Tag Archive for ‘quality improvement’
Summarizes the results of quality improvement initiatives as outlined in the Optimal Resources for Surgical Quality and Safety (Red Book) at two initial sites in Kentucky.
The importance of a value-based system of care is the focus of this month’s column—not only reduce health care spending but to improve patient outcomes
ACS NSQIP recognized 83 hospitals for meritorious outcomes in surgical patient care in 2017.
Researchers at Duke University Hospital, Durham, NC, conducted a quality improvement project to identify opportunities to reduce clostridium difficile infection.
Making quality stick: Optimal Resources for Surgical Quality and Safety: Beginning your quality improvement journey
This final excerpt from Optimal Resources for Surgical Quality and Safety provides an overview of the topics discussed in the manual.
Texas Children’s Hospital introduces standardized protocol to reduce pediatric baclofen pump infections
The Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston, sought to address a comparatively high rate of implant-related infections by implementing a quality improvement plan following an analysis of pre- and post-protocol implementation outcomes of infection and complication rates.
This column describes an ileocolic intussusception quality improvement program launched at Seattle Children’s Hospital, WA.
Researchers at South Miami Hospital, FL, conducted a quality improvement project to determine best practices for reducing surgical site infections by enhancing preoperative patient skin antisepsis.
ACS NSQIP recognized 66 hospitals for meritorious outcomes in surgical patient care in 2016.
A surgeon-led program in Montana helps rural surgeons with limited resources provide patients with local access to surgical care.
In this month’s column, Dr. Hoyt describes the College’s commitment to key advocacy initiatives that ensure access to quality care for surgical patients, reduce health care costs, and promote meaningful change.
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.