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Improving Quality and Patient Safety in Maine

AF4Q Transforming Care at the Bedside, a new nurse-led hospital program that engages frontline staff to ... participating in the AF4Q Hospital Quality Network. At these hospitals, teams are working together to improve the quality and safety of patient care by piloting and testing new quality improvement strategies. ...

Sep 02,2011

One Patient at a Time Makes a Difference in Cincinnati

of optimal diabetes care in publicly reporting practices by 7 percent and reduced the rates of ... engagement, improved access, collaborative interventions, and careful management of chronic conditions are the ... care for patients and the communities. In 2009, the Health Collaborative launched the local push ...

Oct 30,2013

Minnesota is Transforming Healthcare

there is no doubt in my mind, transparency has the potential to transform health care.    ... from the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey and National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey ... primary care were prescribed aspirin 34.8% of the time. These results made me wonder what the rate ...

Apr 18,2013

June 2014 | Patient Experience Matters

fee-for-service patients who are at risk for readmission to the hospital after an acute care episode.</p> ... Matters, this initiative offers important insights to understanding the quality of care in the ... workplace absenteeism. According to the Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement, primary care doctors ...

Jun 11,2014

The Four Stages of Grief, for Doctors

MD, F.A.C.P., is the vice president of quality and safety at Southern Maine Health Care Internal ... and the physicians with the worst patient satisfaction scores received bedside manner training—and saw ... Patient-Centered Care ...

Dec 02,2014

The Importance of Preparing for Change

across the continuum of quality improvement, the Oregon Health Care Quality Corporation, the AF4Q initiative leader in Oregon, is transforming the future of ambulatory care. Quality Corp’s Patients and Families as Leaders initiative is changing the health care landscape in Oregon, one relationship at a time. ...

Feb 06,2013

The Concierge Will See You Now

available. These patients are registered at the bedside and triaged in the room to expedite the intake ... outstanding innovation in implementing strategies that support the total picture of the patient. The staff at ... Hospital Care ...

Jul 13,2012

PEAs Help Primary Care Grow

at a rapid rate. Primary care is the foundation for transforming our health care system. For almost a ... small farms and think about the similarities between small farmers and independent primary care ... York to help practices transform. Ann Abdella, RN, is the executive director of the ...

Dec 02,2014

Lovelace Westside Hospital: Satisfaction with Call Button Response Time

improve team communication, and promote patient safety. The TCAB unit at Lovelace Westside Hospital, ... room every hour during the day and every two hours at night. In an effort to assess a patient’s current ... proactively. Nurses on the TCAB unit also ask patients about satisfaction with the call-light response time to ...

Jul 13,2012

health system transformation aimed at producing greater clinical integration and greater levels of information about the quality and cost of care. Health Care ... Authors Taylor Burke and Sara Rosenbaum examine the role of ACOs in the proposed legislation and conclude ...

Aug 01,2011

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