Newsletter: 2020 Quarter 1 President's Corner My name is Stephanie Scattolini and I am the newly elected president for the Pennsylvania Association for Healthcare Quality (PAHQ). I am honored and thrilled to take on this [...]
Topics include: CDC 2019 Antibiotic Resistance Risks Report; Homeland Security issues cyber risk guidelines; New National Patient Safety Goal (NPSG) 15.01.01 Suicide requirements will now apply to both acute care and critical access hospitals; CMS Toolkit on Engaging Beneficiaries draws from experience of 24 Medicare ACOs; CMS updates State Operations Manual; AHA responds to FDA Guidance on Clinical Decision Support; and more
Topics Include: CMS to indicate abuse on Nursing Home Compare; ECRI Institute PSO Deep Dive: Safe Ambulatory Care; ONC releases new HIPAA security assessment tool; DEA Launches Online Database for Mandatory Reporting of Opioid Abuse
Topics Include: Value-based payment for Aging Services released by CMS; AHRQ releases 2018 data on access, quality and disparities; The Joint Commission clarifies standards on hand hygiene; OIG releases report on Patient Safety Organizations; American College of Surgeons Strong for Surgery Program Results; The Joint Commission releases National Patient Safety Goals for 2020; and more...
Topics Include: MS to use new survey validation process; CDC flu vaccine recommendations for 2019-2020; CDC report on increased pulmonary illness in vaping; Interesting new CMS risk due to workplace violence; Joint Commission also focusing on suicide risk; and more...
Have you ever wondered how our pharmacies compare to those in Europe? Read this article for more information and decide for yourself if we should adopt this model.