Posts Tagged ‘Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services’

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 […]

Foundation and CMS co-host “Ligature Risk Standards” class for 120-plus

The DFW Hospital Council Foundation and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) hosted the complimentary educational event “Ligature Risk Standards” this morning at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas. More than 120 attendees were present for the class intended for healthcare employees unfamiliar with the best practices for spotting ligature risks […]

Foundation hosts “wound care” classes in Tarrant County

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation in association with the Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) is hosting a Wound Care Certification (WCC) class October 9-12 at the Comfort Suites in North Richland Hills. Following the classes, Texas representatives will administer the official certification test. More than 50 attendees are present, representing hospitals participating in the […]