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2011-04-07 10:04:00

ST. LOUIS, April 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A study published in the journal Health Affairs documents Ascension Health, the nation's third-largest health system, has achieved remarkable results in eliminating preventable mortality, lowering birth trauma rates, reducing bed sores and keeping patients safe. In 2003, Ascension Health set a bold goal of eliminating preventable injuries and deaths. Ascension Health has seen consistent improvement over the eight years it has had an intensified...

2011-03-16 08:30:00

COLUMBIA, S.C., March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Major health care players in South Carolina have joined in a unique initiative to enhance the state's competitiveness by improving the health of the state's citizens. BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, Health Sciences South Carolina and the South Carolina Hospital Association have formed the South Carolina Partnership for Health, committed to "The Triple Aim," a concept and strategy developed by the Institute for Healthcare...

2011-01-12 13:54:00

Safe Table Learning Collaboratives Recognized for Advancing Best Practices SEATTLE, Jan. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Washington State Hospital Association (WSHA) today received the 2010 John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award for work advancing the collaboration of hospitals around patient safety. This is one of the highest honors an organization can receive for patient safety and quality. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101108/DC97367LOGO) The award...

2010-12-06 07:00:00

SOUTH BEND, Ind., Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- If value-based purchasing (VBP) was in effect today, approximately 4,100 hospitals would be subject to the program and all but 100 hospitals would lose money. With changes to Medicare reimbursement around the corner, it is crucial for hospital leaders to understand how their facility is positioned for this new era. To help hospitals estimate how their payment could be affected by VBP, Press Ganey Associates, Inc. today unveiled its...

2010-12-01 09:00:00

DENVER, Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Medical Simulation Corporation (MSC) will highlight a full menu of simulation-based Quality Initiative Programs at the 22nd Annual Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) National Forum on Quality Improvement in Healthcare, December 5-8, 2010 in Orlando, Florida. MSC's full-service "SimSuite" simulation training and education services are focused on those quality initiatives that burden the healthcare system with both poor outcomes and...

2010-11-17 18:27:00

Discussion of $500 Billion Medicare Cuts in Federal Health Reform Bill Underscores Senator's Understanding of Utah Seniors' Needs and Concerns SALT LAKE CITY, Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Praising Utah Senator Orrin Hatch's assertive questioning of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Donald Berwick in a hearing today before the Senate Finance Committee, the Utah Health Care Association (UHCA) said Senator Hatch correctly raised important questions...

2010-11-16 11:11:00

Collaboration of public agency with private health care stakeholders will catalyze local projects WASHINGTON, Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative welcomed the announcement today by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator Don Berwick that eight states have been selected as pilot sites for an initiative that will allow Medicare to join Medicaid and private insurers in state-based efforts to improve the way health care is...

2010-11-11 17:14:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 11, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- A new tool for measuring patient safety shows that the American healthcare system "isn't as safe as we thought it was," according to David Classen, MD, senior partner at CSC and associate professor of medicine at the University of Utah. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100621/SF23660LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100621/SF23660LOGO) "While traditional measurements of patient safety show that our system is very...

2010-11-05 13:32:00

Set of eight national priorities offers significant opportunity for improving quality of care, affordability, and health WASHINGTON, Nov. 5, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Priorities Partnership (NPP) delivered their recommendations this week to Secretary Sebelius for a set of eight national priorities and goals: patient and family engagement, safety, care coordination, palliative and end-of-life care, equitable access, elimination of overuse, population health, and...

2010-10-20 08:00:00

DUBLIN, Ohio, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The Cardinal Health Foundation today announced that, for the fourth consecutive year, it will award more than $1 million in grant funding to help U.S. hospitals, health systems and community health clinics improve the efficiency and quality of care. Earlier this year, the Cardinal Health Foundation awarded grants to forty organizations in 25 states as part of its E3 Grant Program, which was launched in 2008 to improve the effectiveness, efficiency...


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