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Source: Quality Management in Healthcare - September 26, 2021 Category: Health Management Tags: Call for Reviewers Source Type: research

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Evaluating a Redesigned Advanced Training Program
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Source: Quality Management in Healthcare - September 26, 2021 Category: Health Management Tags: Intermountain Advances Source Type: research

Music Is Often a Better Medicine
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Source: Quality Management in Healthcare - September 26, 2021 Category: Health Management Tags: Insights From the Armstrong Institute Source Type: research

A Rapid Guidance Process for the Development of an Anticoagulation Protocol in the COVID-19 Pandemic
Health care systems have encountered unprecedented challenges during the coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, such as standardizing care in the absence of high-quality data. As an emblematic example, preliminary data and early anecdotal experience suggested that a major driver of COVID-19 pathophysiology was hypercoagulability, suggesting the need for aggressive anticoagulation. In this article, we describe the rapid guidance process for the development of an anticoagulation protocol for COVID-19. Preliminary evidence was collected from multidisciplinary experts within our institution to inform the first protocol ...
Source: Quality Management in Healthcare - September 26, 2021 Category: Health Management Tags: Commentary Source Type: research

Supporting Discovery and Inquiry: A Canadian Hospital's Approach to Building Research and Innovation Capacity in Point-of-Care Health Professionals
Conclusions: Engaging those who provide care directly to patients and families in research and innovation is critical to ensuring high-quality health outcomes and patient experience. Creative and innovative funding models, collaborative leadership, and partnerships with key stakeholders to support research and innovation are needed to ensure sustainability. (Source: Quality Management in Healthcare)
Source: Quality Management in Healthcare - September 26, 2021 Category: Health Management Tags: Quality Management Applications Source Type: research

Reducing Supply Cost by Standardization of Surgical Equipment in Laparoscopic Appendectomy
Conclusion: Surgical equipment standardization in laparoscopic appendectomy is effective in reducing intraoperative supply cost without compromising patient safety. (Source: Quality Management in Healthcare)
Source: Quality Management in Healthcare - September 26, 2021 Category: Health Management Tags: Quality Management Applications Source Type: research

Improving the Delivery of High-Quality Cancer Care in Medically Underserved Communities: A Formative Evaluation Method
Conclusion: This article outlines the evaluation of a new program demonstrating that medical oncology practices can make improvements in the care of their underserved populations if provided with the proper tools, methods, and coaching. The use of formative evaluation methodology also identified opportunities for improvement and ultimately resulted in additional funding for more practices to participate in the program. (Source: Quality Management in Healthcare)
Source: Quality Management in Healthcare - September 26, 2021 Category: Health Management Tags: Methods and Instruments Source Type: research

Improvement in the Prediction of Coronary Heart Disease Risk by Using Artificial Neural Networks
Conclusions: The findings suggest that the ANN model is a promising approach for predicting CHD risk and a good screening procedure to identify high-risk subjects. (Source: Quality Management in Healthcare)
Source: Quality Management in Healthcare - September 26, 2021 Category: Health Management Tags: Methods and Instruments Source Type: research

Effects of Text Enhancement on Reduction of Look-Alike Drug Name Confusion: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
This study aimed to explore the effects of text enhancement on reduction of confusion caused by look-alike drug names through systematic review and meta-analysis. Methods: We searched 5 databases (from database inception to January 2020) for empirical studies that examined the effects of text enhancement on reduction of look-alike drug name–induced drug name confusion. The pooled outcome data were analyzed using either meta-analysis or a narrative synthesis approach. Results: From the 351 identified articles, 11 articles representing 20 individual trials were included. Five basic text enhancement method...
Source: Quality Management in Healthcare - September 26, 2021 Category: Health Management Tags: Literature Review Source Type: research

Systematic Undercoding of Diagnostic Procedures in National Inpatient Sample (NIS): A Threat to Validity Due to Surveillance Bias
Conclusions: Our findings question the validity of using NIS and other administrative databases for health services and outcomes research that rely on certain diagnostic procedures. Unfortunately, the NIS does not provide granular data that can control for differences in diagnostic procedure use, which can lead to surveillance bias. Researchers and policy makers must understand and acknowledge the limitations inherent in these databases, when used for pay-for-performance initiatives and hospital benchmarking. (Source: Quality Management in Healthcare)
Source: Quality Management in Healthcare - September 26, 2021 Category: Health Management Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Performance Measurement Outcomes: An Analysis of Health Care–Associated Infections in New York State
Conclusion: Identifying hospitals that are consistently performing poorly and hospitals consistently performing well will allow administrators and clinicians to focus their efforts including budgetary to where improvements are needed. Patient care and the reduction of HAIs are a priority for health care institutions. While the results are similar to those reported by NYS, this approach can be used more comprehensively and can be interpreted more easily by administrators and practitioners. Health care administrators and clinicians may find the information useful to address infection rates. Hospitals consistently perform...
Source: Quality Management in Healthcare - September 26, 2021 Category: Health Management Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Online Reviews of Hemodialysis Centers Correlate With Medicare and Medicaid Survey Measures of Patient Experience
Conclusion: Certain components of online reviews are significantly correlated with ICH-CAHPS measures of patient experience. Additionally, online reviews come with narrative comments that can offer specific insights into positive and negative aspects of patient care that cannot always be elucidated by numeric survey questions. Online reviews may have utility as an adjunctive source of information to patient experience surveys such as the ICH-CAHPS. (Source: Quality Management in Healthcare)
Source: Quality Management in Healthcare - September 26, 2021 Category: Health Management Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

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Source: Quality Management in Healthcare - July 1, 2021 Category: Health Management Tags: Call for Reviewers Source Type: research

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Quality Improvement Education: Redesigning Intermountain Healthcare's Advanced Training Program for a Value-Based Learning Health Care System
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Source: Quality Management in Healthcare - July 1, 2021 Category: Health Management Tags: Intermountain Advances Source Type: research

How a Large Health System Developed a Health Equity Focus
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Source: Quality Management in Healthcare - July 1, 2021 Category: Health Management Tags: Insights From the Armstrong Institute Source Type: research

Scaling an Enhanced Recovery Program to an Institution-Wide Initiative: It Takes a Village
Conclusion: Identification of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats could prove beneficial in helping scale an ERP across an institution. Successful optimization and expansion of ERPs require robust data management for continuous quality improvement efforts among clinicians, administrators, executives, and patients. (Source: Quality Management in Healthcare)
Source: Quality Management in Healthcare - July 1, 2021 Category: Health Management Tags: Quality Management Application Source Type: research

Patient-Reported Outcomes: Quality of Care on a Neurosurgical Ward
Conclusions: Emergent admissions represent a subpopulation that may require additional strategies to improve patient satisfaction survey scores. (Source: Quality Management in Healthcare)
Source: Quality Management in Healthcare - July 1, 2021 Category: Health Management Tags: Quality Management Application Source Type: research

ADAPTED SERVQUAL: A Health Service Quality Scale Incorporating Indicators of Sanitation and Hygiene
This study therefore assessed the psychometric properties of an adapted scale, hereby called ADAPTED SERVQUAL, in an attempt to provide a scale that includes relevant indicators of hospital hygiene and sanitation. Methods: The setting of the study was low- and medium-capacity hospitals in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana. Patients in wards and outpatient departments in the hospitals participated in the study. We used relevant statistical tools to estimate the psychometric properties of ADAPTED SERVQUAL. To understand the relative importance of the new scale, we compared and related it to a recent scale, HEALTHQUAL....
Source: Quality Management in Healthcare - July 1, 2021 Category: Health Management Tags: Methods and Instruments Source Type: research

Application of Next Generation Quality/Statistical Process Control and Expert-Led Case Review to Increase the Consistency of Diagnostic Rates in Precancerous Colorectal Polyps
Background: Prior work suggests high interrater variability in the pathologist diagnostic rate (PDR) of the precancerous polyp sessile serrated adenoma (SSA). Objectives: To improve the diagnostic consistency in the pathological evaluation of colorectal polyp specimens with diagnostic rate awareness, using funnel plots (FPs)/control charts (CCs), and a focused group case review. Methods: All colorectal polyp specimen (CRPS) reports September 2015 to August 2017 were analyzed at one institution. PDRs were extracted using a hierarchical free-text string matching algorithm and visualized using FPs, showing p...
Source: Quality Management in Healthcare - July 1, 2021 Category: Health Management Tags: Methods and Instruments Source Type: research

A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of the Medical Error Rate in Iran: 2005-2019
Conclusion: This systematic review has demonstrated the high ME rate in Iranian hospitals. Based on the error rate attributed solely to night shifts, more attention to the holistic treatment process is required. Errors can be decreased through a variety of strategies, such as training clinical and support staff regarding safe practices and updating and adapting systems and technologies. (Source: Quality Management in Healthcare)
Source: Quality Management in Healthcare - July 1, 2021 Category: Health Management Tags: Literature Reviews Source Type: research

Consumer Engagement With Information on Performance: A Narrative Review
Discussion: Health care providers and managers can learn from a more complete model of consumers' selection process to systematically evaluate and improve service provision and information for consumers. Administrators and providers may consider using patient feedback to identify ways to improve their quality and should streamline information for consumers to facilitate thorough, informed decision-making. (Source: Quality Management in Healthcare)
Source: Quality Management in Healthcare - July 1, 2021 Category: Health Management Tags: Literature Reviews Source Type: research

Parental Satisfaction With Autonomous Pediatric Ambulatory Surgery Units
Conclusions: Parents of children who received surgery on an outpatient basis were more satisfied if the procedure was performed in an autonomous major ambulatory surgery unit compared with hospitalization, even if it was not overnight. The information received during the care process influenced the parents' satisfaction. These findings suggest that efforts should be devoted to the creation of autonomous units for ambulatory surgery and to the improvement of perioperative information. (Source: Quality Management in Healthcare)
Source: Quality Management in Healthcare - July 1, 2021 Category: Health Management Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

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Source: Quality Management in Healthcare - April 1, 2021 Category: Health Management Tags: Call for Reviewers Source Type: research

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How Can Health Systems Develop Physician Leaders to Implement Better? Lessons From the Stanford-Intermountain Fellowship in Population Health, Delivery Science, and Primary Care
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Source: Quality Management in Healthcare - April 1, 2021 Category: Health Management Tags: Intermountain Advances Source Type: research

Value Added: Trainee Involvement in Patient Safety and Quality Improvement
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Source: Quality Management in Healthcare - April 1, 2021 Category: Health Management Tags: Insights From the Armstrong Institute Source Type: research

Cost Savings in Urology Operating Rooms by Editing Surgeon Preference Cards
Conclusion: Since the urology department represents only 10% of the main operating rooms at our institution, if other operating rooms implemented similar cost saving methods the hospital could potentially accrue significant savings. (Source: Quality Management in Healthcare)
Source: Quality Management in Healthcare - April 1, 2021 Category: Health Management Tags: Quality Management Applications Source Type: research

Quality Improvement of Bowel Preparation for Screening Colonoscopies: A Study of Hospital Team Resource Management in Taiwan
Conclusions: Bowel preparation quality for colonoscopy could be improved by enhancing patient education via TRM, and we suggest that effective quality improvement schemes should be proposed for health-screening programs. (Source: Quality Management in Healthcare)
Source: Quality Management in Healthcare - April 1, 2021 Category: Health Management Tags: Quality Management Applications Source Type: research

Reliability and Validity of a Pediatric Fall Risk Assessment Scale for Hospitalized Patients in Taiwan
Conclusion: The results of the data analysis showed that the PFAS is an appropriate scale for assessing the fall risk of hospitalized pediatric patients in Taiwan and potentially in other nations. (Source: Quality Management in Healthcare)
Source: Quality Management in Healthcare - April 1, 2021 Category: Health Management Tags: Methods and Instruments Source Type: research

Comparing 2 Appointment Scheduling Policies Using Discrete-Event Simulation
Conclusions: Although both double-booking and walk-in policies reduced the negative effects of cancelled and no-show patients, they had significantly different results in different situations. In general, there is no best system for appointment scheduling, and the choice of the superior system depends on the demand rate and its fluctuations. (Source: Quality Management in Healthcare)
Source: Quality Management in Healthcare - April 1, 2021 Category: Health Management Tags: Methods and Instruments Source Type: research

Adding a Social Risk Adjustment Into the Estimation of Efficiency: The Case of Chilean Hospitals
Conclusion: We conclude that the casemix-adjusted estimation of hospital efficiency is robust to the heterogeneity of patients' sociodemographic heterogeneity across hospitals. These results confirm, in a developing country, what has been observed in developed countries. For management purposes, then, the processing costs of adding social variables into hospitals' performance assessments might not be justified. (Source: Quality Management in Healthcare)
Source: Quality Management in Healthcare - April 1, 2021 Category: Health Management Tags: Methods and Instruments Source Type: research

Systematic Suicide Audit: An Enhanced Method to Assess System Gaps and Mobilize Leaders for Prevention
Conclusion: Although the audit produced novel recommendations and is implementable, there was resistance from physicians and their hospital mortality review committee against this multidisciplinary audit involving families. These concerns could be alleviated by having the process endorsed by provincial authorities. (Source: Quality Management in Healthcare)
Source: Quality Management in Healthcare - April 1, 2021 Category: Health Management Tags: Methods and Instruments Source Type: research

A New Tool to Assess Clinician Experience With Patient Care Transitions
Conclusions: Overall, the survey was feasible to implement and built to optimize content, construct, and response process validity. Survey results drove practical improvement work, such as informing a verbal transfer protocol to improve nursing preparedness to receive patients on general medicine units. As a practical tool, the survey and its results can help hospital administrators to focus on categories of transfer activities that are most problematic for clinicians and to track trends for quality improvement. (Source: Quality Management in Healthcare)
Source: Quality Management in Healthcare - April 1, 2021 Category: Health Management Tags: Methods and Instruments Source Type: research

Quality Indicators for Prevention of Infection in the Surgical Site: The Israeli National Program for Quality Indicators Experience
Background and Objectives: The Israeli National Program for Quality Indicators (INPQ) sets as its primary goal to promote high-quality health care within selected core areas in the Israeli health system. Surgical site infection is one of the most common types of acquired infections. The INPQ supports 3 distinct indicators concerning suitable antibiotic treatment in colorectal surgery, cesarean sections, and surgery for femoral neck fractures. Methods: We measured the number of patients who received prophylactic antibiotics, beginning an hour before the first cut and stopping after 24 hours in 1 of the 3 operatio...
Source: Quality Management in Healthcare - April 1, 2021 Category: Health Management Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

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Source: Quality Management in Healthcare - December 26, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Call for Reviewers Source Type: research

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Family Engagement for Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients: Policy With Unintended Consequences
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Source: Quality Management in Healthcare - December 26, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Letters to the Editor on COVID 19 Source Type: research

Remote Outpatient Management During COVID-19 Lockdown: Patient-Derived Quality Assessment
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Source: Quality Management in Healthcare - December 26, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Letters to the Editor on COVID 19 Source Type: research

Improving Quality in Elective Surgery After Disruptions From the COVID-19 Pandemic in a Community-Based Health System
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Source: Quality Management in Healthcare - December 26, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Intermountain Advances Source Type: research

Implementation of Novel Protocols in an Ophthalmic Ambulatory Surgical Center to Resume Surgical Procedures During COVID-19
Conclusion: As recommendations change on the basis of an increased understanding of the COVID-19 virus, ophthalmologists and ASC staff need to tailor protocols and workflows to limit transmission of virus with resumption of ocular surgery. (Source: Quality Management in Healthcare)
Source: Quality Management in Healthcare - December 26, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: COVID-19 Applications and Perspectives Source Type: research

Healthcare Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (HFMEA) as an Effective Mechanism in Preventing Infection Caused by Accompanying Caregivers During COVID-19—Experience of a City Medical Center in Taiwan
Conclusion: The HFMEA model can effectively implement preventive risk assessment and workflow management of high-risk medical procedures. The model can adjudicate the health of hospital visitors during the epidemic/pandemic, provide epidemic/pandemic education training and preventive measure health education guidance for hospital visits, and improve their epidemic prevention cognition. When combined, these strategies can prevent nosocomial infection to achieve the best anti-epidemic effect. (Source: Quality Management in Healthcare)
Source: Quality Management in Healthcare - December 26, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: COVID-19 Applications and Perspectives Source Type: research

Organizational Health Literacy: Opportunities for Patient-Centered Care in the Wake of COVID-19
Conclusions: Organizational health literacy principles and guidelines provide a road map for promoting patient-centered care even in this time of crisis, change, and transformation. Health system leaders seeking innovative approaches can have access to well-established tool kits, guiding models, and materials toward many organizational health literacy goals across treatment, diagnosis, prevention, education, research, and outreach. (Source: Quality Management in Healthcare)
Source: Quality Management in Healthcare - December 26, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: COVID-19 Applications and Perspectives Source Type: research

How Health Care Organizations Can Reduce Their Carbon Footprint
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Source: Quality Management in Healthcare - December 26, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Insights From the Armstrong Institute Source Type: research

Clinician Engagement in Quality: A Literature Review
Conclusion: There is a growing body of evidence indicating that clinical and nonclinical staff interpret the meaning of quality and quality improvement differently. Quality and quality improvement are interpreted in relation to the clinician's individual work, professional, and learning and development experience. The literature suggests that clinician interpretation is influenced in part by their own personal beliefs and values, in addition to their interpretation of their individual work/professional responsibilities. (Source: Quality Management in Healthcare)
Source: Quality Management in Healthcare - December 26, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Literature Review Source Type: research