NAHQ Awards Recognize Outstanding Healthcare Quality Professionals

NAHQ

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

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

NAHQ

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.

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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

Briggs Healthcare

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.

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?

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

NAHQ

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.

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

NAHQ

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.

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.

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.

Healthcare Interoperability Expanded Significantly In 2019 with More than 19 Billion Secure Health Data Transactions Nationwide

Electronic Health Reporter

Healthcare interoperability and enhanced information sharing continued to improve healthcare quality, safety and cost for U.S. The article Healthcare Interoperability Expanded Significantly In 2019 with More than 19 Billion Secure Health Data Transactions Nationwide appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com. Editorial COVID-19 healthcare interoperability Surescripts 2019 National Progress Report Tom Skelton

Protecting Patients Through Healthcare Resiliency

CDC

Patients and healthcare providers have come to embrace that it is no longer acceptable to view an HAI. Healthcare-associated infections

Protecting Patients Through Healthcare Resiliency

Briggs Healthcare

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare. The strategies outlined identify actions that are needed around the world to strengthen the healthcare system as a whole, so that there is a resilient system ready to address and stop the next threat when it arrives.

4 Things to Consider before Adopting Health IT Innovation

p3care

With MIPS 2020 just around the corner, eligible clinicians are ready to submit quality data to CMS in order to improve their financial situation. We all are rooting for quality healthcare services, and technology incorporation is an efficient way to achieve this goal.

CDC to Invest $2.1 Billion to Protect Patients and Healthcare Workers

Briggs Healthcare

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare. public health and healthcare sectors. healthcare facilities, including COVID-19 and other known and emerging infectious diseases. The funding is a commitment that will allow the United States to expand public health and improve the quality of healthcare in our country, including addressing healthcare-related inequities. healthcare personnel.

Explore Leadership Insights at the 2021 Congress, Part 2

ACHE

One of the many important lessons for healthcare leaders to take away from 2020 is that leader-to-leader communication and collaboration can help individuals and organizations thrive, even in the most challenging of circumstances. Congress on Healthcare Leadership Leadership

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?

The Re-Emergence of Shared Decision Making in Value-Based Care

Health Dialog

For many years shared decision making (SDM) has been recognized as a powerful method of improving care quality and reducing costs. Through the delivery of SDM, Health Dialog has seen a reduction in utilization and cost and improvements in the quality of care in both payer and provider models. Today, the healthcare market is making a dramatic shift away from fee-for-service to reimbursement schemes that value clinical outcomes.

Running a High-Quality, URAC-Accredited Nurse Line Health Call Center: It Takes a Village

Health Dialog

Health Dialog recently earned URAC’s Health Call Center Accreditation for our nurse line and health coaching services—and along the way, we learned what it takes to meet the quality standards that URAC expects. URAC is a nonprofit organization that promotes healthcare quality through leadership, accreditation, measurement, and innovation. They offer accreditations in different areas of the healthcare industry, including for health call centers.

Improving the Patient Experience With Content

Perficient

Patient experience is a key measure of overall healthcare quality. As such, it receives special attention in some primary care and acute care quality measures. Clear, concise, and consistent healthcare information when, where, and how they want it. Patient experience includes all the interactions that patients have with providers (doctors, nurses, staff) in all healthcare facilities, primarily hospitals and physician practices.

21 Predictions About Digital Health in 2021: Part II

Perficient

For the last decade I have seen the rise and fall of minor players in healthcare. Change in healthcare is hard. Demographic Trends are Reshaping Healthcare Now and Forever – and Why That Matters. In a previous post, I wrote about five major themes of change for 2021.

Improving Healthcare Outcomes, One Patient Call at a Time

Health Dialog

Nurses can offer advice to scared parents in the middle of the night, to newly diagnosed diabetes patients who don’t know how to manage their new symptoms, or to those patients who need help navigating the complexities of the healthcare system. Starting as a nurse health coach over 13 years ago, she now leads her own team of nurses—providing them with the tools needed to deliver high-quality population health management and Nurse Line services to our payer clients and their members.

Your healthcare audience: Patient, consumer or human?

Perficient

Healthcare marketers used to discuss the “patient experience” within their health system. Retail giants like Amazon and CVS keep pushing deeper into the healthcare space. Let’s break down the difference between patient, healthcare consumer and human.

Standardizing Healthcare Terms: Challenges, Benefits, and Future

Perficient

I understand all too well the impact and benefits that standard healthcare terms contribute in leveraging interoperability and providing healthcare with big data for research and population health, and why it’s a lot easier said than done. These two conditions are not one in the same and showcases some of the obstacles healthcare providers face when having to pick from a list of standardized terminologies within an EHR.

Meaningful Measures – Meaningful Change or Meaningless Hype?

Perficient

I embrace the fact that it forces and challenges me to adapt which allows personal and professional growth, but I hate the disruption it causes to my “known,” especially when that “known” took me forever to figure out…such as healthcare quality measures! Meaningful Measures is in response to the fact that the healthcare industry was being required to report on countless measures, most of which were redundant and provided minimal value to providers or their patients.