The report, Accelerating Transformation: Translating Strategy Into Action, outlines a road map for creating an organizational structure to improve safety, quality, patient experience, and workforce engagement.
The research published in Journal of the American Medical Association found exhaustion and cynicism were the primary drivers of increased burnout at Mass General’s physician organization.
By: Alice Brewer In order to have a successful UVC disinfection program, several steps must be taken to ensure that a hospital maximizes its investment in the infection prevention technology. Among those include a bundled approach to infection prevention, a comprehensive program with buy in from all departments, communication and education as well as monitoring … Continued
Disruptive behaviors among nurses have become so pervasive that the American Nurses Association (ANA) created a policy in 2015 in an attempt to reduce them.
The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants expects reform of scope of practice, supervision, and delegation of authority legislation to be a top trend regarding physician assistants this year.
The researchers examined 29 quality measures in the Hospital Compare database at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services from 2008 to 2015.
In this article, we highlight the submissions selected as the winners of the PSQH Innovation Awards, including the top innovator, Thibodaux (Louisiana) Regional Medical Center.
As healthcare organizations struggle to reduce costs and increasingly seek to include price considerations among the value they provide to patients, seven healthcare organizations representing more than 500 U.S. hospitals, together with three major philanthropies that have each committed $10 million to the organization, have developed what they see as a solution to the instability and unpredictability of costs for lifesaving medications.
These complex procedures, while beneficial to the patient, are often lengthy and can lead to prolonged fluoroscopic cumulative exposures even when efforts are made to protect the patient from radiation. Affected patients can develop skin reactions ranging from mild erythema to extensive soft tissue injury necessitating major plastic surgery.
One survey of nurse managers and IT decision-makers found that, within the next four years, 97% of nurses will use mobile devices at the bedside. Most people recognize the importance of fast, efficient communication in improving patient care and safety.