Resources on Quality and Patient Safety: Success in the Changing Health Care Environment

High quality and safe patient care are key drivers in health care’s shift to value-based care delivery.

Hospitals and health systems are implementing a variety of strategies to improve quality and safety. Some, for example, are altering their organizational structure and employing change management processes to build a culture of safety that promotes reductions in errors, harm and readmission rates. Other methods include analyzing quality and safety metrics and other data to improve outcomes and population health management.

To help your organization choose and execute its own strategies, Health Forum researches services and technology products focused on improving safety and quality across many hospital operations. It has awarded the AHA Endorsement to solutions ranging from fluid-resistant, antimicrobial apparel that serves as a tool to reduce hospital acquired infections, to an incident reporting and management system for better addressing events and “near misses.” Learn about such solutions below. Also find additional resources on the topic of quality and patient safety from the American Hospital Association.

 

The Fast Lane  Ochsner Health System

The Fast Lane  Ochsner Health System

Case Study
Content provided by AHA Endorsement: RL Solutions

Learn how Ochsner, after acquiring several local hospitals following Hurricane Katrina, transitioned all facilities to RL6 for adverse event tracking.

How One Hospital Is Preparing for Federal and State Dose Regulations

How One Hospital Is Preparing for Federal and State Dose Regulations

Case Study
Content provided by AHA Endorsement: Imalogix

Read this case study to learn how Hahnemann University Hospital worked to comply with Joint Commission radiation dose monitoring/recording regulations.

Five Steps to Realizing a Faster Return

Five Steps to Realizing a Faster Return

White Paper
Content provided by AHA Endorsement: Imprivata Cortext

Fast, strong adoption of a secure messaging application boosts care coordination and clinical workflow benefits while reducing risk of a security violation.

Re-admissions Rates Link to Patient Experience

Re-admissions Rates Link to Patient Experience

White Paper
Content provided by AHA Endorsement: Gozio Health

Learn how a hospital branded mobile app with wayfinding can improve the patient experience and drive patient engagement through this informative whitepaper.

Aligning Hospital Mobile Apps with Patients Expectations

Aligning Hospital Mobile Apps with Patients Expectations

White Paper
Content provided by AHA Endorsement: Gozio Health

Digitally enabled care is a business imperative  read this whitepaper on how to keep pace with the growing desire for digital interaction by your patients.

Why Hospital Mobile Apps with Wayfinding are Becoming a Necessity

Why Hospital Mobile Apps with Wayfinding are Becoming a Necessity

White Paper
Content provided by AHA Endorsement: Gozio Health

Todays healthcare champions patient engagement. Read this whitepaper on how to keep pace with the growing desire for mobile apps to drive patient loyalty.

Understanding the Wayfinding Challenge

Understanding the Wayfinding Challenge

White Paper
Content provided by AHA Endorsement: Gozio Health

Navigating through a typical hospital can be difficult. A hospital branded smartphone mobile app can help  read this whitepaper to learn how.

Finding the Right Healthcare Quality Software

Finding the Right Healthcare Quality Software

Other
Content provided by AHA Endorsement: RL Solutions

This guide was created for healthcare quality staff who use - or are considering using - software to track patient safety and experience improvements.

eCQM Reporting  2016 Preparation Checklist

eCQM Reporting  2016 Preparation Checklist

Tool
Content provided by AHA Endorsement: Medisolv

An information guide as you prepare your Electronic Clinical Quality Measures (eCQMs) for CMS Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) Program in 2016

How Will Section 1557 of the ACA Impact Care for LEP Patients?

How Will Section 1557 of the ACA Impact Care for LEP Patients?

White Paper
Content provided by AHA Endorsement: CyraCom, LLC.

Learn whats required under Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act and how it impacts care of Limited-English Proficient patients.

Turn Incident Reports into Results

Turn Incident Reports into Results

Other
Content provided by AHA Endorsement: RL Solutions

Learn to overcome common event reporting limitations to produce safety and quality improvements using additional research, case studies and observations.

The OnBase Integration for Epic Experience

The OnBase Integration for Epic Experience

Video
Content provided by AHA Endorsement: Hyland Software

Experience the OnBase / Epic integration: 150+ Epic customers leverage OnBase to unify IT platforms, improve information access, patient care & safety.

Combining ECM and VNA Delivering Complete Patient Records

Combining ECM and VNA Delivering Complete Patient Records

Article
Content provided by AHA Endorsement: Hyland Software

Providers must give clinicians secure, real-time or near real-time access to their patients complete medical records to achieve meaningful use.

Healthcare Conversions InfoGraphic

Healthcare Conversions InfoGraphic

Media
Content provided by AHA Endorsement: Hyland Software

Its not you its me: Breaking up with your legacy document management system. Meet OnBase by Hylands enterprise content management (ECM) solution.

WESTMED Medical: Leveraging ECM

WESTMED Medical: Leveraging ECM

Case Study
Content provided by AHA Endorsement: Hyland Software

Multispecialty practice achieves process control with OnBase Checklists

Healthcare payer speeds processing 72% with OnBase

Healthcare payer speeds processing 72% with OnBase

Case Study
Content provided by AHA Endorsement: Hyland Software

Wisconsin Physician Service Insurance  Healthcare payer speeds processing by 72% with OnBase

Modernizing ECM Improves Information Access & Care Quality

Modernizing ECM Improves Information Access & Care Quality

Case Study
Content provided by AHA Endorsement: Hyland Software

Cancer Treatment Centers of America: Modernizing Enterprise Content Management Improves Information Access and Quality of Care

Sharp HealthCare: On the leading edge of healthcare IT

Sharp HealthCare: On the leading edge of healthcare IT

Case Study
Content provided by AHA Endorsement: Hyland Software

On the leading edge of healthcare IT, San Diego healthcare organization lists ECM among its core solutions.

Allina Completes an EHR with Enterprise Content Management

Allina Completes an EHR with Enterprise Content Management

Case Study
Content provided by AHA Endorsement: Hyland Software

One Patient, One Record: Enterprise content management is a core system for Allina Health.

How NYU Langone Eased Registration Bottlenecks

Article
Content provided by AHA Endorsement: Hyland Software

The most important step in developing a mobile registration process? Making sure everything ties in seamlessly to the EHR.

How a Great Language Services Program Boosts Hospital Performance

How a Great Language Services Program Boosts Hospital Performance

White Paper
Content provided by AHA Endorsement: CyraCom, LLC.

Whether you already have an award-winning language services program or just want to build one, this document will help.

Connecting the Dots Between Cyber Risk and Patient Safety

Connecting the Dots Between Cyber Risk and Patient Safety

White Paper
Content provided by AHA Endorsement: Clearwater Compliance

Identify how data security & patient safety are linked and how enhanced risk management better protects patients against cybersecurity-related threats.

Wooster Community: Using Data Validation to Detect Quality Measure Errors

Wooster Community: Using Data Validation to Detect Quality Measure Errors

Case Study
Content provided by AHA Endorsement: Medisolv

Reporting of both abstracted & electronic data from a single solution to better monitor the status of measures and identify the cause of anomalies.

Quality Measurement & Reporting:  A Whole New Ballgame

Quality Measurement & Reporting: A Whole New Ballgame

White Paper
Content provided by AHA Endorsement: Medisolv

The name of the game in quality reporting is alignment; with the ultimate goal of reducing the quality reporting burden for providers and hospitals.

How Finger Lakes Health System Created a Culture of Quality

How Finger Lakes Health System Created a Culture of Quality

Case Study
Content provided by AHA Endorsement: Medisolv

The shift from a fee-for-service to pay-for-performance model has caused hospitals to rethink what it means to be a quality-focused organization.

Quality Reporting & Management with ENCOR

Quality Reporting & Management with ENCOR

Brochure
Content provided by AHA Endorsement: Medisolv

An integrated solution designed to meet the challenges of alignment between eCQM measures and manual abstraction in quality reporting programs.

Deaf and Hard of Hearing 101: Things to Know when Working with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community

Deaf and Hard of Hearing 101: Things to Know when Working with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community

White Paper
Content provided by AHA Endorsement: CyraCom, LLC.

In this whitepaper youll learn about the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Culture, how the deaf and hard of hearing community communicates and important tips for communicating with the deaf.

Partners Continuing Care: Made to Measure

Partners Continuing Care: Made to Measure

Case Study
Content provided by AHA Endorsement: RL Solutions

Learn how all of Partners Continuing Care staff are using RL6 to capture and report adverse events.

A System of its Own

A System of its Own

Case Study
Content provided by AHA Endorsement: RL Solutions

The Center for Health Ambulatory Surgery Center (CFH) implements a cost effective incident reporting tool tailored to ambulatory outpatient care.

Small Hospitals Gets Big Results

Small Hospitals Gets Big Results

Case Study
Content provided by AHA Endorsement: RL Solutions

Two facilities with less than 100 beds struggled with finding patient safety software that would be highly functional yet priced for their facilities. Learn what they found with RL6.

Healthcare Software You Will Love

Healthcare Software You Will Love

Brochure
Content provided by AHA Endorsement: RL Solutions

RL6 is a comprehensive safety, quality and risk management solution that helps manage adverse events, from start to finish.

Phoenix Health Plan Improves Patient Safety and Quality of Care by Protecting Patient Information

Phoenix Health Plan Improves Patient Safety and Quality of Care by Protecting Patient Information

Case Study
Content provided by AHA Endorsement: Clearwater Compliance

Find out how Phoenix Health Plan strengthened its HIPAA compliance program - helping it safeguard protected health information and improve patient safety.

The Association Between Patient and Family Engagement Practices and Patient Experience

The Association Between Patient and Family Engagement Practices and Patient Experience

Tool

Health Research & Educational Trust. (2015, April). Patient and family engagement and patient satisfaction: Results of a national survey. Chicago, IL: Health Research & Educational Trust. Accessed at www.hpoe.org

Partnering to Improve Quality and Safety: A Framework for Working with Patient and Family Advisors

Partnering to Improve Quality and Safety: A Framework for Working with Patient and Family Advisors

Tool

Health Research & Educational Trust. (2015, March). Partnering to improve quality and safety: A framework for working with patient and family advisors. Chicago, IL: Health Research & Educational Trust. Accessed at www.hpoe.org

East Tennessee Childrens Hospital: Long Term Success in Improving Population Health

East Tennessee Childrens Hospital: Long Term Success in Improving Population Health

Case Study
Content provided by AHA Endorsement: Interactive Health

Learn how East Tennessee Children's Hospital implemented an innovative, outcomes-based wellness program to improve the health of its employee/spouse population.

Building a Leadership Team for the Health Care Organization of the Future

Building a Leadership Team for the Health Care Organization of the Future

Other

This guide provides a detailed look at how health care organizations are responding to changes within the field and building the teams needed to achieve their strategic priorities.

Metrics for the Second Curve of Health Care

Metrics for the Second Curve of Health Care

Tool

Building off of health care futurist Ian Morrison's first curve to second curve shift, the AHA Committee on Performance Improvement identified 4 must-do strategies for hospitals.