Posts Tagged ‘best practices’

Analysis finds hospital-acquired conditions declined by nearly one million

New data released January 29 by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) show reductions in hospital-acquired conditions such as adverse drug events and healthcare-associated infections helped prevent 20,500 hospital deaths and save $7.7 billion in health care costs from 2014-2017. AHRQ’s preliminary analysis estimates that […]

Oliveros and Kinney to chair Community Health Collaborative

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation hosted a North Texas Community Health Collaborative Board Meeting on March 21 at its headquarters in Irving to discuss strategic priorities for 2018. The board selected Catherine Oliveros, vice president of community health improvement at Texas Health Resources, as chair and Ashleigh Kinney, director of family services and child […]

One size does not fit all!

When did it ever become the popular notion that one size fits all? Almost everyone at some point or another has been in an uncomfortable situation. Choosing between one’s conscience or belief can make the job very stressful. In the clinical setting, best practices dictate certain steps called core measures be followed to the letter […]