Latest Aligning Forces for Quality Stories

2014-06-30 12:31:38

New Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Materials Offer Methods to Reduce Health Care Disparities PRINCETON, N.J., June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Forty percent of Black and Hispanic patients receive worse care than their White counterparts, according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; and a study by the National Urban League Policy Institute revealed that such disparities accounted for an estimated $60 billion in excess health care costs in 2009. A new interactive package...

2014-03-10 12:26:14

New interactive package from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation reveals how health care providers can engage patients to be more active participants in improving care PRINCETON, N.J., March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) released a suite of materials--including a brief, videos, case studies, and more--to help health care professionals better engage patients to manage their own health and play a role in improving care delivery at the practice and...

2014-01-23 12:29:29

RARE campaign earns National Quality Forum, The Joint Commission Patient Safety and Quality Award ST. PAUL, Minn., Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Minnesota hospitals and their community partners have received national recognition for their work to reduce avoidable readmissions. The Reducing Avoidable Readmissions Effectively (RARE) Campaign, a broad-based coalition of hospitals and care providers working to improve discharge planning, medication management and primary care...

Word of the Day
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'