MEDDIC-MS is an automated, rapid-cycle managed care quality performance measure system for Wisconsin’s Medicaid/BadgerCare HMO program.
As the new calendar year started, the 109th Congress came roaring into town, and President Bush was inaugurated into office for a second term. Then for the second time ever, the president promoted improving healthcare in his 2005 State of the Union address to the U.S. Congress.
Pennsylvania, which has the third largest senior population in the United States, is in a unique position to lead in setting the standard of long-term care quality.
While we all purport to value ethics, the real value of ethics is unclear to many. Few perceive ethics as a valuable problem-solving resource. Yet, while ethics is touted as among the most serious and important of issues, it has good bark but little bite.
First, I want to say that the most important learning about patient safety is that systems — not individuals — cause errors and injuries.
The Disease Management Association of America (DMAA) is a nonprofit, voluntary membership organization, founded to represent all stakeholders in the disease management (DM) community.
We start this column by thanking the publisher and editor of Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare (PSQH) for its splendid coverage of innovation and action in the field of patient safety.
In December 2004, Don Berwick, MD, president and CEO of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), launched a national campaign to save 100,000 lives by June 14, 2006.
Previous contributions to the idea of an electronic health record (EHR) have set the healthcare industry on the right path, and many companies are beginning to adopt these solutions.