The challenges of quantifying quality
- Health care system is fundamentally flawed. PUCK, MICHAEL // Employee Benefit News;Apr2010, Vol. 24 Issue 4, p31
The author examines the fundamental drawbacks of the health care system in the U.S. and its implications for occupational health services. He asserts that a health care delivery model that focuses on treatments instead of prevention is inefficient. He cites a substantial drop in health care cost...
- MODEST QUALITY IMPROVEMENT. // Trustee;Mar2009, Vol. 62 Issue 3, p3
The article discusses the annual report released by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality in the U.S. for 2007. According to such report, there is an average improvement of 2.3% per year from 1994 to 2005 in terms of health care quality in the country. It also discloses an average 5.6%...
- THE COMMITTEE ON GOVERNANCE CORNER. Perkins, Steve // Trustee;Mar2009, Vol. 62 Issue 3, p4
The article features the 2009 American Hospital Association Advocacy Agenda. The said agenda is formed by the organization with inputs from its members and governing trustees to help hospitals provide high-quality health care for their communities especially in the midst of the economic downturn...
- Developing your competitive edge. Friend, Charles // Medical Economics;9/10/2010, Vol. 87 Issue 17, p84
The article offers information on the assessment of one's competitive advantages in the field of medical practice in the U.S. According to the author, the use of cost strategies and management models are significant elements of success in one's career. Also included are the assessment tools in...
- Co-production, the next frontier. Gombeski Jr., William R. // Marketing Health Services;Fall2009, Vol. 29 Issue 3, p2
The article discusses various reports published within the issue, including one by Jill Austin on marketing quality, one by Gabriella DeTora on the advantages and disadvantages of patient portals, and one by Pete Dawson on healthcare's future and its effect on healthcare organizations.
- Expert warns some health and wellbeing boards are too "pink and fluffy". O¿dowd, Adrian // BMJ: British Medical Journal;1/12/2013, Vol. 346 Issue 7890, p5
The article reports that experts warn that local health and well being boards in England lack the ability to make actual improvements in healthcare. The arrangement are referred to as bit â€˜pink and fluffyâ€™ with boards holding only four meetings a year.
- Advice for leaders. Adams, Gail // Nursing Management - UK;May2010, Vol. 17 Issue 2, p11
The authors advises healthcare leaders and managers, particularly nurses, to respond to the catastrophic collapse in standards of care and management at Mid Staffordshire National Health Service (NHS) Foundation Trust in England with confidence, openness, visibility and courage.
- Facing healthy challenges. Arceneaux, Tai // Business Journal Serving Fresno & the Central San Joaquin Valley;1/9/2009, Issue 323969, p10
Information about several healthcare issues in the U.S. are discussed during a roundtable discussion. Topics include the biggest challenges that hospitals will be facing in 2009, the effects of financial crisis to healthcare and the plans in addressing the healthcare problems. Participants...
- Patient-Centered Care. TARANTINE, RUTH // USA Today Magazine;May2015, Vol. 143 Issue 2840, p21
The author offers insights on the concept of patient-centered care and its implementation in the U.S. Topics discussed include improving health care quality in reference to the Institute of Medicine (IOM) report "Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century," the need for...