Latest Health Quality Report Cards Stories

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:...

2014-06-25 08:32:27

The Mid-States Consortium of HIOs Makes Progress toward its Advocacy and Interstate Exchange Goals DENVER, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mid-States Consortium of Health Information Organizations announced today that six additional organizations have joined as members. The new health information organization (HIO) members are Illinois Health Information Exchange, Lewis and Clark Information Exchange, Michiana Health Information Network, Tiger Institute Health Alliance, Utah Health...

2014-05-15 16:29:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hospitals are leading the movement to improve the quality of care delivered to U.S. patients, outpacing improvements in other settings, according to two national reports issued today by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Three-quarters of hospital quality measures showed significant improvement, compared with 60 percent for home health and nursing home care, and about half for ambulatory settings. The U.S....

2014-05-07 23:05:24

CHE Trinity Health and Ascension Health Form Michigan-Based Clinically Integrated Network to Transform Care in New Era of Population Health Management Detroit, Mich. (PRWEB) May 07, 2014 Physician leaders in Michigan, in collaboration with the health systems of Ascension Health and CHE-Trinity Health, have created a new statewide clinically integrated network of healthcare providers to improve access, cost and quality of care for the communities they serve. This new company, called...

2014-04-30 08:33:01

Largest health system in North Texas raises the bar for performance by posting uncensored data based on national-consensus indicators ARLINGTON, Texas, April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Texas Health Resources today threw open a window to give everyone -- employers, physicians, patients and the public -- a transparent, unbiased report of quality and safety performance at all of the health system's wholly-owned hospitals. The "Quality and Safety Report to the Community: A...

2014-04-15 23:01:53

National Rankings for Home Health Agencies also Places the Medford, OR Division of Signature Home Health as 8th in the Nation Medford, Oregon (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 Signature Home Health, a Rogue Valley provider of home care and home health services for persons in their home or home setting, ranked number one in the state through the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) Home Health Care Survey. The ranking is based on data on quality measures as reported by the...

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 23:01:55

Choosing Wisely® Content Now Made Available to Millions of iTriage Consumers NEW YORK and DENVER (PRWEB) January 22, 2014 Consumer Reports and iTriage®, a market leader in consumer health care technology, today announced a partnership to make the ABIM Foundation’s “Choosing Wisely” initiative available to millions of iTriage consumers across the country. "Choosing Wisely" decision aids will be available on iTriage’s web and mobile platforms to help patients...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'