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Tag: Quality

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A tale of two worlds: Documentation versus clinical care

Dec. 21, 2018 / By Cheryl Manchenton, RN

Happy Holidays!  Sorry this is not a Charles Dicken’s Christmas story, but it does reflect an equally powerful story: A Tale of Two Cities. This Dickens novel has a well-known […]

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The importance of humans in health care

Dec. 5, 2018 / By Barbara Aubry, RN

The online portal Dictionary describes healthcare as “noun; the maintenance and improvement of physical and mental health, especially through the provision of medical services”. Interesting that it does not mention […]

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Video: A shift toward quality focus

Amy Truitt and Debbie Okonek, CDI leaders at Palmetto Health, discuss their organization’s shift toward quality focus.

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Podcast Episode Transcript: Finding a common language: Documentation and quality improvement

With L. Gordon Moore, MD

Dr. Gordon Moore: Welcome to 3M’s Inside Angle Podcast. This is your host, Dr. Gordon Moore. With me today I have Dr. Geoffrey Rose, who is the chief of adult […]

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Article: Lessons learned from New York State’s transition to value

With Michael Keyes

Michael Keyes describes the approach used by the State of New York in promoting the transition to value-based payment (VBP) and provides insights for how providers nationwide should approach VBP […]

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The need to validly compare nursing home quality across state lines

Aug. 24, 2018 / By Richard Fuller, MS

June and July saw a flurry developments highlighting the challenges with the five star nursing home compare ranking system. In June, the Veterans Administration released their star rankings for VA […]

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Nine things to know as Partnership for Patients faces its next permutation

June 4, 2018 / By Kristine Daynes

HHS is adapting yet again of one of its most widespread quality initiatives, called Partnership for Patients. Will it be more of the same or a whole new game? HHS […]

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Mortality measures: Back from the dead….

May 16, 2018 / By Richard Fuller, MS

Within the CMS proposed rule for FY2019 published at the end of April, there is a proposal to consolidate and improve the value-based purchasing (VBP) payment adjustment model. On the […]

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Patients first: Really?

May 7, 2018 / By Barbara Aubry, RN

The healthcare industry (like every other) has often used catch words and phrases: Patient empowerment, population health, electronic interoperability, pay-for-performance, quality metrics, social factors that affect outcomes, medication compliance, care […]

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Avoid playing the telephone game when communicating the quality message

March 28, 2018 / By Cheryl Manchenton, RN

As a child, I loved playing the game telephone. It was always hysterical to hear the message that the last person heard as compared to the message the originator sent. […]

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What does claims data tell us about patient experience?

Feb. 28, 2018 / By Kristine Daynes

I’ve been reading ProvenCare, which describes the Geisinger approach to health care and is filled with mottos such as “achieving extreme patient satisfaction” and “treating patients like family.” One discovery […]

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Solving the mismatch between poor quality scores and outstanding care

Jan. 29, 2018 / By Kristine Daynes

Recently, I reviewed the Medicare Hospital Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) scores for three hospitals recognized nationally for outstanding care and patient safety. They didn’t look good. The ratings for clinical outcomes […]