Tag Archive for ‘quality improvement’
The ACS’ role as an international organization that meets the needs of surgeons and patients around the world, particularly in the areas of membership, education, quality programs, and surgical capacity building, is the focus of Dr. Hoyt’s column this month.
In this month’s column, Dr. Hoyt reflects on his seven years as ACS Executive Director, including the College’s key accomplishments in that timeframe and future goals of the organization.
ACS NSQIP recognized 60 hospitals for meritorious outcomes in surgical patient care in 2015.
This article summarizes the surgical education benefits of incorporating the ACS NSQIP Surgical Risk Calculator into weekly morbidity and mortality conferences at the New York Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medicine, NY.
The debate over the relationship between volume and outcomes for rural surgeons is the focus of this month’s column.
More than 1,500 individuals who work in hospital quality improvement programs participated in the ACS National Surgical Quality Improvement Program 2016 Annual Conference, July 16–19, in San Diego, CA.
This column describes Maryland’s health care reform efforts, including the implementation of an all-payor rate system and state-wide budgets overseen by a central state commission, which may serve as a model for other states seeking to lower costs and improve quality.
The theme of the 2016 American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Conference—Innovate to Make a Difference—is described in this news brief along with a preview of conference sessions.
Collaborative quality improvement program, as exemplified by the Institute for Healthcare Policy & Innovation, the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Collaborative Quality Initiatives program, and the Michigan Value Collaborative are the focus of Dr. Hoyt’s column this month.
This month’s column describes how the Memorial Hermann Health System used The Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare’s Targeted Solutions Tool to improve compliance with hand hygiene guidelines.
An overview of the Top Performer on Key Quality Measures program and the accountability measures data that determine Top Performer designation are provided in this month’s column.
In this month’s column, Dr. Hoyt reflects on his six years as ACS Executive Director, including the College’s key accomplishments in that timeframe and future goals of the organization.
The deadline for submitting abstracts for presentation at the 2016 ACS National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP) National Conference is January 17.
The 10th annual ACS NSQIP National Conference in July 2015 focused on patient-centered care and the reliability and accuracy of the program’s data as drivers of surgical quality improvement in hospitals.
According to results from a study published recently in the Journal for Healthcare Quality, the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement is one of few exemplary clinical data registries currently in use.
Online registration is now available for the 2015 American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Conference, July 25−28, at the Chicago Hilton, IL.
This month’s column explores big data as it relates to enhancing graduate medical education, specifically how studying this information increases residents’ sense of ownership over the development of quality improvement initiatives.
A panel of regional health care experts discussed the state of health care in Northern California and discussed examples of state and national quality improvement initiatives that have resulted in higher standards, reduced costs, and better outcomes.
The Top Performer on Key Quality Measures program is summarized in this month’s column.
This month’s column underscores the importance of Safety Leadership Rounds or WalkRounds to enhance patient safety and develop open lines of communication.