National Quality Forum

Kaiser Permanente
By Jessica Davis 02:18 pm December 17, 2015
Kaiser Permanente plans to build a medical school in Southern California, the integrated care giant announced on Thursday. The plan is to enroll the first class of 48 students in 2019.
Doctor and family
By Bernie Monegain 10:59 am September 02, 2015
National Quality Forum CEO Christine Cassel outlines a "path forward" for healthcare quality measurement in a commentary published Sept. 1 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Patient
By Bernie Monegain 10:23 am August 20, 2015
As much as patients have benefited from a healthcare system that has avoided blaming individual care providers for errors, Robert Wachter MD, proffers that the approach must also include accountability.
big data keyboard button
By Jack McCarthy 10:22 am August 10, 2015
The use of big data and analytics tools faces many challenges, including EHRs, interoperability, data de-identification and more.
Man with smartphone
By Sherree Geyer 07:24 am July 15, 2015
Cleveland Clinic and other health systems are putting a priority on smartphone apps that can help reduce preventable readmissions "through improved patient education, follow up, communication and care coordination."
Nurses
By Mike Miliard 10:24 am May 15, 2015
Just 60 percent of hospitals reporting to the Leapfrog Hospital Survey complied with all 21 the National Quality Forum endorsed safe practices on nursing workforce, according to a report published this week.
Busy hospital hallway
By Chris Nerney 04:59 pm March 04, 2015
If a health system is given a choice of 50 quality measures and has to choose 10, how do they choose the best 10?
By Bernie Monegain 02:23 pm December 12, 2014
While many hospitals have made strides, there are still many tough nuts to crack on the patient safety front, according to the results of a survey released in July by Leapfrog and Castlight Health, a company dedicated to price transparency in healthcare.
By Kaiser Health News 09:34 am October 09, 2014
Medicare is fining a record number of hospitals -- 2,610 -- for having too many patients return within a month for additional treatments, federal records released Oct. 1 show. Even though the nation’s readmission rate is dropping, Medicare’s average fines will be higher.
Busy hospital corridor
By Bernie Monegain 10:17 am July 23, 2014
On the up side, more hospitals are adopting computerized physician order entry, which has proven to reduce medication error. On the down side, hospitals can't seem to get a handle on certain hospital-acquired infections.

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