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December 1, 2011

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  • Readmission rates respond to collaborative process

    There's not a healthcare organization around that isn't focused on reducing unplanned readmission rates.
  • So much data, so little idea of what to do with it

    No one would argue that the amount of data a hospital has to collect and report is significant, often duplicated, and never declines. But there are plenty of reasons why putting quality and patient safety data out there for public consumption serves the greater good.
  • Unit-based teams get results at Penn

    It's kind of like that old ad for Reese's Peanut Butter Cups: Peanut butter is great, chocolate is great, but imagine what can happen if they get mixed together.
  • Updated advice for adverse events

    In the year since it was published by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, there have been tens of thousands of views of "Respectful Management of Serious Clinical Adverse Events", and along with those views have come comments, suggestions, and anecdotes that made it imperative for the institute to look again at the topic and update it.
  • News Briefs

    Starting early next year, hospitals that are interested can achieve both accreditation and ISO certification in various best practices.