Latest Aligning Forces for Quality Stories

2014-09-24 16:25:54

- Data from 3.3 million lives in Washington illustrates successes and opportunities for improvement SEATTLE, Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The first statewide report in the nation to measure Choosing Wisely® recommendations finds that patients in Washington may be exposed to care that they don't need--and potential harm. The report, Less Waste, Less Harm: Choosing Wisely in Washington State, offers county-by-county results for nine different Choosing Wisely recommendations. The...

2014-07-17 12:29:45

Issues recommendations to broaden use HIGHLAND, Md., July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Increasingly, US adults turn to the Internet for health information, but few use or fully understand the quality of care information they receive. The JKTG Foundation commissioned a team of Harvard health communication experts, led by K. Viswanath, PhD, to summarize why and recommend how the use and understandability of quality measures can be improved. The paper, "Communication and Quality of Care:...

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
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'