Tag Archive for ‘patient-centered care’

YFA Communications Committee Essay Contest winner: Understanding leadership for the patient through personal experience

Emmanuel M. Gabriel, MD, PhD, the winner of the YFA Communications Committee essay contest, describes his transition from health care professional to patient advocate.

Presidential Address: For our patients

Presidential Address: For our patients

Ronald V. Maier, MD, FACS, FRCSEd(Hon), FCSHK(Hon), described the importance of patient-centered care and the evolving role of surgeon leaders in his Presidential Address at Clinical Congress 2018.

In My Hands

Looking forward – June 2018

Establishing a patient-surgeon relationship that is built on trust is the focus of this month’s column.

ACS seal

Revised Statement on the Development and Use of Proprietary Guidelines for Accountable Patient-Centered Care

The following Revised Statement on Proprietary Guidelines for Accountable Patient-Centered Care was developed by the Board of Governors’ Surgical Care Delivery Workgroup and approved by the ACS Board of Regents at its June 2017 meeting.

David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS

Looking forward – May 2017

Dr. Hoyt describes the recently updated Surgeon Specific Registry, which will help surgeons more easily comply with regulatory mandates and ultimately will be a key element of a fully integrated platform for ACS clinical databases.

Dr. Hoyt

Looking forward – May 2016

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.

Scene from a preconference workshop.

ACS NSQIP conference: 10 years of putting the patient first

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.

NCDB and ACS-CRP: Working together to develop risk-stratified strategies for surveillance

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute has awarded three research funding contracts to the ACS Cancer Research Program of the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology with the goal of developing a more patient-centered and individualized approach to post-treatment surveillance of colorectal, breast, and lung cancers.

Patient feedback makes us better surgeons

Today, patients have a voice through publicly reported surveys and unregulated social media (Facebook, Twitter, HealthGrades.com, and others), which allow users to compare and evaluate surgeons in a Web-based setting. In the near future, patient feedback may be used as a measure of health care quality, which will affect physician reimbursement and quite possibly the sustainability and viability of surgical practices. However, scorn and resistance to patient feedback systems are strong and many physicians believe that the process is flawed.

The ACS Inspiring Quality timeline

The ACS NSQIP Quality In-Training Initiative: Educating residents to ensure the future of optimal surgical care

This article describes the ACS NSQIP® Quality In-Training Initiative and its three objectives: adaptation of ACS NSQIP data for use in graduate surgical education, development of a national quality improvement curriculum, and the creation of a culture in surgical education that emphasizes quality conscientiousness.

Dr. Roland

CoC general session focuses on updates, lessons learned in care for cancer patients

Approximately 200 individuals attended a general session focused on advances in care for surgical oncology patients during the Commission on Cancer’s (CoC) annual meeting May 16–17, at the ACS headquarters in Chicago, IL.


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