Healthcare Quality Week: Looking Back and Looking Forward

NAHQ

Greetings fellow healthcare quality professionals! I’m writing to you this month having just participated, along with thousands of you, in the celebration of Healthcare Quality Week. During this time: Healthcare Quality Week was recognized (1984/1985).

NAHQ Awards Recognize Outstanding Healthcare Quality Professionals

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CHICAGO (October 6, 2021)— Six healthcare quality professionals earned top honors from the National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ) for their contributions to the profession. I have learned that passion exhibited through a quality lens contributes to a?much?stronger

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NAHQ Initiatives Help Accelerate Awareness of Healthcare Quality and Safety Competencies’ Value

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Here at NAHQ, we feel a great responsibility to accelerate the awareness of the indispensable value of healthcare quality and safety competencies as we emerge from this global health crisis. HQ Principles: Fundamentals for Healthcare Quality and Safety Professionals.

Shaping the Future of the Healthcare Quality Profession

NAHQ

As the professional home to a growing number of healthcare professionals focused on the critical work of quality, NAHQ takes tremendous pride in maintaining a strong and clear pulse of the environment. CPHQs aspire to be thought leaders within the healthcare quality arena.

Understanding the Evolving Landscape of Healthcare Quality

NAHQ

We never grow tired of acknowledging this and thanking you, the healthcare heroes, for your immeasurable contributions. Recently NAHQ self-published a timely, important Op-Ed that highlighted two keys to building a healthcare quality toolkit.

NAHQ NEXT 2021 Agenda Showcases Quality in Practice to Strengthen Your Healthcare Quality Competencies

NAHQ

I also hope most of you are planning to set aside some “quality” time for this year’s all-virtual NAHQ NEXT annual conference , coming September 13-15. Many issues in quality predated the pandemic and they remain to this day.

COVID-19 Healthcare Quality and Worker Safety Information

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Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare.

NAHQ Advances Workforce Development

NAHQ

As you might expect, there was a good deal of content relating to the effect of the pandemic on healthcare quality. The pandemic has taken a heavy toll on our national healthcare infrastructure, organizations, and especially our workforce.

Join Me at NAHQ NEXT

NAHQ

In less than two months, healthcare quality professionals from around the world will convene at NAHQ NEXT (Sept. The agenda will guide us through a quality journey covering the eight domains of NAHQ’s Healthcare Quality Competency Framework TM.

Cost is NOT the threat to US healthcare quality

The Healthcare Quality Blog

Guys, listen: on my recent daily read through of articles on healthcare quality, I ran across one that made me want to share. It all started with a quote that “Cost is the number one threat to quality in the United States…” Ummm…nope.

GW Celebrates Bicentennial and 10th anniversary of HCQ Program at its School of Medicine and Health Sciences

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Not only is the university marking its bicentennial, but the Health Care Quality (HCQ) Program at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) is commemorating its 10 th anniversary. “We There’s much to celebrate at the George Washington University (GW) this year.

Accelerating Workforce Readiness to Deliver on Quality and Safety

NAHQ

As difficult as it continues to be, the pandemic has focused a spotlight on the vital role healthcare quality professionals must play, particularly in advancing population health and quality review and accountability. Can you believe that summer is almost over?

Helping You Soar to New Heights

NAHQ

NAHQ finds inspiration in the heroic work healthcare professionals pursue every day. You can learn more about the only accredited certification in healthcare quality when you join us for our upcoming CPHQ ® Info Session on Wednesday, February 24 from 12–1 pm CT.

NAHQ Offers Limited-Time Savings on Preparation Materials for CPHQ Certification

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Healthcare professionals engaged in q uality encouraged to join nearly 13,000 others worldwide in earning only accredited certification in H ealthcare Q uality . Any healthcare professional can earn the CPHQ, and nearly 13,000 hold the industry-standard certification today globally.

NAHQ Elects New Board Members

NAHQ

Marian Savage becomes President, Emmett Ervin elected President-Elect, Patricia Kirkpatrick elected as Secretary/Treasurer, Esther Emard named Director-at-Large and April Taylor becomes Healthcare Quality Certification Commission Chair. Francis Healthcare.

Health Equity: A Central Tenet in Health Care Quality

Turner Healthcare Quality

It’s Personal and Professional for THCQ Consulting…and Should Be for All of Us

Celebrating the Role of Volunteers: A Foundation of Our Association

NAHQ

I have a career in association management, and I have specialized in advancing professional organizations in healthcare. They have stepped up to give freely of their time and talent to make their profession better for their peers and to make healthcare better for all.

In Pursuit of Patient-Centeredness

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Can Life Science Companies Play a Role

A New Lens for Pharma

Turner Healthcare Quality

Conversations about the evolution of biopharmaceutical companies in a value-based US healthcare environment tend to focus solely on value-based contracting and not much else.

The Million Dollar Question that Led to THCQ Consulting

Turner Healthcare Quality

The Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, was signed into law in March of 2010 and has become the fabric of the healthcare system over the past decade.

Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast…in Healthcare Too

Turner Healthcare Quality

How might a dramatic shift in the culture of health care in the United States make us better off

Basics of Health Care Quality: The Metrics of Quality

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Measuring What Matters

Miami-Dade Criminal Mental Health Program: A Best Practice Model

Turner Healthcare Quality

Bringing Hope and Recovery to a High-Need, Vulnerable Population

COVID-19 Therapies: Time is of the Essence and Knowledge is Power

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“Time to Fix the Roof is While the Sun is Shining”

Turner Healthcare Quality

Exactly one week ago, in communities across the United States, people were participating in mass gatherings of all types without much of a thought. However, once NBA players and iconic names like Tom Hanks and his wife

The Big “Picture” of Health Care Quality in the U.S.

Turner Healthcare Quality

Metaphorically Speaking: Health Care Quality and Puzzles

The Lack Of Quality Reporting Standards In Healthcare Is Epidemic

The Healthcare Quality Blog

Come on now, you had to know about this problem with healthcare quality reporting. I’ve previously written about the lack of standards when it comes to defining value in healthcare and how we really can’t blame patients for misunderstanding healthcare value.

Secrets Of Applying Value Added Time Concept in Healthcare

The Healthcare Quality Blog

Ahhh Healthcare …few things are straightforward with you aren’t they? For those of you following along, take this as one more example of the special nuances of applying classic quality concepts in healthcare: value added time. In healthcare, what is that VAT?

Trauma Program Operator’s Manual – Kindle edition

The Healthcare Quality Blog

Wondering about specific quality improvement techniques in Trauma? About four months ago, I heard about another trauma program medical director who had to give a presentation about the open abdomen because of local politics at their center. They weren’t really asked.

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Spectacularly Wrong In Surgery

The Healthcare Quality Blog

Here are some quotations that highlight just how wrong predictions can be when it comes to Surgery and Healthcare. Click the link below the photo to take a look at the full entry for some all-time highlights!

The Surgical Lab Digest: 2017

The Healthcare Quality Blog

Take a look at the Amazon entry for the 2017 digest, including posts like Healthcare Is A Decade Behind Other Industries and other key posts from the year! It’s that time again!

Here’s the current state of healthcare…

The Healthcare Quality Blog

Once again, we see the current state of US healthcare at the forefront in the news. Read on… In a nutshell, we have the world’s most expensive healthcare and only middle-of-the-pack outcomes on key metrics. Source: The healthcare debate we’re not having | TheHill.

This Is What Happens When You Respond To One Bad Case

The Healthcare Quality Blog

And I’ve spent more than 30 hours online looking for a copy of that video to share with you, my healthcare friends, so that you’d share in this revelation with me! By now, you know how I feel about responding to one (or a few) cases with big changes to your system. Now I know that sometimes cases are so extra-ordinary, dramatic, or horrific that something has to be done owing to public pressure, legal issues, or some extenuating circumstances.