General hospital

Innovations

Hospital Gain-Sharing Program Offers Incentives to Physicians Based on Their Efficiency, Producing Significant Cost Savings Without Decline in Quality 03/17/14

In a 3-year pilot demonstration program with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 12 New Jersey hospitals known as the New Jersey Care Integration Consortium participated in a...

Real-Time Location System Tracks Staff, Patients, and Equipment, Reducing Costs, Improving Infection Control and Room Turnaround, and Generating High Satisfaction 02/27/14

Two hospitals (a 40-year-old flagship facility and a new 58-bed facility) that are part of the Texas Health Resources health system use a real-time location system enabled by radio frequency and...

California Law Enhances Access to Affordable Care by Limiting Amount Hospitals Can Collect From Low-Income Uninsured and Underinsured Patients 01/30/14

Enacted by the California State legislature, the Hospital Fair Pricing Act limits the amount all licensed, general acute-care hospitals (including nonprofit, for-profit, and public hospitals) can...

Comprehensive Program To Improve Discharge Process Reduces Readmissions 11/01/13

Developed by the Society of Hospital Medicine, Project BOOST (Better Outcomes by Optimizing Safe Transitions) offers hospitals a comprehensive program to improve care transitions for those being...

Hospital Uses Data Analytics and Predictive Modeling To Identify and Allocate Scarce Resources to High-Risk Patients, Leading to Fewer Readmissions 08/13/13

Parkland Health & Hospital System, a safety net provider in Dallas, TX, uses a system of data analytics and predictive modeling developed by PCCI (a nonprofit affiliate of Parkland) to analyze...

QualityTools

Safe Surgery 2015 Toolkit 09/18/14

This toolkit is part of the World Health Organization Safe Surgery 2015 Initiative, which is using the Surgical Safety Checklist Program to help hospitals reduce surgical infections, major complications, and related deaths. The goal is to...

HospitalBillHelp.org 05/08/14

This Web site helps uninsured and underinsured consumers in California navigate the application process for discounted care from hospitals. It also provides information about health insurance plans and pricing to protect against medical debt and...

Advancing Effective Communication, Cultural Competence, and Patient- and Family-Centered Care: A Roadmap for Hospitals 04/24/14

The Roadmap for Hospitals was developed by The Joint Commission to inspire hospitals to integrate concepts from the communication, cultural competence, and patient- and family-centered care fields into their organizations. This guide provides...

How-to Guide: Sustainability and Spread 03/27/14

This guide provides information for hospitals on how to sustain and spread improvements they have made since adopting interventions from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s 5 Million Lives Campaign.

This guide identifies well-...

Worker Safety in Hospitals 03/12/14

This suite of resources for hospitals provides health care workers and administrators ways to assess and understand workplace safety needs, implement safety and health management systems, and enhance their patient-handling programs to improve...

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