Quantcast
Last updated on April 17, 2014 at 1:21 EDT

Latest Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Stories

2014-04-16 20:22:38

ROCKVILLE, Md., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Diagnostic errors--missed opportunities to make a timely or correct diagnosis based on available evidence--occur in about 5 percent of adults in the United States, according to a new study published in the April 21 issue of BMJ Quality & Safety. The study, partially funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), estimates that approximately 12 million adults in the United States could experience an...

2014-04-09 23:22:24

NPSF and AQIPS Team Up to Offer Educational Program for Health Professionals at 16th Annual NPSF Patient Safety Congress Boston, MA (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 The National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) and the Alliance for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (AQIPS) have announced a cooperative educational program to be offered on site at the 16th Annual NPSF Patient Safety Congress, May 14-16, 2014, in Orlando, FL. The program, Using Patient Safety Organizations to Improve Quality,...

2014-03-26 16:25:36

ROCKVILLE, Md., March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has released an updated version of its successful TeamSTEPPS® curriculum, an evidence-based set of teamwork tools aimed at optimizing patient outcomes by improving communication and teamwork skills among health care professionals. TeamSTEPPS 2.0 is a complete update and streamlining of the original curriculum, incorporating new evidence, lessons learned and input from experts....

2014-03-18 12:31:26

New Position Fosters Integration of Engagement and Communication Science WASHINGTON, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) announced today the appointment of Jean Slutsky, PA, MSPH, as Chief Engagement and Dissemination Officer, a new position in which she will lead PCORI's Engagement Program and growing dissemination and implementation planning efforts. She will also continue to serve as Director of PCORI's Communication...

2014-02-25 23:34:37

KBCore connects interoperably with any EMR allowing hospitals to identify threats to patient safety, uncover the vulnerabilities in a patient-care system and helps organizations improve processes, design action plans and early warning systems to strengthen weak areas, and reduce the costs of harmful errors. Orlando, Florida (PRWEB) February 25, 2014 Salutopia. Inc. (http://www.salutopia.com), a software development company specializing in interoperable connectivity via electronic portals...

2014-02-18 20:22:19

Additional safety improvements will help patients who are affected ROCKVILLE, Md., Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Although the rates of serious surgical site infections (SSIs) following outpatient surgery are low, the number of patients who develop these serious infections is substantial and warrants continued quality improvement efforts because outpatient surgery is so common, according to a new study published in the February 19 issue of the Journal of the American...

2014-02-13 23:03:08

Policy Innovation Profile highlights THT's community-wide initiatives to enhance healthcare access for vulnerable populations. Trenton, NJ (PRWEB) February 13, 2014 The Trenton Health Team's (THT's) innovative efforts to increase healthcare access are featured in this month's issue of Health Care Innovations Exchange, published online by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). THT's free clinic for uninsured children and targeted interventions for sickle...

2014-01-22 23:02:05

The National Quality Forum (NQF) and The Joint Commission today announced the 2013 recipients of the annual John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Awards. Washington, DC (PRWEB) January 22, 2014 The National Quality Forum (NQF) and The Joint Commission today announced the 2013 recipients of the annual John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Awards. The four awards will be presented on February 13, 2014 during a luncheon at the 2014 NQF Annual Conference and Membership Meeting...

2014-01-22 23:00:16

Adverse Events for Heart Attack, Heart Failure Decline; Improvements Lag for Pneumonia and Surgical Patients Wethersfield, CN (PRWEB) January 23, 2014 Adverse events for patients being treated for heart attack and heart failure in hospitals have declined, reports a new study published in the January 23rd issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. The study, “National Trends in Patient Safety for Four Common Conditions, 2005 to 2011,” was funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research...

2014-01-22 16:26:39

ROCKVILLE, Md., Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Adverse events for patients being treated for heart attack and heart failure have declined, according to a new study published in the January 23 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. However, the analysis funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) found that there has not been a significant decrease in adverse events for patients being treated for pneumonia and those who are recovering from surgery....