Healthcare quality Press Release
|11/29/2019 - 07:36||
Conemaugh Health System Recognized by PA Rural Health Office Rural Health Program of the Year Conemaugh Nason Cath Lab Rural Health Leader of the Year Barbara Duryea
Conemaugh Health System is pleased to announce the acceptance of two awards from the Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health for 2019. Congratulations to Conemaugh Nason Medical Center’s Cardiac Catheterization Lab being recognized as Rural Health Program of the Year; and Barbara Duryea, MSN, RN, CPHQ, Community Rural Health Leader of the Year.
|11/25/2019 - 07:38||
High out-of-pocket costs can make lifesaving medications out of reach for millions of Americans with cardiovascular disease
One in 8 adults with common heart diseases skip medications, delay filling prescriptions or take less medication than prescribed because of concerns about cost. Not taking medications as prescribed because of cost is 3 times more common in people under 65 years of age than in older people covered by Medicare.
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|11/25/2019 - 00:08||
Healthcare Facilities Look to Step Up Patient Safety Efforts
Patient safety remains a top concern of healthcare organizations, according to the 2019 Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare Industry Outlook Survey. While 40% of the 228 respondents said their organization was already very strong in patient safety, a full 90% said there is room for improvement. Rounding out the top three patient areas cited for improvement are patient satisfaction (79%) and clinical outcomes (57%).
|11/24/2019 - 20:21||
How to Stop Cyber Risks from Interfering with Patient Safety
Healthcare organizations face all the same challenges as other industries when it comes to the damages incurred from cyber attacks. However, they also face the especially dangerous problem of hackers potentially physically harming patients.
|11/24/2019 - 01:04||
ICH Overhauls 22-Year-Old Clinical Studies Guideline
For the first time in 22 years, the International Council on Harmonization (ICH) is almost completely overhauling the guideline ICH E8 — General Considerations for Clinical Studies, the international standard for designing and developing trials.
|11/22/2019 - 09:40||
Understanding the Value of Remote Patient Monitoring
Using a range of wearable devices and live video and audio, providers can use this technology to ensure their patients are adhering to prescribed treatment methods and recovering as planned. Studies have shown RPM can improve patient outcomes for those suffering from a chronic condition or illness and those recovering from surgery.
|11/21/2019 - 18:42||
Gipson chosen by the Leapfrog Group for National Panel of Employer Benefit Innovators
November 21, 2019 -- The Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization of employers and other purchasers focused on health care safety and quality, has announced the launch of the National Panel of Employer Benefit Innovators. The State of Tennessee is one of 10 major employers, including CBS, Walmart and General Motors, selected for the new national panel.
|11/21/2019 - 08:13||
BD Launches Enhanced Antimicrobial Stewardship Analytics Capabilities
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Nov. 21, 2019 – BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX), a leading global medical technology company, today announced its latest advancement in combating antimicrobial resistance (AMR) with new analytics integrated into the company’s connected medication management platform that identifies when an inappropriate and potentially ineffective antibiotic has been prescribed, based on a patient’s specific infection diagnosis.
|11/20/2019 - 20:39||
UNITY HEALTH CARE BRENTWOOD IMPROVES COMMUNITY WELL-BEING IN AWARD-WINNING, NEW PATIENT-CENTRIC ENVIRONMENT
The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) has released the latest case study in its Impact of Design Series, highlighting a humanistic healthcare space that prioritizes the surrounding community and reflects the values of the Brentwood neighborhood.
|11/20/2019 - 19:43||
New book from The Joint Commission and Joint Commission Resources offers checklists to keep health care workers safe
The straightforward and easy-to-use checklists were created by JCR using Joint Commission standards, as well as authoritative guidelines from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), among others.
|11/20/2019 - 15:46||
Doylestown Hospital Earns 2019 CHIME HealthCares Most Wired Recognition
Doylestown Hospital is once again named a "Most Wired" hospital for 2019 by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME). This is the eighth year Doylestown Hospital made the national Most Wired list.
|11/20/2019 - 15:10||
AAA, Consumer Reports, J.D. Power and NSC Adopt Common Naming for Advanced Driver Assistance Technology
To help educate consumers on the benefits, limitations and proper use of these technologies, the four organizations are calling on all safety organizations, automakers and journalists covering the automotive industry to join them in adopting these terms.
|11/20/2019 - 08:15||
Living in ethnic enclaves may improve pregnancy outcomes for Asian/Pacific Islanders, NIH study suggests
Among Asian/Pacific Islander women living in the United States, those who reside in ethnic enclaves — areas with a high concentration of residents of a similar ancestry — are less likely to have pregnancy or birth complications than those living in other areas, suggests a study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health and other institutions. The findings appear in the Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities.
|11/19/2019 - 11:45||
Humana Pharmacy Wins Specialty Pharmacy Patient Choice Award, Two Years in a Row
Our specialty pharmacy team is committed and dedicated to our customers, helping them to engage in their health which in turn leads to better health outcomes"
|11/18/2019 - 20:07||
Payer-backed care shopping plans shouldnt coerce patients
There are programs offered by employers and insurance companies that offer patients financial incentives when they use shopping tools to compare prices on health care items and services and choose lower-cost options.
|11/18/2019 - 19:52||
Physicians have duty to monitor their own competence
AMA Moving Medicine highlights innovation and the emerging issues that impact physicians and public health today.
|11/18/2019 - 14:27||
New market research showcases need for re-training health care workforce on blood pressure measurement
About half of health care providers surveyed said they haven’t had re-training in blood pressure measurement after leaving professional school. Nearly half of U.S. adults have high blood pressure, making accurate blood pressure measurement an important health care need for proper diagnosis and treatment. The American Medical Association and American Heart Association have developed a 30-minute e-learning course to help providers refresh their skills.
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|11/18/2019 - 14:10||
Know When Antibiotics Help and When They Wont
SPRINGFIELD– Roughly 30% of antibiotics prescribed in medical providers’ offices and emergency rooms are not needed. The over-prescribing and misuse of antibiotics could make the bacteria they are designed to kill resistant to the drug and ineffective for treatment. During U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week, Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike is urging everyone to learn when an antibiotic can help, and when it won’t.
|11/18/2019 - 14:07||
Advocate Aurora Health Post-Acute Division Re-Defining Clinical Resources to Transform Patient Outcomes
Collaboration with Medline establishes patient scenario-based clinical training to drive effective self-management among patients and families.
|11/18/2019 - 13:47||
New research shows need for re-training on blood pressure measurement
CHICAGO, Nov. 18, 2019 – With nearly half of U.S. adults living with high blood pressure, today, the American Medical Association (AMA) and American Heart Association (AHA) announced new survey results emphasizing the need for health care professionals to receive consistent and frequent re-training in measuring blood pressure (BP).
|11/18/2019 - 11:11||
Health Literacy Incentive Program Using Healthwise Health Education Is Potential Breakthrough in Effort to Lower Health Care Costs
BOISE, ID, November 18, 2019—A five-year study conducted by a group of researchers, physicians, and population health experts reports that hospitalizations, emergency room visits, and overall health care costs declined 32%, 14%, and 11%, respectively, after implementing MedEncentive’s Mutual Accountability and Information Therapy (MAIT) Program.
|11/18/2019 - 01:12||
Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) Chicago is pleased to announce it has received a 2019 Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award and Pinnacle of Excellence Award.
Given annually, the Guardian of Excellence Award recognizes top-performing health care organizations in the U.S. that have achieved the 95th percentile or above for performance in patient experience, employee engagement, physician engagement or clinical quality.
|11/15/2019 - 14:21||
Quality Blue Drives Continued Health Improvement for Chronic Conditions
For the sixth straight year, primary care providers in Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana’s Quality Blue program got better health outcomes for their patients with diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure and kidney disease.
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|11/15/2019 - 09:44||
Joint Statement from National Hospital and Health System Groups on Public Disclosure of Privately Negotiated Rates Final Rule
The American Hospital Association (AHA), Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), Children’s Hospital Association (CHA) and Federation of American Hospitals (FAH) issued the following joint statement on today’s final rule from CMS:
|11/14/2019 - 12:08||
Nudging Heart Patients to Take Their Medications Leads to Better Adherence and Better Patient Outcomes, Study Finds
Statins are an effective medication for treating patients with heart disease – they cut the risk of a second major adverse cardiac event by almost 50 percent. But only about six percent of patients take statins as prescribed. One way to solve that? Nudge them.