Corporate Compliance: Federal Initiatives to Drive Quality of Care: What Patient Safety Officers Need to Know

Corporate Compliance

Federal Initiatives to Drive Quality of Care: What Patient Safety Officers Need to Know

Under the recently enacted Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), every healthcare provider participating in Medicare or Medicaid must now have a corporate compliance program in place.  Medicare is seeking transparency, quality, and accountability from healthcare providers.

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Cautious Patient Foundation Announces New Grants Program Aimed to Improve Patient Safety and Quality of Healthcare

Houston, Texas, April 18, 2011—The Cautious Patient Foundation (CPF), the outreach and educational arm of Patient Always First, a nonprofit organization committed to educating and empowering patients in the quest for quality health care, announced a new grants program to support initiatives that successfully move patients toward greater engagement in their personal or family healthcare process.

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Health & IT Quality: Seeing Is Not Believing

Health & IT Quality

Seeing Is Not Believing

Consider this scenario: An adventure traveler begins his trek to a remote village in the Andes. Upon arriving at the airport, he rents a car and begins his journey on winding roads to the village. After 90 minutes of driving, he encounters an intersection with a traffic light. Upon seeing the bottom of the light glowing brightly, he continues through the intersection.

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Interoperability and Actionable Intelligence: Future Requirements, Current Possibilities

Interoperability and Actionable Intelligence: Future Requirements, Current Possibilities

Government requirements for “meaningful use” of electronic health records (EHRs) have focused national attention on the need to integrate and computerize a patient’s medical records to improve performance and support patient care processes.

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