Poor Patient Data Signals an Alarm in Healthcare Safety

While many of the above factors are monitored by medical boards, state and federal certification organizations, and even patients on social media, patient safety also is heavily tied to the quality of data used to make clinical decisions—an important but well-hidden variable. And the quality of patient data largely depends on how accurately patients are identified. Poorly identified patients are one of the main causes of safety issues in healthcare.

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ABQAURP News: August 2022

There is still time to register! Join other transformational leaders on October 6-7th at ABQAURP’s Annual Health Care Quality & Patient Safety Conference at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort in Clearwater Beach, FL.

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Top Hospitals Recognized for Consumer Loyalty, Patient Experience Excellence

NRC Health, a national consumer research corporation, announced the winners of its annual consumer loyalty and patient experience awards this week. Each year, the organization conducts surveys and gathers data on net promoter scores (NPS) to pick the winners of the Consumer Loyalty Awards and the Excellence in Patient Experience Awards (formerly known as the Excellence Awards).

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USC Launches New Health Systems Management Engineering Program

This unique program offered by the Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering at USC Viterbi, aims to move graduates to the forefront of healthcare innovation and create new career paths. Professionals will have the opportunity to re-imagine or re-engineer how healthcare can be delivered more efficiently and learn how better patient outcomes can be achieved.

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Partnership Successful at Weaning Patients Off Ventilators

Ventilator-dependent patients are medically complex and often have multiple morbidities. Providing care for these patients is costly, and they have extended lengths of stay compared to many hospitalized patients. In a partnership with Boca Raton, Florida-based Special Care Unit, Tampa General Hospital operates a Progressive Care Unit to wean patients off ventilators.

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