.Residence Characteristics: Elements of residence that characterize a population. They are applicable in determining need for and utilization of health services.Insurance Coverage: Generally refers to the amount of protection available and the kind of loss which would be paid for under an insurance contract with an insurer. (Slee & Slee, Health Care Terms, 2d ed)EnglandHolistic Health: Health as viewed from the perspective that humans and other organisms function as complete, integrated units rather than as aggregates of separate parts.Cost of Illness: The personal cost of acute or chronic disease. The cost to the patient may be an economic, social, or psychological cost or personal loss to self, family, or immediate community. The cost of illness may be reflected in absenteeism, productivity, response to treatment, peace of mind, or QUALITY OF LIFE. It differs from HEALTH CARE COSTS, meaning the societal cost of providing services related to the delivery of health care, rather than personal impact on individuals.Employment: The state of being engaged in an activity or service for wages or salary.Netherlands: Country located in EUROPE. It is bordered by the NORTH SEA, BELGIUM, and GERMANY. Constituent areas are Aruba, Curacao, Sint Maarten, formerly included in the NETHERLANDS ANTILLES.Dental Health Services: Services designed to promote, maintain, or restore dental health.Urban Population: The inhabitants of a city or town, including metropolitan areas and suburban areas.Retrospective Studies: Studies used to test etiologic hypotheses in which inferences about an exposure to putative causal factors are derived from data relating to characteristics of persons under study or to events or experiences in their past. The essential feature is that some of the persons under study have the disease or outcome of interest and their characteristics are compared with those of unaffected persons.Marketing of Health Services: Application of marketing principles and techniques to maximize the use of health care resources.Patient Education as Topic: The teaching or training of patients concerning their own health needs.Insurance, Health, Reimbursement: Payment by a third-party payer in a sum equal to the amount expended by a health care provider or facility for health services rendered to an insured or program beneficiary. (From Facts on File Dictionary of Health Care Management, 1988)Interinstitutional Relations: The interactions between representatives of institutions, agencies, or organizations.Guidelines as Topic: A systematic statement of policy rules or principles. Guidelines may be developed by government agencies at any level, institutions, professional societies, governing boards, or by convening expert panels. The text may be cursive or in outline form but is generally a comprehensive guide to problems and approaches in any field of activity. For guidelines in the field of health care and clinical medicine, PRACTICE GUIDELINES AS TOPIC is available.Public Policy: A course or method of action selected, usually by a government, from among alternatives to guide and determine present and future decisions.Medical Informatics: The field of information science concerned with the analysis and dissemination of medical data through the application of computers to various aspects of health care and medicine.Government Agencies: Administrative units of government responsible for policy making and management of governmental activities.United States Public Health Service: A constituent organization of the DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES concerned with protecting and improving the health of the nation.Public Sector: The area of a nation's economy that is tax-supported and under government control.Information Dissemination: The circulation or wide dispersal of information.Prepaid Health Plans: Contracts between an insurer and a subscriber or a group of subscribers whereby a specified set of health benefits is provided in return for a periodic premium.Information Services: Organized services to provide information on any questions an individual might have using databases and other sources. (From Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)Health Planning Councils: Organized groups serving in advisory capacities related to health planning activities.Social Responsibility: The obligations and accountability assumed in carrying out actions or ideas on behalf of others.Universal Coverage: Health insurance coverage for all persons in a state or country, rather than for some subset of the population. It may extend to the unemployed as well as to the employed; to aliens as well as to citizens; for pre-existing conditions as well as for current illnesses; for mental as well as for physical conditions.Practice Guidelines as Topic: Directions or principles presenting current or future rules of policy for assisting health care practitioners in patient care decisions regarding diagnosis, therapy, or related clinical circumstances. The guidelines may be developed by government agencies at any level, institutions, professional societies, governing boards, or by the convening of expert panels. The guidelines form a basis for the evaluation of all aspects of health care and delivery.Occupational Health Nursing: The practice of nursing in the work environment.Benchmarking: Method of measuring performance against established standards of best practice.EuropeFamily Practice: A medical specialty concerned with the provision of continuing, comprehensive primary health care for the entire family.Ethnic Groups: A group of people with a common cultural heritage that sets them apart from others in a variety of social relationships.Multivariate Analysis: A set of techniques used when variation in several variables has to be studied simultaneously. In statistics, multivariate analysis is interpreted as any analytic method that allows simultaneous study of two or more dependent variables.Health Transition: Demographic and epidemiologic changes that have occurred in the last five decades in many developing countries and that are characterized by major growth in the number and proportion of middle-aged and elderly persons and in the frequency of the diseases that occur in these age groups. The health transition is the result of efforts to improve maternal and child health via primary care and outreach services and such efforts have been responsible for a decrease in the birth rate; reduced maternal mortality; improved preventive services; reduced infant mortality, and the increased life expectancy that defines the transition. (From Ann Intern Med 1992 Mar 15;116(6):499-504)History, 20th Century: Time period from 1901 through 2000 of the common era.Research: Critical and exhaustive investigation or experimentation, having for its aim the discovery of new facts and their correct interpretation, the revision of accepted conclusions, theories, or laws in the light of newly discovered facts, or the practical application of such new or revised conclusions, theories, or laws. (Webster, 3d ed)Decision Making, Organizational: The process by which decisions are made in an institution or other organization.Maternal-Child Health Centers: Facilities which administer the delivery of health care services to mothers and children.Demography: Statistical interpretation and description of a population with reference to distribution, composition, or structure.Education, Public Health Professional: Education and training in PUBLIC HEALTH for the practice of the profession.Self Report: Method for obtaining information through verbal responses, written or oral, from subjects.Costs and Cost Analysis: Absolute, comparative, or differential costs pertaining to services, institutions, resources, etc., or the analysis and study of these costs.
A performance-based lottery to improve residential care and training by institutional staff. (1/5276)Two experiments were conducted on four units of a residential facility for the multiply-handicapped retarded in an attempt to improve daily care and training services. Experiment I compared the effects of two procedures in maintaining the work performance of attendants, using an A-B design on two units. One procedure consisted of implementing specific staff-resident assignments, the other consisted of allowing attendants who had met performance criteria to be eligible for a weekly lottery in which they could win the opportunity to rearrange their days off for the following week. Results showed that the lottery was a more effective procedure as measured by the per cent of time attendants engaged in predefined target behaviors, and by their frequency of task completion in several areas of resident care. Experiment II replicated and extended these results to the area of work quality on two additional units, using a multiple-baseline design. The performance lottery was found to be an effective econimical procedure that could be implemented by supervisory staff on a large scale. (+info)
A decade of caring for drug users entirely within general practice. (2/5276)BACKGROUND: The government encourages general practitioners (GPs) to become involved in caring for drug users. However, in some areas of the country, including Bedford, secondary care support is inadequate. GPs in these areas have to decide how to cope with such patients entirely within general practice. AIM: To assess the characteristics and quality of care given without secondary care support to drug users by one practice in Bedford over a decade. METHOD: A search was made of the practice computer for all patients with a problem title of 'addiction drug' between 1986 and 1995. The age, sex, social characteristics, and drug history were recorded. RESULTS: One hundred and ninety-two patients were found, of which 155 took part in the practice programme; i.e. they consulted more than three times. Forty-three patients (37%) who took part and were prescribed Methadone were prescribed this drug as ampoules. Sixty-three patients (40.6%) who took part in the programme stopped using drugs. Thirty-two (33.6%) of the Methadone users became abstinent. A higher proportion of women (13-48%) than men (19-27.7%) stopped using Methadone (P = 0.019). Among patients who had a stable lifestyle, a higher proportion had been prescribed ampoules than mixture (22 out of 28: 78.6%; P = 0.001). Similarly, of those who had a job, eight out of 11 (72%; P = 0.037) had been prescribed methadone ampoules. Two-thirds of all patients prescribed amphetamines stopped using drugs. CONCLUSION: Long-term care of drug users entirely within general practice is feasible. Among those prescribed methadone ampoules, a higher than average proportion had stable lifestyles and had a stable job. (+info)
Women patients' preferences for female or male GPs. (3/5276)OBJECTIVE: We aimed to investigate general preferences to see a male or female GP either some or all of the time, and specific preferences to see a female primary health care (PHC) worker for individual health issues; to compare these preferences with reported consultation behaviour; and to explore women's evaluations of the quality of PHC services in relation to their preferences and consultation behaviour. METHOD: Results are reported on 881 women aged 16-65 years who had consulted their GP in the previous 6 months. Logistical regression analysis was undertaken to evaluate whether a general preference to see another woman is more important than specific women's health issues in determining why some women regularly choose to consult a female GP. RESULTS: General preference was 2.6 times more important than specific health issues in predicting choice of a female GP in a mixed-sex practice. Nearly a half (49.1 %) of women attending male-only practices stated that they wanted to see a female GP in at least some circumstances, compared with 63.8% of women in mixed-sex practices. In total, 65.5% of the sample stated that there was at least one specific health issue for which they would only want to be seen by a woman PHC worker. The most positive evaluations of the quality of GP services were made by women normally seeing a male GP in mixed-sex practices and the least positive evaluations were given by women in male-only GP practices CONCLUSIONS: In order to meet women's expressed preferences, every GP practice should have at least one female GP available at least some of the time and every GP practice should employ a female PHC worker. (+info)
Physician management in primary care. (4/5276)Minimal explicit consensus criteria in the management of patients with four indicator conditions were established by an ad hoc committee of primary care physicians practicing in different locations. These criteria were then applied to the practices of primary care physicians located in a single community by abstracting medical records and obtaining questionnaire data about patients with the indicator conditions. A standardized management score for each physician was used as the dependent variable in stepwise regression analysis with physician/practice and patient/disease characteristics as the candidate independent variables. For all physicians combined, the mean management scores were high, ranging from .78 to .93 for the four conditions. For two of the conditions, care of the normal infant and pregnant woman, the management scores were better for pediatricians and obstetricians respectively than for family physicians. For the other two conditions, adult onset diabetes and congestive heart failure, there were no differences between the management scores of family physicians and internists. Patient/disease characteristics did not contribute significantly to explaining the variation in the standardized management scores. (+info)
Raising the bar: the use of performance guarantees by the Pacific Business Group on Health. (5/5276)In 1996 the Pacific Business Group on Health (PBGH) negotiated more than two dozen performance guarantees with thirteen of California's largest health maintenance organizations (HMOs) on behalf the seventeen large employers in its Negotiating Alliance. The negotiations put more than $8 million at risk for meeting performance targets with the goal of improving the performance of all health plans. Nearly $2 million, or 23 percent of the premium at risk, was refunded to the PBGH by the HMOs for missed targets. The majority of plans met their targets for satisfaction with the health plan and physicians, as well as cesarean section, mammography, Pap smear, and prenatal care rates. However, eight of the thirteen plans missed their targets for childhood immunizations, refunding 86 percent of the premium at risk. (+info)
Is health insurance in Greece in need of reform? (6/5276)This paper aims to assess the relationship between insurance contributions and health benefits in Greece by using information from sickness funds' accounts. The paper argues that the fragmentation of social health insurance, and the particular ways in which sickness funds' financial services are organized, are a major source of inequity and are grossly inefficient. The survival of these systems in the 1990s cannot be explained except on grounds of inertia and corporate resistance. (+info)
Use of laboratory testing for genital chlamydial infection in Norway. (7/5276)OBJECTIVE: To assess the use of laboratory tests for genital chlamydial infection in Norway. DESIGN: Questionnaire survey of general practitioners' practice in chlamydial testing, retrospective survey of laboratory records, 1986-91, and prospective study of testing in one laboratory during four weeks. SETTING: All 18 microbiological laboratories in Norway (4.2 million population), including one serving all doctors in Vestfold county (0.2 million population). SUBJECTS: 302 general practitioners. MAIN MEASURES: GPs' routine practice, methods used for testing, 1986-91, and sex specific and age group specific testing in 1991. RESULTS: 201(69%) GPs replied to the questionnaire: 101(51%) would test all women younger than 25 years at routine pelvic examination, 107(54%) all girls at first pelvic examination, 131(66%) all pregnant women, and 106(54%) all men whose female partner had urogenital complaints. Nationwide in 1986, 122,000 tests were performed (2.9 per 100 population); 10% were positive and 51% were cell culture tests. In 1991, 341,000 tests were performed (8.0 per 100 population); 4.5% were positive and 15% were cell culture tests. 13,184 tests were performed in Vestfold in 1991 (6.6 per 100 population). The age group specific rates (per 100 population) among women were: age 15-19 years, 22.0(95% confidence interval 18.2 to 25.8); 20-24 years, 47.2(42.1 to 52.3); 25-29 years, 42.3(37.1 to 47.5); 30-34 years, 29.8(25.4 to 34.2); and 35-39 years, 12.5(9.5 to 15.5). CONCLUSIONS: GPs use liberal indications for testing. The dramatic increase in testing, especially by enzyme immunoassays, in populations with a low prevalence of infection results in low cost effectiveness and low predictive value of positive tests, which in women over 29 years is estimated as 17-36%. IMPLICATIONS: Doctors should be educated about the limitations of enzyme immunoassays in screening low prevalence populations, and laboratories should apply a confirmatory test to specimens testing positive with such assays. (+info)
Clinical guidelines: proliferation and medicolegal significance. (8/5276)Guidelines seeking to influence and regulate clinical activity are currently gaining a new cultural ascendancy on both sides of the Atlantic. Statutory agencies may be charged with developing clinical guidelines, and civil courts, in deciding actions in negligence, could be influenced by standards of care expressed in guideline statements. Clinical guidelines are not accorded unchallengeable status: they have been subject to careful scrutiny by British and American courts to establish their authenticity and relevance. In the United States, compliance with clinical guidelines cannot be used as a defence against liability if a physician's conduct is held to have been negligent, and third party organisations can be held liable if their clinical guidelines are found to be a contributory cause of patient harm. Guidelines have not usurped the role of the expert witness in court. The importance the law attaches to customary practice means that atypical or bizarre guidelines are unlikely to be accepted as embodying a legally required standard of clinical care. (+info)
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Health care quality and patient safety are deeply connected. Both are central to ODPHPs mission and efforts to improve the health of all Americans.. Health care quality is a broad term that encompasses many aspects of patient care. Quality health care is care that is safe, effective, patient-centered, timely, efficient, and equitable.1. Patient safety is an important aspect of health care quality and a key priority for ODPHP. To ensure patient safety, health care systems must strive to prevent errors, learn from the errors that do occur, and create a culture of safety that involves health care professionals, organizations, and patients.2 ...
Review of 103 Swedish Healthcare Quality Registries
Background and objectives: In the past two decades, an increasing number of nationwide, Swedish Healthcare Quality Registries (QRs) focusing on specific disorders have been initiated, mostly by physicians. Here, we describe the purpose, organization, variables, coverage and completeness of 103 Swedish QRs. Methods: From March to September 2013, we examined the 2012 applications of 103 QRs to the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions (SALAR) and also studied the annual reports from the same QRs. After initial data abstraction, the coordinator of each QR was contacted at least twice between June and October 2013 and asked to confirm the accuracy of the data retrieved from the applications and reports. Results: About 60% of the QRs covered 80% of their target population (completeness). Data recorded in Swedish QRs include aspects of disease management (diagnosis, clinical characteristics, treatment and lead times). In addition, some QRs retrieve data on self-reported quality of life ...
Quality Health Strategies Earns Prestigious CMMI Level 3 Appraisal Status Now among a select, distinguished list of High...
Easton, MD - January 25, 2018 Quality Health Strategies Inc. announced today that it has been awarded the highly regarded Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Level 3 appraisal status. This is an excellent performance improvement model for competitive organizations that want to achieve high-performance operations. Building upon an organizations business performance objectives, CMMI provides a set of practices for improving processes, resulting in a quality improvement system that paves the way for better operations and performance. The appraisal was performed by Certified Lead Appraiser Jeff Dalton of Broadsword Solutions Corporation - a CMMI Institute Partner company based in Detroit, Michigan. The CMMI Institute is a subsidiary of the ISACA (Information Systems Audit and Control Association). A CMMI certification enables others to identify the capability of an organization, and was originally introduced via the Department of Defense to enable it to determine the maturity and ...
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A super specialty eye hospital). At the same premises of Mahavir Arogya Sansthan. Though an ophthalmic unit was already in service at Mahavir Arogya Sansthan it was proposed to set up a separate unit "Mahavir Netralaya" to cater the needs of increasing number of patients and provide quality services for which the patients are going outside state to Chennai, Sitapur, Aligarh. The Mahavir Netralaya was accordingly established and was inaugurated by the Honble Chief Minister of Bihar Shri Nitish Kumar Jee on 21.01.2007. The Netralaya has extended quality services to a large number of patient on nominal cost. Specialist from Shankar Netralaya Chennai and other reputed Eye Hospital at kolkota, Aligarh, Sitapur are visiting the Sansthan at frequent interval and extending their expertise to the poor patients of the Sansthan. Affordable rate has been fixed for all services. More than 150 patients are attending the OPD daily the poor patients are treated free.. Facilities available:-. ...
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They must also devise a plan on how to save in costs like deciding on whether the patient still needs rehabilitation in a special recovery facility or with an in-house care. Each brain injury is unique and planning for long term care must be based on its severity. The more severe the head injury, the more costly it will be.. There has to be a good plan on the careful selection of service providers. Again,the seriousness of the injury will be the basis on the selecting healthcare providers.. A good doctor, a highly advanced clinic and a good rehabilitation program will charge a lot but the returns are usually better. Often more expensive doctor or facility means more experienced and high quality service that you can get. The right choice of service providers is a vital step for a speedy recovery. Consider that the more speedy the recovery, there is less burden and stress to the caring family members and survivor as well.. ...
Bury VCFA - Enhancing the Quality of Life of local residents
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EY , Assurance , Tax , Transactions , Advisory. About EY. EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.. EY refers to the global organization, and may refer to one or more, of the member firms of Ernst & Young Global Limited, each of which is a separate legal entity. Ernst & Young Global Limited, a UK company limited by guarantee, does not provide services to clients. For more information about our organization, please visit ey.com.. © 2019 EYGM Limited. All Rights Reserved.. EYG/OC/FEA no.. ED MMYY. This material has been prepared for general informational purposes only and is not intended to be relied upon as ...
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EY , Assurance , Tax , Transactions , Advisory. About EY. EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.. EY refers to the global organization, and may refer to one or more, of the member firms of Ernst & Young Global Limited, each of which is a separate legal entity. Ernst & Young Global Limited, a UK company limited by guarantee, does not provide services to clients. For more information about our organization, please visit ey.com.. © 2019 EYGM Limited. All Rights Reserved.. EYG/OC/FEA no.. ED MMYY. This material has been prepared for general informational purposes only and is not intended to be relied upon as ...
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The Care Quality Commission (CQC) are the independent regulator of health and adult social care in England.. The CQC make sure health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate, high-quality care and encourage them to improve.. They monitor, inspect and regulate services to make sure they meet fundamental standards of quality and safety and publish what is found, including performance ratings to help people choose care.. Our GP Practice has recently undergone a CQC inspection and the results are now freely available on the CQC Website. We received some very positive feedback from our inspection. We received an overall rating of GOOD and were rated as good in every area. You can also access the report using the link below.. http://www.cqc.org.uk/location/1-548976165. ...
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Moulana Hospital Commenced its services in 1990 with its sights at setting up a Super Specialty Referral Hospital, Equipped with the most advanced diagnostic and Medical Care Facilities. Since then, we have grown manifold and gained confidence of the people far and wide, especially the needy in the Malabar Region.
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A Guide to Help You Choose the Best Specialty Moving Company. When you will need to move with your property to a new area there are many challenges you will be likely to face. This is especially when the property you have is bulky and is delicate. You will not need to worry because you can hire the services of a specialty moving company that will help you relocate your things which are such as bathtubs, glass items, and many other items. There are many benefits you will get when you hire a specialty moving company which is they help save your time, they are cheap to hire and they are highly reliable. When looking for a good specialty moving company that will help you with your needs, you will get that it will be daunting. This is because of the many specialty moving companies that are available today and not all you will get will offer you quality services. To help you while choosing the best specialty moving company, there are some things you need to keenly look at. This guide has some tips ...
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Industry leading ventilation hygiene, system surveying and kitchen extract cleaning company, VSS Ltd, has added a new, client-focused feature to its recently unveiled website, which will give users access to case studies relevant to the industry in which they operate, further enhancing the companys commitment to delivering a quality service. ...
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Quality Service Award recipient announced at Berkeley Medical Center | Health Sciences Center | West Virginia University
Each month, the hospitals Service Award Committee selects a Quality Service Award recipient. McKinney was nominated by a patient who was impressed with her attentiveness and caring, positive attitude in dealing with all of her patients.. Criteria for selection as a Quality Service Award recipient include: demonstrating a consistently high level of productivity and quality of work along with a high degree of initiative in performing work responsibilities; displaying exceptional dependability; exhibiting effective relationships with others; displaying a commitment to service and serving the Berkeley Medical Center community; and meeting the criteria for the systems mission, vision, and values. Nomination forms for the Quality Service Award are available at locations throughout the Berkeley Medical Center campus. Anyone who witnesses an employee displaying outstanding service is encouraged to complete and submit a nomination form.. ...
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Measuring client satisfaction and the quality of family planning services: A comparative analysis of public and private health...
Public and private family planning providers face different incentive structures, which may affect overall quality and ultimately the acceptability of family planning for their intended clients. This analysis seeks to quantify differences in the quality of family planning (FP) services at public and private providers in three representative sub-Saharan African countries (Tanzania, Kenya and Ghana), to assess how these quality differentials impact upon FP clients satisfaction, and to suggest how quality improvements can improve contraceptive continuation rates. Indices of technical, structural and process measures of quality are constructed from Service Provision Assessments (SPAs) conducted in Tanzania (2006), Kenya (2004) and Ghana (2002) using direct observation of facility attributes and client-provider interactions. Marginal effects from multivariate regressions controlling for client characteristics and the multi-stage cluster sample design assess the relative importance of different measures of
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health care quality: AHRQ - National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR) and National Healthcare Disparities Report (NHDR)
This is the second annual NHQR. This second report extends the baseline established in the 2003 report for a set of health care quality measures across four dimensions of quality - effectiveness, safety, timeliness, and patient centeredness - and, within the effectiveness component, nine clinical condition areas or care settings - cancer, diabetes, end stage renal disease, heart disease, HIV/AIDS, maternal and child health, mental health, respiratory diseases, and nursing home and home health care. The purpose of the report is to track the state of health care quality for the Nation on an annual basis ...
Developing and testing quality indicators for the Thai Quality and Outcomes Framework | Safety in Health | Full Text
Primary care serves as an entry point in the Thai health care system. Whilst effective interventions are provided in the primary care setting, the quality of the services have not been measured or tracked. A number of initiatives were undertaken to improve primary health care quality including the use of financial incentives to reward adherence to performance indicators. However, there were concerns that the current quality indicators had not been developed in a systematic, participatory, and evidence-based manner. Therefore, this study aims to develop new quality indicators for use in subsequent iterations of the program. The development of indicators follows a well-designed approach. Reviews of existing documents as well as secondary data analyses were performed and presented to key stakeholders. Disease areas were then prioritised. Recommendations from the Thai clinical practice guidelines on the prioritised areas were then used to formulate statements and templates for each indicator. Finally, the
The Quality of Social and Health Care Service from the Perspective of Elderly People Belonging to Ethnic Minorities
This study aimed at researching the quality of social and health care services from minority ethnic older persons perspective. This was done by identifying the dimensions of the services where quality was experienced as poorest as well as studying the factors that influenced the experienced quality of the services. The client based quality was analysed as the congruence between the clients expectations and perceptions. The information gathered from elderly people belonging to ethnic minorities was compared with data from social and health care service personnel. With the help of the analyses of experienced quality, the study aimed at identifying ways to develop and organise the social and health care services so that they would provide high quality services also for the elderly clients belonging to ethnic minorities. The data of this study consisted of two samples. The service user sample included constructed interviews with 119 Russians, 50 Vietnamese and 126 Sami respondents. The service ...
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Why You Need to Register for Our Health Care Quality Measures Course | National Pharmaceutical Council
The National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC), in partnership with the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, will launch an educational course that addresses a critical topic among many health care stakeholders-quality measurement.. We asked Kimberly Westrich, vice president of health services research at NPC, to share why health care decision-makers including pharmacists, industry leaders, researchers and other quality measurement stakeholders need to sign-up for the online continuing education series, "Healthcare Quality: Measurement and Implications," which provides a comprehensive overview of the health care quality landscape, including national priorities, and measure development, endorsement and implementation.. Here are her top three things registrants will learn:. How to become knowledgeable contributors to the ever-growing conversation on the shift from volume-based to value-based health care. While our health care payment and delivery systems have been shifting from volume-based to ...
The Center for Improvement in Healthcare Quality (CIHQ) Announces a Strategic Partnership with Medkinetics
Quality-of-care scores were found to decline with age. The percentage of recommended care received by individuals age 18-30 was...
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The mission of the Catholic University of Zimbabwe Library (CUZL) is to enrich its user community by fostering lifelong learning and providing access to recorded knowledge and information consistent with present and anticipated needs of the Catholic University of Zimbabwe (CUZ). CUZL seeks to serve as the intellectual commons of the university, providing high quality services, resources and gateways to meet the needs of CUZs diverse instructional, research and outreach programmes. This will be in keeping with the technological advances of the 21st Century... CUZL seeks to serve as the intellectual commons of the university, providing high quality services, resources and gateways to meet the needs of CUZs diverse instructional, research and outreach programmes. This will be in keeping with the technological advances of the 21st Century.. ...
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Improving Quality and Patient Experience: The State of Health Care Quality 2013 | State Coverage Initiatives
NCQAs 2013 State of Health Care Quality Report summarizes Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) results from calendar year 2012 from health plans covering a record 136 million people, or 43 percent of the US population. The report comes at a pivotal time, amid implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and that laws diverse effects on access and quality. The 2013 reports key findings include: stagnant or declining performance in appropriate use of antibiotics; continued improvement in childhood obesity measures; mixed results regarding childhood immunization; sustained decline in initiation of alcohol and drug treatment; and better experience of care in Medicaid HMOs.. ...
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Improving Healthcare Quality in the United States: A Message for World Wide Pressure Injury Day | RTI
Pressure injuries, also known as bedsores, are common and often have severe consequences on patient health. This World Wide Pressure Injury Day (11/21/19), we discuss the need for greater education and awareness and the establishment of quality measures to aid in reducing the prevalence of pressure injuries.
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So, this is how professionals help in making in space into a beautiful garden. However, to get these kinds of satisfactory results, it is important to hire a professional who offers quality service and understand the process of landscape designing very well.If you have decided to take the help of professionals to design your garden area, then the next challenge that will encounter is hiring a good professional. Yes, even in the presence of multiple options and in the age of the internet, hiring a good professional is not a piece of cake. You will have to hover a lot to get a good professional. Though, we are not helping you here suggesting the name of some good http://wyerandco.com.au/ company, but we are sharing here the few qualities that make a service provider a good professional. The qualities areAn architects job is to make sure that the yard is not only beautiful, but that its artistic work and makes people stop as they walk to admire the natural beauty. They also make sure that the ...
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... on behalf of the Care Quality Commission and the North West Health Authority and Parliamentary and the Health Services ... "The Care Quality Commission re: Project Ambrose" (PDF). Care Quality Commission. 14 June 2013. Archived from the original (PDF ... Other bodies involved in the investigation include health watchdog, the Care Quality Commission and the Nursing and Midwifery ... Later in the same month, the British medical community was rocked by allegations that the Care Quality Commission, which took ...
Swedish Covenant Hospital
The hospital offers a range of medical programs, including back health, cancer care, heart services, women's health services, ... NICHE is a nurse-driven program producing standards and resources to assist hospitals in improving the quality of care provided ... "Acute Care Hospitals". Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program. 2012. Retrieved November 16, 2012. "History of Swedish ... The Child Care Center is the only Montessori hospital-based program in the United States. The Child Care Center at Swedish ...
Wexham Park Hospital
Health Education Thames Valley. Retrieved 6 December 2016. "Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust". Care Quality Commission. ... Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust British Society for Surgery of the Hand British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and ... The hospital is managed by Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust, one of the top performing NHS trusts in the United Kingdom. Sir ... Healthcare in Berkshire List of hospitals in England "The Berkshire Scheme". Oxford Deanery. ...
National Patient Safety Foundation
... and Safer Health Care (2013) and Unmet Needs: Teaching Physicians to Provide Safe Patient Care. Institute members also speak on ... such as the move toward patient satisfaction as a measure of quality, engaging patients and families in their care, and the use ... care integration, patient/consumer engagement, medical education reform, and health care workforce safety and the restoration ... In recent years, the meeting has touched on some of the most pressing concerns in health care, ...
Camilla Cavendish, Baroness Cavendish of Little Venice
"HSJ100 2015". Health Service Journal. 23 November 2015. Retrieved 23 December 2015. [dead link] "Care Quality Commission ... "Common training standards across health and social care", and a new 'Certificate of Fundamental Care', written in language that ... On 3 June 2013 she was appointed as a board member for the Care Quality Commission. In 2013 Jeremy Hunt, Secretary of State for ... Care Quality Commission. 3 June 2013. Archived from the original on 11 May 2015. Retrieved 13 May 2015. "Cavendish Review" (PDF ...
Data collection system
Proceedings of the AHRQ Conference on Health Care Data Collection and Reporting. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. ... "NCDR® AFib Ablation Registry™ v1.0 - Data Dictionary - Full Specifications [PDF]". ACC Quality Improvement for Institutions. ... Proceedings of the AHRQ Conference on Health Care Data Collection and Reporting. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. ... "Conducting Taxonomy Validation: Healthcare Example" (PDF). Taxonomy Strategies. Taxonomy Strategies LLC. Retrieved 7 February ...
"Correctional Health Care Standards - National Commission on Correctional Health Care". "Promoting Quality Health Care". URAC. ... by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality ... public health agencies, health ministries, and others in evaluating, improving, and demonstrating the quality of patient care; ... Recognizing that sound system design is intrinsic to the delivery of safe, high quality health care. The Goals focus on system- ...
Visiting Nurse Service of New York
"Using Technology to Enhance the Quality of Home Health Care: Three Case Studies of Health Information Technology Initiatives at ... Home Care Association of New York State, Crain's New York Business, Public Health Association of New York City, and the ... and community-based health care organization in the United States, serving the five boroughs of New York City; Nassau, Suffolk ... Journal for Healthcare Quality. 32: 22-29. ,access-date= requires ,url= (help) "Visiting Nurse Services to pay $35M in Medicaid ...
This part of SBAR determines what is going on and why health care professionals are needed. Health care professionals become ... Journal for Healthcare Quality. 31 (5): 19-28. doi:10.1111/j.1945-1474.2009.00043.x. PMID 19813557. Denham, CR; Angood, P; ... Health care professionals and units must find an alternative way to deal with the patients and their families decisions if they ... Lastly, the health care professional is to communicate the patient's status (such as chest pain or nausea). The goal of ...
University Hospitals Portage Medical Center
"Hospital Quality Rating Analysis". Retrieved October 23, 2012. "Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation". Retrieved September 4, ... quality patient care and nursing excellence and provides consumers with the ultimate benchmark to measure the quality of care ... women's health and overall medical care. Obtained accreditation from the Joint Commission, including home health, hospice and ... Received Medical Excellence Awards from The Delta Group CareChex Quality Rating System in the categories of cardiac care, ...
Diane E. Meier
Palliative care as a quality improvement strategy for advanced, chronic illness. Journal for Healthcare Quality. 2005;27: 33-39 ... PMID 19922199 Meier DE, Beresford L. Palliative care seeks its home in national health care reform. Journal of Palliative ... Center to Advance Palliative Care Palliative Care Clinical Care and Customer Satisfaction Metrics Consensus Recommendations. ... The national agenda for quality palliative care: The National Consensus Project and the National Quality Forum. Journal of Pain ...
Ado J. G. Muhammad
Improve quality of care; Strengthen institutions in the healthcare system; Develop a high-performing and empowered health ... Ado Jimada Gana Muhammad (born January 18, 1967) is the Executive Director/CEO of the Nigeria's National Primary Health Care ... the government organ responsible for developing national primary health care (PHC) policy and supporting states and Local ... impressive initiatives in addressing human resource challenges in the primary health care, PHC, sub-sector; integration and ...
United Nations Information and Communication Technologies Task Force
Achieving Better Quality and Cost Efficiency in Health Care and Education through ICT. The 17 November panel demonstrated ... 5.6 Achieving Better Quality and Cost Efficiency in Health Care and Education through ICT ... with specific focus on education and health care.. Bridging the Digital Divide with Broadband Wireless Internet. The 17 ... The network provides ICT policymakers in developing countries with the depth and quality of information needed to develop ...
Royal Free Hospital
It was rated 'good' by the Care Quality Commission in September 2017. The nearest London Underground station is Belsize Park, ... Healthcare in London List of hospitals in England "Contact us". Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust. Retrieved 13 January ... "The Royal Free Hospital". Care Quality Commission. 20 September 2017. Retrieved 13 January 2018. Lynne A. Amidon, Illustrated ... London portal Health and fitness portal Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust Royal Free Specials Pharmaceutical UCL Medical ...
Stoke Mandeville Hospital
"Inspection Report 20 April 2013". Care Quality Commission. Retrieved 2 May 2013. "Long term RSLs , Stoke Mandeville Hospital ... It is part of Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust. The hospital's National Spinal Injuries Centre is one of the largest ... it was compiling a dossier of evidence about risks to patient safety at Stoke Mandeville hospital to send to the Care Quality ... Buckinghamshire Healthcare Stoke Mandeville Stadium Stoke Mandeville Spinal Foundation Stoke Mandeville Hospital Radio ...
Dene Barton Community Hospital
"Care Quality Commission". Dene Barton Community Hospital. Retrieved 13 December 2016. Dene Barton Community Hospital Website. ... Formerly run by Somerset Community Health, part of the Somerset Primary Care Trust. It is now managed by the Somerset ... where patients can be admitted under the care of a consultant in Care of the Elderly. There is a team of doctors, nurses, ... Healthcare in Somerset List of hospitals in England "Somerset NHS". Taunton & Somerset NHS Trust. Archived from the original on ...
Michael D. Cohen (academic)
Comprehensive Adolescent Health Care. St Louis: Quality Medical Publishing; 1992. Retrieved on 2009-02-20 Susman, EJ; Dorn, LD ... Puberty, sexuality, and health. In: Lerner MA, Easterbrooks MA, Mistry J., editors. Comprehensive Handbook of Psychology. New ... Early puberty also puts girls at a higher risk for teasing or bullying, mental health disorders and short stature as adults. ... say researchers at the University of Michigan Health System." High levels of beta-hCG in serum and cerebrospinal fluid observed ...
"Reading Hospital & Medical Center: Report of Hospital Quality". Pennsylvania Health Care Quality Alliance. Shelly, Susan (2010- ... "Quality Report: Summary of Quality Information, Reading Hospital". The Joint Commission. "Residencies". Reading Health. "PCOM/ ... "About Reading Health System". Reading Health. "Taylor Swift, Scholastic donate books to Reading Hospital , Regional: Berks - ... The hospital was established in 1867 and is a part of Reading Health System. The hospital operates several residency training ...
"Pharmacy2U LTD". Care Quality Commission. Retrieved 28 July 2016. Hubeena Nadeem (June 9, 2000). "Pharmacy2u.co.uk relaunches ... Seventy doctors and surgical wards with surgeries were involved, as well as partners EMIS Health, Hadley Healthcare, and the ... The buyers, including a health supplements company, were warned for misleading advertising and unverified health claims. An ... The buyers, including a health supplements company, were warned for misleading advertising and unverified health claims. An ...
Population Impact Measures
Quality & safety in health care. 15 (5): 339-43. doi:10.1136/qshc.2005.017061. PMC 2565818 . PMID 17074870. Syed AM, Talbot- ... They are used to describe the impact of health risks and benefits in a population, to inform health policy. Frequently used ... J Epidemiol Glob Health. 2012 Sep;2(3):111-24. Chamnan, P; Simmons, RK; Khaw, KT; Wareham, NJ; Griffin, SJ (2010). "Estimating ... To describe the impact of a risk factor on causing ill health and disease the Population Impact Number of Eliminating a Risk ...
Cambodia National Rescue Party
Universal health care Clean water, hygiene, and sanitary systems. Reform of the health care system by improving the expertise ... Free medical care for the poor. Equal opportunity of the young to receive quality education and to have employment. Lowering ... Quality and high standard education. Technical and professional training to equip the youth with high skills. Introducing ... improvement of the quality of farm produce, search for markets for farm produce, and fixing the interest on farm loans to one ...
3 Care. *4 Health. *5 Appearances in arts and culture. *6 References ... When a show-quality coat is required, it can be achieved in many ways. One is by "rolling the coat", i.e. stripping the dog ... A properly cared-for Irish Terrier does not shed either. The wiry coat is fairly easy to groom, pet dogs (rather than show dogs ... A health study conducted by the Irish Terrier Club of America showed a greater-than-expected incidence of hypothyroidism and ...
Type 2 diabetes
Public health nursing: practicing population-based care (2nd ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning. p. 317. ISBN 978- ... "Carbohydrate quality and human health: a series of systematic reviews and meta-analyses". Lancet. 393 (10170): 434-445. doi: ... "Standards of medical care in diabetes--2015: summary of revisions". Diabetes Care. 38 Suppl (38): S4. January 2015. doi:10.2337 ... "Diabetes Care. 35 (12): 2515-20. doi:10.2337/dc12-0669. PMC 3507562. PMID 23173134. Archived from the original on 2016-08-14.. ...
"Complementary alternative health care in Israel and the western world". Israel Journal of Health Policy Research. 1 (1): 8. doi ... for granted the necessity of placing patient values and lifestyle habits at the core of any design and delivery of quality care ... National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), National Institutes of Health (NIH), US Dept. of Health and ... Saks, M. (2003). Orthodox and Alternative Medicine: Politics, Professionalization and Health Care. Sage Publications. ISBN ...
List of medical colleges in India
The Medical Council of India's motto is to provide quality medical care to all Indians through promotion and maintenance of ... West Bengal University of Health Sciences  Burdwan Medical College 1969 Bardhaman West Bengal University of Health Sciences ... Medical school quality is controlled by the central regulatory authority, the Medical Council of India, which inspects the ... North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences. Mizoram. *Mizoram Institute of Medical Education ...
Saint Barnabas Medical Center
... high in women's health quality with one of only 15 hospitals nationwide to earn both the Women's Health and Maternity Care ... "Barnabas Health, Robert Wood Johnson finalize merger". NorthJersey.com. Retrieved November 16, 2017. Saint Barnabas Health Care ... In 1996, the Federal Trade Commission approved Saint Barnabas Health Care System to form a statewide health system. The system ... In 2011, the Saint Barnabas Health Care System was renamed to Barnabas Health. Saint Barnabas Medical Center currently treats ...
Positron emission tomography
Quality controlEdit. The overall performance of PET systems can be evaluated by quality control tools such as the Jaszczak ... "Department of Health. 15 December 2016. Retrieved 22 December 2016.. *^ "MBS online". Australian Government Department of ... As of August 2008, Cancer Care Ontario reports that the current average incremental cost to perform a PET scan in the province ... Although the quality of gamma-camera PET is considerably lower and acquisition is slower, this method allows institutions with ...
Carol Fowler Durham
"UNC Health Care.. *^ "Third Annual Step-On-Sepsis™ 5K Event on May 7th Recognized by state of North Carolina as "Sepsis ... "Quality and Safety Education for Nurses Project.. *^ "Infusing Quality and Safety Education for Nurses into Your Curriculum: A ... One Health Scholar Project.. CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link). *^ Lopreiato J O (Ed.), Downing D, Gammon W, Lioce ... "Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC)/ Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR) One Health ...
Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.. *^ The Long-Term Outlook for Health Care Spending. Figure 2. ... health care, respiratory care for ventilator dependent and PACE (inclusive elderly care). ... "States Turn to Managed Care To Constrain Medicaid Long-Term Care Costs". Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. April 9, ... Research suggests that Medicaid improves health insurance coverage, access to health care, recipients' financial security, and ...
R. Dale Guthrie has studied not only the most artistic and publicized paintings, but also a variety of lower-quality art ... health implications for the 21st century". Am. J. Clin. Nutr. 81 (2): 341-54. doi:10.1093/ajcn.81.2.341. PMID 15699220.. ... Both Neanderthals and modern humans took care of the elderly members of their societies during the Middle and Upper Paleolithic ... They decorated themselves with beads and collected exotic stones for aesthetic, rather than utilitarian qualities. ...
PubMed Health. Cologne: Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care. July 2016. Archived from the original on 6 ... U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Public Health and Science, Office on Women's Health. July 2009. ... U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.. *^ a b c Kaplan YC, Ozsarfati J, Etwel F, Nickel C, Nulman I, Koren G (November ... Skin care. In general, it is recommended that people with acne do not wash affected skin more than twice daily. The ...
International medical graduate
The quality of care provided by doctors educated abroad has been the subject of ongoing concern. Our analysis of 244,153 ... Several organizations have put pressure on the government such as the Association For Access to Health Care Services, and ... 1467 "Quality of care delivered by general internists in US hospitals who graduated from foreign versus US medical schools: ... Source: 2007 AMA Masterfile One study examining quality of care by international medical graduates is noted as follows. "One- ...
Atascadero State Hospital
Engaging patients in violence prevention". J Psychosoc Nurs Ment Health Serv. 37: 32-6. PMID 10486772. "Total quality ... which was believed by many clinicians to compromise the hospital's mission of providing excellent care for persons with serious ... When salaries for California prison mental health staff, especially psychiatrists, increased dramatically as a result of ... after Carmel left to become CEO of the Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo in 1991, under Hunter and Colleen Love ...
Códigos de classificação JEL - Wikipédia, a enciclopédia livre
JEL: I1 - Health JEL: I10 - Geral. JEL: I11 - Analysis of Health Care Markets. JEL: I12 - Health Production: Nutrition, ... JEL: I31 - General Welfare; Basic needs; Living standards; Quality of life; Happiness. JEL: I32 - Measurement and Analysis of ... JEL: K32 - Environmental, Health, and Safety Law. JEL: K33 - International Law. JEL: K34 - Tax Law. JEL: K35 - Personal ... JEL: I18 - Government Policy; Regulation; Public health. JEL: I19 - Outros. JEL: I2 - Education ...
Health in Nepal
Health care facilities, hygiene, nutrition, and sanitation in Nepal are of poor quality, particularly in the rural areas. ... The demand for health services is further lowered by the lack of health education. Reproductive health care is neglected, ... Most of Nepal's health care facilities are concentrated in urban areas. Rural health facilities often lack adequate funding. In ... Approximately 70% of health expenditures came from out-of-pocket contributions. Government allocation for health care was ...
Healthcare in Brazil
In 2002, the Ministry of Health outlined a document, the "Portaria 2048," which called upon the entire health care system to ... In 1998, the National Drug Policy was approved, whose purpose is to ensure safety, efficacy, and quality of drugs, as well as ... which assigns specific responsibilities to the health and agriculture sectors. In the health sector, health inspection ... Health sector reformEdit. The current legal provisions governing the operation of the health system, instituted in 1996, seek ...
OpenMRS manages features such as alerting health care workers when patients show warning signs for conditions and records ... This article may require cleanup to meet Wikipedia's quality standards. No cleanup reason has been specified. Please help ... the open-source software OpenMRS is used to document health care in Nigeria. The use of this software began in Kaduna, Nigeria ... In the open-source industry, the user decides the quality of the software. A user must learn the skills of software creation ...
Internet of things
Standards for UIDs ("unique" identifiers) and RFID of fast-moving consumer goods (consumer packaged goods), health care ... This data can be used to automate farming techniques, take informed decisions to improve quality and quantity, minimise risk ... "Deloitte Centre for Health Solutions" (PDF). Deloitte.. *^ a b c d e f g h i j Ersue, M.; Romascanu, D.; Schoenwaelder, J.; ... World Health Organization. "mHealth. New horizons for health through mobile technologies" (PDF). World Health Organization. ...
... services through a system of universal health care that aims to guarantee care for all through a single-payer health care ... Access to information on conditions, treatments, quality, and pricing greatly affects the choice by patients/consumers and, ... Community health or public health is an aspect of health services concerned with threats to the overall health of a community ... Health care, clinic, hospital, and hospice. Provision of medical care is classified into primary, secondary, and tertiary care ...
Women's education in the United States
Los Angeles County Department of Health Services
Quality of Care. Rankings. Two hospitals in the DHS system, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and the Rancho Los Amigos ... My Health LA. Main article: My Health LA. Healthy Way LA. Healthy Way LA (HWLA) was a free public health care ... including two ambulatory care centers and 16 local health clinics. DHS also runs the My Health LA health care program, which ... HWLA helped narrow the large gap in access to health care among low-income populations by extending health care insurance to ...
Ohio State University
Health Care Management. 7 History. 27 Law. 38 Mathematics. 26 Medical Schools: Primary Care. 38 ... and Matthew Greene listed Ohio State as one of a select number of public universities offering the highest educational quality ... Services supporting student wellness include the Wilce Student Health Center, named for university physician John Wilce, The ...
Hilliard JW, Johnson ME (2004). "State practice acts of licensed health professions: scope of practice". DePaul J Health Care ... when compared to usual care, and suggested that SM may be considered. There is moderate quality evidence to support the ... Mainstream health care and governmental organizations such as the World Health Organization consider chiropractic to be ... In Australia, most private health insurance funds cover chiropractic care, and the federal government funds chiropractic care ...
Image quality. Image quality will depend on resolution and density. Resolution is the ability an image to show closely ... "Journal of Health Economics. 58 (March 2018): 1-9. doi:10.1016/j.jhealeco.2017.12.005. PMID 29408150.. ... "World Health Organisation: Global Initiative on Radiation Safety in Healthcare Settings: Technical Meeting Report" (PDF). Who. ... "Optimal levels of radiation for patients - Pan American Health Organization - Organización Panamericana de la Salud". New.paho. ...
An audiologist is a health-care professional specializing in identifying, diagnosing, treating and monitoring disorders of the ... The CPD program is focused on maintaining a high quality practice of audiology and is tied to the Certificate of Clinical ... Health Technology School of Coimbra - Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra. School of Health Sciences - Polytechnic Institute of ... "Audiology - School of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences". www.shrs.uq.edu.au. Retrieved 2015-10-28.. ...
Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938
2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Section 4207 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (H.R. ... Some older workers were being denied health benefits based on their age and denied training opportunities prior to the passage ... has quality control requirements, and has the power to fire, discipline, or provide work instructions to workers). ... The 1961 amendment also specified that coverage is automatic for schools, hospitals, nursing homes, or other residential care ...
Canada, Health (2003-01-02). "Quality Systems ISO 13485 - Canada.ca". www.hc-sc.gc.ca. Retrieved 27 March 2018.. ... Medical devices benefit patients by helping health care providers diagnose and treat patients and helping patients overcome ... "Health Canada. 2015-04-23. Retrieved 2016-04-21.. *^ "Medical Device Regulation In Canada: A Primer" (PDF). Health Technology ... Health Canada reviews medical devices to assess their safety, effectiveness, and quality before authorizing their sale in ...
Health. The most common serious health issues of Standard Poodles listed in order of the number of reported cases in the Poodle ... Hypoallergenic qualities. Poodles are often cited as a hypoallergenic dog breed. Their individual hair follicles have an active ... This can lead to matting without proper care. Texture ranges from coarse and woolly to soft and wavy. Poodle show clips require ... Standard Poodles are also susceptible to some health issues usually too minor to report to the health registry. The most common ...
East New York, Brooklyn
"2016-2018 Community Health Assessment and Community Health Improvement Plan: Take Care New York 2020" (PDF). nyc.gov. New York ... organized to address the need for quality affordable housing in East New York. This coalition advocated that vacant New York ... The entirety of Community Board 5 had 181,300 inhabitants as of NYC Health's 2018 Community Health Profile, with an average ... There are several hospitals in the East New York area, including NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health, East New York; Brookdale ...
Commercial sexual exploitation of children
Private developing studios and labs; lower quality material.. Lowest quality of all the markets; relies on retail level ... In New York City, 75 percent have been in foster care. Mishi Faruqee, who is in charge of juvenile justice issues for the ... Thailand's Health System Research Institute reports that children in prostitution make up 40% of prostitutes in Thailand. ... Such children often suffer irreparable damage to their physical and mental health. They face early pregnancy and risk sexually ...
We still deliver quality health care west of Asheville
... Written by Admin ... or patients and their ability to discern the quality of care or their knowledge of their health issues. Additionally, the ... Some old patients share their complaints of deteriorating quality care, emergency room problems, or the lack of good doctors; ... Hospitals do compete; doctors also compete in providing quality medical care. Doctors are the main workhorses and hospitals ...
Review of 103 Swedish Healthcare Quality Registries
... government-administered registries and provide an important source not only for assessment and development of quality of care ... Review of 103 Swedish Healthcare Quality Registries. Emilsson, L. Lindahl, Bertil Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of ... Background and objectives: In the past two decades, an increasing number of nationwide, Swedish Healthcare Quality Registries ( ... and general health status (World Health Organization performance status, body mass index and blood pressure). ...
Jenner Health Centre - Care Quality Commission
Care Quality Commission. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) are the independent regulator of health and adult social care in ... The CQC make sure health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate, high-quality care and ... They monitor, inspect and regulate services to make sure they meet fundamental standards of quality and safety and publish what ... Jenner Health Centre Turners Lane Whittlesey Peterborough Cambridgeshire, PE7 1EJ. 01733 206200 ...
Moulana Hospital | Center of excellence in quality health care
Equipped with the most advanced diagnostic and Medical Care Facilities. Since then, we have grown manifold and gained ... Health Check Packages. Moulana Hospital offers a wide range of Health Check... ... Very pleasant indeed..!! Dr.Faizal Kareem way of explanation about the surgery and his immense care to listening the patients ...
Quality standards for health and social care | Department of Health
... are part of a broader framework to raise the quality of health and social care services ... The quality standards for Health and Social Care (HSC) ... Quality standards for health and social care. Topics: *Safety ... The quality standards for Health and Social Care (HSC) are part of a broader framework to raise the quality of health and ... The five quality themes which make up the standards will be applicable to any health and social care environment whether ...
Bridges Home Care : Delivering Quality Health Care Services at Home
We provide for long term health needs, dementia, rehabilitation needs after surgery or illness, disability or injury, end of ... Exceptional health care. Bridges Home Care delivers quality health care services at home. But we believe the way those care ... This makes for exceptional attitude, exceptional health care, and we believe, improves our clients quality of life - building ... Home Care. Life can bring challenges to individuals and families. At these times Bridges Home Care can provide just the help, ...
Why You Ought to Make investments in Higher Quality Health care Purchasing Uniforms
Given that you need to have to have many healthcare facility ... If you function in the health care subject then probabilities ... Bear in mind you get what you pay out for so make investments in some high top quality health care uniforms from the begin. You ... Why You Ought to Make investments in Higher Quality Health care Purchasing Uniforms. Posted on 19 May in Others ... If you function in the health care subject then probabilities are excellent that you want to get heaps of medical uniforms to ...
How can we eliminate poverty? | Reference.com
... quality health care services, clean water and job creation. Ending poverty is not an easy task. It requires the involvement of ... A: Health clinics for the uninsured profile quality health care services just like any other health care facility, as stated by ... A: Ascension is the largest nonprofit health care organization in the United States, and it provides personalized health care ... A: A patient satisfaction survey is a tool used by a health care facility to assess the quality of services it provides to ...
Quality and Patient Safety | Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality
... measuring health care quality, consumer assessment of health plans, evaluation software, report tools, and case studies ... International Society for Quality in Health Care. Guidance for excellence in health care delivery ... Tips for preventing medical errors and promoting patient safety, measuring health care quality, consumer assessment of health ... As part of its goal to support a culture of patient safety and quality improvement in the Nations health care system, the ...
Health Care Quality | RAND
... and health care systems worldwide continue to face the challenge of delivering quality care at an affordable cost. RAND has ... conducted research designed to measure and improve health care quality and to provide reliable decision support data to ... The gap between the care patients should get and what they actually receive likely contributes to thousands of preventable ... Hospital-Based Quality Measures for Pediatric Mental Health Care. The study developed new pediatric mental health care quality ...
Health Care, Quality | Encyclopedia.com
Source for information on Health Care, Quality: The Gale Encyclopedia of Senior Health: A Guide for Seniors and Their ... qualityDefinitionHigh quality health care services are appropriate to situations and timely and efficiently delivered to ... proper technical care and the sensitive, empathetic and compassionate manner in which it is delivered.Timeliness of care refers ... to its being delivered when needed.There are two elements in the efficiency of care: not wasting either patient or care ...
Reviews of National Health Care Quality - OCDE
OECD Health Care Quality Reviews seek to examine what works and what does not work in different countries - both to benchmark ... the efforts of countries and to provide advice on reforms to improve their health system. ... Reviews of National Health Care Quality. OECD Health Care Quality Reviews provide a toolkit to improve the quality of health ... Caring for Quality in Health: Lessons learnt from 15 reviews of health care quality seeks to answer the question of what caring ...
Healthcare Quality Improvement Act - Wikipedia
"The Health Care Quality Improvement Act of 1986 and the National Practitioner Data Bank: the controversy over practitioner ... The Healthcare Quality Improvement Act of 1986 (HCQIA) was introduced by Congressman Ron Wyden from Oregon. (Title 42 of the ... In California, this move was echoed as insurance agencies and health plans were enabled to perform "peer review." ... Retrieved from "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Healthcare_Quality_Improvement_Act&oldid=732320955" ...
Improving Value in Health Care - Measuring Quality - en - OECD
However, measuring the quality of health care is challenging. The OECDs Health Care Quality Indicator project has overcome ... Many health policies depend on our ability to measure the quality of care accurately. Governments want to increase patient- ... If policy makers are serious about improving the body of evidence on the quality of care, they need to improve their health ... The need for answers to these kinds of questions and the value of measuring the quality of health care are among the issues ...
petition: Demand Quality, Affordable Health Care for All
... one built on quality, affordability, and choice for everyone. (21477 signatures on petition) ... We need a bold vision for health care reform -- ... Demand Quality, Affordable Health Care for All. *by: Health ... and it fails to provide a guarantee of quality health care when you need it.. Health Care for America Now offers a bold vision ... Health care premiums have risen 86% between 2000 and 2006, putting a strain on working families. In fact, health care costs are ...
The State of Health Care Quality 2009 - RWJF
... produces The State of Health Care Quality report annually to provide observations of performance trends over time, track ... variations in care and provide recommendations for future quality improvement. ... The National Committee for Quality Alliance (NCQA) produces The State of Health Care Quality report annually to provide ... track variations in patterns of care and provide recommendations for future quality improvement. The clinical quality, customer ...
Blog Posts in Health Care Quality Measurement | RAND
... such as health, education, national security, international affairs, law and business, and the environment. ... Health Care Quality Measurement. commentary. What Influences Quality Improvement Processes in Health Care?. Gemma-Claire Ali, ... content/rand/blog/jcr:content/par/bloglist .topic.health-care-quality-measurement The RAND Blog. Health Care Quality ... Health Care Quality Measurement. commentary. Can Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Improve Health Care?. Thomas W. Concannon @ ...
Quality Health Care report card results
... to the second annual New York State Hospital Quality Indicators Report Card issued by the Alliance for Quality Health Care, a ... The report details the quality of care delivered in all of the state s hospitals, based on billing and discharge information ... Primary care, behavioral health providers urge measures to sustain telehealth access post-pandemic ... Sponsored Content: Mobile Apps, Text Messaging Enhance Access to Mental Health Care ...
Accreditation and Quality Care | Health Services
Accreditation and Quality Care. Brown Health Services is accredited through January 2022 by the Accreditation Association for ... Health Services. Site Navigation. *Return to Campus 2020 - Health Services FAQs. *COVID-19 Health Services Information - Summer ... If you have a quality or safety concern, you are encouraged to contact the Associate Director at Health Services at 401-863- ... Also in Health Services. Site Navigation. *Return to Campus 2020 - Health Services FAQs ...
Managing Health Care Costs and Quality
BCG enables health care payers and providers to manage the cost and quality of their care. Improving patient outcomes rapidly ... Managing Health Care Costs and Quality. About 95% of the expenses for health care payers are directly linked to the cost of ... Health care payers can significantly reduce health care costs by encouraging providers to focus on prevention, take a more ... To improve patient outcomes, winning health care payers are forging partnerships with providers to reduce practice variation, ...
Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion (DHQP) | CDC
provides onsite infection prevention and control consultation to health care facilities and systems; ... The mission of the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion (DHQP) is to protect patients; protect healthcare personnel; and ... promotes the integration of the healthcare delivery system in federal, state, and local public health preparedness planning; ... and other related adverse events or medical errors in healthcare affecting patients and healthcare personnel; ...
Health care quality improvement
... quality improvement has become second nature for everyone - from leaders to clinicians and nonclinicians alike. ... Silverman Institute for Health Care Quality and Safety, says the hospitals work to improve quality has become second nature. ... Leadership & StrategyAffordable Care ActQuality & SafetyCEOFinanceOperationsNurse WatchPhysiciansPatient CareCMOWorkforceCNOCOO ... senior vice president of health care quality for the medical center.. Since then, Beth Israel Deaconess has taken a number of ...
Health Care Quality
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- The quality standards for Health and Social Care (HSC) are part of a broader framework to raise the quality of health and social care services provided to the community throughout Northern Ireland. (health-ni.gov.uk)
- The 'Health and Personal Social Services (Quality, Improvement and Regulation) (Northern Ireland) Order 2003' applied a statutory duty of quality on the HSC Board and Trusts. (health-ni.gov.uk)
- Delivery of health and social care services is increasingly complex. (health-ni.gov.uk)
- RQIA in conjunction with HSC organisations, services users and carers, will agree how the standards will be interpreted to assess service quality. (health-ni.gov.uk)
- But we believe the way those care services are delivered is as important as the services themselves. (bridgeshomecare.co.uk)
- Poverty can be eliminated through education, quality health care services, clean water and job creation. (reference.com)
- Quality health services and mass education on health helps people to stay healthy and safe, which cuts the substantial cost of health bills. (reference.com)
- A patient satisfaction survey is a tool used by a health care facility to assess the quality of services it provides to patients. (reference.com)
- Health clinics for the uninsured profile quality health care services just like any other health care facility, as stated by the Institute of Family Health. (reference.com)
- Ascension is the largest nonprofit health care organization in the United States, and it provides personalized health care services to all types of patient. (reference.com)
- If you function in the health care subject then probabilities are excellent that you want to get heaps of medical uniforms to wear to work. (timewarsuniverse.com)
- A better and a lot more value powerful answer is to purchase greater good quality medical uniforms even even though they may well be more expensive up entrance simply because a higher quality uniform will stand up considerably far better to use and tear and washing then a cheap uniform would. (timewarsuniverse.com)
- The main product lines include computer gaming graphics cards, workstation graphics cards, AI software and hardware solutions, AI cloud supercomputing workstations, desktop virtualization Zero Client/Thin Client, GPS (Global Positioning System), smart medical/health care, school research and big data solutions. (leadtek.com)
- In the application of smart medical software, Leadtek combines artificial intelligence and Internet of Things technology (AIoT+Medical+Health) to prioritize physical and mental health care, lifestyle tracking and health management solutions, aiming at the applications of life stress, heart vitality, ECG and heart sounds, and three-hypers series such as blood pressure, body weight and blood sugar. (leadtek.com)
- Long term care costs starts with the medical bills accumulated in the hospital. (braininjuryinstitute.org)
- After the patient has achieved medical stability, he undergoes a rehabilitation process to improve independent function at home or at a health facility and be able to adapt to disabilities. (braininjuryinstitute.org)
- So, when you get low cost uniforms you are paying significantly less up front then you would be if you acquired uniforms that had been higher high quality but in the long run these less costly scrubs and operate uniforms will be much more very likely to fade from repeated washings, rip, tear, or tumble aside. (timewarsuniverse.com)
- A lot of family members must disregard past differences and must share their resources to cover the devastating cost of care for a head injury. (braininjuryinstitute.org)
- Patients who are bedridden and whose consciousness is reduced or those with mobility problems must have the continuous care of a nurse or a professional caregiver. (braininjuryinstitute.org)
- Are there any long term care facilities for young tbi patients in the Western United States? (braininjuryinstitute.org)
- In order to do this, we need to adopt a more integrated approach to how health and social care demonstrates quality of service delivery. (health-ni.gov.uk)
- The five quality themes which make up the standards will be applicable to any health and social care environment whether community, primary, secondary or tertiary care. (health-ni.gov.uk)
- Caring for a patient with brain injury requires a lot of patience and money. (braininjuryinstitute.org)
- First, a plan on how to obtain financial assistance for the continuous care of the patient is a must. (braininjuryinstitute.org)
- They must also devise a plan on how to save in costs like deciding on whether the patient still needs rehabilitation in a special recovery facility or with an in-house care. (braininjuryinstitute.org)
- The ones who give care and support to their loved ones also need time and space for themselves to 'recharge their batteries' and continue in their demanding role. (bridgeshomecare.co.uk)
- When Best Buy Uniforms is time to shop for the uniforms that you require for work every day get the optimum high quality healthcare uniforms that you can find the money for at the time and in the lengthy run you are going to be conserving money. (timewarsuniverse.com)
- The Pennsylvania Health Care Quality Alliance (PHCQA) is a nonprofit group of healthcare organizations, including the Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania, which represents more than 225 hospitals and health systems across Pennsylvania in the United States. (wikipedia.org)
- Users can find data on up to 39 different health care quality and experience measures, as reported by general acute care hospitals throughout Pennsylvania, and determine how hospitals compare with another and against state and national averages. (wikipedia.org)
- The report details the quality of care delivered in all of the state s hospitals, based on billing and discharge information that hospitals are required to report to the Health Department. (crainsnewyork.com)
- To ensure adequate availability of nursing staff, New Jersey law requires hospitals and nursing homes to compile and report information on the number of staff involved in direct patient care. (nj.gov)
- In addition, hospitals must post staffing information in the facility daily, provide that staffing information when requested by the public, and report their staffing levels to the Department of Health every month. (nj.gov)
- New Jersey is home to over 2,000 licensed hospitals, nursing homes, and medical care facilities. (nj.gov)
- Hospitals around the country are finding that integrative care can help patients to feel better during their stay. (hhnmag.com)
- A recent survey of 29 prominent integrative medical centers revealed that more than half deliver integrative care to patients in the hospitals with which they are affiliated. (hhnmag.com)
- To date, integrative interventions (including acupuncture) at Abbott Northwestern have been provided to more than 25,000 patients and have proven so successful in reducing pain, anxiety and nausea that Allina Health recently elevated integrative medicine to a clinical service line (like cardiology, oncology and neuroscience) and is beginning to institute the inpatient program at 10 other Allina hospitals. (hhnmag.com)
- The Institute for Health & Healing at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco, an affiliate of Sutter Health, provides integrative services to patients admitted to the medical center's four hospitals. (hhnmag.com)
- Narayana Health, one of the largest chains of multispecialty hospitals in India, relies on a highly efficient delivery system and innovative technology to expand access to high-quality, affordable care. (commonwealthfund.org)
- Studies have shown that hospitals that consistently follow Get With The Guidelines quality improvement measures can reduce patients' length of stays and 30-day readmission rates and reduce disparity gaps in care. (prweb.com)
- Combining the resources of three area hospitals - Bayonne Medical Center, Christ Hospital in Jersey City, and Hoboken University Medical Center and its affiliated medical practices- CarePoint Health provides a new approach to delivering health care that puts the patient front and center. (prweb.com)
- Get With The Guidelines® is the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's hospital-based quality improvement program provides hospitals with the latest research-based guidelines. (prweb.com)
- Barbara Rossmann: A Macomb County champion for health care, transit, quality of life Barbara Rossmann, president and CEO of Henry Ford Macomb Hospitals, is receiving this year's Eleanor Josaitis Unsung Hero award. (freep.com)
- 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)
- The Master of Science in Health Care Quality and Safety program is an executive degree program designed to prepare busy health care professionals for leadership roles in the quality and safety areas in hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, and other health care organizations. (shsu.edu)
- A major feature of health care systems is substantial variation in health care quality across hospitals. (springer.com)
- The quality of stroke care widely varies across NHS hospitals. (springer.com)
- A central observation of the health care systems is the existence of substantial heterogeneity in the quality of health care services across hospitals. (springer.com)
- Figure 1 captures the distribution of the quality of the process of care for stroke across NHS hospitals or trusts using the data from the Royal College of Physicians for the years 2004-2010. (springer.com)
- It is evident that the quality of the process of stroke care varies across hospitals. (springer.com)
- Notwithstanding this, variations remain, with some hospitals still performing above the median quality whereas others are performing below the median quality. (springer.com)
- And Ayanian and Weissman [ 3 ] and Kupersmith [ 42 ] provide a systematic review on the differences in health care quality across teaching and non-teaching hospitals. (springer.com)
- Hospitals are major providers of health care services and account for a major expenditure of the overall health care budget. (springer.com)
- Any effort at reducing the heterogeneity and enhancing the quality of care across hospitals can bring substantial benefits to society. (springer.com)
- Such efforts demand understanding why some hospitals perform better than other hospitals, providing a higher quality of care. (springer.com)
- 57 ] study the role of human capital and find a positive relationship between nurse staffing and health care quality in NHS and US hospitals. (springer.com)
- Nuance solutions that capture and improve clinical documentation, coding and quality analytics and reporting across the care continuum can help hospitals and clinicians with these challenges. (nuance.com)
- In a push to improve quality, Medicare will pay some hospitals more and others, including Boston's Massachusetts General, less. (npr.org)
- In what amounts to a nationwide competition, Medicare compared hospitals on how faithfully they followed basic standards of care and how patients rated their experiences . (npr.org)
- Medicare disclosed on Thursday how individual hospitals will fare when the program , created by the federal health law, begins in January. (npr.org)
- In all, Medicare is rewarding 1,557 hospitals with more money and reducing payments to 1,427 others, according to a Kaiser Health News analysis of the records . (npr.org)
- But sparked by financial incentive programs and a nationwide push toward health information technology, many office-based physicians and hospitals over the last several years have converted the paper files to electronic records. (thetimes-tribune.com)
- Meanwhile, about 85 percent of acute care hospitals possessed certified electronic health record technology in 2012, meaning the technology met some or all federal 'meaningful use' objectives - necessary to earn financial incentives. (thetimes-tribune.com)
- Taking an integrated approach , Impact of Healthcare Informatics on Quality of Patient Care and Health Services examines the various types of organizations, including nonprofit hospitals, for-profit hospitals, community health centers, and government hospitals. (routledge.com)
- To earn accreditation, NCQA evaluates how well a health plan manages all parts of its delivery system, which covers physicians, hospitals, other providers and administrative services. (prweb.com)
- She has worked with public/private hospitals and academic medical centers, large physician group practices, health insurance companies including HMOs, IT companies and associations, public health, accreditation and health policy research. (routledge.com)
- Because quality has multiple dimensions, it's not clear how we should rank order countries (or hospitals, or doctors, etc). (theincidentaleconomist.com)
- I've been cared for or worked in hospitals that were filthy and where I've seen insects that shouldn't be there. (theincidentaleconomist.com)
- The number of hospitals voluntarily submitting data on quality generated by electronic health records (EHRs) increased significantly over the past year, according to the Joint Commission, a leading health care facility accreditation organization. (healthjournalism.org)
- Schoen also noted a "sea change" in hospital quality, which also reflects an intense campaign in recent years to measure quality and get hospitals to reduce events such as hospital-acquired infections. (latimes.com)
- Healthcare complaints made by patients can provide unique insight on aspects of healthcare delivery not easily evaluated by hospitals, a new study from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) has found. (lse.ac.uk)
- Dr Tom Reader said:"Healthcare complaints provide hospitals with valuable and unique information for improving healthcare delivery, and policymakers have a responsibility to ensure patient experiences are analysed and learnt from. (lse.ac.uk)
- Quality measures 'making a difference' and 2,610 hospitals fined for readmissions . (healthcareitnews.com)
- The proposal also would increase reimbursements from all federal programs for physicians who use teams to provide coordinated care and would end payments for preventable conditions that occur in hospitals, Clinton said. (medindia.net)
- Inexpensive, higher quality healthcare enables hospitals to provide more services to the community, and can even decrease insurance premiums for people. (blogarama.com)
- These laws reflect changes that resulted from Senate Bill 469 (SB 469), which the Oregon legislature passed in 2015 after working with a coalition of direct care nurses and hospitals to improve the nurse staffing laws. (oregon.gov)
- The bulk of healthcare in this country is not at hospitals, but rather in the community, at doctors' offices and clinics," said Vincent Bufalino, M.D., the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's liaison and steering committee chair of The Guideline Advantage. (healthcareitnews.com)
- BIDMC has also been consistently recognized for the last decade by The Leapfrog Group as one of the nation's Top Hospitals for meeting standards for safe, high quality care. (bidmc.org)
- Health care quality is a level of value provided by any health care resource, as determined by some measurement. (wikipedia.org)
- In December PHCQA started to provide measurement and reporting assistance to the Hospital and Healthsystem of Pennsylvania's "Hospital Engagement Network", a federally funded hospital quality program to reduce hospital-acquired conditions and 30-day readmissions. (wikipedia.org)
- Over the past four years, the OECD has conducted a series of in-depth reviews of the policies and institutions that underpin the measurement and improvement of health care quality in 15 different health systems. (oecd.org)
- How Can National Health Information Infrastructures Improve the Measurement of Quality of Care? (oecd.org)
- Hospital officials also are prepping for the changes taking place in quality measurement and reimbursement. (hhnmag.com)
- And since, in those days, management gurus were repeatedly telling us that "if you can't measure it, you can't manage it," the missionaries of quality dispatched in the wake of the IOM report naturally went on a quality measurement frenzy . (thehealthcareblog.com)
- AWHONN's pioneering efforts to support the measurement of the quality of care that registered nurses provide to women throughout their lives, before, during, and after birth, and to newborns is fundamental to the well-being of women and newborns. (awhonn.org)
- These draft nursing care quality measures are being shared publicly at this stage, prior to validity and reliability testing, in an effort to stimulate and promote the further development, refinement, and utilization of women's health and perinatal nursing care quality measurement in the US. (awhonn.org)
- These performance measurement results may be combined with similar private-sector data to produce a more comprehensive guide to the quality of care in these communities. (emaxhealth.com)
- These measurement results cover 12 consensus-based quality measures adopted by the AQA Alliance and endorsed by the National Quality Forum. (emaxhealth.com)
- Countries stated that the framework should be: a) based on country experience and b) could be used to guide both current and future work by the OECD in health care quality measurement and monitoring. (oecd-ilibrary.org)
- Health Care MBA students at the Simmons School of Management had the pleasure of hearing Allison Bayer, Principal at Health Management Associates and former EVP/COO of Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) speak about her quality and performance measurement experiences at Cambridge Health Alliance. (simmons.edu)
- This discussion was the perfect complement to the Health Care Quality and Measurement course with Professor Yong-Taek Min. (simmons.edu)
- Q is an initiative is led by the Health Foundation to connect people working in quality improvement across the UK healthcare system. (rand.org)
- PHCQA also supported various statewide quality improvement efforts via its online infrastructure (data portal and performance reporting). (wikipedia.org)
- On January 1, 2015, PHCQA merged with the Health Care Improvement Foundation (www.hcifonline.org), a regional quality improvement organization based in southeastern Pennsylvania. (wikipedia.org)
- Despite differences in health care system priorities, and in how quality-improvement tools are designed and applied, a number of common approaches and shared challenges emerged across the 15 OECD Reviews of Health Care Quality analysed. (oecd.org)
- The Healthcare Quality Improvement Act of 1986 ( HCQIA ) was introduced by Congressman Ron Wyden from Oregon . (wikipedia.org)
- How Can Quality Indicators Be Used for Health System Improvement? (oecd.org)
- The National Committee for Quality Alliance (NCQA) produces The State of Health Care Quality report annually to provide observations of performance trends over time, track variations in patterns of care and provide recommendations for future quality improvement. (rwjf.org)
- What Influences Quality Improvement Processes in Health Care? (rand.org)
- Periods of rapid change offer both opportunities and challenges for health care quality improvement. (rand.org)
- Since then, Beth Israel Deaconess has taken a number of steps to build a quality effort that is embedded in its organizational management, with quality improvement addressed in its decision-making across the hospital. (hhnmag.com)
- The symposium puts a spotlight on noteworthy quality improvement efforts taking place across the hospital, and they generally come from the units, not from management. (hhnmag.com)
- We've really gotten to a place where [quality improvement] is a held value at the local level," he says. (hhnmag.com)
- Identifying cultural and linguistic competence as a quality measure would strengthen quality improvement programs and equip health care systems to respond to the unique needs of Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities, such as access to community-based care and culturally and linguistically appropriate services and health workers. (apiahf.org)
- Three of the largest funders of regional initiatives are the federal government, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. (rwjf.org)
- Of particular interest are manuscripts that address care delivery innovation, population health performance improvement initiatives, and other quality initiatives that leverage data analytics. (lww.com)
- Everyone needs to play, and physicians and surgeons are really on the right track focusing on quality improvement as one viable means to address the cost issue. (facs.org)
- These programs aid the implementation of quality improvement projects with help from ACP QI experts. (acponline.org)
- ACP offers regular one-hour coaching calls that provide support across all of the Quality Improvement programs including adult immunization, diabetes and chronic pain. (acponline.org)
- A specialized clinical data registry for quality improvement that supports multiple quality measures which are aligned with value-based payment programs. (acponline.org)
- In the Master of Science in Healthcare Quality program MSc(HQ), you will engage in study and application that will enhance your understanding of quality improvement, and risk reduction, as well as, give you the ability to promote safety within the healthcare system. (queensu.ca)
- In our state and federal prisons, meeting the standards set by accreditation agencies, state legislation, and internal policies regarding quality improvement is one of our greatest challenges. (corrections.com)
- But it is a challenge that provides untold rewards when met with a positive attitude and enthusiasm for overcoming barriers to health care improvement. (corrections.com)
- A robust continuous quality improvement (CQI) program provides an opportunity for every correctional medical department to monitor and improve the services they provide. (corrections.com)
- Following a structured process to evaluate each area of the jail or prison health care services allows for early identification of areas that need improvement. (corrections.com)
- To monitor and improve identified deficiencies in the delivery of care requires a committee of diverse disciplines-physicians, nurses, dentists, records clerks, schedulers, physical therapists-to develop action plans for quality improvement. (corrections.com)
- Facilitates and participates in committees and meetings that are focused on Quality, Safety, Performance Improvement, and Patient Relations. (simplyhired.com)
- Content includes theoretical papers, case studies, quality improvement project reports including "action research,' and literature reviews. (lww.com)
- Nuance provides a full range of quality management solutions and services to help you measure, monitor, and improve quality, including hospital and physician quality measures reporting, performance analytics and improvement services, risk management, and patient safety organization reporting. (nuance.com)
- The Clarity PSO offers healthcare providers the opportunity to participate in patient safety and quality improvement efforts without the risk of losing the protection of data confidentiality or fearing discovery in the case of potential litigation. (nuance.com)
- Kansas City Quality Improvement Consortium, Kansas City, Mo. (emaxhealth.com)
- State Nursing Home Quality Improvement Programs: Site Visit and Synthesis Report. (hhs.gov)
- JCI: Quality Improvement and Safety - Past, Now and Future. (routledge.com)
- Previously, we had a number of activities throughout our facilities focused on quality improvement. (ibm.com)
- Now we're able to focus on quality improvement based on concrete data at a number of levels. (ibm.com)
- These evaluations really help us to better refine and understand how we can use data to drive our quality improvement initiatives. (ibm.com)
- Before joining The Joint Commission, Ms. Panagopoulos served as director of acute care services for the Illinois Foundation for Quality Health Care and held a variety of clinical nursing positions in intensive care, home health, and quality improvement. (corrections.com)
- The UC Davis Annual Healthcare Quality Forum, launched in 2011, fosters our culture of quality through active engagement of life-long, interprofessional collaborations in clinical practice improvement. (ucdavis.edu)
- Engaging these individuals in clinical quality-improvement and safety efforts creates a pathway to a culture of quality at academic health centers. (ucdavis.edu)
- and recommend nationally agreed standards for safety and quality improvement. (australia.gov.au)
- However, greater consideration is required of how organisations and their leaders can contribute to improving quality: organisations vary in both how they act to support improvement 7 8 and the degree to which they provide high quality healthcare. (bmj.com)
- 10 11 Subsequent reviews of quality inspections 12 and reviews of evidence on factors influencing quality improvement, 9 and board contributions 13 indicate that organisational leadership is crucial in delivering high quality care. (bmj.com)
- Regulation provides accountability to the wider system and therefore has a potentially strong influence on how healthcare organisations approach improvement. (bmj.com)
- Quality improvement is a goal of all institutions but effective quality improvement programs have been difficult to create and sustain. (igi-global.com)
- Cardiac surgery has long been a pioneer in the quality improvement process through protocolization, large database analysis, and evidence based research. (igi-global.com)
- This chapter will discuss the theoretical foundation for quality improvement in medicine, and address current quality improvement strategies in the cardiothoracic ICU including care bundles, large database review, and externally promulgated quality programs such as the Surgical Care Improvement Project (SCIP) or the Physician Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRS). (igi-global.com)
- Controversies from national quality improvement programs including SCIP, extended staffing, and the value of quality culture will be discussed. (igi-global.com)
- That's why our Quality Improvement Program sets standards for the quality of the health care you get. (priorityhealth.com)
- Our Quality Integration committee meets every two months to make policy decisions and evaluate the quality improvement efforts of our many clinical and service quality committees. (priorityhealth.com)
- Each January we develop a quality improvement work plan for the year. (priorityhealth.com)
- This is the result of increased demands from both the government and the public as they want to see improvement in the quality of health care that they and their families are receiving. (blogarama.com)
- Three major health organizations, the American Cancer Society, American Diabetes Association and American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, have collaborated to create a quality improvement program aimed at improving outpatient care nationwide. (healthcareitnews.com)
- Professor Min commented that Bayer had great experience with change management, "Allison had been working for Cambridge Health Alliance for a long time, so she could share how a Safety Net health care institute could make a successful improvement and organizational change with only limited resources. (simmons.edu)
- The organization continuously looks for ways to assess equity, including financial equity, and works with community health centers - including one it owns - to improve health beyond medical care and to look at the community as a whole. (hhnmag.com)
- This study examines quality performance among community health centers (CHC) on three key measures of primary and preventive care - diabetes and blood pressure control and timely Pap tests - using quality in Medicaid managed care organizations (MCO) as a benchmark. (kff.org)
- These initiatives usually are led by local health care experts and groups seeking to enhance quality, increase use of health information technology, measure and report the performance of providers, engage consumers and re-think how we pay for care. (rwjf.org)
- Participates in the development, implementation, and on-going education of Clinical Quality initiatives and administrative functions as directed by the Director of Quality and Patient Safety. (simplyhired.com)
- Clintegrity Risk Management is a web-based, healthcare incident reporting and patient safety management system that enables you to collect and analyze data, facilitate internal communication, manage follow-up, and foster organizational learning to support all your risk, quality, and safety initiatives. (nuance.com)
- Our current initiatives aim to increase patient safety through prevention strategies focused on adverse drug events and health care-associated infections. (health.gov)
- The purpose of the conversation was to learn more about how AHMC embraces data-driven initiatives to improve the overall quality of care. (ibm.com)
- Have you seen any other improvements from adopting a data-driven approach to quality initiatives? (ibm.com)
- Framing of information matters, which suggests that price and quality transparency initiatives need to consider how price and quality information are communicated. (publicagenda.org)
- The Annual Healthcare Quality Forum is our time to share best practices and innovations in quality initiatives that include trainees and students, or that integrate into undergraduate, graduate or life-long learning programs. (ucdavis.edu)
- Founded in 2007 by Mrs. Lois Silverman and her late husband Norman, the Silverman Institute for Health Care Quality and Safety is the coordinating hub for the wide array of BIDMC quality and safety initiatives. (bidmc.org)
- Researchers use a variety of quality measures to attempt to determine health care quality, including counts of a therapy's reduction or lessening of diseases identified by medical diagnosis, a decrease in the number of risk factors which people have following preventive care, or a survey of health indicators in a population who are accessing certain kinds of care. (wikipedia.org)
- Structural measures describe the providers' ability to provide high quality care, process measures describe the actions taken to maintain or improve community health, and outcome measures describe the impact of a health care intervention. (wikipedia.org)
- The measures can be difficult to define in health care. (wikipedia.org)
- It is a method of using quality assessment measures in a system-wide manner to deliver high-quality care that is continually improving. (wikipedia.org)
- The VA health care system performs similar to or better than non-VA systems on most measures of inpatient and outpatient care quality, although there is high variation in quality across individual VA facilities. (rand.org)
- Founded in January 2007, PHCQA originally began as an unincorporated association focused on developing alignment and agreement between payers and providers on hospital quality measures for accountability and performance assessment. (wikipedia.org)
- In 2009 and 2010, PHCQA continued to work on enhancing and updating measures as additional consensus-based definitions of health care quality measures and standards were developed. (wikipedia.org)
- In 2011, PHCQA positioned itself to begin reporting ambulatory care measures and expand its membership base. (wikipedia.org)
- In 2013, PHCQA was the first in the nation to publicly report cancer care quality measures from the National Cancer Database run by the Commission on Cancer (a national accreditation program run by the American College of Surgeons). (wikipedia.org)
- The mission of the Pennsylvania Health Care Quality Alliance (PHCQA) is to improve the quality of patient health by encouraging the use of measures that will help providers to evaluate and improve the quality of their patient care, enable consumers to access and compare provider performance, and help insurers evaluate the performance of their provider networks. (wikipedia.org)
- The PHCQA website provides free, detailed reports of hospital performance based on widely recognized and established quality measures designed to be accessible to everyone. (wikipedia.org)
- This publication describes what international comparable quality measures are currently available and how to link these measures to quality policies such as accreditation, practice guidelines, pay-for-performance, national safety programmes and quality reporting. (oecd.org)
- The paper concludes with a discussion on quality-cost trade-offs and the limits of quality measures. (urban.org)
- The hospital's performance relative to its chosen benchmark as well as a national average can be found for measures in the general areas of infection prevention and nursing care, as well as for the specific areas of heart care, pneumonia care, surgical care and patient experience. (hhnmag.com)
- Impactful news today: Physicians, CMS and major commercial plans, announce simplification of quality measures. (thehealthcareblog.com)
- Indeed, we all deserve uniform quality measures. (thehealthcareblog.com)
- We investigate factors that may explain variations in health care quality using measures of quality of stroke care. (springer.com)
- A complete quality and core measure tool set, Clintegrity Quality Measures identifies and evaluates the abstracted patient data needed to meet all regulatory and accreditation requirements, with daily core measures processing, performance dashboard updates, concurrent abstraction, and eCQM validation before submission, Nuance helps position you to receive 100% of your annual payment update today, and in the future. (nuance.com)
- Improve care and reduce costs by tracking, analyzing, and benchmarking performance data against national database, which includes nationally benchmarked data as well as proprietary measures. (nuance.com)
- Clintegrity Quality Measures offers physician quality reporting capabilities through integration with the CMS-approved Alpha II Registry. (nuance.com)
- See how Clintegrity Quality Measures and Clintegrity Performance Analytics helps Shore pull timely data and customize reports in ways that are meaningful to the C-suite, physicians, nurses and health information management to continually improve patient care. (nuance.com)
- The Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) is currently developing Women's Health and Perinatal Nursing Care Quality (NCQ) measures. (awhonn.org)
- The development of AWHONN's Women's Health and Perinatal NQC Measures is a multi-step, multi-year process that will take place in four phases. (awhonn.org)
- The NCQ draft measures were published and the public comment period began on April 23, 2013 and ended August 1, 2013 (Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses [AWHONN], 2013). (awhonn.org)
- Endorsement of the tested measures by the National Quality Forum (NQF). (awhonn.org)
- Ongoing identification and development of additional Women's Health and Perinatal NCQ measures. (awhonn.org)
- In 2012, AWHONN's Women's Health and Perinatal Nursing Care Quality Measures Advisory Panel developed an introductory set of nursing care quality measures (NCQ Measures). (awhonn.org)
- The development of these NCQ Measures (sometimes referred to as "nurse- sensitive" measures) is one of many steps AWHONN is taking to lead and support efforts to improve the quality of healthcare provided to women and newborns. (awhonn.org)
- This is the first published set of draft nursing care quality measures to specifically address the women's health and perinatal populations. (awhonn.org)
- Nonetheless, the program is here to stay and is going to expand over the next few years, putting more money into play and adding new quality measures, including patient death rates. (npr.org)
- Most health centers perform better than 75% of all Medicaid MCOs on the two chronic care measures, and more than 1 in 10 exceed this benchmark on all three quality measures. (kff.org)
- Few health centers lag behind average Medicaid MCO performance on all three measures. (kff.org)
- Nuance Quality Measures offers rich, reliable data on core measures and quality performance required by key regulatory agencies for both manually abstracted and electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs). (nuance.com)
- Physician Quality Payment Program (QPP) and Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) measures are optional and available through our partnership with the Alpha II Registry. (nuance.com)
- In her ultimate role as senior director of quality, evaluation, and strategy, she was responsible for enterprise research and development activities including the development of standards, national patient safety goals, survey methods, and core measures, transforming the division into a high-performance business unit. (corrections.com)
- Aaron wrote a definitive series of posts on the quality of US healthcare (start here ) and concluded that on most important measures, the US has poorer quality of care than comparable countries . (theincidentaleconomist.com)
- Washington - The U.S. healthcare system is lagging further and further behind other industrialized countries on major measures of quality, efficiency and access to care, according to a new report from the nonprofit Commonwealth Fund, a leading health policy foundation. (latimes.com)
- These dedicated leaders address many issues in the healthcare ecosystem, from patient safety and risk management to core measures and incident management. (himss.org)
- Home Health Compare is a resource, created through the efforts of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, which allows consumers to compare home health agency performance in a variety of ways, including its own star rating measures. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
- The quality of patient care star rating is a quarterly summary measure of agency performance based on how well a home health agency performs on nine of the individual quality measures reported on Medicare's Home Health Compare. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
- To have a quality of patient care star rating computed, home health agencies must have reported data for five of the nine measures used in the star rating calculation. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
- The Guideline Advantage measures and compares the quality of care given by doctors and other healthcare providers in practices and clinics outside the hospital setting. (healthcareitnews.com)
- Further funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health and an active partnership with the Canadian Patient Safety Institute and Accreditation Canada supported work from 2009-2014. (queensu.ca)
- Through the accreditation process, quality is measured by compliance with standards. (legacyhealth.org)
- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) has awarded an accreditation status of Accredited to the Medicaid health plan offered by WellCare's Missouri Care Health Plan. (prweb.com)
- NCQA accreditation provides consumers with an unprecedented ability to evaluate the quality of different health plans along a variety of important dimensions, and to make their health plan decisions based on demonstrated value rather than simply on cost. (prweb.com)
- This turnkey, cloud‑based solution helps achieve full annual payment updates and positive, value‑based payment by capturing and delivering reliable data on quality performance, as required by accreditation agencies. (nuance.com)
- Chicago - Amy Panagopoulos, MBA, BSN, RN, has joined the National Commission on Correctional Health Care as vice president of accreditation. (corrections.com)
- She brings to the role more than 20 years of progressive health care leadership and clinical experience, including 15-plus years in health care quality, safety, and accreditation. (corrections.com)
- Accreditation of health services in correctional facilities has been central to NCCHC's mission of improving the quality of health care in the country's jails, prisons, and juvenile facilities for more than 40 years. (corrections.com)
- Based on NCCHC's rigorous Standards for Health Services, the accreditation process involves external peer review by correctional health experts to determine whether those standards are being met in the facility. (corrections.com)
- NCCHC also offers accreditation for mental health services and opioid treatment programs in correctional facilities and is the only accrediting body authorized by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration that focuses on corrections. (corrections.com)
- NCCHC establishes standards for health services in correctional facilities, operates a voluntary accreditation program for institutions that meet those standards, produces and disseminates resource publications, conducts educational conferences, and offers a certification program for correctional health professionals. (corrections.com)
- The mission of the National Commission on Correctional Health Care, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, is to improve the quality of health care in jails, prisons, and juvenile confinement facilities. (corrections.com)
- Each of those supporting organizations has named a liaison to the NCCHC board of directors to create a robust, multidisciplinary governing structure that reflects the complexities of correctional health care. (corrections.com)
- Governments want to increase "patient-centeredness", improve co-ordination of care, and pay providers of high-quality care more than those who underperform. (oecd.org)
- Subscribe to our Health Care Payers, Providers & Services eAlert. (bcg.com)
- Information for care providers, including guidance about regulations, how to register with us, what incidents you must notify us about and what we look at when we carry out inspections. (cqc.org.uk)
- U.S. payers and providers could learn from Narayana Health's approach to substantially reducing costs without sacrificing quality. (commonwealthfund.org)
- 1 Around the time Narayana Health was founded, approximately 2.4 million Indians required heart surgery annually, but prohibitive costs and a shortage of providers meant only 60,000 received it. (commonwealthfund.org)
- It also offers lessons for U.S. health care payers and providers on ways to dramatically reduce costs while maintaining high-quality tertiary care. (commonwealthfund.org)
- However, a healthy CQI system requires providers and administrators who personally believe in the CQI process and have a deep desire-a mission-to make the delivery of high-quality health care to offenders their daily goal. (corrections.com)
- HHS Secretary Mike Leavitt today welcomed 11 more community collaborations to a growing national movement to build a health care system where consumers, providers and payers make decisions based on the value and quality of care. (emaxhealth.com)
- These communities will join 14 others as Chartered Value Exchanges (CVEs) -- local collaborations of health care providers, employers, insurers, and consumers working jointly to improve care and make quality and price information widely available. (emaxhealth.com)
- These findings suggest large differences in quality of care across providers who order testing. (redorbit.com)
- The researchers also suggest there may be cost-of-care implications when genetic health care providers are involved. (redorbit.com)
- Our results suggest that genetic health care providers are less likely to order more expensive comprehensive genetic testing, when less expensive testing may be appropriate," said Deborah Cragun, Ph.D., lead study author and post-doctoral fellow at Moffitt. (redorbit.com)
- Our study found that in cases where less expensive testing may be appropriate, genetic health care providers ordered comprehensive testing for 9.5 percent of participants, compared to 19.4 percent when tests were ordered by other health care providers. (redorbit.com)
- For decades, health care providers relied on paper charts filled with handwritten notes and abbreviations for an accurate look at a patient's medical history. (thetimes-tribune.com)
- The Medicare and Medicaid electronic health record incentive programs require providers to meet thresholds for a number of the objectives. (thetimes-tribune.com)
- NCQA is committed to providing health care quality information for consumers, purchasers, health care providers and researchers. (prweb.com)
- Did the health care providers treat you with respect? (theincidentaleconomist.com)
- The well-educated readers of this blog may have difficulty imagining that they would not be well-treated by health care providers. (theincidentaleconomist.com)
- Healthcare providers, the government and support groups need to recognise that diseases of the elderly are going to be a huge public health problem in India. (hindustantimes.com)
- With the increase in nuclear families, joined-up care among family, relatives and professional health care providers can be the optimal solution. (hindustantimes.com)
- Holistic treatment management with home health care providers in the comfort of one's home will be the game changer. (hindustantimes.com)
- The findings are from a new brief based on the 2015 National Survey of Primary Care Providers , which captures the experiences and views of primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants related to recent changes in healthcare delivery and payment, including accountable care organizations, medical homes and increased use of health information technology. (healthcareitnews.com)
- The survey results indicate that primary care providers' views of many of these new models are more negative than positive," the authors of the brief write. (healthcareitnews.com)
- With regard to HIT, our study indicates that primary care providers generally accept the promise of HIT to improve quality of care even if previous research shows they dislike the process of transitioning from paper- based records. (healthcareitnews.com)
- Home care providers identify and train caregivers, engage case managers, community physicians and insurance providers to create wrap-around care of the patient. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
- Recently, I interviewed the CEO of Avant-garde Health, Derek Haas, to learn how his startup collaborates with health care providers to enable them to deliver higher value care. (huffingtonpost.com)
- In addition, - as a Fellow at HBS - he is working with Professors Bob Kaplan and Michael Porter to help health care providers better measure and manage their costs. (huffingtonpost.com)
- The ultimate goal of affordable, high quality healthcare may seem elusive, but it is within grasp if everyone affected by MS - including people accessing healthcare services, healthcare providers, patient advocacy groups, family members, pharmaceutical partners, insurance partners and health policy officials - commits to improving the system through a focused, collaborative effort. (nationalmssociety.org)
- Despite having higher rates of certain health conditions, many Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders do not receive the recommended levels of prevention, counseling or care they need. (apiahf.org)
- The health utility scores provided should facilitate studies of the health burden of diabetes and the cost-utility of alternative strategies for the prevention and treatment of diabetes. (diabetesjournals.org)
- The National Clinical Care Commission (the Commission or NCCC) is seeking written comments about federal diabetes prevention and treatment programs. (health.gov)
- The quality of health care has not been systematically addressed in our price and cost-obsessed health care system. (encyclopedia.com)
- Caring for Quality in Health: Lessons learnt from 15 reviews of health care quality seeks to answer the question of what caring for quality means for a modern health care system by identifying what policies and approaches work best in improving quality of care. (oecd.org)
- It has been shown since that time that system failures are common in healthcare. (wikipedia.org)
- 82% of Americans think our health care system needs a "major overhaul. (thepetitionsite.com)
- Our Statement of Common Purpose calls for reform that is built on our current health care system and at the same time, guarantees quality, affordable health care for everyone. (thepetitionsite.com)
- The board at 649-bed Beth Israel Deaconess acted quickly to adopt the Six Aims after they were introduced in the 2001 report "Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century. (hhnmag.com)
- There is a dangerous divide between the high quality of care our health care system is capable of delivering and the uneven quality that it is actually delivering. (rwjf.org)
- They are further required to report daily staffing levels via a web-based system to the Department of Health. (nj.gov)
- India's Narayana Health is one of the best-known examples of a health system that has achieved these goals. (commonwealthfund.org)
- By combining innovative technology and a highly efficient delivery system, Narayana Health is able to optimize productivity and minimize costs. (commonwealthfund.org)
- This case study describes the Narayana Health model and the challenges the health system has faced in opening a new hospital in the Caribbean island of Grand Cayman. (commonwealthfund.org)
- In the past we didn't include physicians and surgeons in discussions on how to fix the American health care system because we thought they were part of the problem - a big mistake. (facs.org)
- I would strongly recommend the MSc(HQ) to any professional who touches the healthcare system. (queensu.ca)
- The PhDHQ program offers a collaborative approach to comprehend and address the complexities within the healthcare system. (queensu.ca)
- Everything you always wanted to know about the Health Care system. (thehealthcareblog.com)
- Local public-private collaboration is essential to achieving a health system based on quality and value," Secretary Leavitt said. (emaxhealth.com)
- Nationwide, the percentage of office-based physicians who implemented at least a basic electronic health record system jumped from 11.8 in 2007 to 39.6 percent in 2012, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. (thetimes-tribune.com)
- We want to be a top health system in the United States. (ibm.com)
- We are entirely dedicated to improving patient satisfaction and ensuring that we're delivering high-quality, efficient patient care that ultimately leads to a great experience for our customers and long-term loyalty to our system and our facilities. (ibm.com)
- Employees, house staff, fellows and students at UC Davis Health System as well as Volunteer Clinical Faculty at affiliated institutions are encouraged to participate. (ucdavis.edu)
- US health system has flaws, but not in quality of care. (theincidentaleconomist.com)
- the finest health-care system in the world. (theincidentaleconomist.com)
- A key macro influence on organisations performing their role in improving quality is the way the healthcare system is governed and regulated. (bmj.com)
- There is no better time for the health IT community to come together under one umbrella to raise national awareness of the benefits information technology can bring to the US health system. (himss.org)
- Each year, NHIT Week Partners educate industry and policy stakeholders on the value of health IT for the US healthcare system. (himss.org)
- Even a basic technology, such as a robust document management system, can alert key personnel to patient record deficiencies that can negatively impact regulatory compliance and the overall quality of care. (himss.org)
- An enterprise content management (ECM) system and enterprise imaging solution that includes a vendor neutral archive (VNA) and enterprise viewing components can help make all patient information accessible from core clinical platforms, such as an EHR or PACS, providing an informational foundation for patient-centered care. (himss.org)
- Great ideas for improving the health care system. (thehealthcareblog.com)
- She said, 'Too often, and in too many places, our health care system hurts us instead of helps us,' adding, 'It hurts doctors, who aren't rewarded for providing the best care and are often punished for it financially. (medindia.net)
- Our health care system isn't working, and what can we do about it? (medindia.net)
- A unique system to reduce medical errors and improve patient care in local hospital emergency departments was developed. (medindia.net)
- I am the black sheep of my family--both my parents and both my siblings are doctors--and so I grew up hearing a lot about how our health care system has and has not worked well. (huffingtonpost.com)
- The rapid evolution of the healthcare system in the United States, inspired in part by MS activists, has led to significant progress in the care and treatment of people with MS. Yet, much vital work remains to be done. (nationalmssociety.org)
- Bayer spoke about the unique challenges Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) faces as the only remaining public health system in Massachusetts, and a key safety net provider with a 74% public payer mix. (simmons.edu)
- Assessment of health care quality may occur on two different levels: that of the individual patient and that of populations. (wikipedia.org)
- Manuscripts might also address capacity building for quality and safety in the care of veteran populations within and/or outside the Veterans Health Administration infrastructure. (lww.com)
- Please include a cover letter stating that you would like the manuscript considered for the special issue on 'Quality and Safety in Veteran Populations. (lww.com)
- Life-long learning must be accompanied by active participation in the continual process of improving the quality of health care and of the health of populations we serve. (ucdavis.edu)
- What Does Existing Data on Health Quality Show? (oecd.org)
- The clinical quality, customer experience and resource use data upon which this report is based were voluntarily reported to NCQA by nearly 1,000 health plans. (rwjf.org)
- In addition, Beth Israel Deaconess works to be transparent regarding its quality performance and, as part of that, posts quality data on its website. (hhnmag.com)
- Around the globe, healthcare decision-makers struggle daily with tighter budgets, rising costs, worker shortages, an explosion of data-all as technology advances at a breakneck pace and the business and regulatory landscape shifts beneath their feet. (intel.com)
- We employ a class of non-parametric methods to explore the complex structure of the data and a set of correlated random effects models to identify key determinants of the quality of stroke care. (springer.com)
- Keep your team focused on improving patient care, not struggling with data. (nuance.com)
- Prediction models and decision support algorithms based on routine healthcare data, clinical and genetic datasets (precision medicine) are increasingly used to prioritize and tailor medicine in many fields, ranging from acute to chronic care and from public health or primary care to specialized oncology. (lumc.nl)
- Screening of routine care data reveals care gaps and enables risk adjustment to improve planning of care (panel management). (lumc.nl)
- Intelligent data capture, automated workflow and document management technologies can minimize the costly creation, routing and retention of paper in all areas of the enterprise - from accounts receivable to human resources to the health information management departments. (himss.org)
- Data driven analysis of health care trends. (thehealthcareblog.com)
- The day to day operations of the Healthcare environment adds an abundant amount of data to the software systems in place. (blogarama.com)
- The survey produces new and actionable data during a crucial period of Affordable Care Act (ACA) implementation. (eurekalert.org)
- Fewer say it's easy to find data that compares a provider's costs and quality. (eurekalert.org)
- Avant-garde is working to create industry standards around the data, metrics, and methods that are used as part of value-based health care delivery. (huffingtonpost.com)
- Health and medical data need specific attention when legislation on data protection is at stake. (euractiv.com)
- Nonetheless, the sensitivity of health and medical data does not mean that they should be locked forever with nobody allowed to access it. (euractiv.com)
- First of all, a distinction in the level of consent requirements needs to be established between primary and secondary use of health data. (euractiv.com)
- In the context of primary use of health data, it might be difficult to obtain explicit consent from the patient in addition to his agreement to be treated, e. g. when a physician needs to share a patient's data within a defined healthcare team. (euractiv.com)
- In the context of secondary use of health data, e. g. for research purposes, explicit and informed consent of the patient must be sought. (euractiv.com)
- The upcoming vote in the European Parliament on the general data protection regulation is the opportunity to ensure strong data protection rules for high quality healthcare in Europe. (euractiv.com)
- By utilizing innovative approaches to data tracking and technology, Allison Bayer's visit to the SOM was inspirational for future health care leaders as they work on challenges in the industry. (simmons.edu)
- Half of primary care physicians across the country view the increasing use of quality-of-care metrics and penalties for unnecessary hospitalizations as potentially troubling for patient care, according to a new survey from The Commonwealth Fund and the Kaiser Family Foundation. (healthcareitnews.com)
- The same survey shows 50 percent of physicians responding see healthcare information technology as a boon for quality care. (healthcareitnews.com)
- The physicians say the increased use of quality metrics to assess provider performance is having a negative impact on quality of care. (healthcareitnews.com)
- Fewer physicians (28 percent), nurse practitioners and physician assistants (20 percent) say health IT is having a negative impact on quality. (healthcareitnews.com)
- More primary care physicians view the spread of ACOs as having a negative (26 percent) rather than positive (14 percent) impact on quality, though the majority either sees no impact or is not sure. (healthcareitnews.com)
- Three in 10 (29 percent) primary care physicians say they currently participate in an ACO . (healthcareitnews.com)
- A third (33 percent) of primary care physicians see the increased use of medical homes as having a positive impact on quality, more than twice the proportion who see a negative impact (14 percent). (healthcareitnews.com)
- Those who participate in medical homes are more likely to take a positive view than those who don't: 43 percent of physicians and 63 percent of nurse practitioners and physician assistants practicing in medical homes have a positive view of their impact on quality of care. (healthcareitnews.com)
- Nearly half (47 percent) of physicians and just over a quarter (27 percent) of nurse practitioners and physician assistants say the recent trends in healthcare are leading them to consider an earlier retirement. (healthcareitnews.com)
- Most people are not very confident they could find provider quality information they can trust on their own, including direct comparisons of physicians. (eurekalert.org)
- Our core product is a web-based analytics platform that health systems and physicians use to track their performance and understand how they could more effectively deliver high quality care cost effectively. (huffingtonpost.com)
- There are two elements in the efficiency of care: not wasting either patient or care provider resources of time and materials. (encyclopedia.com)
- Greater transparency can lead to optimisation of both quality and efficiency - twin objectives which reinforce, rather than subvert, each other. (oecd.org)
- It stimulates the development of innovations that contribute to higher efficiency, better quality of care and increased patient-centeredness, without increasing costs (Value-Based Health Care). (lumc.nl)
- Such a tailored approach also includes patient values in a patient-centered style of shared decision-making and self-management, in order to find care gaps, to increase efficacy and efficiency of treatment, to reduce overtreatment and to improve adherence. (lumc.nl)
- It is the international not-for-profit, research and development arm of the School of Translational Science based within the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Adelaide , South Australia. (queensu.ca)
- The findings strengthen previous research on managerial and organisational determinants of health care quality. (springer.com)
- AHRQ was formerly known as the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research. (healthfinder.gov)
- In addition, these communities will join a nationwide Learning Network sponsored by the HHS Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. (emaxhealth.com)
- Look to Shots for the latest on research and medical treatments, as well as the business side of health. (npr.org)
- The medical research profile Innovation in Health Strategy and Quality of Care (IHQC) aims at providing a scientific basis for these changes. (lumc.nl)
- This research topic has a focus on the surgical top referral care (TRFs) of the LUMC. (lumc.nl)
- Funding from the National Institutes of Health supported this research. (eurekalert.org)
- 3 4 However, research and reviews of major healthcare scandals acknowledge the contributions of other stakeholders in improving quality, including regulators, policy makers, service users, and organisations providing healthcare. (bmj.com)
- Research suggests that an organisation-through its leadership and processes-can bridge these levels to influence the quality of care delivered at the front line. (bmj.com)
- Pitches for healthcare-focused startups and business.Write-ups of original research. (thehealthcareblog.com)
- Chicago, July 20, 2014--The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research has released the results of a major survey examining the public's opinions about what it means to be a quality health care provider in the United States. (eurekalert.org)
- Through the use of electronic health records, the program will also develop a rich database of information for future heart disease, stroke, cancer and diabetes research. (healthcareitnews.com)
- The Society's Access to High Quality MS Healthcare Principles are the foundation from which we will develop advocacy, communication, programmatic and research strategies to achieve affordable, high quality care for all people with MS. (nationalmssociety.org)
- The mission of the Institute is to promote excellence in patient care through sponsorship of innovation, education, and research in quality and safety. (bidmc.org)
- Our Center for Healthcare Delivery Science demonstrates work where research, science, and quality patient care intersect. (bidmc.org)
- The American Medical Association lobbied for confidentiality and legal immunity for healthcare peer review processes. (wikipedia.org)
- 1) support the implementation and monitoring of clinical quality projects and activities designed to ensure the safe administration of care into clinical processes, while developing a culture that perceives safety to be of paramount importance. (simplyhired.com)
- Technologies, such as tracking systems and automated workflow software that streamline patient traffic and clinical processes by automating manual tasks and accelerating cycle times, can help ensure timely delivery of care. (himss.org)
- Researchers measure health care quality to identify problems caused by overuse, underuse, or misuse of health resources. (wikipedia.org)
- The lack of standardized and consistent health utility scores for the array of treatments and the microvascular, neuropathic, and macrovascular health states associated with diabetes has constrained researchers' abilities to conduct cost-utility analyses and to credibly compare their results. (diabetesjournals.org)
- The findings are important, noted researchers, because costs and quality of care are often the focus of policy-level decisions in health care. (redorbit.com)
- The researchers found complaints were particularly valuable in identifying problems before admission to hospital - such as cancelled medical appointments - or after discharge, such as a lack of follow up care. (lse.ac.uk)
- To address this, the researchers developed the Healthcare Complaints Analysis Tool (HCAT) to analyse and systemise complaints. (lse.ac.uk)
- U.K.-trained cardiac surgeon Devi Prasad Shetty, M.D., who served as Mother Teresa's personal physician after operating on her following her heart attack, founded Narayana Health in 2001 in Bangalore. (commonwealthfund.org)
- The first group of statements was prepared in 2001, funded by the departments of health in the UK. (qaa.ac.uk)
- Ease the stress of physician quality reporting through enhanced quality metrics reporting for all specialty types. (nuance.com)
- What Physician and Hospital Qualities Do Consumers Value? (publicagenda.org)
- Nurse practitioners and physician assistants view quality metrics and admissions penalties somewhat more favorably but still are more likely to see negative impacts than positive ones. (healthcareitnews.com)
- This continues a 20-year trend of physician dissatisfaction with market trends in healthcare. (healthcareitnews.com)
- With a coordinated approach that stresses personalized care, the team works closely with the physician, the patient and family members to plan, review progress and make adjustments to the plan of care. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
- OECD countries spent nearly a tenth of their GDP on health. (oecd.org)
- This series is designed to make available to a wider readership health studies prepared for use within the OECD. (oecd-ilibrary.org)
- In interviews by the OECD Secretariat with member countries in April and May 2005, country experts and delegates to the Group on Health reiterated the need for a framework for the OECD's health care quality work. (oecd-ilibrary.org)
- Do quality metrics hurt patient care? (healthcareitnews.com)
- Far fewer (22 percent) see quality metrics as having a positive impact on quality. (healthcareitnews.com)
- Despite doubling health-care spending between 1975 and 2011, "Canada continues to lag behind other industrialized countries on key health systems peformance metrics like access and quality," Ms. Ambrose said. (theglobeandmail.com)
- Good care coordination and communication are especially important for less healthy Medicare beneficiaries' overall evaluations of their doctors. (rand.org)
- If you prefer, you may enroll in Priority Health Medicare Advantage plans through the CMS Online Enrollment Center at medicare.gov . (priorityhealth.com)
- Priority Health has HMO-POS and PPO plans with a Medicare contract. (priorityhealth.com)
- Enrollment in Priority Health Medicare depends on contract renewal. (priorityhealth.com)
- and promote safety, quality, and value in both national and international healthcare delivery systems. (cdc.gov)
- Sands says one reflection of that bottom-up organizational focus on quality can be found at a quality and patient safety symposium the organization holds each year. (hhnmag.com)
- Patient safety is directly impacted by the availability of nursing care. (nj.gov)
- With an eye on systems, I've used my new skills and knowledge to improve care delivery and safety, reduce cost, and build better teams. (queensu.ca)
- Join us on the forefront of improving healthcare quality, risk, and safety in Canada and worldwide. (queensu.ca)
- We promote, innovate and disseminate the theoretical and practical core concepts about quality, risk, and safety in healthcare. (queensu.ca)
- Through the combination of course work, lecture and discussion, the program will stress the development of a theoretical knowledge base combined with the practical ability to apply concepts and measure results in quality, risk and safety in healthcare. (queensu.ca)
- Check out all blog posts about health care quality and patient safety . (health.gov)
- At AHMC Healthcare, our goal is to lead the nation in quality and patient safety in our clinical operation and performance. (ibm.com)
- Annually, the Silverman Institute for Health Care Quality and Safety brings together nationally recognized leaders in health care quality and safety with members of the BIDMC community for the Silverman Symposium , an event designed to promote discussion and the exchange of ideas for improving health care quality and safety. (bidmc.org)
- The Aims are a central part of the evaluations for the American Hospital Association-McKesson Quest for Quality Prize. (hhnmag.com)
- Beth Israel Deaconess was a finalist for the Quest for Quality Prize in 2009, when, unsurprisingly, executives for the medical center at the time pointed to transparency and employee engagement as two areas of emphasis. (hhnmag.com)
- A key element of this is high-quality training in how to deliver evidence-based treatments. (rand.org)
- But it will take significant efforts to better prepare civilian doctors to deliver high-quality care to veterans. (rand.org)
- The author examines the issues surrounding the challenges inherent in maintaining a high level of quality in health care while containing costs in public programs and trying to strike the right balance in monitoring and regulating the quality of health care in the private sector. (urban.org)
- promoting incentives for high-quality, efficient health care. (emaxhealth.com)
- The study also identifies factors that differ significantly between high- and lower-performing health centers. (kff.org)
- High-quality, affordable child care can be difficult to find. (npr.org)
- But high-quality care, whether it comes from a nanny, a sitter, a day care or a preschool, can be difficult to find - and to afford. (npr.org)
- How can child care be made accessible, high quality and affordable? (npr.org)
- Some earlier studies suggest that high performing organisations share several features reflecting organisational commitment to improving quality. (bmj.com)
- The cost is too high and the coverage too thin, the care is not what it should be. (medindia.net)
- Discover a faster, simpler path to publishing in a high-quality journal. (plos.org)
- For instance, in industrial applications where quality control methods have a long history, the units sampled are products with a high degree of homogeneity as they are manufactured under largely controlled conditions. (gerad.ca)
- Because of these innovations, the average cost of open-heart surgery, as reported by Narayana Health, is less than $2,000. (commonwealthfund.org)
- Health Minister Rona Ambrose announced on Tuesday the creation of a panel to consider national and international health-care innovations to improve the quality and cost-effectiveness of patient care in Canada. (theglobeandmail.com)
- If policy makers are serious about improving the body of evidence on the quality of care, they need to improve their health information systems. (oecd.org)
- This Health Policy Snapshot , published online in August 2011, outlines the federal and private programs that are working to improve local efforts at delivering care. (rwjf.org)
- Read more from RWJF's Health Policy Snapshot series. (rwjf.org)
- Chair, American College of Surgeons Health Policy and Advocacy Group. (facs.org)
- Students requesting admission to the program will normally have graduated with a minimum of a second class standing of a B or 70% (GPA 3.0) from an accredited, baccalaureate granting University, with a preferred degree in a healthcare discipline, law, business, engineering, or policy studies. (queensu.ca)
- We report on news that can make a difference for your health and show how policy shapes our health choices. (npr.org)
- conducted by Public Agenda's David Schleifer and Carolin Hagelskamp together with Kathryn Phillips of the University of California, San Francisco, was published in the April issue of Health Affairs, a top health policy journal. (publicagenda.org)
- In recognition of the major role global health issues now play in even the most local stories, the Kaiser Family Foundation has released a 41-page " Reporter's Guide to U.S. Global Health Policy " (PDF). (healthjournalism.org)
- Although contexts may vary-for example, in whether health policy is made at regional or national level, or in the form and function of healthcare organisations-the lessons have potential relevance to all settings. (bmj.com)
- With a health insurance policy you and your family can rest assured! (medindia.net)
- The existing Mediclaim and Health Plus Medical expenses policies have been discontinued and Mediclaim Policy (2007) is introduced. (medindia.net)
- Consumers agree with health policy experts in principle that public reporting requirements for doctors would improve health care quality. (eurekalert.org)
- David Naylor, former president of the University of Toronto and a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, has been appointed chair of the panel, which is composed of individuals with expertise in medicine, public policy and business. (theglobeandmail.com)
- The momentum for UHC, a policy goal now endorsed by the World Bank and the WHO, has driven an interest in expanding access to care, but it is critical that this care should also be safe and effective. (nationalacademies.org)
- The first PHCQA Progress and Performance Report on hospital quality was published in March 2008 and in October 2008 became one of only three states in the U.S. to make "all-or-none" composite scores of hospital performance (so-called Appropriate Care Scores) available on a public website. (wikipedia.org)
- This report documents performance trends over time, tracks variation in care and recommends quality improvements. (ncqa.org)
- Starting with the empirical literature on the internal drivers of hospital performance, a series of papers studies impacts of hospital size, physical assets, human capital and information technology on the quality of health care. (springer.com)
- Clintegrity Quality Management Solutions deliver rich, reliable quality information fast so you can improve patient care and financial performance. (nuance.com)
- How does AHMC Healthcare approach patient engagement and clinical performance? (ibm.com)
- A star rating lower than 3 means that an agency's performance was below average compared with other home health agencies. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
- Health care managers utilize critical pathways as a method to reduce variation in care, decrease resource utilization, and improve quality of care. (wikipedia.org)
- While monetary incentives and behavioral nudges both have their strengths, neither is enough to reliably change clinician behavior and improve quality of care. (rand.org)
- Expenditure of the funds can be made for any purpose that will directly improve quality of care in nursing facilities and may include funding for the establishment and operation of a demonstration project, a grant award, or relocation of residents in crisis situations. (hhs.gov)
- Adjustments to electronic health records and procedure codes by stakeholders. (awhonn.org)
- It explains the significant changes that the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) will bring about for stakeholders. (routledge.com)
- We need a fresher approach towards dementia that includes action taken by all stakeholders to create a caring environment for the patient. (hindustantimes.com)
- Recommendations would be targeted to key stakeholders including heads of state, ministries of finance and health, donors, health systems leadership, professions, and others. (nationalacademies.org)
- The PhD in Health Quality (PhDHQ) will prepare experts who will improve the delivery of healthcare through teaching, developing new methodologies and theoretical frameworks, as well as testing innovation in the field of health quality. (queensu.ca)
- The Advisory Panel on Healthcare Innovation will consult with provincial and territorial representatives and make recommendations to the federal government about which ideas to support. (theglobeandmail.com)
- Costs or risks of treatment outweigh the benefits in overused health care. (wikipedia.org)
- In fact, health care costs are the #1 cause of bankruptcy in the United States. (thepetitionsite.com)
- The growing number of Indians with heart disease and other conditions who require surgery and other specialty care but can't afford the out-of-pocket costs of treatment. (commonwealthfund.org)
- We think it's likely that using pharmacogenetics in the primary-care setting can reduce health care costs," says McLeod, who is also professor of medicine, of genetics, and of molecular biology and pharmacology at the School of Medicine. (eurekalert.org)
- In May, Clinton announced a proposal to reduce health care costs during a speech at George Washington University. (medindia.net)
- Options are presented on ways to substantially reduce the costs without reducing the quality of the care. (urban.org)