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  • Cancer Care Patients and Families Prioritize High-Quality Relationships and Communication

    Added on September 21, 2017 in Press Releases
    A new study in the October issue of The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety suggests that cancer care patients and their family members prioritize high-quality relationships and communication over quality and safety concerns.... Read More
  • What Does a ‘High Performing’ Health Care Delivery System Mean?

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    (OAKBROOK TERRACE, Illinois, August 24, 2017) – The concept of a “high-performing” health care delivery system has gained increasing interest from purchasers, payers and policymakers. However, in a new study published in the September issue of The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, researchers reviewed literature over 10 years and found no consensus on what defines a high-performing health care delivery system or health care organization. ... Read More
  • Clinical Decision Support and Other Interventions Decrease Blood Transfusions

    Added on July 21, 2017 in Press Releases
    Red blood cell (RBC) transfusions are the most frequently performed hospital procedure in the United States, increasing 134 percent from 1997 to 2011. However, 50 percent or more of RBC transfusions may be unnecessary. A new study in the August 2017 issue of The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety found that interventions to decrease the need for RBC transfusions at an urban, academic medical center were associated with an annual cost savings of more than $1 million.... Read More
  • Lean Methodology Improves Throughput and Safety in Behavioral Health Care

    Added on May 18, 2017 in General News, Press Releases
    Lean methodology has been increasingly applied in health care to reduce waste and improve quality, particularly in fast-paced and high-acuity clinical settings such as emergency departments. A new study from the June 2017 issue of The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety describes how Lean principles were applied to improve clinical operations at the Crisis Response Center, a behavioral health facility specializing in emergency psychiatric care, in Tucson, Arizona.... Read More
  • Simulation Training Helps Parents of Children with Cancer Improve Central-Line Care in Home

    Added on April 20, 2017 in General News, Press Releases
    Infections from a central line in children with cancer can be life-threatening. A new study in the May 2017 issue of The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety describes how simulation training for parents of children with cancer improved their knowledge and psychomotor skills regarding central-line care.... Read More
  • Automated Harm Trigger System Enables Real-Time Identification of Patients at Risk

    Added on March 16, 2017 in Press Releases
    An Office of Inspector General report in 2010 recommended internal hospital reporting of all harms —whether considered a complication, a preventable harm, or a harm caused by system failures or errors (all-cause harm). A study in the April 2017 issue of The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety details how the Adventist Health System Patient Safety Organization, Altamonte Springs, Florida, developed an automated all-cause harm trigger system to enable the identification of curre​... Read More
  • Quality Initiative Significantly Improves Outcomes for Children with Chronic Conditions

    Added on February 17, 2017 in General News, Press Releases
    An estimated 20 percent of children in the United States suffer from a chronic condition or have a special health care need such as epilepsy, asthma or sickle cell disease, yet only half receive the care recommended for their conditions. By redesigning the way it cares for children with active chronic conditions, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center successfully improved outcomes for 50 percent of more than 27,000 pediatric patients, according to a new study published in the March issue​... Read More
  • Hospital Decreases Cesarean Delivery Rate by 13 Percent Through Quality Improvement Initiative

    Added on January 26, 2017 in General News, Press Releases
    Approximately one third of births in the United States are by cesarean delivery. Although most experts believe this rate is too high and results in increased morbidity and mortality for mothers, efforts to decrease the rate have usually failed. A new study published in the February 2017 issue of The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety describes a long-term, multi-strategy quality improvement initiative that substantially lowered the cesarean delivery rate at Beth Israel.... Read More
  • Missed and Delayed Colorectal Cancer Diagnoses May Be Attributed to Process-of-Care Failures

    Added on January 4, 2017 in General News, Press Releases
    Diagnostic errors result in significant illness or death, affecting millions of patients each year. Missed and delayed colorectal cancer diagnoses represent a major share of medical malpractice claims. However, little is known about how often primary care clinicians followed recommended practice guidelines for patients experiencing rectal bleeding--a potential sign of colon cancer--including obtaining a family history, performing a physical exam and ordering laboratory tests.... Read More
Results: 67 Article(s) Found.