Healthcare Quality Improvement

Association of open communication and the emotional and behavioural impact of medical error on patients and families: state-wide cross-sectional survey | BMJ | 10/19/2020

healthcare quality improvement What this study adds Emotional impacts from error, healthcare avoidance behaviours and loss of trust in healthcare system can persist for years after an error. Greater open communication about the error is associated with significantly reduced feelings of sadness, depression, abandonment/betrayal and the avoidance of doctors and facilities involved in the error. Communication and resolution programmes, not yet widely implemented, could increase open communication, reducing some …

To improve quality, keep your eyes on the road | BMJ | 10/19/2020

In healthcare quality improvement , we are trained to believe that, “every system is perfectly designed to get the results it gets”. 1 By focusing relentlessly on getting the process right, we will know we can arrive at better outcomes. 2 Over the past decade, however, publicly reported metrics for hospitals have moved away from process metrics, further emphasising outcome metrics. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has major …

Epidemiology of lower limb extremity amputations – Do we already have the answer to why there is significant variation in the reporting of incidence, prevalence and number? | BMJ | 9/18/2020

… out from a comprehensive range of databases: PubMed, Cumulative index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL), ExperptaMedica Database (EMBASE), Medical Literature Analysis and Retrieval Online (MEDLINE), Cochrane database, NHS Digital, Diabetes UK and Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP), of all LEA studies performed in England, over a 30 year period (1988- 2018) (1). The variation in prevalence of major LEAs, reported by Davies M, Burdett L, Bowling F, et …

Association between surgical volume and failure of primary total hip replacement in England and Wales: findings from a prospective national joint replacement register | BMJ | 9/14/2020

… represents the best available evidence to guide policy formulation. Acknowledgments We thank the patients and staff of all the hospitals who have contributed data to the National Joint Registry. We are grateful to the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership, the National Joint Registry Steering Committee and staff at the National Joint Registry for facilitating this work. The views expressed represent those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of …

National Cardiac Audit Programme COVID-19 report #covid19rftlks | Wordpress.com | 9/10/2020

Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership 10 th September 2020 The COVID-19 pandemic has presented all parts of the NHS with major challenges. In a very short period of time, local health systems have been through a major reorganisation of their services to deal with the huge rise in patients requiring critical and specialist care for pneumonia, respiratory failure and sepsis. This has had a big impact on the care of …

Pediatric pharmacogenomics: challenges and opportunities: on behalf of the Sanford Children’s Genomic Medicine Consortium | 8/26/2020

… the most actionable areas of clinical innovation within the broadly defined precision medicine initiative [ 2 ]. Efforts to optimize the efficacy of drug therapy and minimize adverse drug reactions are consistently at the forefront of healthcare quality improvement programs. Adverse drug reactions remain a major cause of morbidity and death in the USA, especially in the pediatric population [ 3 ]. A single institution study reported that 3% of unplanned hospital admissions were …

The Joint Commission, National Quality Forum Seek Submissions for 2020 Patient Safety Awards | 8/26/2020

… patient safety awards program was launched in 2002 in honor of the late John M. Eisenberg, MD, MBA, former administrator of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), and an impassioned advocate for healthcare quality improvement with enduring contributions and leadership to the healthcare field. The Eisenberg Awards recognize major achievements by individuals and organizations to improve patient safety and healthcare quality. Previous winners include Gordon D. Schiff, MD …

Impact of sociodemographic and clinical factors on offer and parental consent to postmortem following stillbirth or neonatal death: a UK population-based cohort study | BMJ | 8/19/2020

… the data. All authors contributed to the interpretation of results and drafting of the manuscript. All authors read and approved the final manuscript. LS is the guarantor. Funding MBRRACE-UK is commissioned by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) as part of the National Clinical Audit and Patient Outcomes Programme (NCAPOP). HQIP is led by a consortium of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, the Royal College of Nursing and …

First Intermountain Healthcare-Stanford Medicine Physician Fellows Focus on Healthcare Innovation | 8/10/2020

Intermountain Healthcare-Stanford Medicine Population Health and Care Delivery Science Fellowship have graduated from the unique two-year master’s degree program in health services research. The collaborative program teaches future physician leaders how to apply innovation and healthcare quality improvement at the two premier health systems. “The fellowship is a first of its kind,” says Raj Srivastava, MD, MPH, assistant vice president of research and co-director of the Healthcare …

First Intermountain Healthcare-Stanford Medicine Physician Fellows Focus on Healthcare Innovation | The Wapakoneta Daily News | 8/10/2020

… Medicine Population Health and Care Delivery Science Fellowship have graduated from the unique two-year master’s degree program in health services research. The collaborative program teaches future physician leaders how to apply innovation and healthcare quality improvement at the two premier health systems. “The fellowship is a first of its kind,” says Raj Srivastava, MD, MPH, assistant vice president of research and co-director of the Healthcare Delivery Institute at …

Smith+Nephew announces new RI.HIP NAVIGATION for Total Hip Arthroplasty | PR Newswire | 7/28/2020

… knee arthroplasty and is available for order in both the United States and Europe . This value excludes MoM, unadjusted. The data used for this analysis was obtained from the National Joint Registry (“NJR”). The Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (“HQIP”), the NJR and/or its contractor, Northgate Public Services (UK) Limited (“NPS”) take no responsibility for the accuracy, currency, reliability and correctness of links or references to other information sources and …

Industry Expert Craig Solid Releases Book on Return on Investment in Healthcare | 7/22/2020

Tags: Craig Solid , Fee For Service , Return on Investment in Healthcare , University of Minnesota Return on Investment for Healthcare Quality Improvement provides tools and techniques for healthcare professionals working for quality improvement Minneapolis — From Craig Solid, Ph.D. comes Return on Investment for Healthcare Quality Improvement . The book offers a comprehensive overview of performing return-on-investment (ROI) analyses for healthcare quality improvement (QI). In the United States, healthcare policy regarding …

Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services Appoints Jonathan Goldfinger, MD, President & CEO and Promotes Senior Vice President Lyn Morris, LMFT, to COO | PR Newswire | 6/29/2020

… informed primary care; the LA County Department of Public Health and First 5 Los Angeles on improving children’s development and behavior services; and the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on maternal-infant healthcare quality improvement . A long-time advocate for underserved communities in Los Angeles , Dr. Goldfinger completed his BA at Columbia University , MD and MPH degrees at Mount Sinai Medical School , and residency and fellowships at Children’s …

Privacy-preserving architecture for providing feedback to clinicians on their clinical performance | 6/22/2020

… gains after improvement takes place [ 4 , 9 , 10 ]. However, legitimate privacy concerns are not fully addressed in the current studies. Health data reuse Health data reuse has enormous potential to benefit society by providing healthcare quality improvement [ 1 , 2 , 3 , 11 ]. However, it raises legitimate privacy concerns from different stakeholders. The reuse of health data is guided by a variety of controls from both legal and ethical perspectives, such as …

Smith+Nephew announces new milestone with its OXINIUM™ Advanced Bearing System implants surpassing two million procedures | PR Newswire | 6/18/2020

… Ireland : POLARSTEM Cementless (Oxinium/XLPE/R3 cup) implant summary report. 14 August 2019 . Available at: http://bit.ly/POLAR3_Aug2019 . †The data used for this analysis was obtained from the NJR Supplier Feedback System. The Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (“HQIP”) and/or the National Joint Registry (“NJR”) take no responsibility for the accuracy, currency, reliability and correctness of any data used or referred to in this report, nor for the accuracy …

Impetus to change: a multi-site qualitative exploration of the national audit of dementia | 6/17/2020

National audit is a key strategy used to improve care for patients with dementia. Audit and feedback has been shown to be effective, but with variation in how much it improves care. Both evidence and theory identify active ingredients associated with effectiveness of audit and feedback. It is unclear to what extent national audit is consistent with evidence- and theory-based audit and feedback best practice. Methods We explored how …

Technology Solutions for Healthcare Quality Improvement | 6/3/2020

Technology Solutions for Healthcare Quality Improvement Share this Article A 5 minute read June 3, 2020 In April 2015, Congress passed the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) . This legislation created a new Quality Payment Program (QPP) that would not only transform Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements, but also further drive quality improvement in the U.S healthcare system. Healthcare providers participating in this incentive program can choose to be reimbursed …

Clinical and cost-effectiveness of a diabetes education and behavioural weight management programme versus a diabetes education programme in adults with a recent diagnosis of type 2 diabetes: study protocol for the Glucose Lowering through Weight management (GLoW) randomised controlled trial | BMJ | 4/29/2020

… on health event and healthcare usage information (up to 15 years poststudy). Outcomes will include hospital episode statistics, cardiovascular events, stroke, myocardial infarction, cancer and death and will be obtained from NHS digital, the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership and the National Cancer Registration and Analysis Service. This will allow us to evaluate the longer term impact of these programmes on diabetes-related and weight-related morbidity and mortality. ​Qualitative interviews …

MDmetrix Reveals Which States Have Flattened the COVID-19 Death Curve | PR Newswire | 4/8/2020

… daily death rates from this disease. The worst affected states, including New York , New Jersey , California , Michigan , Louisiana and Washington state , also have not flattened the daily death curve.” Provost added: “MDmetrix has revolutionized healthcare quality improvement by making it easy for clinicians and leaders to deploy the best healthcare improvement methods to guide both policy-making and frontline clinical operations. Now that they are applying these methods to the …

Hiring: Healthcare Quality Improvement Consultant / Sales – La Jolla, CA – California Job | 3/8/2020

Hiring: Healthcare Quality Improvement Consultant / Sales – La Jolla, CA Job title: Healthcare Quality Improvement Consultant / Sales Company: American Heart Association Job description : Overview Are you ready to join an organization where you can be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives? Envision all Americans enjoying ideal cardiovascular health free of heart disease and stroke. At the American Heart… Expected salary …

Impact of sociodemographic and clinical factors on offer and parental consent to postmortem following stillbirth or neonatal death: a UK population-based cohort study | BMJ | 1/22/2020

… the data. All authors contributed to the interpretation of results and drafting of the manuscript. All authors read and approved the final manuscript. LS is the guarantor. Funding MBRRACE-UK is commissioned by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) as part of the National Clinical Audit and Patient Outcomes Programme (NCAPOP). HQIP is led by a consortium of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, the Royal College of Nursing and …

(USA-CA-Long Beach) Specialist, HEDIS/ Quality Reporting | 11/27/2019

Molina Healthcare Specialist, HEDIS/ Quality Reporting in Long Beach , California Job Description Job Summary Molina’s Quality Improvement function oversees, plans, and implements new and existing healthcare quality improvement initiatives and education programs; ensures maintenance of programs for members in accordance with prescribed quality standards; conducts data collection, reporting and monitoring for key performance measurement activities; and provides direction and implementation of NCQA accreditation surveys and federal/state QI compliance activities …

November 2019 | Wordpress.com | 11/23/2019

… all adult patients between the ages of 13-64. But not all clinics are fully compliant with these recommendations. We identified a need for increased screening at two clinics in a rural setting. As a healthcare quality improvement initiative, we developed educational informatics to increase screening compliance. Methods This project assessed HIV screening rates before and after educational interventions at two clinics, the Coyote Clinic and the Avera Downtown Clinic. Three …

IPRO Selected as a Recipient of QIN-QIO Task Order 1 Award Under the 12th Statement of Work | PR Newswire | 11/21/2019

… making creative use of clinical expertise, emerging technology, data solutions, and diverse marketplace experience to make the healthcare system work better. Incorporated in 1983, IPRO is one of the nation’s largest and most experienced healthcare quality improvement organizations. Visit IPRO at www.ipro.org . For more information on the QIN-QIOs, please visit: https://qioprogram.org . SOURCE IPRO …

Disrupting activities in quality improvement initiatives: a qualitative case study of the QuICR Door-To-Needle initiative | BMJ | 11/19/2019

… Alberta , Canada 2 PolicyWise for Children and Families , Calgary , Alberta , Canada Correspondence to Dr Jo-Louise Huq, Haskayne School of Business University of Calgary, Calgary, AB T2N 2A1, Canada; jlhuq(at)shaw.ca Abstract Background Healthcare quality improvement (QI) efforts are ongoing but often create modest improvement. While knowledge about factors, tools and processes that encourage QI is growing, research has not attended to the need to disrupt established ways of …

Medicaid

To improve quality, keep your eyes on the road | BMJ | 10/19/2020

In healthcare quality improvement, we are trained to believe that, “every system is perfectly designed to get the results it gets”. 1 By focusing relentlessly on getting the process right, we will know we can arrive at better outcomes. 2 Over the past decade, however, publicly reported metrics for hospitals have moved away from process metrics, further emphasising outcome metrics. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has major …

Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services Appoints Jonathan Goldfinger, MD, President & CEO and Promotes Senior Vice President Lyn Morris, LMFT, to COO | PR Newswire | 6/29/2020

Medicaid Services on maternal-infant healthcare quality improvement. A long-time advocate for underserved communities in Los Angeles , Dr. Goldfinger completed his BA at Columbia University , MD and MPH degrees at Mount Sinai Medical School , and residency and fellowships at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. “I am grateful to the Board of Didi Hirsch for this exciting opportunity,” said Dr. Goldfinger. “Didi Hirsch is a trusted leader in mental health and …

Medicare

To improve quality, keep your eyes on the road | BMJ | 10/19/2020

In healthcare quality improvement, we are trained to believe that, “every system is perfectly designed to get the results it gets”. 1 By focusing relentlessly on getting the process right, we will know we can arrive at better outcomes. 2 Over the past decade, however, publicly reported metrics for hospitals have moved away from process metrics, further emphasising outcome metrics. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has major …

Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services Appoints Jonathan Goldfinger, MD, President & CEO and Promotes Senior Vice President Lyn Morris, LMFT, to COO | PR Newswire | 6/29/2020

Medicare and Medicaid Services on maternal-infant healthcare quality improvement. A long-time advocate for underserved communities in Los Angeles , Dr. Goldfinger completed his BA at Columbia University , MD and MPH degrees at Mount Sinai Medical School , and residency and fellowships at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. “I am grateful to the Board of Didi Hirsch for this exciting opportunity,” said Dr. Goldfinger. “Didi Hirsch is a trusted leader in mental …

Patient Safety

IPRO Selected as a Recipient of QIN-QIO Task Order 1 Award Under the 12th Statement of Work | PR Newswire | 11/21/2019

… well as small and rural communities and those serving vulnerable populations by: Improving Behavioral Health Outcomes – Including Opioid Misuse Increasing Patient Safety Increasing the Quality of Care Transitions Improving Nursing Home Quality IPRO is a … IPRO is one of the nation’s largest and most experienced healthcare quality improvement organizations. Visit IPRO at www.ipro.org . For more information on the QIN-QIOs, please visit: https://qioprogram.org . SOURCE IPRO …

Tri-State Hospital Group Partners to Improve Healthcare Quality, Patient Safety | PR Newswire | 10/24/2019

… Pennsylvania today announced the creation of Q3 Health Innovation Partners (Q3HIP), a new joint venture to improve health quality and patient safety. Q3HIP is comprised of the New Jersey Hospital Association, the Ohio Hospital Association … proud to leverage Pennsylvania hospitals’ longstanding history of producing measurable healthcare quality improvements with those from our partners in New Jersey and Ohio to improve the health and well-being of even more Americans in …

Population Health

Tri-State Hospital Group Partners to Improve Healthcare Quality, Patient Safety | PR Newswire | 10/24/2019

… improvement track records of each of the three associations, Q3HIP’s vision is to collaborate in innovative research, quality improvement and population health strategies to advance the health and well-being of 33 million people, including … proud to leverage Pennsylvania hospitals’ longstanding history of producing measurable healthcare quality improvements with those from our partners in New Jersey and Ohio to improve the health and well-being of even more Americans in …

Caravan Health Selected by CMS as Awardee of the Network of Quality Improvement and Innovation Contractor | PRWeb | 6/13/2019

… allow NQIICs to bid on Task Orders over the next five years. As a NQIIC awardee, Caravan Health has demonstrated healthcare quality improvement expertise. KANSAS CITY, Mo. (PRWEB) June 13, 2019 The Centers for Medicare … Health is the national leader of successful accountable care and population health programs for community health systems. Caravan Health works with more than 250 health systems, 14,000 providers and more than 1,000,000 patient lives to …

Healthcare Transformation

IPRO Awarded Five-Year Federal Quality Innovation Contract | PR Newswire | 6/26/2019

healthcare transformation by achieving bold aims at a high value, Innovators of quality improvement. As an NQIIC awardee, IPRO has demonstrated healthcare quality improvement expertise. Services supported by some of the NQIIC awardees may include: Providing direct technical assistance in specific areas of healthcare quality improvement (e.g., patient safety, opioid misuse, nursing home quality, etc.), Seeking and gaining commitments from patients, providers and stakeholders to achieve aims, Using a Human …

ECRI Institute Selected for CMS’ Network of Quality Improvement and Innovation Contractors | PR Newswire | 6/20/2019

healthcare transformation by achieving bold aims at a high value Innovators of quality improvement As a NQIIC awardee, ECRI Institute has demonstrated healthcare quality improvement expertise. Services supported by some of the NQIIC awardees may include: Provide direct technical assistance in specific areas of healthcare quality improvement (e.g., patient safety, opioid misuse, nursing home quality, etc.) Seek and gain commitments from patients, providers, and stakeholders to achieve aims Use a …