An important way to make sure one is operating at peak performance is to see that each project is as efficient as possible. Clinician buy-in often is key to success. Make sure everyone involved with quality improvement, including other departments, knows about the goals.
While healthcare leaders continue to battle a global pandemic, many also are plotting how they will use the lessons of this emergency to make their health systems better. Several shared their ideas during the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s annual forum.
Investigators researched three programs to guide lawmakers on this public health issue
January 4, 2021
School-located vaccination programs, centralized reminder systems, and quality improvement visits with primary care physicians are three state-level outreach tactics lawmakers could use to improve HPV vaccination rates, according to the results of a recently published analysis.
A Maryland hospital’s COPD readmission average rate was 16.09%. Rates higher than 10.8% resulted in a penalty. Leaders set a target goal of 10.7%, and a stretch goal of 10.2%. The hospital surpassed both goals within a year. Read on to learn how they pulled it off.
The plan is built on four foundational areas developers contend all must be addressed to advance safety: leadership and culture, patient and family engagement, workforce safety, and the learning system.
In a retrospective review of patients treated for low back pain and lumbar radiculopathy at the Cleveland Clinic, at three- and six-month follow-up, epidural steroid injections were no better than conservative therapies in quality of life measures or overall cost of medical care.