Healthcare quality Press Release
|03/04/2020 - 14:34||
MGA Homecare Announces A Strategic Investment From Flexpoint Ford
Flexpoint Ford, through its affiliated funds, acquired MGA Homecare as a wholly owned subsidiary of MHH Holdings, LLC. Post-acquisition, Flexpoint Ford will continue to support the expansion of MGA Homecare’s compliance program and its Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement Program, as well as the continued growth of MGA Homecare’s services in current and new geographic markets alike.
|03/04/2020 - 07:03||
NO to LD 2117 & Government Database of All Patient Prescriptions
The Maine legislature is considering a bill, LD 2117, that would significantly expand the state’s Controlled Substances Prescription Monitoring Program into a database of EVERY prescription dispensed to EVERY patient in the state.
|03/04/2020 - 05:52||
2020: NYU Nursing Leader Joins NJHA Team
PRINCETON – A nursing leader from the Rory Meyers College of Nursing at New York University will join the New Jersey Hospital Association to lead its clinical efforts to improve care and health outcomes across the state.
|03/03/2020 - 14:00||
NORC at the University of Chicago to Launch Learning Hub for Managed Care Organizations
CHICAGO, March 3, 2020 – NORC at the University of Chicago has received a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) to establish a Managed Care Organization (MCO) Learning Hub. Under this award, NORC and its partner organizations—Speire Healthcare Strategies, America’s Health Insurance Plans, Association for Community Affiliated Plans, Community Catalyst, and Families USA—will identify, develop, and disseminate promising approaches and emerging opportunities for MCOs to improve the health of their members.
|03/03/2020 - 01:22||
United Hospital Fund (UHF) has a long-standing commitment to improving the quality of health care for all New Yorkers. To further that goal, it recently launched the
Quality Leaders Forum to bring emerging and established health care quality leaders together to network among themselves and with nationally recognized quality leaders. Participants in the forum, organized in collaboration with Greater New York Hospital Association (GNYHA), include alumni from the UHF/GNYHA Clinical Quality Fellowship Program and honorees from UHF’s Tribute to Excellence in Health Care.
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|03/02/2020 - 17:30||
PCORI Board approves new $150 million initiative to fund large-scale patient-centered clinical studies
Also approves $16.4 million for new studies on maternal depression, HIV prevention, prostate cancer and care transitions.
|03/02/2020 - 15:35||
LUNGevity Foundation creates senior-level health equity and diversity position to ensure all lung cancer patients have optimal care
WASHINGTON, DC (March 2, 2020) — LUNGevity Foundation, the nation’s leading lung cancer-focused nonprofit organization, announced today that Jeanne Regnante, a long-time healthcare and global patient engagement professional, has joined the Foundation as Chief Health Equity and Diversity Officer.
|03/02/2020 - 13:52||
Einstein Medical Center Montgomery Earns PA Patient Safety Authority Award
Bottom row, Left to Right: Kim Tissue, Kristy Burkart, Aurora Capone Soll. Top Row, Left to Right: Tom Cleary, John Barella, Mark Manapace.
|02/29/2020 - 12:27||
CARES Act Confronts Some Essential Needs, While Important Challenges Remain
With attention to diagnostic, treatment, health care and community needs that must be met if we are to reverse the trajectory of COVID-19 spread in the United States, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act addresses some of the most critical challenges facing our country in the weeks and months ahead.
|02/28/2020 - 04:59||
Private social care company debts 'putting children's care at risk'
While councils provide some of their own fostering and children’s home places for children in their care, nearly three in four children’s homes and almost a third of fostering places are now provided by private organisations.
|02/26/2020 - 12:54||
MobileSmith Health Now Available In Epics App Orchard
MobileSmith Health (OTCBB: MOST), a leader in the digital health and mobile development sector that is reshaping traditional healthcare, today announced its patient adherence management solution, Peri™, is now available in Epic’s App Orchard Marketplace. Through embedded EMR integration and adherence tracking dashboards, Peri™ by MobileSmith Health enables healthcare providers utilizing Epic to support pre- and post-procedural adherence across episodes of care, in an effort to reduce complications, cancellations and 30-day readmissions.
|02/25/2020 - 19:54||
Three-step program increases patient activation and engagement in hospital fall prevention efforts
Study in March 2020 issue of The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety Tuesday, February 25 2020.
|02/24/2020 - 20:21||
Nurses Charge Jackson Park Hospital Is Unsafe for Patients and RNs in the Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry Department
Registered nurses at Jackson Park Hospital (JPH) charge that the hospital is jeopardizing the safety of patients and staff, announced National Nurses United Organizing Committee/National Nurses United (NNOC/NNU) today.
|02/19/2020 - 16:28||
Measuring What Matters: How CMS Hospital Ratings Benefit Consumers
Five-star ratings aren’t just for hotels and restaurants. They apply to hospitals, too. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) — the nation’s top health agency — recently released its 2020 hospital ratings to help consumers shop for the best medical care. Yet few people know this information exists, and many may not understand why it matters. Here is an overview to inform consumers on why these ratings matter.
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|02/18/2020 - 20:16||
Readmission risk increases for elderly patients with geriatric-specific characteristics
American College of Surgeons comments on surprise billing study in today’s Journal of the American Medical Association Virtual crossmatching improves quality of life for kidney transplant patients Use of an online patient tool is associated with an increased likelihood of patients receiving a kidney transplant.
|02/13/2020 - 19:44||
MSDH Celebrates 20 Years of the Jackson Heart Study, Black History and Heart Health Months
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|02/12/2020 - 18:13||
Alliance for Aging Research Statement on FY2021 White House Proposed Budget
WASHINGTON, February 12, 2020 – The Alliance for Aging Research’s (Alliance) President and CEO Susan Peschin, MHS, has released the following statement about the proposed FY 2021 budget:
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|02/12/2020 - 08:05||
REPORTING adverse drug reactions via the Yellow Card Scheme has been made easier thanks to a technology update.
GP practice teams in England can now use EMIS Web to submit reports to the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).
|02/11/2020 - 15:19||
Vocera to Spotlight Care Team Well-being and Patient Safety at HIMSS20
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 New voice capabilities launched to enhance hands-free communication experience.
|02/10/2020 - 20:19||
AHRQ Rewards Innovation in Social Determinants Data Visualization, Announces New Care Transitions Challenge Competition
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) today announced that Mathematica was the grand prize winner of the Agency’s Visualization Resources of Community Health-Level Social Determinants of Health Challenge for its “Community Connector” data visualization tool. The grand prize comes with a $50,000 award.
|02/10/2020 - 17:03||
Piedmont Athens Regional Named Canter of Excellence for Antibiotic Stewardship in Newborn Care
Athens, Ga. (Feb. 10, 2020) – Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center’s neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) has been named a Center of Excellence in Education and Training for Antibiotic Stewardship in Newborn Care from the Vermont Oxford Network (VON) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
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|02/10/2020 - 12:08||
Ariadne Labs and Wolters Kluwer Celebrate Ten Year Partnership Providing UpToDate Access to Clinicians in Resource-Limited Settings
Since 2009, Wolters Kluwer has donated free UpToDate subscriptions to over 20,000 healthcare professionals in over 145 countries, many of whom had no prior access to online resources.
|02/07/2020 - 18:57||
Prime Healthcare Hospitals Achieve Five-Star CMS Ratings
ONTARIO, Calif., February 7, 2020 – Eight Prime Healthcare hospitals have received the highest overall hospital rating given by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), placing them among the top nine percent of hospitals nationwide. Hospitals earning this top rating show an “overall rating” of five-stars on CMS’ Hospital Compare tool.
|02/07/2020 - 11:18||
North Carolina is High-Performer in Public Health Emergency Preparedness
North Carolina is among states rated as high performers in public health emergency preparedness measures by a nonpartisan, nonprofit that advocates for optimal health for people and communities through prevention of illness and injuries.
|02/07/2020 - 09:12||
AAPS Letter to Congress Opposing Counterproductive Surprise Billing Legislation
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Minority Leader Charles Schumer, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Ways and Means Committee Chair Richard Neal and Ranking Member Kevin Brady, Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Frank Pallone and Ranking Member Greg Walden: