By Matthew Weinstock For the past year and a half, thousands of hospitals, the AHA and state hospital associations have engaged in an effort to reach some lofty patient safety goals, namely reducing patient harm by 40 percent and readmissions by 20 percent. Can it be done?
By Paul Barr For all of the chatter about how data can drive performance improvement, speakers at the 15th Annual NPSF Patient Safety Congress cautioned that health care executives not forget the power of the human touch.
By Matthew Weinstock Hospitals and other providers are increasingly rewarded on quality performance, but sharing best practices can be challenging. Maulik Joshi, president of the AHA's Health Research & Educational Trust, talks to H&HN Senior Editor Matthew Weinstock about the promise of Hospital Engagement Networks, a CMS-funded effort to help providers work together on improving patient safety.
By Cynthia Hedges Greising A small, rural Kansas hospital CEO shares the challenges of transforming its culture. It all started with a commitment to performance improvement and service excellence by every employee in the organization, beginning with the hospital's leaders.
By Mark Taylor The largest federal hospital initiative tackling patient safety and quality of care is under way and the goals are lofty. In two years, we'll know whether the Hospital Engagement Networks — HENs — laid a golden egg or weren't what they were cracked up to be.
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