Tag Archive for ‘National Quality Forum’
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons received the 2018 Eisenberg Award for their sustained reductions in adverse outcomes and near-universal adoption of desirable care processes.
Eric B. Whitacre, MD, FACS, was recently appointed co-chair of the National Quality Forum’s convened Measure Applications Partnership Clinician Workgroup.
The Joint Commission and the National Quality Forum recognized ACS NSQIP with the Eisenberg Award for the quality improvement benefits it provides to hospitals by evaluating surgical outcomes and identifying areas for improvement.
Clifford Y. Ko, MD, MS, MSHS, FACS, FASCRS, Director of the ACS Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care, was recently appointed to the National Quality Forum’s Surgery Standing Committee.
The National Quality Forum (NQF) recently appointed Arden Morris, MD, MPH, FACS, colorectal surgeon and professor of surgery at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, to serve on the NQF Consensus Standards Approval Committee.
American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer Rapid Quality Reporting System: From quality measurement to quality improvement
Systems like the ACS Commission on Cancer’s Rapid Quality Reporting System (RQRS) not only measure quality, but also assist in immediate quality improvement. These systems, observes the author of this column, are valuable tools for improving cancer care and should be the focus of future research efforts.
To overcome inconsistencies in cancer care, the development, measurement, and reporting of quality measures are essential. This article highlights the efforts of the ACS Commission on Cancer and its collaboration with other societies involved in defining and measuring breast cancer care.
The National Quality Forum (NQF) issued its endorsement of the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS®) Surgical Care Survey on June 1. The survey will assess surgical patients’ experiences before, during, and after surgical procedures to adequately identify opportunities to improve quality of care, surgical outcomes, public reporting, and patient satisfaction.
Two Fellows of the American College of Surgeons (ACS)—Bruce Lee Hall, MD, PhD, FACS, and Don E. Detmer, MD, FACS—have been appointed to National Quality Forum (NQF) advisory groups in recent weeks. Dr. Hall, a general surgeon and assistant professor of surgery at Washington University in St. Louis, MO, was appointed to the NQF’s Patient […]