Call for Reviewers
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Source: Quality Management in Healthcare - March 31, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Call for Reviewers Source Type: research

Call for Papers
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Source: Quality Management in Healthcare - March 31, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Call for Papers Source Type: research

Information for Authors
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Source: Quality Management in Healthcare - March 31, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Information for Authors Source Type: research

Getting Back to Basics in Communication
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Source: Quality Management in Healthcare - March 31, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Insights From the Armstrong Institute Source Type: research

Implementing Evidence-Based Clinical Practice in the Critical Care Setting
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Source: Quality Management in Healthcare - March 31, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Intermountain Advances Source Type: research

It Is Time to Reconsider Factorial Designs: How Bradford Hill and R. A. Fisher Shaped the Standard of Clinical Evidence
Conclusions: Multifactor designs are not widely used in medicine despite their potential to make improvement initiatives and health services research more efficient and effective. Quality managers, health system leaders, and directors of research institutes could increase productivity and gain important insights by promoting a broader use of factorial designs to study multiple interventions simultaneously and to learn from interactions. (Source: Quality Management in Healthcare)
Source: Quality Management in Healthcare - March 31, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Perspectives Source Type: research

Workflow Improvement and the Use of PDSA Cycles: An Exploration Using Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) Integration
Conclusion: The use of a best practice quality improvement process resulted in improvements in workflow related to SBIRT, greater communication about SBIRT, and identification of barriers that blocked successful receipt of SBIRT. (Source: Quality Management in Healthcare)
Source: Quality Management in Healthcare - March 31, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Quality Management Applications Source Type: research

Timeliness of Care for Injured Patients Initially Seen at Freestanding Emergency Departments: A Pilot Quality Improvement Project
Conclusion: This project found that there were not significant differences in ED LOS for injured patients presenting initially to FSEDs or other non-FSED facilities, suggesting that timeliness of care was similar across location types. (Source: Quality Management in Healthcare)
Source: Quality Management in Healthcare - March 31, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Quality Management Applications Source Type: research

RE-AIM Evaluation Plan for Washington State Innovation Models Project
The State of Washington received a State Innovation Models (SIM) $65 million award from the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to improve population health and quality of care and reduce the growth of health care costs in the entire state, which has over 7 million residents. SIM is a “complex intervention” that implements several interacting components in a complex, decentralized health system to achieve goals, which poses challenges for evaluation. Our purpose is to present the state-level evaluation methods for Washington's SIM, a 3-year intervention (2016-2018). We apply the RE-AIM (reach, ...
Source: Quality Management in Healthcare - March 31, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Evaluation Design Source Type: research

Hospital Readmission and Mortality in a Brazilian Tertiary Public Hospital
Conclusion: The Readmission rate was 13.7%, with an associated mortality of 27.8%. Early readmission was an independent predictor of mortality (RR 1.95) in relation to late readmission. Larger studies are needed to better identify this group of patients with an aim to adopt preventive measures. (Source: Quality Management in Healthcare)
Source: Quality Management in Healthcare - March 31, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Interventions to Improve Hospital Admission and Discharge Management: An Umbrella Review of Systematic Reviews
Conclusions: Future research should focus on hospital admission management programs. (Source: Quality Management in Healthcare)
Source: Quality Management in Healthcare - March 31, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Review Articles Source Type: research

Shared Decision-Making Measures: A Systematic Review
Conclusion: Most of the instruments scored poorly on the COSMIN checklist. Despite the vast number of instruments measuring SDM, researchers must undertake critical appraisal before selecting an acceptable instrument that meets the specific research goal, as well as the quality requirements. (Source: Quality Management in Healthcare)
Source: Quality Management in Healthcare - March 31, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Review Articles Source Type: research

From the Editor
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Source: Quality Management in Healthcare - March 31, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: From the Editor Source Type: research

Call for Reviewers
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Source: Quality Management in Healthcare - December 20, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Call for Reviewers Source Type: research

Call for Papers
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Source: Quality Management in Healthcare - December 20, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Call for Papers Source Type: research

Information for Authors
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Source: Quality Management in Healthcare - December 20, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Information for Authors Source Type: research

Increased Oversight and Centralization of Immunosuppression Laboratory Monitoring in Patients With Uveitis
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Source: Quality Management in Healthcare - December 20, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

RISE: An Organized Program to Support Health Care Workers
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Source: Quality Management in Healthcare - December 20, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Insights From the Armstrong Institute Source Type: research

Antibiotic Prescribing in Urgent Care: Implementing Evidence-Based Medicine in a Rapidly Emerging Health Care Delivery Setting
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Source: Quality Management in Healthcare - December 20, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Intermountain Advances Source Type: research

Reducing Medication Error Through a Collaborative Committee Structure: An Effort to Implement Change in a Community-Based Health System
Conclusions: Initiatives supported by the oversight of collaborative committees were successful in decreasing medication error rates. (Source: Quality Management in Healthcare)
Source: Quality Management in Healthcare - December 20, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Quality Management Applications Source Type: research

Reusable Pulse Oximetry Sensors: A Cost-Saving Quality Improvement Project
Conclusion: This project represents a successful interdisciplinary approach to significantly reducing a large budgetary line item with concrete cost savings and highlights potential savings within reusable and disposable supply chains. (Source: Quality Management in Healthcare)
Source: Quality Management in Healthcare - December 20, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Quality Management Applications Source Type: research

Using Design Thinking to Improve Patient-Provider Communication in the Emergency Department
Quality Issue: Emergency department overcrowding has been identified as a quality and patient safety concern. Initial Assessment: The need for a project focused on mitigating risk in the setting of overcrowding was identified. Choice of Solution: Design thinking is an improvement methodology that uses a process that prioritizes empathy for end users and is optimal for abstract problems. Implementation: The team leveraged design thinking to walk through a 5-step process. In the empathize phase, inputs were collected and safety themes identified. In the define phase, optimal communication was identified as the foc...
Source: Quality Management in Healthcare - December 20, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Assessing Patient Satisfaction and Experience With an Electronic Referral Process
Conclusion: eReferral has improved patients' experience with the referral process. Our findings in this study would support the solution vendor in its efforts to refine and enhance active communication channels with patients for sustainable health care that meets patients' expectations and needs. (Source: Quality Management in Healthcare)
Source: Quality Management in Healthcare - December 20, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Evaluating Hospital Readmissions Through the Perspective of the Returning Emergency Department Patient
Conclusions: The data show that once patients return to the ED after discharge, it is very likely they will be admitted to the hospital. An intervention prior to the return to the ED is imperative. (Source: Quality Management in Healthcare)
Source: Quality Management in Healthcare - December 20, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Surgical Assessment Units: The Key to More Efficient Emergency Surgical Provision and Admissions?
Conclusions: Establishment of surgical assessment units has multiple potential benefits to patients, hospitals and clinicians. Appropriateness of surgical assessment unit implementation by every hospital ought to be evaluated. (Source: Quality Management in Healthcare)
Source: Quality Management in Healthcare - December 20, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Applying Motivational Interviewing Strategies to Enhance Organizational Readiness and Facilitate Implementation Efforts
This article examines how MI-informed approaches can be applied to help staff adopt new evidence-based practices in organizational settings. Although the implementation science literature offers strategies for implementing new practices within organizations, leaders of quality improvement initiatives often encounter ambivalence about change among staff. Implementation approaches that require staff to make substantial changes may be facilitated by drawing from MI strategies. These include building a sense of collaboration from the beginning, eliciting “change talk,” and addressing any ambivalence encountered. Mo...
Source: Quality Management in Healthcare - December 20, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Call for Reviewers
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Source: Quality Management in Healthcare - September 27, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Call for Reviewers Source Type: research

Call for Papers
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Source: Quality Management in Healthcare - September 27, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Call for Papers Source Type: research

Information for Authors
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Source: Quality Management in Healthcare - September 27, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Information for Authors Source Type: research

Building Learning Health Care Systems in Primary Care
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Source: Quality Management in Healthcare - September 27, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Insights From the Armstrong Institute Source Type: research

Sustaining Implementation Gains
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Source: Quality Management in Healthcare - September 27, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Intermountain Advances Source Type: research

Thromboprophylaxis Management in Surgical Patients: The Efficacy of a Protocol in the Electronic Prescription Program
Conclusion: The electronic protocol was an effective tool, as evidenced by the fact that thromboprophylaxis was initiated in the majority of surgical patients in our institution during hospitalization and at discharge. Still, some aspects leave room for improvement (duration, dosing, and timing), and further measures such as implementation of Electronic Medication Administration Records and new functionalities in the Clinical Decision Support systems are proposed. (Source: Quality Management in Healthcare)
Source: Quality Management in Healthcare - September 27, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Quality Management Applications Source Type: research

Forecasting Patient Discharge Before Noon: A Comparison Between Holt's and Box-Jenkins' Models
Conclusion: Box-Jenkins forecasting performance is superior in predicting DBN with the least forecast error. Predicted values are significant to decision-making interventions aimed at taking new patients, improving quality patient care, and meeting patient throughput performance goals. (Source: Quality Management in Healthcare)
Source: Quality Management in Healthcare - September 27, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Methods and Instruments Source Type: research

Analysis and Evaluation of Reviews on Lean and Six Sigma in Health Care
Conclusion: This study provides an updated starting point for future research to researchers and practitioners in the field. (Source: Quality Management in Healthcare)
Source: Quality Management in Healthcare - September 27, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Literature Review Source Type: research

The Educational Impact of Implementing National Quality Registries in Sweden—A National Collaboration Project
Conclusion: Using NQRs in multidisciplinary education is successful in many ways, but this study shows that certain factors need to be in place to make it work in practice. (Source: Quality Management in Healthcare)
Source: Quality Management in Healthcare - September 27, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Exploring the Business Case for Improving Quality of Care for Patients With Chronic Rotator Cuff Tears
Conclusion: The proposed care pathway is a low-cost, first-stage treatment that is cost-effective and has the potential to reduce unnecessary, costly surgical procedures. (Source: Quality Management in Healthcare)
Source: Quality Management in Healthcare - September 27, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

The Impact of Service Quality on Patient Satisfaction and Revisiting Intentions: The Case of Public Emergency Departments
Conclusions: The study concludes that “overall satisfaction” acts as a mediator between “perceived service quality” and patient “behavioral intentions,” while “perceived waiting time” is the most significant indicator of service quality and the most crucial predictor of ED patient satisfaction. Moreover, it offers empirical evidence concerning the differences in the way patients rate the services offered by a hospital, based on the hospital size and the region it is located (urban or provincial). (Source: Quality Management in Healthcare)
Source: Quality Management in Healthcare - September 27, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Emergency Department Use After Outpatient Surgery Among Dually Enrolled VA and Medicare Patients
Conclusions: A small proportion of VA outpatient surgical procedures result in ED use. Notably, nearly one-fourth of the postoperative ED visits may be missed by the VA because they occur in non-VA facilities. ED visits for urinary issues or surgical complications may be preventable; however, factors associated with ED use vary by specialty, suggesting different approaches may be needed to improve outcomes. (Source: Quality Management in Healthcare)
Source: Quality Management in Healthcare - September 27, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Call for Reviewers
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Source: Quality Management in Healthcare - June 28, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Call for Reviewers Source Type: research

Call for Papers
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Source: Quality Management in Healthcare - June 28, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Call for Papers Source Type: research

Information for Authors
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Source: Quality Management in Healthcare - June 28, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Information for Authors Source Type: research

Challenges of the New Hospital Accreditation Program in Iran
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Source: Quality Management in Healthcare - June 28, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Medications and Quality Improvement: Both Need the Right Dose to Be Effective
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Source: Quality Management in Healthcare - June 28, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Insights From the Armstrong Institute Source Type: research

De-implementing Clinical Practices to Improve Care
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Source: Quality Management in Healthcare - June 28, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Intermountain Advances Source Type: research

Combination of National Quality Assurance Data Collection With a Standard Operating Procedure in Community-Acquired Pneumonia: A Win-Win Strategy?
Conclusion: The combination of collection of quality data with a clinical SOP and context information may improve the impact of quality measures by increasing acceptance, quality of data capture, short-loop feedback, and possibly quality of care. (Source: Quality Management in Healthcare)
Source: Quality Management in Healthcare - June 28, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Quality Management Applications Source Type: research

Using Lean Six Sigma to Reduce Patient Cycle Time in a Nonprofit Community Clinic
Conclusions: This research provides a rich example from which other health care facilities can learn to enhance their process improvement capabilities. (Source: Quality Management in Healthcare)
Source: Quality Management in Healthcare - June 28, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Quality Management Applications Source Type: research

Usefulness of the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) Quality Improvement Self-assessment Tool After 1 Year
Conclusion: The results show that most respondents find value in using the voluntary IAC QI Self-assessment Tool. Respondents believed tool use encouraged critical thinking, and they were satisfied with the QI self-assessment process. (Source: Quality Management in Healthcare)
Source: Quality Management in Healthcare - June 28, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Tools Source Type: research

The Effect of Pay-for-Performance Compensation Model Implementation on Vaccination Rate: A Systematic Review
Conclusion: The results of this systematic review indicate that the implementation of P4P programs can increase the vaccination rate. In recent times when it has become increasingly more popular not to vaccinate, implementing P4P becomes even more important if it is shown to be an effective tool in increasing vaccination rates. (Source: Quality Management in Healthcare)
Source: Quality Management in Healthcare - June 28, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Literature Review Source Type: research

Implementing a Mandated Program Across a Regional Health Care System: A Rapid Qualitative Assessment to Evaluate Early Implementation Strategies
Conclusion: This qualitative study sheds light on early experiences with implementing STRIDE; the results have been instructive for ongoing implementation and future dissemination of STRIDE, and the approach can be applied across contexts to inform implementation of other programs. (Source: Quality Management in Healthcare)
Source: Quality Management in Healthcare - June 28, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Development and Testing of a Visual Tool for Assessing Risk of Falls
Background: To develop a “Time Pressure-Kiken Yochi Training (TP-KYT) system” for measuring risk prediction ability of health care professionals. Methods: The TP-KYT was developed using responses from 51 experts with at least 5 years of clinical experience (8.7 ± 5.3 years). Participants extracted risk items by scoring 5 illustrations depicting fall-related medical accidents. With 77 “Experts” (34.0 ± 5.6 years old; clinical experience, 9.1 ± 4.8 years), 34 “Competents” (26.8 ± 5.5 years old; clinical experience, 1.1 ± 0.9 years), 34 “Advance...
Source: Quality Management in Healthcare - June 28, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Original Research Source Type: research