An impact case study, published by the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality, illustrates how St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, TN used data obtained through implementation of[...]
Pay-for-performance programs and value-based purchasing incentives, along with intensified public reporting practices, are changing the way hospitals nationwide are addressing certain[...]
A new study published in BMJ Quality & Safety offers an evaluation of the ways that Plan–Do–Study–Act (PDSA) cycles are being used to drive quality improvement in hospitals. PDSA cycles are an[...]
Leilani Schweitzer's son died after a series of medical mistakes. In her talk she discusses the importance and possibilities of transparency in medicine, especially after preventable errors. And how[...]
The American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM) has published the first of four white papers designed to explain the organization’s Getting to Zero initiative which fosters a proactive[...]
New research, conducted at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland Hospital and presented at the American College of Cardiology's 61st Annual Scientific Session, has shown that use of a 27-question, heart failure[...]
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