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- CMS publishes final 2014 CQMs
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has published the final 2014 clinical quality measures (CQMs).
- Joint Commission seeking volunteers to pilot test CAH performance measures
The Joint Commission is looking for Critical Access Hospitals (CAH) to pilot test the draft CAH performance measures. Participating hospitals will be asked to implement data collection and reporting of measures and provide feedback.
- Joint Commission and AMA/PCPI hold summit to discuss treatment overuse
The Joint Commission and the American Medical Association (AMA)-convened Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement (PCPI) held the National Summit for Overuse last week to discuss strategies to improve patient care quality and minimize overuse of certain treatments
- Three-step approach can lead to decreased central line infections
According to a new Johns Hopkins Children’s Center study, hospitals can drastically decrease the number of life-threatening central line infections in children with cancer by following three basic steps: adhering to basic precautions, encouraging families to speak up when they see noncompliance, and conducting an accurate root cause analysis of every infection.
- 'Hospital of the Future’s’ top 20 features
A new three-hospital system in Escondido, CA boasts design features that enhance quality improvement, including seven or eight evidence-based features that set it apart from any other hospital in the nation.
- New York Hospital Executive Briefings?
Will any of you be headed to Brooklyn for Executive Briefings on September 5th? AHAP will be represented in the audience there (I’ll be in attendance to listen in on what The Joint Commission has to say about the accreditation world this year personally) and I’d love to be able to say hello to any of our local members who might be there as well.
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