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Helping Consumers Make Better Health Care Choices

Measurement & Reporting ... processes in a balanced way. (Measurement & Reporting) ... Consumers Union, publisher of Consumer Reports. The result? In June 2012, Consumer Reports published its ...

Dec 19,2012

Applying a Team Approach to Patient Discharge

specialties, and improving dialogue between staff and upper management. Shift reports are carried out at ... bedside report with the ER nurse at beginning of admission, and ER nurses giving admission reports over ... team conducted periodic progress reports about what was working and not working. For example, a ...

Dec 13,2012

Removing Blind Spots: Seeing All the Data Supports High-Value,Patient-Centered Care

Measurement & Reporting ... and care coordination.”   (Measurement & Reporting) ... two-year demonstration, the organizations produced quarterly utilization reports for 3,600 patients served ...

Dec 19,2012

Is More Always Better? Puget Sound probes one of the most important questions in health care

Cost & Efficiency ... Kidney removal Prostate removal   (Cost & Efficiency) ... potentially inappropriate care.   After several years of issuing “Community Checkup” reports that ...

Dec 19,2012

Because Every Patient Counts

risk officer.   The initiative emphasizes one Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services ... the lessons it learned to focus the staff on performance on other core measures. At the time, the floor nurses were familiar with core measures but didn’t fully understand what they were all about ...

Dec 19,2012

Giving Kansas City Providers a New Tool for Quality Improvement

Measurement & Reporting Measurement & Reporting ... & Reporting) ...

Dec 19,2012

(Ambulatory Care, Measurement & Reporting) ...

Jan 30,2013

Oct (Ambulatory Care, Consumer Engagement, Cost & Efficiency, Measurement & Reporting) ...

Jan 30,2013

abilities to control readmissions. Risk-adjustment Readmission Measure: Monitor HRRP's impact ... report any adverse results to CMS. Applicable Hospital and Payment Calculation: Communicate the ...

Oct 31,2011

Care About Your Care—Special Edition

hospital readmissions. Most of the AF4Q Alliances have embraced public reporting of readmission rates as ... patients&amp;rsquo; race, ethnicity, and language preferences; and ensured more patients received timely care. Ninety percent of hospital teams improved the quality of care for their patients in measurable ways.</p> ...

Feb 12,2013

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