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.
The level of health of the individual, group, or population as subjectively assessed by the individual or by more objective measures.
The levels of excellence which characterize the health service or health care provided based on accepted standards of quality.
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.
The concept concerned with all aspects of providing and distributing health services to a patient population.
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.
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)
Decisions, usually developed by government policymakers, for determining present and future objectives pertaining to the health care system.
A systematic collection of factual data pertaining to health and disease in a human population within a given geographic area.
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.
The state wherein the person is well adjusted.
Encouraging consumer behaviors most likely to optimize health potentials (physical and psychosocial) through health information, preventive programs, and access to medical care.
The state of the organism when it functions optimally without evidence of disease.
Norms, criteria, standards, and other direct qualitative and quantitative measures used in determining the quality of health care.
Statistical measures of utilization and other aspects of the provision of health care services including hospitalization and ambulatory care.
Public attitudes toward health, disease, and the medical care system.
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)
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.
Planning for needed health and/or welfare services and facilities.
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.
Services for the diagnosis and treatment of disease and the maintenance of health.
Insurance providing coverage of medical, surgical, or hospital care in general or for which there is no specific heading.
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)
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)
The concept pertaining to the health status of inhabitants of the world.
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.
Education that increases the awareness and favorably influences the attitudes and knowledge relating to the improvement of health on a personal or community basis.
The optimal state of the mouth and normal functioning of the organs of the mouth without evidence of disease.
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.
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).
Management of public health organizations or agencies.
The science of controlling or modifying those conditions, influences, or forces surrounding man which relate to promoting, establishing, and maintaining health.
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.
The promotion and maintenance of physical and mental health in the work environment.
The seeking and acceptance by patients of health service.
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).
Components of a national health care system which administer specific services, e.g., national health insurance.
Planning for the equitable allocation, apportionment, or distribution of available health resources.
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)
Organized services to provide mental health care.
Preferentially rated health-related activities or functions to be used in establishing health planning goals. This may refer specifically to PL93-641.
The activities and endeavors of the public health services in a community on any level.
Economic sector concerned with the provision, distribution, and consumption of health care services and related products.
The concept covering the physical and mental conditions of women.
Attitudes of personnel toward their patients, other professionals, toward the medical care system, etc.
The status of health in rural populations.
Diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive health services provided for individuals in the community.
Organized services to provide health care for children.
The attainment or process of attaining a new level of performance or quality.
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.
The status of health in urban populations.
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.
Degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions.
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.
Health services, public or private, in rural areas. The services include the promotion of health and the delivery of health care.
Institutions which provide medical or health-related services.
Social and economic factors that characterize the individual or group within the social structure.
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)
Planning for health resources at a regional or multi-state level.
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.
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.
Available manpower, facilities, revenue, equipment, and supplies to produce requisite health care and services.
Facilities which administer the delivery of health care services to people living in a community or neighborhood.
Services designed for HEALTH PROMOTION and prevention of disease.
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.
A rating of a body of water based on measurable physical, chemical, and biological characteristics.
Organized services to provide health care to expectant and nursing mothers.
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.
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 insurance plans for employees, and generally including their dependents, usually on a cost-sharing basis with the employer paying a percentage of the premium.
The physical condition of human reproductive systems.
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.
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.
Services for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases in the aged and the maintenance of health in the elderly.
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.
Health services for employees, usually provided by the employer at the place of work.
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.
Those actions designed to carry out recommendations pertaining to health plans or programs.
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.
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.
The organization and administration of health services dedicated to the delivery of health care.
The systematic application of information and computer sciences to public health practice, research, and learning.
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 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.
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.
A geographic area defined and served by a health program or institution.
Activities concerned with governmental policies, functions, etc.
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)
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.
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)
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.
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.
Ratings of the characteristics of food including flavor, appearance, nutritional content, and the amount of microbial and chemical contamination.
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.
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.
Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.
Organized services to provide health care to women. It excludes maternal care services for which MATERNAL HEALTH SERVICES is available.
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.
Health services, public or private, in urban areas. The services include the promotion of health and the delivery of health care.
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.
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 care provided to specific cultural or tribal peoples which incorporates local customs, beliefs, and taboos.
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.
Differences in access to or availability of medical facilities and services.
Longitudinal patient-maintained records of individual health history and tools that allow individual control of access.
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.
The concept covering the physical and mental conditions of men.
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.
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)
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.
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.
Studies in which variables relating to an individual or group of individuals are assessed over a period of time.
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.
Organized services to provide health care to adolescents, ages ranging from 13 through 18 years.
An interactive process whereby members of a community are concerned for the equality and rights of all.
Diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive mental health services provided for individuals in the community.
Community or individual involvement in the decision-making process.
Financial resources provided for activities related to health planning and development.
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.
The decision process by which individuals, groups or institutions establish policies pertaining to plans, programs or procedures.
The inhabitants of rural areas or of small towns classified as rural.
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)
Assessment of psychological variables by the application of mathematical procedures.
An infant during the first month after birth.
Preventive health services provided for students. It excludes college or university students.
Providing for the full range of personal health services for diagnosis, treatment, follow-up and rehabilitation of patients.
Educational institutions for individuals specializing in the field of public health.
Systematic identification of a population's needs or the assessment of individuals to determine the proper level of services needed.
The process of formulating, improving, and expanding educational, managerial, or service-oriented work plans (excluding computer program development).
Educational attainment or level of education of individuals.
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.
That distinct portion of the institutional, industrial, or economic structure of a country that is controlled or owned by non-governmental, private interests.
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)
The status during which female mammals carry their developing young (EMBRYOS or FETUSES) in utero before birth, beginning from FERTILIZATION to BIRTH.
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.
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.
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)
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.
Depressive states usually of moderate intensity in contrast with major depression present in neurotic and psychotic disorders.
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)
The performance of the basic activities of self care, such as dressing, ambulation, or eating.
A stratum of people with similar position and prestige; includes social stratification. Social class is measured by criteria such as education, occupation, and income.
The interaction of persons or groups of persons representing various nations in the pursuit of a common goal or interest.
Stress wherein emotional factors predominate.
Federal, state, or local government organized methods of financial assistance.
Customer satisfaction or dissatisfaction with a benefit or service received.
The smallest continent and an independent country, comprising six states and two territories. Its capital is Canberra.
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.
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.
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.
Levels within a diagnostic group which are established by various measurement criteria applied to the seriousness of a patient's disorder.
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.
Descriptions and evaluations of specific health care organizations.
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.
Community health education events focused on prevention of disease and promotion of health through audiovisual exhibits.
The capacity of an organization, institution, or business to produce desired results with a minimum expenditure of energy, time, money, personnel, materiel, etc.
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.
Elements of residence that characterize a population. They are applicable in determining need for and utilization of health services.
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)
Health as viewed from the perspective that humans and other organisms function as complete, integrated units rather than as aggregates of separate parts.
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.
The state of being engaged in an activity or service for wages or salary.
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.
Services designed to promote, maintain, or restore dental health.
The inhabitants of a city or town, including metropolitan areas and suburban areas.
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.
Application of marketing principles and techniques to maximize the use of health care resources.
The teaching or training of patients concerning their own health needs.
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)
The interactions between representatives of institutions, agencies, or organizations.
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.
A course or method of action selected, usually by a government, from among alternatives to guide and determine present and future decisions.
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.
Administrative units of government responsible for policy making and management of governmental activities.
A constituent organization of the DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES concerned with protecting and improving the health of the nation.
The area of a nation's economy that is tax-supported and under government control.
The circulation or wide dispersal of information.
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.
Organized services to provide information on any questions an individual might have using databases and other sources. (From Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)
Organized groups serving in advisory capacities related to health planning activities.
The obligations and accountability assumed in carrying out actions or ideas on behalf of others.
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.
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.
The practice of nursing in the work environment.
Method of measuring performance against established standards of best practice.
A medical specialty concerned with the provision of continuing, comprehensive primary health care for the entire family.
A group of people with a common cultural heritage that sets them apart from others in a variety of social relationships.
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.
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)
Time period from 1901 through 2000 of the common era.
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)
The process by which decisions are made in an institution or other organization.
Facilities which administer the delivery of health care services to mothers and children.
Statistical interpretation and description of a population with reference to distribution, composition, or structure.
Education and training in PUBLIC HEALTH for the practice of the profession.
Method for obtaining information through verbal responses, written or oral, from subjects.
Absolute, comparative, or differential costs pertaining to services, institutions, resources, etc., or the analysis and study of these costs.
Regular course of eating and drinking adopted by a person or animal.

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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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 ...
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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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Striving to be Ever Better. We refuse to settle.. As a medical center, no work is more important to us than earning the trust of our patients, their families, and the providers who refer them to us. Here, we chronicle our relentless pursuit of improvement: safer medicine, higher-quality care, and the best possible experience.. Ever Better is always on the lookout for story possibilities. Please send us your improvement, safety, and quality-related suggestion, and well be happy to consider them.. ...
As the popularity of vehicle navigation systems rises, incorporating Real Time Traffic Information (RTTI) has been shown to enhance the systems value by helping drivers avoid traffic delays. As an innovative premium automaker, BMW has developed a testing process to acquire and analyze RTTI data in order to ensure delivery of a high quality service and to enhance the customer experience compared to audible broadcast services. With a methodology to obtain valid and repeatable RTTI data quality measurements, BMW and its service partner, Clear Channels Total Traffic Network (TTN), can improve its offered service over time, implement corrective measures when appropriate, and confidently ensure the service meets its premium objectives. BMW has partnered with TTN and SoftSolutions GmbH to implement a traffic data quality process and software tools ...
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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 ...
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. ...
Aspects To Consider When Hiring The Best Child Care Center. It is a very great challenge when one is looking for the best child care center to offer them services. This is because there are many companies in the market and most of them are offering similar services. You need to take your time in the search so that you can get the best child care center. Most people end p choosing the wrong child care center because they are not careful and they get disappointed by getting poor services.to avoid all that we have come up with some aspects you need to follow when hiring the right child care center. Follow these aspects correctly and you will end up getting quality services.. Before hiring any child care center first you should check if they have a license. A license will show that the child care center is allowed to be in services and has followed all rules and regulations. Ask the child care center to show you their license and check if it is renewed or has expired. If the child care center fails ...
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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How to Get the Best Pet Grooming Services. If you have a pet, then ensuring you take care of it is crucial. But at times, you may not have the time or the right skills to take care of your pet grooming, no need to worry. There are companies out there that have specialized in pet grooming, and if you want one, then you should consider searching and looking for an excellent one. Pet grooming is essential and beneficial for your pet, for instance, if you have a good and you have it groomed, its hygiene will not only be maintained by you will also be able to know about its health. If you want the best pet grooming company, then you should consider the following tips.. It would be beneficial if you checked out a company that has professionals. You should take your pet to people who are trained and who are therefore skilled and knowledgeable with pet grooming. This will not only ensure you get the right services for your pet, but you will also get quality services for your pet. A professional pet ...
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 ...
Our focus is a long-standing and uncompromising vision to get more people, more active, more often. We are committed to improving the health of the nation through promoting active lifestyles. We will achieve this by facilitating big impact partnerships, championing innovation, providing high quality services to our members, campaigning, providing research and sharing insights. This is our promise to our members, stakeholders and the nation. We exist to serve any organisation with a role
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Why join Fuze?. The key to our delivery of quality services is being able to attract and maintain satisfied and engaged people. At FUZE, employees are given the flexibility required to ensure a balanced life and fulfilling work experience in a motivating work environment. Our staff enjoy the diversity of projects and the extensive autonomy given to interact directly with clients. Such proximity is possible because of our flat corporate structure, and it translates into relationships of trust, and effective communications between team members and clients. And most importantly, we are committed to creating opportunities for all our employees so that they may develop, progress, and contribute to the business regardless of differences.. #QCON. ...
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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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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.. ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Assessment of clinical effect and treatment quality of immediate-release carvedilol-IR versus SLOW release carvedilol-SR in Heart Failure patients (SLOW-HF). T2 - Study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. AU - Choi, Dong Ju. AU - Park, Chan Soon. AU - Park, Jin Joo. AU - Lee, Hae Young. AU - Kang, Seok Min. AU - Yoo, Byung Su. AU - Jeon, Eun Seok. AU - Hong, Seok Keun. AU - Shin, Joon Han. AU - Kim, Myung A.. AU - Park, Dae Gyun. AU - Kim, Eung Ju. AU - Hong, Soon Jun. AU - Kim, Seok Yeon. AU - Kim, Jae Joong. N1 - Funding Information: This project is an investigator-initiated trial and is funded by an unrestricted grant from Chong Kun Dang Pharmaceutical Corporation. Chong Kun Dang is a manufacturer of the original formulation of carvedilol in the Republic of Korea. The funding source has no involvement in the current study. Publisher Copyright: © 2018 The Author(s).. PY - 2018/2/13. Y1 - 2018/2/13. N2 - Background: Carvedilol is a non-selective, third-generation ...
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It creates a jointly governed uniform national approach to the regulation and quality assessment of education and care services and replaces existing separate licensing and quality assurance processes. For many services, this integrated approach means less red tape. The regulatory authority in each state and territory will be primarily responsible for administering the national quality framework, including approving, monitoring and quality assessing services. It will be the first point of contact for services.. ​. ​. A new national body, the Australian Childrens Education and Care Quality Authority - will oversee the National Quality Framework and ensure the consistent and effective implementation of the new system. ...
Systematically ensuring the best possible care and outcomes The Master of Healthcare Quality and Safety (MHQS) program will run in a live virtual and online format during the 2021-2022 academic year. ISQua Education was created in order to foster a global community of learning and improvement in healthcare quality and safety. With increasing focus on quality in health services, nowadays this is one of the most sought after courses for hospital accreditation. Students who complete their degree in three years benefit from a tuition lock, making the overall cost predictable throughout the program. Learn more about how to file a complaint about distance programs or courses. Approaches to medical informatics to support managerial, patient care, and quality improvement decision making in clinical practice, considering ethical, legal, and social dimensions of health care. Courses include: Students who are enrolled in a medical program can earn a combined MD/MS degree if they plan to become quality and ...
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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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 ...
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
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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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 ...
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Quality-of-care scores were found to decline with age. The percentage of recommended care received by individuals age 18-30 was 57.5%, compared to 52.1% for those 65 and older.
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Sawtooth Mountain Clinic is a private, non-profit medical clinic providing quality health care to Cook County, Minnesota, including Grand Marais, Lutsen, Tofte, Schroeder, Grand Portage and Hovland
Sawtooth Mountain Clinic is a private, non-profit medical clinic providing quality health care to Cook County, Minnesota, including Grand Marais, Lutsen, Tofte, Schroeder, Grand Portage and Hovland
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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.. ...
The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services is investigating emergency room protocol at Carolinas Medical Center-Union following a patient complaint.
Its important for patients to receive safe, high quality care. DHBs are monitored to ensure that they are providing patients with a quality service.
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.
Thats the question this advocate for better use of health care technology asks and answers. Dr. Andrey Ostrovsky wants more data-driven decisions.
Fomukong Health Foundation, Inc., www.fhfinc.org, works to increase access to Quality, Reliable, Affordable Healthcare through Global Partnerships
Fomukong Health Foundation, Inc., www.fhfinc.org, works to increase access to Quality, Reliable, Affordable Healthcare through Global Partnerships
"Bluecrest Health Screening overview". Care Quality Commission. Retrieved 27 January 2017. "Bluecrest Health Screening Health, ... "Case study: Health screening for all at Danone UK". HR Magazine. Retrieved 27 January 2017. "Career Counsel: Diabetes dilemma ... Bluecrest Wellness is a privately run health screening company founded in the UK in 2012 and based in Worthing, West Sussex. ... Food manufacturer Danone UK offers free annual health checks to all of its staff via Bluecrest. Hertfordshire County Council ...
"Wiltshire Health and Care LLP". Care Quality Commission. Retrieved 8 August 2020. "Community Care". Wiltshire Health and Care. ... The small Warminster Community Hospital has been run since 2016 by Wiltshire Health and Care LLP, who provide community ... "Water quality". www.wessexwater.co.uk. 23 December 2015. Retrieved 5 September 2016. "Power and gas suppliers in Warminster". ... "Urgent care results for Warminster, Wiltshire". NHS Choices. Retrieved 4 September 2016. "Welcome to SWASFT". South Western ...
Care Quality Commission. 22 August 2019. Retrieved 11 September 2020. "Health Care Commission: WMAS". Retrieved 4 April 2008. " ... It is the best-performing English ambulance service in the NHS, being graded Outstanding by Care Quality Commission (CQC) ... support for front-line crews is provided by the West Midlands CARE Team. The CARE Team is a volunteer group of BASICS doctors ... It is one of ten ambulance trusts providing England with emergency medical services, and is part of the National Health Service ...
Reason J (June 1995). "Understanding adverse events: human factors". Quality in Health Care. 4 (2): 80-9. doi:10.1136/qshc.4.2. ...
Health Care Design Magazine. Archived from the original on 2015-09-27. Retrieved 2015-05-12. "Summary of Quality Information". ... She has more than 20 years experience in health care finance. Previously, she served as assistant vice president, associate ... "The George Washington University Hospital WASHINGTON, DC". Health Care Design Magazine. ... 1997 Universal Health Services buys an 80% stake in the hospital and takes over day-to-day operations from the university 2002 ...
"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- ...
"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, ...
Sullivan, F; Bain, J (1993). "View from Scotland ... general practice audit". Quality in Health Care. 2 (3): 204-205. doi: ... A decade later it was still widely used with 800 Scottish general medical practices (around 80% of the primary care doctors in ... Since 1984, there was financial support from the Scottish Home and Health Department, later from the Scottish Government. ... "Utility of routinely acquired primary care data for paediatric disease epidemiology and pharmacoepidemiology". British Journal ...
Although such distinctions have no contemporary semantic weight, agencies such as law firms, film studios, and health care ... Quality-management writer Joseph M. Juran popularized the concept, introducing it in 1988 in the fourth edition of his Quality ... ISBN 978-0-415-32571-4. Reizenstein, Richard C. (2004). "Customer". In Stahl, Michael J. (ed.). Encyclopedia of health care ... ISBN 978-0-566-08374-7. Juran, Joseph M. (1988). Quality Control Handbook (4th ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill. ISBN 978-0-07- ...
Primary Care information; Quality improvement; Scottish Public health observatory; Substance misuse; Unscheduled care; Waiting ... Health and Social Care information; Heart disease and Stroke; Mental health; National Medicines utilisation unit; NHS Resources ... ISD is part of the Public Health and Intelligence Strategic Business Unit of Public Health Scotland. From January 2015, ISD has ... Reform, Public Health. "Public Health Scotland overview". publichealthreform.scot. Retrieved 13 March 2020. Official website. ...
Quality & Safety in Health Care. 19 (6): 493-497. doi:10.1136/qshc.2009.033480. PMID 20378628. S2CID 7020545. CS1 maint: ... Cohen's later work included studies in organizational behavior in hospitals, with a view to improving patient care. Much of ...
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 ...
Quality Management in Health Care. 29 (4): 260-269. doi:10.1097/QMH.0000000000000276. ISSN 1063-8628. PMID 32991545. S2CID ... Epidemiology studies patterns of health and disease in defined populations of living beings in order to infer causes and ... disease phenotyping and subtyping are trends in biomedical and public health sciences, exemplified as personalized medicine and ... Secondary Analysis of Electronic Health Records, Cham: Springer International Publishing, pp. 263-271, doi:10.1007/978-3-319- ...
Quality Management in Health Care. 29 (4): 260-269. doi:10.1097/QMH.0000000000000276. ISSN 1063-8628. PMID 32991545. S2CID ... A Tool for Total Quality Management. Milwaukee, Wisconsin: ASQ Quality Press. ISBN 0-87389-163-5. "Root Cause Analysis and ... In the domains of health and safety, RCA is routinely used in medicine (diagnosis) and epidemiology (e.g., to identify the ... RCA is also routinely used in industrial process control, e.g. to control the production of chemicals (quality control). RCA is ...
Comprehensive Adolescent Health Care. St Louis: Quality Medical Publishing; 1992. Retrieved February 20, 2009 Susman, EJ; Dorn ... Publishing, Harvard Health. "The adolescent brain: Beyond raging hormones - Harvard Health". Demorest A.; Meyer C.; Phelps E.; ... Marmot, M. (2003) Self-Esteem and Health: Autonomy, Self-Esteem, and Health are Linked Together". British Medical Journal (327 ... Household chores are frequently divided into self-care tasks and family-care tasks. However, specific household ...
Shaw CD (1990). "Perioperative and perinatal death as measures for quality assurance". Quality Assurance in Health Care. 2 (3-4 ... In view of the World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations on SSI prevention that highlight the absence of high-quality ... Although in some high-resource health care systems, statistics are kept by mandatory reporting of perioperative mortality, this ... Perioperative mortality figures can be published in league tables that compare the quality of hospitals. Critics of this system ...
Quality & Safety in Health Care. 12 (3): 232-3. doi:10.1136/qhc.12.3.232. PMC 1743715. PMID 12792017. "Complementary and ... Biley, Francis C. 2005, Unitary Health Care: Martha Rogers' Science of Unitary Human Beings, University of Wales College of ... Today, vitalism is one of the ideas that form the basis for many pseudoscientific health systems that claim that illnesses are ... we should expect to be met by ridicule from the wider health science community. Chiropractors can't have it both ways. Our ...
... "running on the issues people care about most, including offering quality, affordable health care and promoting economic ... "Making Quality Health Care Affordable". KyrstenSinema.com. Archived from the original on January 16, 2013. Retrieved January 16 ... Speaking about healthcare policy, Sinema said, "I used to say that I wanted universal health-care coverage in Arizona, which ... quality health care, Arizonans agree wholeheartedly. Same basic idea, different language." According to a profile in The ...
"NCQA Health Care Quality Report". National Committee for Quality Assurance. Archived from the original on 2008-10-11.. ... The company's managed care plan, AmeriHealth HMO Inc. of New Jersey, has received the highest possible accreditation by the ... Its HMO and POS plans are New Jersey's top-rated health plans in the 2018 New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance HMO ... AmeriHealth New Jersey is a provider of employer on-site health coaching with a nurse wellness specialist to small- and mid- ...
His stated priorities are building healthy, sustainable communities; providing quality, accessible health care; ensuring access ... He was a founding member of the Canadian AIDS Society and worked as part of a team through the World Health Organization that ... In 2003, Murray participated in the days of caring by the United Way in Winnipeg by funding a project to build an indoor ... He was a founding member of the Canadian AIDS Society he was also the Director of Health Education and HIV Prevention Services ...
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 ...
Quality & Safety in Health Care. 15 (Reprinted. ed.). Burlington, VT: Ashgate. pp. 447-448. doi:10.1136/qshc.2006.018390. ISBN ... Quality and Safety in Health Care. 13 (6): 417-421. doi:10.1136/qshc.2003.005447. PMC 1743923. PMID 15576702. Kidwell, R. E.; ... facility and quality of communications, collective perceptions of team health and performance of the group, and the extent to ... Institute of Medicine's Board on Health Sciences Policy (2001). Safe passage : astronaut care for exploration missions ([Online ...
Quality & Safety in Health Care. Qual Saf Health Care. 13 (1): 82-83. doi:10.1136/qshc.2003.008797. PMC 1758062. PMID 14757807 ... Quality and Safety in Health Care. 16 (6): 478-480. doi:10.1136/qshc.2007.023465. ISSN 1475-3898. PMC 2653186. PMID 18055894.. ... By June the town was faced with a major public health crisis and the religious public became increasingly worried that they ... the general public about a health crisis. The New England Courant, under the leadership of its new editor 16 year-old Benjamin ...
Price, L (2006). "Treating the clock and not the patient: ambulance response times and risk". Quality & Safety in Health Care. ... on pre-hospital emergency care and the emergency medical care prior to discharge from hospitals to the care of primary care ... Winning the War on Healthcare Harm and Surfing the Healthcare Tsunami: Bring Your Best Board. A third documentary in the series ... Yet immediate rescue care by bystanders within three minutes of an event has been found to have an enormous impact on survival ...
de Mul, Marleen (January 2009). "Managing Quality in Health Care". ResearchGate: 76. Zwart, Jan Pieter; Engelbart, Marco; ...
Comprehensive Adolescent Health Care. St Louis: Quality Medical Publishing; 1992. Retrieved on 2009-02-20 Abbassi V (1998). " ... Early puberty in girls can be a harbinger of later health problems. The average level of daily physical activity has also been ... Health Perspect. 114 (3): 471-5. doi:10.1289/ehp.8280. PMC 1392245. PMID 16507474.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link ... Once a boy is able to retract his foreskin, penile hygiene should become an important feature of his routine body care. ...
CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) "The Countess of Chester Hospital". Care Quality Commission. Retrieved 20 February 2018 ... The Bowmere mental health hospital is on the same site, as is Ancora House, a purpose-built Child and Adolescent Mental Health ... In April 2014 a new two-storey wing was opened containing a state of the art 21 bed Intensive Care Unit on the first floor, ... The Trust lost the contract for sexual health services when Cheshire West and Chester Council awarded it to East Cheshire NHS ...
"Spire Healthcare , Private Hospitals UK , Quality Care". www.spirehealthcare.com. Retrieved 9 June 2019. v t e. ...
"Inspection Report 20 April 2013". Care Quality Commission. Retrieved 2 May 2013. "Stoke Mandeville Hospital". Bucks Healthcare ... Official website Stoke Mandeville Hospital on the NHS website Inspection reports from the Care Quality Commission Stoke ... it was compiling a dossier of evidence about risks to patient safety at Stoke Mandeville hospital to send to the Care Quality ... It is managed by Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust. It was established in 1830 as a cholera hospital intentionally on the ...
Avenue Health Center on Swedish Hospital's campus provides expanded health services and high-quality low-cost medical care. ... "Erie Foster Avenue Health Center , Swedish Covenant Hospital". swedishcovenant.org. Retrieved 2018-07-19. "Child Care". Swedish ... NICHE is a nurse-driven program producing standards and resources to assist hospitals in improving the quality of care provided ... The Child Care Center is the only Montessori hospital-based program in the United States. The Child Care Center at Swedish ...
"The Johns Hopkins Hospital, and Johns Hopkins Health System.. *^ de Jong T, Bannink N, Bredero-Boelhouwer HH, van Veelen ML, ... Eide PK (2006). "Assessment of quality of continuous intracranial pressure recordings in children". Pediatric Neurosurgery. 42 ... surgical care, and followup. ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 [22] 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 ...
... 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 ...
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 ...
... public health care, public education, unemployment insurance. They supported and tried to strengthen the labour movement. The ... It seems an odd argument to say that a capitalist will only be efficient in producing use-value of a good quality when trying ... would be produced more cheaply and be of a higher quality." ...
"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).[32] ... "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[78] 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.[71] ...
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[edit]. In general, it is recommended that people with acne do not wash affected skin more than twice daily.[15] The ...
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- ...
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 ...
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 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 ...
In the US most test sites are doctor's offices or urgent-care clinics. Completely indoors. Open spaces are harder to come by. I ... I stopped looking once I found 3 decent-quality articles that all basically said the same thing - in the average person who was ... Furthermore, recent viral variants significantly complicate the question, and broadly speaking, researchers and public health ...
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 ...
... 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 ...
Eron, Carol (1979). "Women in Medicine and Health Care". In O'Neill, Lois Decker. The Women's Book of World Records and ... the United States offering educational programs that parallel co-educational universities both in subject matter and in quality ...
In addition, such laws may reduce health care costs,[3] improve work productivity, and lower the overall cost of labour in the ... Air quality in bars and restaurants[edit]. Restrictions upon smoking in bars and restaurants can substantially improve the air ... Of Health, Department (2013). "Tobacco Free Ireland" (PDF). Department of health.. *^ "Smoking ban would not hurt state's bars ... The Health Consequesnces of Involuntary Exposure to Tobacco Smoke: A Report of the Surgeon General. U.S. Department of Health ...
Quality of Care[edit]. Rankings[edit]. Two hospitals in the DHS system, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and the Rancho Los Amigos ... My Health LA[edit]. Main article: My Health LA. Healthy Way LA[edit]. 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 ...
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 ...
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. Archived from the original on 9 May 2019. Retrieved 8 May 2019.. ... "Practice parameter: treatment of nervous system Lyme disease (an evidence-based review): report of the Quality Standards ... National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. Archived from the original on 11 May 2019. Retrieved 24 May 2019.. ... "Environmental Health Perspectives. 112 (10): 1092-8. doi:10.1289/ehp.6877. PMC 1247383. PMID 15238283.. ...
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.[100] 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[edit]. 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.. ...
2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act[edit]. 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 ...
... 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 ...
... 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 ...
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 ...
... health care providers, researchers and policy makers continue to seek further improvements in the delivery of acute care. As ... part of these efforts, many countries have developed indicators to measure and monitor acute care performance. ... Health Care Quality Indicators Project (Health Working Paper No. 22). *Health Care Quality Indicators Project 2006 Data ... Labour and Social AffairsHealth policies and dataHealth Care Quality Indicators - Acute Care Health policies and data. ...
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 ...
"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" ...
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  • While the American health care system provides some of the finest, most sophisticated services and treatment available anywhere, they are unevenly delivered, spottily available, and fraught with mistakes and adverse outcomes. (encyclopedia.com)
  • The HCQI indicators are published within Health at a Glance 2017: Chapter 6 on Quality and Outcomes of Care . (oecd.org)
  • OECD Health Care Quality and Outcomes indicators show wide variations in quality across OECD countries, yet little is known about the policies that sit behind the numbers. (oecd.org)
  • Health care quality is the degree to which health care services for individuals and populations increase the likelihood of desired health outcomes. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Donabedian model is a common framework for assessing health care quality and identifies three domains in which health care quality can be assessed: structure, process, and outcomes. (wikipedia.org)
  • There are potential adverse health outcomes with underutilization. (wikipedia.org)
  • Using critical pathways to reduce costs and errors improves quality by providing a systematic approach to assessing health care outcomes. (wikipedia.org)
  • Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx consistently made the honor roll for low mortality rates, procedure volumes and outcomes on complicated procedures, according to the second annual New York State Hospital Quality Indicators Report Card issued by the Alliance for Quality Health Care, a group of consumer advocates and insurers. (crainsnewyork.com)
  • To improve patient outcomes, winning health care payers are forging partnerships with providers to reduce practice variation, using big data to help standardize practices and procurement across their networks, and engaging in shared decision-making with patients. (bcg.com)
  • High quality care maximizes the likelihood of positive health outcomes. (apiahf.org)
  • Studies had to use an indicator of immigrant status, such as citizenship or limited English proficiency (LEP), to assess one of three health care outcomes: access to care, quality of care and cost. (rwjf.org)
  • I appreciate your leadership in focusing the nation's attention on improving quality, as this is fundamental to achieving better health outcomes while avoiding unnecessary costs. (brookings.edu)
  • JHQ is seeking manuscripts that focus on improving quality and safety outcomes for veteran populations across the healthcare continuum. (lww.com)
  • Narayana Health clinicians deliver treatment outcomes on par with those in the United States, but at a fraction of the cost, thus greatly expanding access to high-quality care. (commonwealthfund.org)
  • The Institute and its collaborating entities promote and support the synthesis, transfer and utilization of evidence through identifying feasible, appropriate, meaningful and effective healthcare practices to assist in the improvement of healthcare outcomes globally. (queensu.ca)
  • As healthcare providers transition from fee-for-service to value-based care, they are better leveraging data to improve quality and health outcomes, as well as lower costs and increase patient satisfaction. (healthdatamanagement.com)
  • It is critical that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) move forward with a strategy for measure harmonization that will accommodate local and national needs to evaluate outcomes and value. (thehealthcareblog.com)
  • The relationship between health care spending and quality of care is "totally unclear," say researchers in a Reuters Health article about their meta-analysis of 61 studies that compared health care spending with outcomes on both small hospital-wide scales and broader state-wide levels. (apta.org)
  • CHICAGO (June 12, 2012): The American College of Surgeons (ACS) hosted a Surgical Health Care Quality Forum in Boston on June 4, with health care policy and clinical experts to discuss how quality surgical care not only delivers better patient outcomes, but also better financial outcomes - a critical yet often overlooked component of surgical quality programs. (facs.org)
  • The ACS Surgical Health Care Quality Forum Boston is part of the College's Inspiring Quality initiative to promote critical elements required in successful quality improvement programs that can measurably improve outcomes and reduce health care costs. (facs.org)
  • While we need to do a better job at getting widespread adoption, there is no need to recreate the wheel on quality improvement processes that are proven to deliver better patient outcomes and reduce costs. (facs.org)
  • Known as a model for outcomes-based quality improvement, the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP®) collects clinical, risk-adjusted, 30-day outcomes data in a nationally benchmarked database. (facs.org)
  • NEW YORK , March 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- AbleTo, Inc., a leading provider of virtual behavioral health care proven to improve clinical outcomes and lower health care costs, today announced that it has acquired Joyable, an app-based digital therapy innovator. (prnewswire.com)
  • AbleTo has been treating patients for over six years, and improves patient outcomes and lowers costs by providing treatment that integrates behavioral and medical health care. (prnewswire.com)
  • AbleTo programs are clinically proven to improve both behavioral health and medical outcomes while lowering overall spending for higher-cost, higher-risk members. (prnewswire.com)
  • Joyable Inc. offers the first comprehensive mental health system designed to address individual needs, ensure access to the right support, and track outcomes rigorously. (prnewswire.com)
  • Whether health care is delivered in a large urban hospital, a rural community clinic, a county jail, or a state prison, monitoring the quality of that care is essential for continued success and positive patient outcomes. (corrections.com)
  • An emphasis on vertical disease oriented care may improve disease specific outcomes but can also have unintended consequences in fragmentation of care and higher costs for reduced value. (bmj.com)
  • VA also established an External Peer Review Program, performed by an outside contractor, that measures the quality of care, processes, and outcomes in VA patients. (gao.gov)
  • OBJECTIVE -Cost-utility analyses use information on health utilities to compare medical treatments that have different clinical outcomes and impacts on survival. (diabetesjournals.org)
  • 51 ] provide evidence on a positive relationship between health information technology and outcomes. (springer.com)
  • The journal's primary focus is on organizational structure and processes as these affect the quality of care and patient outcomes. (lww.com)
  • Unless otherwise noted, the statistics for UC San Diego Health outcomes are from the Leapfrog Hospital Survey (aggregated for our Hillcrest and La Jolla locations) and are for the year of January 1, 2020, to December 31, 2020, the most recent time period for which data is available. (ucsd.edu)
  • In such 'low-risk' pregnancies, C-sections should be avoided to reduce post-surgical infections and other complications and improve overall health outcomes for both mother and baby. (ucsd.edu)
  • When it comes to wound healing, specifically, Atlantic Health System is the leading provider of superior outcomes throughout the region. (atlantichealth.org)
  • As Congress and the Obama administration consider ways to invest new funds to reduce the number of Americans without insurance coverage, we must simultaneously address shortfalls in the quality and efficiency of care that lead to higher costs and to poor health outcomes. (brookings.edu)
  • Chronic Disease Management, Primary Care Coordination, and Health Information Technology (HIT) - There is strong evidence that particular approaches or programs in these areas can improve quality and health outcomes. (brookings.edu)
  • Equip staff to answer all questions related to a core measure (rather than just the minimum required) to track and monitor performance improvement activities and help achieve higher quality outcomes. (nuance.com)
  • AI technology is one of the tools we can use to complement our clinical expertise, so we can continue achieving accurate reads and providing the right care to patients at the right time, ultimately saving their lives and improving overall health outcomes. (yahoo.com)
  • Increasingly, we should demonstrate not just what we do in health care, but what this contributes for the patient in terms of process and health outcomes. (lumc.nl)
  • The mission of the medical research profile IHQC is to increase knowledge on cost-effective ways to improve patient experiences and outcomes in health care, by excellent research at the crossroads of clinical medicine and fundamental science, and of public health, primary - and secondary care. (lumc.nl)
  • Yet while health care prices vary widely throughout the country, there is no evidence that higher prices are associated with higher quality or better health outcomes. (publicagenda.org)
  • This literature review provides still more evidence that physician anesthesiologist-led anesthesia care teams are associated with better patient outcomes, fewer complications, less pain, earlier return to functionality and home, and lower costs," said J.P. Abenstein, ASA president. (medindia.net)
  • Especially in today's environment of continuous improvement, efforts have been concentrated on coordination among providers, the patient care experience and quality outcomes - all laudable goals. (healthcarefinancenews.com)
  • The poor outcomes reflect the widespread problems that millions of Americans have getting access to health insurance and healthcare, the authors found. (latimes.com)
  • The report's authors concluded that the new healthcare law would likely have a major effect on many of the measurements, pushing up access to care as more people get insurance and improving outcomes as quality initiatives in the law begin to have an effect. (latimes.com)
  • 4. Effective - Evidence-based care helps ensure optimal outcomes and avoid both underuse and misuse. (himss.org)
  • 2018 marks the Journal for Healthcare Quality's 40th anniversary. (lww.com)
  • Nuance Quality Management Solutions has been recognized as Best in KLAS in 2020, 2018, 2017, 2015/2016 & 2014. (nuance.com)
  • The deadline for abstract submissions to the 8th Annual UC Davis Healthcare Quality Forum was on January 24, 2018. (ucdavis.edu)
  • Abstract submissions to the 2018 Quality Forum are now closed. (ucdavis.edu)
  • As of 2018, the maternal mortality at HCA Healthcare hospitals is less than half the national rate. (hcahealthcare.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)
  • Deputy Chief Inspector of Hospitals, lead for mental health, Dr Paul Lelliott has written to specialist mental health NHS trusts in England to inform them of an upcoming workshop to explore what can be done to improve sexual safety on mental health wards and thank trusts for engaging with CQC on this work. (cqc.org.uk)
  • 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)
  • Hospitals such as UC San Diego Health that serve as referral centers for high-risk pregnancies, those with intensive care units for very sick babies, and those serving mothers who have not had the benefit of prenatal care may appropriately have higher C-section rates. (ucsd.edu)
  • 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)
  • Its members have access to a network that includes more than 200 hospitals and more than 32,000 primary care and specialist physicians. (aol.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)
  • 10 of the best performing hospitals in the nation are part of the HCA Healthcare family, according to IBM Watson Health's 2019 "Top 100 Hospitals" Annual Study. (hcahealthcare.com)
  • 83% of HCA Healthcare U.S. hospitals received a Hospital Safety Grade of "A" or "B" from The LeapFrog Group in May 2019, as compared to 56% of non-HCA Healthcare U.S. hospitals. (hcahealthcare.com)
  • 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)
  • Although 2020 ratings are set, it's not too late for health plans to focus efforts around key interventions to drive gains on 2021 quality metrics. (healthdatamanagement.com)
  • The National Clinical Care Commission (NCCC) is holding its eighth meeting on September 11, 2020, from 1:00 to 5:35 p.m. (health.gov)
  • The medical group recently released performance data revealing it outperformed national benchmarks from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on key quality metrics for safe, timely, effective, patient-centered care in 2020. (yahoo.com)
  • The gap between the care patients should get and what they actually receive likely contributes to thousands of preventable deaths each year, and health care systems worldwide continue to face the challenge of delivering quality care at an affordable cost. (rand.org)
  • RAND has conducted research designed to measure and improve health care quality and to provide reliable decision support data to patients, providers, and purchasers. (rand.org)
  • Publicly available hospital ratings and rankings should be modified to allow quality measures to be prioritized according to the needs and preferences of individual patients. (rand.org)
  • High quality health care services are appropriate to situations and timely and efficiently delivered to satisfied patients and their families. (encyclopedia.com)
  • The satisfactoriness of care relates to how patients and families evaluate the care they received. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Patients and their families need and should have usable, understandable and readily available information about the quality of health care provided by their doctors and health-care institutions, similar to the format in Consumers Reports Magazine and online service. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Like all other goods and services, it's up to patients and their families to do as much personal research as they can on the quality of their doctors and health care institutions. (encyclopedia.com)
  • The ability to transport patients rapidly to the hospital with advanced life support en route, improved surgical and medical interventions and modern intensive care medicine have greatly reduced the risk of death and disability. (oecd.org)
  • Most OECD countries have seen increased public interest in ensuring that patients receive care that is safe, effective, and responsive to their needs. (oecd.org)
  • Researchers have developed a more effective and reliable way for patients to provide narrative feedback about the care they receive. (rand.org)
  • When the right questions are asked, patients' answers can help health care providers better understand the patient experience and learn how they could improve. (rand.org)
  • Payers can also help providers do a better job of managing chronic care patients, who account for a disproportionate share of health care expenses. (bcg.com)
  • Health care payers can significantly reduce health care costs by encouraging providers to focus on prevention, take a more collaborative approach to discussing treatment options with patients, and streamline how they deliver care. (bcg.com)
  • To get the patient's view on quality and other matters, Beth Israel Deaconess has about 100 patients and patient family members serving as advisers on four patient/family member councils, on hospital committees and on ad hoc projects, says Barbara Sarnoff Lee, director of social work and patient/family engagement. (hhnmag.com)
  • At the most basic level, this requires health systems to be responsive to patients and to develop mechanisms for delivering culturally and linguistically appropriate care. (apiahf.org)
  • Health care providers and patients have many good ideas for how to improve quality and lower costs, but often these approaches are not supported well or at all by fee-for-service payments, traditional insurance benefit designs, or current health care regulations. (brookings.edu)
  • Much of my work, and the work of my collaborators and colleagues, remains focused on health care policy reforms, reforms in the private sector, and public-private collaborations to support providers and patients in their efforts to get to better care. (brookings.edu)
  • They require measurement in order to identify opportunities for improvement, often through "registries" that enable providers to assess and track how their patients are doing in terms of key aspects of care and potential complications in order to identify areas for improvement. (brookings.edu)
  • and spending more time with a complex patient (or implementing a care team with a nurse practitioner, pharmacist, and other non-physician clinicians) to improve medication adherence, lifestyle changes, or other care management steps that can enable patients to prevent their diseases or health risks rom progressing. (brookings.edu)
  • The Penny George Institute for Health and Healing began providing integrative services - basic stress-reduction strategies such as guided imagery, aromatherapy, acupressure, biofeedback and massage - to patients at Alliona Health's Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis in 2003. (hhnmag.com)
  • The integrative approach emphasizes patient empowerment and encourages patients to take an active role in their health. (hhnmag.com)
  • Medical licensing makes health care more expensive and less accessible while failing to protect patients from incompetent physicians, finds a paper by the Cato Institute. (cato.org)
  • CarePoint Health - Christ Hospital earned the award by meeting specific quality achievement measures for the rapid diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients at a set level for a designated period. (prweb.com)
  • With this award, our hospital demonstrates our commitment to ensure that our patients receive care based on internationally-respected clinical guidelines. (prweb.com)
  • CarePoint Health - Christ Hospital has received the Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Silver-Plus Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for the treatment of stroke patients. (prweb.com)
  • Get With The Guidelines-Stroke also helps CarePoint Health - Christ Hospital's staff implement prevention measures, which include educating stroke patients to manage their risk factors and to be aware of warning signs for stroke, and ensuring they take their medications properly. (prweb.com)
  • And at CarePoint Health, all of our medical professionals emphasize preventive medicine and focus on educating patients to make healthy life choices. (prweb.com)
  • For the first time, quality measures for patients with pneumonia, heart failure, and heart attack were now instantly available on the Internet. (thehealthcareblog.com)
  • Improving care is more likely with the involvement of both front-line clinicians and patients. (cmaj.ca)
  • The supporting report also clearly acknowledges that the quality of care provided to patients is the responsibility of not just individual clinicians but also other actors in the health care system. (cmaj.ca)
  • Combining our strong programs and talented teams to create a more integrated approach to delivering behavioral health care will further expand access, drive a better experience for patients, and create more value for our clients. (prnewswire.com)
  • Improve the care of your patients with diabetes with free personal coaching and access to online tools. (acponline.org)
  • Those patients deserve and are, indeed, legally entitled to the best health care we can provide. (corrections.com)
  • A vigorous CQI program is the proven way to ensure that we identify potential problems early, that we implement a plan to correct the problem, that we monitor the outcome so that the problem does not recur, and that our patients continue to receive the high-quality of care they need. (corrections.com)
  • As Rich Duszak reported, Adam Slavitt, acting administrator for CMS, also declared that "patients and care providers deserve a uniform approach to measure [sic] quality. (thehealthcareblog.com)
  • So to return to our starting point, is the simplification of quality measures something patients and physicians should cheer? (thehealthcareblog.com)
  • The latest version asks practices, for example, to interview patients and carers about their experiences of the care provided, reflect on the problems for patients with multiple morbidities and analyse interagency working which extends to the role of the practice in the community and wider health care environment. (bmj.com)
  • The easy assumption is that quality should be defined by patients rather than by policymakers, politicians, or healthcare professionals-but who is the representative patient? (bmj.com)
  • In addition, since November 1991, VA has systematically collected information on patient care quality, including incidents which adversely affect patients. (gao.gov)
  • Instead, health utility scores were derived from theoretical constructs, the judgment of experienced physicians, expert panels, community surveys, and patients ( 2 - 5 ). (diabetesjournals.org)
  • Patients, staff, physicians, and your bottom line all benefit from Nuance's Clintegrity Quality Management Solutions-because less time spent managing data means more time for improving patient care. (nuance.com)
  • Nuance has given us tools to help improve the care we provide to our patients. (nuance.com)
  • AWHONN recognizes that the nurse's expert knowledge confers the authority to shape the care environment and to influence decisions of patients. (awhonn.org)
  • Keeping patients safe in health care settings is fundamental to achieving high-quality health care for all Americans. (health.gov)
  • As Chartered Value Exchanges, these communities will have access to information from Medicare that gauges the quality of care that physicians provide to patients. (emaxhealth.com)
  • Table shows the proportion of breast cancer patients treated according to nationally recognized standards of care. (legacyhealth.org)
  • Benchmark studies determine how quickly Atlantic Health System patients heal compared to national averages, and the results speak volumes. (atlantichealth.org)
  • We take pride in the quality of our service, and our patients value us for that. (atlantichealth.org)
  • A new Moffitt Cancer Center study published Thursday in Genetics in Medicine shows that counseling from a genetic health care provider before genetic testing educates patients and may help reduce unnecessary procedures. (redorbit.com)
  • These problems are exacerbated by a lack of coordination of care for patients with chronic diseases. (brookings.edu)
  • While many patients often do not receive medically necessary care, others receive care that may be unnecessary, or even harmful. (brookings.edu)
  • These chapters cover quality of care and cost impacts on the patient from HIT, changes for patients of varying socioeconomic statuses, physician perceptions of HIT, medical malpractice lawsuits involving the use of HIT, bioterrorism, and use of EMRs. (routledge.com)
  • Oral health promotion programs and outreach are cornerstones of IHS efforts to eradicate oral health disparities among the youngest patients that we serve. (ihs.gov)
  • Our radiology team does a tremendous job of reading scans to evaluate and diagnose millions of patients' conditions with accuracy and timeliness,' said Maria Rodriguez, MD, Chief of Radiology at Envision Healthcare. (yahoo.com)
  • As one of the largest U.S. radiology groups caring for millions of patients from different backgrounds and locations, we have a highly unique and diversified dataset, which is integral to augmenting deep learning within AI. (yahoo.com)
  • Envision cares for 32 million patients every year, with its team of 800 radiologists conducting more than 10 million reads a year. (yahoo.com)
  • In total, the medical group offers a differentiated suite of clinical solutions on a national scale with a local understanding of our communities, creating value for health systems, payers, providers, and patients. (yahoo.com)
  • We've been able to move our physicians and our clinical stakeholders from behind the computer screen back to the bedside where they belong, by spending less time in the data, spending less time analyzing charts to really focusing on patient care at the frontline where our patients truly deserve their time and effort. (ibm.com)
  • This research topic focuses on structured intervention programs and tailored health care strategies to be used in individual patients and populations at risk inside and outside of the hospital. (lumc.nl)
  • More and more government agencies, insurance companies and nonprofit organizations have developed tools to help patients navigate the complicated and often opaque health care price system. (publicagenda.org)
  • As these resources proliferate, some health care experts worry that, if patients assume price is associated with quality, they'll avoid low-price care. (publicagenda.org)
  • The Perioperative Surgical Home (PSH) model consistently and significantly improves quality of care for patients and reduces health care costs, reports a first-of-its-kind, large-scale literature review of the PSH in the United States and abroad. (medindia.net)
  • Large reviews such as this show just how successful this model of care can be at raising the quality of care for patients, while meeting the increasing demands of health care reform. (medindia.net)
  • This may seem trivial in the context of life and death, but any hospital manager will tell you that 'hotel quality' matters to patients. (theincidentaleconomist.com)
  • If A provides better hotels and more of the right treatments, but B treats patients more respectfully and delivers care more safely, who is better overall? (theincidentaleconomist.com)
  • Our caregivers strive to provide the best care possible to our patients. (hcahealthcare.com)
  • They found that 29 percent of patients seen at local primary-care offices had taken at least one of 16 drugs that can cause adverse reactions in genetically susceptible people. (eurekalert.org)
  • Finding that so many primary-care patients use such medications suggests that pharmacogenetics--the study of the interplay between genes and drugs--has the potential to benefit a large portion of the population, according to the researchers. (eurekalert.org)
  • In an editorial in the same journal, Deepak Voora, M.D., chief medical resident, and Brian F. Gage, M.D., associate professor of medicine, assert that guidance from primary-care physicians will be important to winning patients' acceptance of the genetic testing necessary to apply pharmacogenetics to family care practice. (eurekalert.org)
  • The primary-care physician is the main advocate for the patient and who patients will look to for advice about pharmacogenetics testing," Voora says. (eurekalert.org)
  • Patients with Alzheimer's disease and dementia deserve our love and respect, but nothing can replace the full-time care and attention that a professional caregiver can provide. (hindustantimes.com)
  • Cognitive screening programmes for the elderly, quality homecare for these patients and public education policies designed to increase awareness of dementia are needed if interventions for individuals with potentially manageable dementia are to be implemented. (hindustantimes.com)
  • The bulk of the empirical evidence for Medicare patients shows that quality is higher in more competitive markets. (repec.org)
  • Quality home care is critical to ensuring patients continue to receive treatment after a hospital stay for medical conditions that may require it. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • Clear communication and compassionate care from home health providers ensures patients and families understand how to manage their health condition. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • A standardized national survey sent in the mail to patients asks about their experience of care from the home health care agency. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • The Johns Hopkins Home Care Group and Potomac Home Health Care provide home health services, such as skilled nursing, physical therapy and speech therapy, for patients. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • A standardized national survey called the Home Health Care Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HHCAHPS) is mailed to some adult patients so they can provide their perspective on their care experience with the home health agency. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • To make it easier for patients and families to understand the Home Health Care Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HHCAHPS) survey scores, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) developed a five-star rating system in 2016. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • Data source: The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services based on a random sample of patients who received home health care services. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • Prospective home health care patients and families can use HHCAHPS survey results to objectively compare other patient perspectives on communication quality, communication frequency and overall experience. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • Johns Hopkins Home Care Group and Potomac Home Health Care consistently work to ensure patients receive quality care and personal attention. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • The study, published in The Milbank Quarterly , analysed over 1,000 complaints from patients across the UK and found they highlighted quality and safety issues difficult to capture through staff reports, surveys and hospital inspections. (lse.ac.uk)
  • Patients were also uniquely placed to report cases where there was an omission of care such as neglect of patient hygiene. (lse.ac.uk)
  • Half of physicians and nearly two-thirds - 64 percent - of nurse practitioners and physician assistants see the advance of health IT having a positive impact on practices' ability to provide quality care to their patients. (healthcareitnews.com)
  • Most (55 percent) of the nation's primary care physicians are currently receiving financial incentives based on quality or efficiency measures, an indication of the reach of ongoing efforts by public and private payers to reward providers for quality of care rather than for the amount of services delivered to patients. (healthcareitnews.com)
  • 1. Safety - Patients should not be harmed while receiving the care that is intended to help them. (himss.org)
  • To deliver true patient-centered care, it is essential that all clinical stakeholders have a comprehensive view into each patients' entire medical history. (himss.org)
  • Data analytics and technologies for population health management can help clinicians prescribe the most-effective treatments for patients, because these technologies assess the information contained in a patient's medical record and compare it to treatment plan results of patients with similar profiles. (himss.org)
  • At nine clinics, patients reported average waiting times of four hours or longer and at four clinics, some patients said they waited an average of five hours or longer to be seen by healthcare workers. (news24.com)
  • Primary care clinicians are expected to reconcile a patient's medications at every visit. (rand.org)
  • At Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, quality improvement has become second nature for everyone - from leaders to clinicians and nonclinicians alike. (hhnmag.com)
  • ACP offers members and other clinicians numerous quality improvement resources to help improve patient care and gain ABIM MOC practice assessment points. (acponline.org)
  • Improve the rate of adult immunization by equipping general internal medicine residency programs with the tools to educate clinicians about the clinical science of adult immunization, evidence-based strategies, and quality improvement projects to increase adult vaccination rates. (acponline.org)
  • This online video-simulation training program focuses on HAI prevention for clinicians, health professional students, and patient advocates. (health.gov)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Hospital officials also are prepping for the changes taking place in quality measurement and reimbursement. (hhnmag.com)
  • For years, many have seen quality measurement as a means to drive needed change. (thehealthcareblog.com)
  • The field of quality measurement is at a critical juncture. (thehealthcareblog.com)
  • The Affordable Care Act (ACA)-which mentions "quality measures," "performance measures," or "measures of quality," 128 times-heightened an already growing emphasis on quality measurement. (thehealthcareblog.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)
  • Having used the CARE questionnaire (1) as part of an appraisal,I was struck by the fact that it hadn't been included in QOF or any other "measurement" obligation- perhaps I'm only saying this because it scored well for me and actually demonstrated empowerment or perhaps empowerment actually brings us a bit closer to defining the most important part of our craft. (bmj.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)
  • There is more activity than ever around the development of quality measures, thanks to private organizations like the American Medical Association's Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement (PCPI) and the National Committee for Quality Assurance, as well as public support and initiatives in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). (brookings.edu)
  • Today, there are numerous and diverse quality improvement initiatives underway at all levels of the health care system - federal, state, regional, local, and within health care organizations - that are putting quality measures to use. (brookings.edu)
  • Quality improvement initiatives within and across health care organizations are core to these efforts. (brookings.edu)
  • 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)
  • The Michigan Oncology Quality Consortium plans to use a mobile-based application to help with quality reporting initiatives in the state. (healthdatamanagement.com)
  • 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)
  • We are very impressed with Aetna's evidence-based, action-oriented commitment to innovation, and their willingness to complement their already impressive suite of case management and quality improvement initiatives with HQP's program. (aol.com)
  • 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)
  • These evaluations really help us to better refine and understand how we can use data to drive our quality improvement initiatives. (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)
  • Despite substantial gains in the sector, health care providers, researchers and policy makers continue to seek further improvements in the delivery of acute care. (oecd.org)
  • Governments should encourage, and where appropriate require, health systems and health care providers to be open about the effectiveness, safety and patient-centredness of care they provide. (oecd.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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Subscribe to our Health Care Payers, Providers & Services eAlert. (bcg.com)
  • I co-chair of the Quality Alliance Steering Committee, a multi-stakeholder group of employers, insurers, providers, and consumers that focuses on overcoming the practical challenges in implementing quality measures and using them to improve care. (brookings.edu)
  • Building on bipartisan legislation and support from the Congress, Medicare has established quality reporting systems for providers. (brookings.edu)
  • Quality measures are also being used for payment reforms, which can enable health care providers to get more resources to take steps like setting up registries and implementing other changes in care delivery to improve care and avoid unnecessary costs. (brookings.edu)
  • 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)
  • The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services wants to provide consumers with a simplified and consistent online experience to make it easier for them to find and compare healthcare providers. (healthdatamanagement.com)
  • Private and public payers, public health departments, and independent accreditation organizations have asked health care providers to report on quality measures, and quality measures have been publicly reported or tied to financial reimbursement or both. (thehealthcareblog.com)
  • With so much focus on quality, the resource burden on health care providers of taking and reporting measures for multiple agencies and payers is significant. (thehealthcareblog.com)
  • A proprietary platform connects individuals and their care teams with AbleTo licensed providers who deliver weekly sessions by phone or video supported by an integrated digital experience. (prnewswire.com)
  • Depending on the issues identified, staff members who work at the front line of care and licensed providers, who provide care as well as oversight, must be involved. (corrections.com)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • The underlying fragmentation of the health care system is not surprising given that health care providers do not have the payment support or other tools they need to communicate and work together effectively to improve patient care. (brookings.edu)
  • Limited evidence on which treatments and procedures are most effective, limited evidence on how to inform providers about the effectiveness of different treatments, and failures to detect and reduce errors further contribute to gaps in the quality and efficiency of care. (brookings.edu)
  • 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)
  • Approved providers of government-subsidised residential aged care services must submit quality indicator data. (health.gov.au)
  • This manual is for government-subsidised residential aged care providers. (health.gov.au)
  • These guides are for government-subsidised residential aged care providers. (health.gov.au)
  • A program, which when run on the first computer system, compiles a first of the rules engines customized for a first of the health care providers wherein rules associated with the first rules engine are applied to identify needs for modifying a set of patient data received from the first health care provider. (freepatentsonline.com)
  • In the last two months of care, how often did home health providers from this agency explain things in a way that was easy to understand? (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • In the last two months of care, how often did home health providers from this agency keep you informed about when they would arrive at your home? (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • In the last two months of care, how often did home health providers from this agency listen carefully to you? (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Brown Health Services is accredited through January 2022 by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC), the nation's leading accrediting organization of outpatient facilities. (brown.edu)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Through the accreditation process, quality is measured by compliance with standards. (legacyhealth.org)
  • NCQA accreditation evaluates the quality of health care that health plans provide to their members. (prweb.com)
  • 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)
  • Advanced Practice in Acute & Critical Care 11 (August 2000): 339-350. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Reducing variations in practice patterns promotes improved collaboration among interdisciplinary players in the health care system. (wikipedia.org)
  • Telemedicine is rapidly becoming an essential component of today's chronic disease management programs and clinical care practice. (nist.gov)
  • This power, manifested through licensing and scope‐​of‐​practice laws, has been used to curb competition which ultimately slows the spread of affordable healthcare. (cato.org)
  • Not all states allow them to practice independently despite the fact that dozens of peer‐​reviewed studies have shown they provide the same quality of healthcare for a reduced price. (cato.org)
  • QcHcQ was initially formed as an academic-clinical practice partnership with South Eastern Ontario Health Sciences Centre to promote the use of best available evidence in nursing practice in one Ontario region. (queensu.ca)
  • What began as a demonstration project supported through a grant from the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care became a regionally developed academic-practice model driven by local practice priorities to improve health care delivery. (queensu.ca)
  • The firm foundation established with practice partners over the preceding years provides a solid basis for a pan-Canadian partnership in the area of patient care quality. (queensu.ca)
  • Ways to improve the quality of care include expanding public funding for proven treatments, investing in primary care and embedding tools of improvement into practice. (cmaj.ca)
  • ACP Quality Connect links ACP members and their health care teams to free programs, resources, and practice coaches that help save time and improve practice and patient care. (acponline.org)
  • The Master of Science in Healthcare Quality MSc(HQ ) is the first of its kind, specializing in linking theory and practice in quality, risk, and safety in healthcare. (queensu.ca)
  • We suggest that those practices which wish to measure the quality of their care across these softer but as important dimensions of care consider the challenge of the RCGP Quality Practice Award. (bmj.com)
  • Envision Healthcare Corporation is a leading national medical group that delivers physician and advanced practice provider services, primarily in the areas of emergency and hospitalist medicine, anesthesiology, radiology/teleradiology, and neonatology to more than 1,800 clinical departments in healthcare facilities in 45 states and the District of Columbia. (yahoo.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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • The measures can be difficult to define in health care. (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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Several studies indicate that immigrants to the U.S. are less likely than U.S. citizens to receive cancer screening and other preventative health measures. (rwjf.org)
  • I chair the Clinician Workgroup of the National Quality Forum (NQF)'s Measure Application Partnership (MAP), which prioritizes and recommends performance measures for implementation in Medicare and other Federal programs. (brookings.edu)
  • The National Quality Forum (NQF) has taken important steps including assisting with the prioritization of measures for development and implementation, and especially in "endorsing" quality measures to promote the consistent use of meaningful, well-understood measures. (brookings.edu)
  • Value-based care platform provider Apervita says it is the first company to be certified by the National Committee for Quality Assurance for electronic clinical quality measures using a clinical quality language-based engine. (healthdatamanagement.com)
  • How long do you think it'll be before these publicly reported quality measures factor heavily into the US News rankings? (thehealthcareblog.com)
  • Throughout the Affordable Care Act (ACA), quality measures are tied to reimbursements in multiple programs. (thehealthcareblog.com)
  • The increased use of EHRs create the opportunity to develop sophisticated electronic clinical quality measures (eQMs) leveraging clinical data, which when linked with clinical decision support tools and payment policy, have the potential to improve quality and decrease costs more dramatically than traditional ones. (thehealthcareblog.com)
  • Innovative electronic measures on the horizon include "delta measures" calculating changes in patient health over time and care coordination measures for the electronic transfer of patient information (i.e., hospital discharge summary or consultant note successfully transmitted to the primary care physician). (thehealthcareblog.com)
  • Barleycroft Care Home, Romford, placed in special measures following CQC inspect. (cqc.org.uk)
  • A specialized clinical data registry for quality improvement that supports multiple quality measures which are aligned with value-based payment programs. (acponline.org)
  • 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 read Iona Heath and colleagues' analysis of quality in primary health care with interest.1 We agree that there are few hard measures of the quality of the horizontal components of primary care and that it may never be possible to develop these to the same numerical accuracy as disease management and prevention measures of care. (bmj.com)
  • This is in addition to measures of care in the biomedical dimensions. (bmj.com)
  • Thus measures of primary care quality must reflect both dimensions. (bmj.com)
  • 4 5 However, most scientific evidence on which disease specific quality measures are based, explicitly excludes people with comorbidity. (bmj.com)
  • We investigate factors that may explain variations in health care quality using measures of quality of stroke care. (springer.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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • UC San Diego Health rate reported corresponds with January 1, 2019, through December 31, 2019. (ucsd.edu)
  • The National Aged Care Mandatory Quality Indicator Program (QI Program) started on 1 July 2019. (health.gov.au)
  • As part of the 2019-20 Budget Measure More Choices for a Longer Life - Mandatory National Quality Indicators and Reducing the Misuse of Medicines in Residential Aged Care , we have developed new quality indicators relating to medication management and falls and major injury, as well as updated the pressure injuries, physical restraint and unplanned weight loss quality indicators. (health.gov.au)
  • 2019). H.R. 1125 - 116th Congress: Accountability for Quality VA Healthcare Act. (govtrack.us)
  • The Limpopo health department's annual report for 2019/20 shows that by March 31 last year, there were 44 924 approved posts in district health services, but only 23 024 of these positions had been filled at the time, which meant a vacancy rate of almost 50% for district health. (news24.com)
  • While 2015 was a record-breaking year in healthcare mergers and acquisitions, 2016 saw more change as organizations across the industry adjust and adapt to the evolving financial landscape. (healthcarefinancenews.com)
  • One is by auditing delivered health care services using standards of prevention, health maintenance, diagnostic, curative, restorative and palliative care developed from research and established by expert, peer panels. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Furthermore, due to strict regulations placed on health services research, data sources are not always complete. (wikipedia.org)
  • If you have a quality or safety concern, you are encouraged to contact the Associate Director at Health Services at 401-863-7872 or via e-mail at [email protected] . (brown.edu)
  • 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)
  • Simply expanding health insurance coverage to promote access, or trying to lower costs by cutting prices or covered services, will not achieve the best health and the lowest health care costs for Americans. (brookings.edu)
  • Previously, as Administrator for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, I oversaw the implementation of a range of quality-related payment reforms, including provider reporting on quality and patient experience, and payment reforms related to "shared savings" and accountable care. (brookings.edu)
  • We make sure health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate, high-quality care and we encourage them to improve. (cqc.org.uk)
  • When we inspect health and social care services, we give them ratings and publish reports about them - information you can use when you're choosing care. (cqc.org.uk)
  • CQC finds more focus on human rights needed by healthcare services when using th. (cqc.org.uk)
  • Many women have a positive experience of maternity services, but for some care c. (cqc.org.uk)
  • The purpose of this project was to conduct a case study on a managed care organization and to document the processes for implementing the Culturally Linguistic and Appropriate Services (CLAS) standards. (hhs.gov)
  • Performance Improvement 2003: Evaluation Activities of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is the ninth annual report to Congress summarizing prior fiscal year evaluation efforts. (hhs.gov)
  • Health services and campaigns are being delivered under the System Enhancement for Health Action in Transition Program implemented by the Ministry of Public Health. (worldbank.org)
  • Now there is not a single woman in our village who hasn't come to the health center and we are really happy with the services at the Dargai Health Center. (worldbank.org)
  • SEHAT aims to expand the scope, quality, and coverage of health services provided to the population, particularly for the poorn across Afghanistan. (worldbank.org)
  • Dargai CHC is one of 30 health centers in Khost Province that deliver a Basic Package of Health Services under the System Enhancement for Health Action in Transition (SEHAT) Program, implemented by the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH). (worldbank.org)
  • Health system leaders worldwide are searching for innovative care delivery models that lower costs, improve quality, and increase access to services. (commonwealthfund.org)
  • The letter, sent today (11 April), also outlines the issues around sexual safety on mental health wards that were highlighted in our State of Care in Mental Health Services 2014-17 report . (cqc.org.uk)
  • 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)
  • Identifying weaknesses in health care services that are high-risk, high-volume, or problem-prone by regular monitoring of standard reports represents ground zero for an efficient CQI system. (corrections.com)
  • Without buy-in from leadership-wardens, health services administrators, physicians, nurse practitioners-a CQI program can become a dreaded chore rather than an opportunity to improve. (corrections.com)
  • Efforts to improve quality by reducing undesirable variability in the delivery of services must also avoid reducing desirable variability that reflects personalising, integrating, and prioritising care. (bmj.com)
  • and primitive rather than primary health care, which occurs when primary care is conceptualised as providing basic services only for poor people rather than as the foundation of care for all people. (bmj.com)
  • Information from AHRQ's research helps people make more informed decisions and improve the quality of health care services. (healthfinder.gov)
  • The new Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Quality Payment Program (QPP) under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) is set to transform healthcare and ignite the shift to value-based care. (nuance.com)
  • This site is coordinated by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (health.gov)
  • Quality Home Health Services, Inc. (caring.com)
  • Reviews of Quality Home Health Services, Inc. (caring.com)
  • About Quality Home Health Services, Inc. (caring.com)
  • Quality Home Health Services, Inc. is a home health agency serving Hollywood, Florida and the surrounding area. (caring.com)
  • Quality Home Health Services, Inc. offers around-the-clock medical and non-medical care in the home. (caring.com)
  • Start your review of Quality Home Health Services, Inc. (caring.com)
  • What should caregivers and potential clients know about Quality Home Health Services, Inc. (caring.com)
  • Previously, funds have been used for the Family Council Project, the Wellspring Project, Pets-on-Wheels, training, relocation services and end-of-life care. (hhs.gov)
  • If you have comments concerning the accuracy of the time estimate(s) or suggestions for improving this form, please write to: U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, OS/OCIO/PRA, 200 Independence Ave., S.W., Suite 336-E, Washington D.C. 20201, Attention: PRA Reports Clearance Officer. (hhs.gov)
  • So much so, they use anonymous patient satisfaction surveys to identify ways to improve the delivery of wound care services. (atlantichealth.org)
  • We look forward to our continued work with Aetna to develop and broadly implement preventive services that improve the health and quality of life of vulnerable populations and reduce health care costs,' Marcantonio said. (aol.com)
  • and coordination of additional community health and social services. (aol.com)
  • Based on a study that compared the various health care policies of the 30 most developed countries in the world, researchers found that spending on health care combined with spending on social services made the most significant difference. (seattlepi.com)
  • The study report, which was published in the journal BMJ Quality and Safety , concluded that spending on social services can extend and improve people's lives in ways that health care alone cannot achieve. (seattlepi.com)
  • For every dollar we spend on health care, we spend an additional 90 cents on social services. (seattlepi.com)
  • In our peer countries [mostly in Europe], for every dollar spent on health care, an additional $2 is spent on social services. (seattlepi.com)
  • Every single Missouri Care employee is dedicated to delivering quality care and services to our members," said Barb Witte, state president, Missouri. (prweb.com)
  • WellCare Health Plans, Inc. provides managed care services targeted to government-sponsored health care programs, focusing on Medicaid and Medicare. (prweb.com)
  • All domains are linked to rigorous methodological research (epidemiological, health services research or medical decision making, and health technology assessment) and to the other LUMC medical research profiles where appropriate. (lumc.nl)
  • 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 program collects quality indicator data from residential aged care services every 3 months. (health.gov.au)
  • Over time, this data will provide an evidence base that can be used to improve the quality of services provided to care recipients. (health.gov.au)
  • provide older people with more information about the quality of aged care services when making choices about their care. (health.gov.au)
  • As the researchers highlight, despite containing valuable information on quality and safety, healthcare complaints are currently under-utilised with their potential for improving health services going untapped - often because the complex nature of complaints makes them hard to codify and manage. (lse.ac.uk)
  • Moreover, these valuable teams ensure their healthcare facilities meet specific requirements set forth by accrediting bodies, such as The Joint Commission and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). (himss.org)
  • Limpopo department of health spokesperson Neil Shikwambana confirmed the incidents and said Spotlight emergency medical services had taken both women to the Donald Fraser Hospital, where the mother delivered a healthy infant, but the other patient died that evening. (news24.com)
  • Asked when healthcare users who depended on these clinical services would see a difference in staffing levels, Shikwambana said: "We can't make commitments. (news24.com)
  • Q is an initiative is led by the Health Foundation to connect people working in quality improvement across the UK healthcare system. (rand.org)
  • The quality of health care has not been systematically addressed in our price and cost-obsessed health care system. (encyclopedia.com)
  • The acute hospital care remains central to the performance of the health care system. (oecd.org)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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 current health care system in America is not affordable for families, businesses, or government, and it fails to provide a guarantee of quality health care when you need it. (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)
  • This literature review examined studies of how immigrants to the U.S. experience the U.S. health care system. (rwjf.org)
  • This is the first literature review to focus on the direct experiences of immigrants and immigrant subpopulations within the U.S. health care system. (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)
  • With clinician burnout at epidemic levels, the U.S. healthcare system must make health information technology easier to use in an increasingly stressful work environment. (healthdatamanagement.com)
  • Everything you always wanted to know about the Health Care system. (thehealthcareblog.com)
  • With unsustainably high costs and tremendous gaps in quality and patient safety, the health care system is ripe with opportunities for improvement. (thehealthcareblog.com)
  • 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)
  • We use the well-recognized framework of the Institute of Medicine 6 to appraise the quality of health care in Canada, and also as a foundation for discussing strategies that can be used by system-level decision-makers who wish to improve health care. (cmaj.ca)
  • This included exploratory analysis of nearly 60,000 reports submitted to National Reporting and Learning System (NRLS) by trusts over a three month period, more than 900 of which were related to sexual incidents on mental health wards. (cqc.org.uk)
  • I would strongly recommend the MSc(HQ) to any professional who touches the healthcare system. (queensu.ca)
  • 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)
  • The PhDHQ program offers a collaborative approach to comprehend and address the complexities within the healthcare system. (queensu.ca)
  • The process and structure of primary care are highly dependent on the nature of each society and its healthcare system. (bmj.com)
  • Local public-private collaboration is essential to achieving a health system based on quality and value," Secretary Leavitt said. (emaxhealth.com)
  • No other system in the region offers this level of access to quality care. (atlantichealth.org)
  • Atlantic Health System takes the patient experience very seriously, too. (atlantichealth.org)
  • It is the kind of leadership our ailing health care system needs if we are to transform it into one that puts people and prevention at the heart of care. (aol.com)
  • The U.S. health care system faces significant challenges that clearly indicate the urgent need for reform. (brookings.edu)
  • To do otherwise casts doubt on the feasibility and sustainability of coverage expansions and also ensures that our current health care system will continue to have large gaps - even for those with access to insurance coverage. (brookings.edu)
  • Reforming our health care delivery system to improve the quality and value of care is essential to address escalating costs, poor quality, and increasing numbers of Americans without health insurance coverage. (brookings.edu)
  • Thoughtfully constructed reforms would support greater access to health-improving care - in contrast to the current system, which encourages more tests, procedures, and treatments that are at best unnecessary and at worst harmful. (brookings.edu)
  • This report reviews the evidence on a range of payment and delivery system reforms designed to improve quality and value. (brookings.edu)
  • 1. While there is ongoing debate about the ability of various delivery system reforms to increase value, there are clear attributes of different approaches to reform that are more likely than others to improve health and slow cost growth. (brookings.edu)
  • While we find promising evidence that delivery system interventions can help slow the growth of health care costs, we argue that it should be possible to achieve larger and more certain savings by having meaningful risk-adjusted accountability incentives and requirements in place. (brookings.edu)
  • IHS Division of Oral Health resources and programs are available through the IHS dental health website , including our data briefs on disparities and dental health status and our Early Childhood Caries collaborative , which helps Indian health system dentists implement best practices in pediatric dentistry. (ihs.gov)
  • 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 system and a method of identifying a need to modify data entries in a database containing healthcare admissions data. (freepatentsonline.com)
  • An exemplary data quality management system is useful for managing healthcare admissions data. (freepatentsonline.com)
  • 4. The method of claim 1 further including generating a data file report by the first computer system and transferring the report from the central database computer system to the second computer system thereby enabling an operator to modify entries in the healthcare admissions database. (freepatentsonline.com)
  • 6. The method of claim 1 wherein operation of the first system is under the control of a quality assurance provider and the editions of code received from the second computer system are generated in human readable text with a user interface made available by the quality assurance provider, said interface including pre-defined drop-down listings and field text. (freepatentsonline.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)
  • 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)
  • Supporting organizations from 2008 to 2014 included: Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) Delaware Valley Healthcare Council of HAP Hospital Council of Western Pennsylvania Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania Capital BlueCross Highmark Independence Blue Cross Geisinger Health Plan UPMC Health Plan Pennsylvania Medical Society Pfizer Pennsylvania Organization of Nurse Leaders Pennsylvania Department of Health Pizzi, Richard. (wikipedia.org)
  • Health Care for America Now (HCAN) is an unprecedented coalition of more than 135 national and state-based groups that represent labor, community organizations, doctors, nurses, women, small business, faith-based organizations, people of color, netroots activists, and think tanks. (thepetitionsite.com)
  • NCQA accredits and certifies a wide range of health care organizations. (prweb.com)
  • In this book, Jilan Liu, as former Principal Consultant of JCI and current Chief Executive Officer for HIMSS Greater China, presents a selection of case examples written by Chinese hospital executives and staff showcasing first-hand experiences and insights into how the leading healthcare organizations grow and continue their success in China. (routledge.com)
  • NCCHC is supported by the major national organizations representing the fields of health, mental health, law, and corrections. (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)
  • HCA Healthcare was one of the first healthcare organizations to adopt a mandatory flu safety policy and the first national organization to do so, resulting in recognition by the National Patient Safety Foundation. (hcahealthcare.com)
  • When we have questions about specific cases or protocols, we have 24/7 access to the nation's leader in hyperbaric care. (atlantichealth.org)
  • Ms. Panagopoulos spent more than a decade with The Joint Commission, the nation's largest health care standards-setting and accrediting body. (corrections.com)
  • The Healthcare Quality Improvement Act of 1986 ( HCQIA ) was introduced by Congressman Ron Wyden from Oregon . (wikipedia.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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Following from this, CQC worked with NHS Improvement to examine how specialist mental health NHS trusts in England are reporting patient safety incidents of a sexual nature. (cqc.org.uk)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • GAO believes that these actions should result in continued improvement in the quality of care provided by VA medical centers. (gao.gov)
  • 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)
  • Kansas City Quality Improvement Consortium, Kansas City, Mo. (emaxhealth.com)
  • State Nursing Home Quality Improvement Programs: Site Visit and Synthesis Report. (hhs.gov)
  • These incentives and requirements should also be tied to particular quality improvement steps. (brookings.edu)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • As with quality in other fields, it is an assessment of whether something is good enough and whether it is suitable for its purpose. (wikipedia.org)
  • Assessment of health care quality may occur on two different levels: that of the individual patient and that of populations. (wikipedia.org)
  • During the program's first two years, 170 high-risk members agreed to participate in the advanced care management program and received more individually focused assessment and interventions. (aol.com)
  • 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)
  • For AbleTo's clients and partners, the combined capabilities and a commitment to continue innovating together means a greater impact on populations that would benefit from access to high-quality behavioral health care. (prnewswire.com)
  • This variation has no apparent impact on the health of the populations being treated. (brookings.edu)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Good care coordination and communication are especially important for less healthy Medicare beneficiaries' overall evaluations of their doctors. (rand.org)
  • We leverage a network of top doctors, nurses and other medical professionals whose expertise and attentiveness work together to provide complete coordination of care, from the doctor's office to the hospital to the home. (prweb.com)
  • CQC review of Cygnet Health Care finds some progress made but further work neede. (cqc.org.uk)
  • 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)
  • Whether remotely monitoring a diabetes patient's blood glucose levels or interactive, real-time provider-provider consultation, high-quality information display is critical. (nist.gov)
  • Its mission: to provide high-quality, affordable cardiac care to everyone, regardless of ability to pay. (commonwealthfund.org)
  • Canadians are healthier than ever before, but there are still large gaps between what we know to be high-quality health care and the care that many Canadians receive. (cmaj.ca)
  • The acquisition strengthens AbleTo's high-quality virtual behavioral health care with a digital platform that delivers clinically-based therapies supported by coaches to help individuals overcome depression, generalized anxiety, and social anxiety. (prnewswire.com)
  • Both also employ Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to ensure high quality treatment that results in their proven ability to significantly improve health. (prnewswire.com)
  • Joyable was founded on the idea that everyone should be able to access high-quality behavioral health care. (prnewswire.com)
  • promoting incentives for high-quality, efficient health care. (emaxhealth.com)
  • 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)
  • BUSINESS WIRE )--Envision Healthcare, a leading national medical group, today announced that its radiologists are successfully leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) to enhance clinical evaluations and the delivery of high-quality, patient-centered care. (yahoo.com)
  • We are continuously reviewing best practices and ways to advance the delivery of high-quality care. (yahoo.com)
  • People were less likely to believe price and quality were associated if they were asked about high price/high quality care, rather than low price/ low quality care. (publicagenda.org)
  • The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation-funded program, called Post-Acute Care Transitions, will deploy nurses, clinical pharmacists and a social worker to provide a bundle of interventions designed to prevent rehospitalizations.The medical center received a $4.9 million grant, and aims to reduce 30-day readmissions by 30 percent over three years, saving Medicare $12 million. (hhnmag.com)
  • Health care quality is often examined through the lens of the clinician-patient encounter, yet the quality of care that individual health care professionals provide is also strongly determined by the broader contexts in which they train and work. (cmaj.ca)
  • Although there are many similarities between the 13 provincial and territorial systems, there are also important differences, not only in the way the systems are designed but also in the quality of care they provide. (cmaj.ca)
  • Even people who decry European social policies as socialism or welfarism admit that countries like Sweden, France or Germany provide their citizens with benefits not commonly available in the United States in terms of access to health care, job security, unemployment aid, maternity leave, child day care, paid vacations and more. (seattlepi.com)
  • the best care we can provide to every patient. (nuance.com)
  • AI has become invaluable, enabling radiologists to maintain and improve the quality of care we provide while meeting the growing demand for our expertise,' said Chris Granville, MD, Envision Healthcare radiologist leading the medical group's AI implementation. (yahoo.com)
  • Does your insurance company provide a website or other resource for you to look up health care prices? (publicagenda.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)
  • As Health Data Management wraps up 27 years of reporting on the healthcare information technology industry today, it gives me a chance to pause and reflect, and to look hopefully toward the future for the industry. (healthdatamanagement.com)
  • In assessing the quality of health care provided to Canadians compared with that in other high-income countries, we rely primarily on two data sources: comparative data collated by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) 7 and annual surveys conducted by the Commonwealth Fund. (cmaj.ca)
  • Data on notifications of COVID-19 deaths received from individual care homes exp. (cqc.org.uk)
  • 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)
  • Source for UC San Diego Health: Internal hospital data. (ucsd.edu)
  • The company reviewed claims data and identified members who were most in need of care management due to chronic illness. (aol.com)
  • HQP developed risk profiles for those members, generated medical record reviews in primary care offices, and utilized frequent data feeds from Aetna relating to hospital and facility admissions, lab values and claims data. (aol.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)
  • A new analysis of our 2015 survey data on price transparency provides good news for those troubled experts: most Americans do not associate the price of health care with the quality of that care. (publicagenda.org)
  • Modern Healthcare empowers industry leaders to succeed by providing unbiased reporting of the news, insights, analysis and data. (modernhealthcare.com)
  • The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) publish quarterly quality indicator data, de-identified by provider, at a national, state and territory level on the GEN Aged Care Data website. (health.gov.au)
  • Who must report quality indicator data? (health.gov.au)
  • You must submit data for each residential aged care service , even if you're part of a larger provider group. (health.gov.au)
  • Read our manual and guides so you understand how to assess and record quality indicator data. (health.gov.au)
  • It includes the definitions for each quality indicator and describes how to collect and submit your quality indicator data. (health.gov.au)
  • Submit your data through the My Aged Care provider portal . (health.gov.au)
  • A commercial benchmarking company can submit quality indicator data on your behalf. (health.gov.au)
  • First quarter QI Program data collection for the new quality indicators starts from 1 July 2021. (health.gov.au)
  • It provides a summary of data elements for each QI Program quality indicator from 1 July 2021. (health.gov.au)
  • The media may contain a plurality of sets of patient data each assembled by a different health care provider and useful in relation to filing of insurance claims. (freepatentsonline.com)
  • 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)
  • As an illustration, fee-for-service payments in Medicare, Medicaid, and the private sector have historically provided little financial support for many activities that can improve patient care and potentially reduce costs. (brookings.edu)
  • AET ) Medicare Advantage members in Pennsylvania who enrolled in a Health Quality Partners (HQP) care management program continued to have fewer hospital admissions and lower medical costs than members with similar conditions who did not participate. (aol.com)
  • The HQP care management program is designed to help Aetna Medicare Advantage members improve their health and quality of life and live more independently. (aol.com)
  • By addressing cost and quality issues at their roots, HQP has improved the lives of Medicare beneficiaries for many years. (aol.com)
  • HQP contracted with Aetna in December 2009 after participating for several years in a Medicare Coordinated Care Demonstration (MCCD). (aol.com)
  • This is consistent with our long-running success in the CMS Medicare Coordinated Care Demonstration,' said Sherry Marcantonio, HQP's senior vice president and chief program architect. (aol.com)
  • Aetna identified participants for the voluntary care management program by looking at 53 area physician offices that treat a large number of Aetna Medicare Advantage members. (aol.com)
  • Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses. (awhonn.org)
  • 2014). Women's health and perinatal nursing care quality. (awhonn.org)
  • We are organizing millions of Americans to ensure that 2009 is the year that the nation enacts an American solution that will guarantee our families' health and a healthy economy. (thepetitionsite.com)
  • Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders face cultural and language barriers when accessing health care. (apiahf.org)
  • The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's (AHRQ) mission is to improve the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care for all Americans. (healthfinder.gov)
  • There is broad evidence that Americans often do not get the care they need even though the United States spends more money per person on health care than any other nation in the world. (brookings.edu)
  • These issues are particularly relevant to lower-income Americans and to members of diverse ethnic and demographic groups who often face great disparities in health and health care. (brookings.edu)
  • In the analysis, we found that a majority of Americans (ranging from 58-71 percent depending on how the questions were framed) do not think health care cost and quality are associated. (publicagenda.org)
  • While most Americans don't associate price with quality, many are unsure. (publicagenda.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)
  • Health care managers utilize critical pathways as a method to reduce variation in care, decrease resource utilization, and improve quality of care. (wikipedia.org)
  • 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)
  • Our national action plan to reduce HAIs provides a road map for preventing HAIs in health care facilities. (health.gov)
  • First, we've been able to reduce the number of premium overtime hours in our quality departments and clinical operations departments. (ibm.com)
  • 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)
  • Applying information from pharmacogenetics to primary-care practices could reduce the incidence of adverse reactions and optimize treatments, according to the study, published in the January 2006 issue of the journal Pharmacogenomics. (eurekalert.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)
  • 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)
  • In order to assess the quality of primary health care, we have to define what quality means in this context. (bmj.com)
  • However, it has made major changes in its medical center program structure and initiated several efforts designed to monitor and assess the quality of health care. (gao.gov)
  • However, VA reorganized its medical center structure under the VISN concept and has initiated efforts designed to monitor and assess the quality of health care. (gao.gov)
  • We administered a questionnaire to each individual to assess demographic characteristics, type and duration of diabetes, treatments, complications, and comorbidities, and we used the Self-Administered Quality of Well Being index (QWB-SA) to calculate a health utility score. (diabetesjournals.org)
  • The availability of the Self-Administered Quality of Well-Being index (QWB-SA) makes it feasible to rapidly assess health utilities from large numbers of subjects in diverse health states using a standardized self-administered instrument, and is also makes if feasible to derive estimates of the general public's preferences for those health states. (diabetesjournals.org)
  • It is a nationally recognized evaluation that consumers can use to assess health plans. (prweb.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)
  • AP: Pakistan study blames HIV outbreak in kids on bad healthcare "A group of Pakistani doctors blames a recent outbreak of HIV among children in a southern city on poor healthcare practices such as using dirty needles and contaminated blood, according to a statement released Friday…" (Gannon, 12/20). (kff.org)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Each annual release of hospital ratings captivates journalists, hospital leaders, and health care consumers in the United States. (rand.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)
  • The Aims are a central part of the evaluations for the American Hospital Association-McKesson Quest for Quality Prize. (hhnmag.com)
  • CarePoint Health - Christ Hospital is dedicated to improving the quality of stroke care and The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines-Stroke helps us achieve that goal," said Nizar Kifaieh, MD, FACEP, President and Chief Medical Officer of CarePoint Health - Christ Hospital. (prweb.com)
  • We are pleased to recognize CarePoint Health - Christ Hospital for their commitment and dedication to stroke care," said Deepak L. Bhatt, M.D., M.P.H., national chairman of the Get With The Guidelines steering committee and Executive Director of Interventional Cardiovascular Programs at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. (prweb.com)
  • Taking the pulse of "industry leaders," Becker's Hospital Review affirmed they were confident the agreement would help "accelerate the country's movement to better quality. (thehealthcareblog.com)
  • The literature on the drivers of hospital quality is vast, offering a rich list of explanations for the observed heterogeneity in the quality of care. (springer.com)
  • 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)
  • Benefit from the amazing facilities of our new £28-million Health Campus with its mock operating theatre, hospital ward and intensive care unit. (hull.ac.uk)
  • You may be concerned about going to a hospital or urgent care site during this outbreak, when many people are seeking care for coronavirus. (health.gov)
  • Dr. Richard B. Troyer, DDS, is a practicing pediatric dentist at Crow/Northern Cheyenne Hospital and serves as the dental expert for the Billings Area Indian Health Service . (ihs.gov)
  • What Physician and Hospital Qualities Do Consumers Value? (publicagenda.org)
  • This is unfortunate because the information offers another window into hospital quality. (healthjournalism.org)
  • At Health Journalism 2012 , Harvard's Ashish K. Jha, M.D., M.P.H., told attendees to watch for new hospital report cards from The Leapfrog Group that were going to be both comprehensive and consumer-friendly. (healthjournalism.org)
  • People can understand letter grades - A through F. The idea is that a comprehensive approach - an overall grade - is more useful in the sense that, if a hospital gives fabulous and safe cardiac care, it doesn't mean that a patient won't get an avoidable infection during, say, a routine hernia operation or have a cesarean section that wasn't unambiguously necessary. (healthjournalism.org)
  • Assessing Competition in Hospital Care Markets: The Importance of Accounting for Quality Differentiation ," RAND Journal of Economics , The RAND Corporation, vol. 34(4), pages 786-814, Winter. (repec.org)
  • Also, 52 percent say programs that impose financial penalties for unnecessary hospital admissions or readmissions are having a negative effect on quality of care, while just one in eight, or 12 percent, say such programs have a positive effect. (healthcareitnews.com)
  • MH magazine offers content that sheds light on healthcare leaders' complex choices and touch points-from strategy, governance, leadership development and finance to operations, clinical care, and marketing. (modernhealthcare.com)
  • The research program aims both to evaluate healthcare innovations that improve quality of care, and to develop novel methods for the evaluation of health innovations and quality of care. (lumc.nl)
  • 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)
  • The purpose of this study was to describe the health utilities associated with diabetes and its treatments, complications, and comorbidities. (diabetesjournals.org)
  • The coefficients were arranged in clinically meaningful ways to develop models to describe penalties from the health utility scores for nonobese diabetic men without additional treatments, complications, or comorbidities. (diabetesjournals.org)
  • CONCLUSIONS -Major diabetes complications are associated with worse health-related quality of life. (diabetesjournals.org)
  • To date, no one has systematically quantified the degree to which type 1 and type 2 diabetes and their treatments, complications, and comorbidities affect quality of life. (diabetesjournals.org)
  • Some 1,200 members from Bucks, Montgomery, Northampton and Lehigh counties participated in the program, which revolves around HQP's community-based nurse care management of preventable complications from chronic illness. (aol.com)
  • These are neurological complications that affect the aged that need proper diagnosis, care and support. (hindustantimes.com)
  • 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)
  • The Guardian: Simple eye care could improve sight of more than 1 billion people - report "More than 1 billion people are needlessly losing their sight because of a lack of simple eye care, according to a landmark report on vision by the World Health Organization. (kff.org)
  • NCQA is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality. (prweb.com)
  • In a PSH, a patient's entire surgical experience - preoperative, intraoperative, postoperative and post-discharge - is fully coordinated and treated as one continuum of care. (medindia.net)
  • Ease the stress of physician quality reporting through enhanced quality metrics reporting for all specialty types. (nuance.com)
  • Do quality metrics hurt patient care? (healthcareitnews.com)
  • Far fewer (22 percent) see quality metrics as having a positive impact on quality. (healthcareitnews.com)
  • 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)
  • I am a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, where I direct a range of projects related to improving innovation and value in health care. (brookings.edu)
  • 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 medical research profile Innovation in Health Strategy and Quality of Care (IHQC) aims at providing a scientific basis for these changes. (lumc.nl)
  • Health Care for America Now offers a bold vision for health care reform. (thepetitionsite.com)
  • Over the years, national debates on health care reform have largely focused on access, leaving cost and quality all but missing from the discussion - until recently. (facs.org)
  • Recent healthcare reform and its provisions have pushed health information technology (HIT) into the forefront. (routledge.com)
  • Joanne Kenen, ( @JoanneKenen ) the health editor at Politico, is AHCJ's topic leader on health reform and curates related material at healthjournalism.org . (healthjournalism.org)
  • She welcomes questions and suggestions on health reform resources and tip sheets at [email protected] . (healthjournalism.org)
  • 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 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)
  • 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)
  • As part of these efforts, many countries have developed indicators to measure and monitor acute care performance. (oecd.org)
  • Such national efforts have been translated to the international stage through the use of a structured review process whereby expert panels have evaluated and recommended indicators related to cardiac care and acute care. (oecd.org)
  • Additional indicators are also available in the OECD Health Statistics database in the Health Care Quality Indicators dataset in OECD.Stat in the query on Acute care . (oecd.org)
  • At the population level, or macro-level, assessments of health care quality include indicators such as life expectancy, infant mortality rates, incidence, and prevalence of certain health conditions. (wikipedia.org)
  • Quality assessments measure these indicators against an established standard. (wikipedia.org)
  • The most recent ACoS CoC quality indicators, showing how Legacy ranks against our peers. (legacyhealth.org)
  • Learn what the quality indicators are and how the program works. (health.gov.au)
  • Quality indicators measure important aspects of quality of care that can affect a care recipient's health and wellbeing. (health.gov.au)
  • and promote safety, quality, and value in both national and international healthcare delivery systems. (cdc.gov)
  • Patient safety is directly impacted by the availability of nursing care. (nj.gov)
  • 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)
  • The Perioperative Surgical Home will advance our goals of improved patient safety, quality of care and cost-effectiveness. (medindia.net)
  • Jha and some other top health quality/safety people were among the project's advisers. (healthjournalism.org)
  • Survey questions ask about how well your care team communicated about medications, pain and home safety. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • Vertically oriented care concerns the management of specific diseases from primary to tertiary care, whereas horizontally oriented care emphasises the integration of care around the needs of individuals and the design of systems of care that focus on the broad needs of the community and population. (bmj.com)
  • Quality Management in Health Care (QMHC) is a peer-reviewed journal that provides a forum for our readers to explore the theoretical, technical, and strategic elements of health care quality management. (lww.com)
  • Explores links among the various clinical, technical, administrative, and managerial disciplines involved in patient care, as well as the role and responsibilities of organizational governance in ongoing quality management. (lww.com)
  • Clintegrity Quality Management Solutions deliver rich, reliable quality information fast so you can improve patient care and financial performance. (nuance.com)
  • Of that group, 14 percent of members took part in HQP's Advanced Care Management program, which includes intensive, individualized nurse involvement. (aol.com)
  • Dr. Liu has over 30 years of experience in health care and over 30 years in the analysis and management of a variety of health care delivery and financing systems. (routledge.com)
  • Post-acute care is delivered through an array of clinical professionals and integrated technologies which, when combined, contribute to efficient and effective population health management strategies. (yahoo.com)
  • population health management. (lumc.nl)
  • Interestingly, both U.S. and international studies stressed the importance of the role of physician anesthesiologists in perioperative patient management and PSH models of care. (medindia.net)
  • We've been looking at ourselves through that lens for a long time," says Kenneth Sands, M.D., senior vice president of health care quality for the medical center. (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)
  • AbleTo's structured therapy programs strengthen medical recovery and self-care among members with chronic or complex clinical needs. (prnewswire.com)
  • Over the past 2 years, VA has implemented its Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN), which is tasked with the responsibility for ensuring the quality of patient care to 22 networks that manage VA's 159 medical centers. (gao.gov)
  • 2. The Secretary of Veterans Affairs should instruct the Under Secretary for Health to require regional directors to have inspection teams ensure that every medical center in their region is complying with quality assurance requirements and that problems GAO and the Inspector General identified have been corrected. (gao.gov)
  • Physical distancing is important to prevent the spread of COVID-19, but it is equally important that you monitor your health and know when to seek emergency medical care for serious symptoms that are not related to COVID-19. (health.gov)
  • and (iii) if you are a healthcare provider, you may use the Concussion Program Materials for your personal, professional development to enhance your medical knowledge in the field of concussions. (choa.org)
  • Look to Shots for the latest on research and medical treatments, as well as the business side of health. (npr.org)
  • As a leader in ambulatory surgical care, the medical group operates and holds ownership in more than 250 surgery centers in 34 states and the District of Columbia, with medical specialties ranging from gastroenterology to ophthalmology and orthopaedics. (yahoo.com)
  • IBM Watson Health interviewed Jonathan F. Aquino, Corporate Chief Quality and Vice Compliance Officer at AHMC Healthcare and Interim Chief Executive Officer at AHMC San Gabriel Valley Medical Center. (ibm.com)
  • The need for maximum gains with minimal input requires tailored health care strategies and an ever more explicit evaluation of health benefits for the patient, leading to a different role of the University Medical Centres. (lumc.nl)
  • Learning and the evolution of medical technologies: the diffusion of coronary angioplasty ," Journal of Health Economics , Elsevier, vol. 21(5), pages 873-885, September. (repec.org)
  • And a third of adults did not get medical care, did not fill a prescription, or skipped a needed test or treatment because of cost. (latimes.com)
  • To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a pilot program on physical security at Department of Veterans Affairs medical facilities, to direct the Secretary to make certain improvements relating to inspections of Department of Veterans Affairs medical facilities and improving care for women, and for other purposes. (govtrack.us)
  • There are exceptions: health information technology gets mostly positive views and medical homes receive mixed opinions with a positive tilt. (healthcareitnews.com)
  • At its first meeting after the IOM report was unveiled, Beth Israel Deaconess' board subcommittee formally chose the Aims as the basis for its institutional philosophy and framework for defining and evaluating quality. (hhnmag.com)
  • This report provides a review of available information on self-directed care (SDC) programs in mental health care settings and discusses potential policy implications of large-scale implementation of SDC programs serving persons with serious mental illness. (hhs.gov)
  • The 2012 report Integrative Medicine in America: How Integrative Medicine Is Being Practiced in Clinical Centers Across the United States was commissioned by the Bravewell Collaborative to determine how and to what extent integrative care was being practiced. (hhnmag.com)
  • NCQA produces the State of Health Care Quality Report every year to focus on major quality issues the U.S. faces and to support the spread of evidence-based care. (ncqa.org)
  • This report documents performance trends over time, tracks variation in care and recommends quality improvements. (ncqa.org)
  • Financial Times: Special Report: Universal Healthcare "World leaders have committed to introduce universal health coverage by 2030 as part of the U.N.'s Sustainable Development Goals. (kff.org)
  • Associated Press: Report reveals widespread abuse of women during childbirth "A new report says more than one-third of women in four low-income countries in Africa and Asia were slapped, mocked, forcibly treated, or otherwise abused during childbirth in health centers and suggests that such mistreatment occurs worldwide. (kff.org)
  • We report on news that can make a difference for your health and show how policy shapes our health choices. (npr.org)
  • Findings underscore the need to publicly report information about price AND quality. (publicagenda.org)
  • That is having a profound effect on overall health in the U.S., the report found. (latimes.com)
  • A report compiled by the Ritshidze Project found, among others, that staff shortages are undermining quality of healthcare in Limpopo. (news24.com)
  • The report, released on August 26, was based on the monitoring of 17 clinics and community healthcare centres in Limpopo between April and June this year. (news24.com)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • AHRQ was formerly known as the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research. (healthfinder.gov)
  • 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)
  • The guide devotes sections to diseases/issues (HIV/AIDS, Malaria, Tuberculosis, Neglected Tropical Diseases, Maternal and Child Health, Water-Related Diseases, Food Insecurity), U.S. funding of global health efforts (Obama's Global Health Initiative), relevant policy issues and policymaking. (healthjournalism.org)
  • Caring.com is a leading online destination for caregivers seeking information and support as they care for aging parents, spouses, and other loved ones. (caring.com)
  • And we are giving them new tools to advance their efforts to implement - at the local level - a value-driven health care market. (emaxhealth.com)
  • Surgical care takes up half of the annual commercial health care expenditures nationwide ii . (facs.org)
  • This research topic has a focus on the surgical top referral care (TRFs) of the LUMC. (lumc.nl)
  • Theory is clear that competition increases quality and improves consumer welfare when prices are regulated (for prices above marginal cost), although the impacts on social welfare are ambiguous. (repec.org)
  • As part of that, Beth Israel Deaconess received a grant for a federally funded project targeting quality of care in the post-acute care setting. (hhnmag.com)
  • The fact that many of today's common diseases are caused by poor lifestyle choices, bad eating habits, stress and sleep disorders should make us rethink our health care priorities. (seattlepi.com)
  • The model also may appeal to health insurers seeking more affordable treatment options for tertiary care. (commonwealthfund.org)
  • The findings strengthen previous research on managerial and organisational determinants of health care quality. (springer.com)
  • In addition, these communities will join a nationwide Learning Network sponsored by the HHS Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. (emaxhealth.com)
  • Funding from the National Institutes of Health supported this research. (eurekalert.org)
  • Antitrust and Competition in Health Care Markets ," NBER Working Papers 7112, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc. (repec.org)
  • I remain dedicated to fighting for easy access to affordable health care for all New Yorkers. (ny.us)
  • An aging and more urbanized global population is experiencing a rise in chronic conditions such as obesity, diabetes, lung disorders, and Alzheimer's disease, amplifying the demand for access to quality, affordable care. (intel.com)
  • In India and many other countries - including the United States - many people lack affordable access to tertiary care. (commonwealthfund.org)
  • AbleTo and Joyable both help to address the problem of access through the use of technology to deliver care to individuals when and where they want. (prnewswire.com)
  • Joyable works with leading employers to improve access through its proven solutions and has achieved engagement rates that are 10x typical mental health solutions. (prnewswire.com)
  • Reforms should improve access to the right care at the right time in the right setting. (brookings.edu)
  • Consumers can easily access NCQA statuses and other information about health care quality on NCQA's website at http://www.ncqa.org , or by calling NCQA customer support at (888) 275-7585. (prweb.com)
  • Despite the problems with access and quality, however, the U.S,. continues to spend far more than other industrialized nations on healthcare, with per-capita spending on healthcare now topping $8,000 a year, more than twice what most other industrialized countries spend. (latimes.com)
  • 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 PSH is a patient-centered, physician-led, multidisciplinary team-based model of coordinated care. (medindia.net)
  • Every patient undergoing an invasive procedure deserves the involvement of a physician anesthesiologist in their care. (medindia.net)
  • This continues a 20-year trend of physician dissatisfaction with market trends in healthcare. (healthcareitnews.com)