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patient safety goals

CMS has awarded $347 million to the 16 organizations — including Premier Inc. — to support the next phase of a patient safety initiative.

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New journal article notes challenges remain since IOM published report, but also points out progress, including reducing CLABSI rates nationwide.

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Hospitals must establish and implement policies and procedures for managing alarms starting Jan. 1, 2016.

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CDC lists the Partnership for Patients, which includes the association's Essential Hospitals Engagement Network, among initiatives that have lowered the rate of health care-associated infections.

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The playbook, developed by a team of leading experts, provides best practices for eliminating EEDs and strategies for overcoming barriers.

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patient safety goals

America's Essential Hospitals joins the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in recognizing the recent accomplishments of hospital engagement networks and other safety and quality initiatives. Federal officials announced May 7 that the initiatives have decreased patient harm by 9 percent and readmissions by 8 percent.

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This is the third webinar in the Essential Hospitals Engagement Network’s patient harm series.

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patient safety goals

As a health care professional who is closer to the end of her career than the beginning, I am prone to view the current state of health care quality as a culmination of decades of strategies, collaborations, regulations, competition, legislative actions, and heuristic thinking swirling madly around the people who rely on us so greatly: our patients.

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Patient Safety Awareness Week 2014 highlights why it is essential to engage patients and consumers in the health care process.

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Leaders discussed Just Culture algorithms and the difference between reckless behavior and a blameless error

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patient safety goals

This webinar discussed how to achieve system-level results and the powers of transparency in health care

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Jim Reinertsen, MD, discussed how starting leadership meetings with a patient story can be impactful

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Participants focused on reality rounding and fixing problems that are uncovered through these meetings

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patient safety goals

This session highlighted the value of transparency and effective disclosure practices

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Participants discussed high reliability principles and strategies

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patient safety goals

Dr. Jim Reinertsen discussed why engaging physicians is important to quality and patient safety

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patient safety goals

A Boston Medical Center pilot program successfully reduced audible alarms and improved patient safety across six weeks, leading the hospital to implement the strategy on all inpatient medical/surgical units.

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A Contra Costa physician describes how her team is working to improve venous thromboemolism, and how the project has become personal for her and her colleagues.

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The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's new director, Richard Kronick, PhD, has refocused the agency’s mission to emphasize producing evidence to make health care safer, more accessible, equitable, and affordable.

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Discuss what's happening in your units that use electronic health records

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Learn how to carry out a crisis management plan when a patient safety disaster occurs

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The federal Partnership for Patients initiative will support for a third year the association's Essential Hospitals Engagement Network (EHEN), one of 26 such networks nationally working to reduce nine hospital-acquired conditions by 40 percent and 30-day readmissions by 20 percent by the end of 2014.

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Recent studies, which appeared in the January 2014 issue of The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, highlight how several hospitals successfully reduced patient harm in different areas of their organization.

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Leaders from the CEO down set the culture of an organization and can make or break a hospital’s improvement effort.

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patient safety goals

Review emerging leadership best practices and daily operational safety briefings

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Learn how your organization can become transparent about safety problems

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About America’s Essential Hospitals

America’s Essential Hospitals is the leading association and champion for hospitals and health systems dedicated to high-quality care for all, including the most vulnerable. Since 1981, America’s Essential Hospitals has initiated, advanced, and preserved programs and policies that help these hospitals ensure access to care. We support members with advocacy, policy development, research, and education.