THA Foundation 2013 Annual Report Available
Download the THA Foundation Annual Report to learn more about the success of its 2013 programs.
Join the Partnership!
It's not too late to participate in a national initiative striving to improve the quality, safety and affordability of health care for millions of Americans.
Already enrolled in the Partnership for Patients initiative? Click here for all the latest.
CMS Issues Proposed Rule Related to PSO Participation
The American Hospital Association issued a special bulletin on Nov. 26 informing members about the proposed ruling related to mandatory participation in a patient safety organization. Access the news bulletin here.
Quality Measures & Reporting Tool
The Indiana Hospital Association has created a great tool for hospitals to use when identifying quality reporting requirements based on the 2014 IPPS Prospective Payment System. Click here to access.
For a list of all upcoming educational events, click here.
Have a question or need assistance? Contact us today if you are interested in leading change in your hospital. TCQPS' program are designed to help hospitals reduce errors and improve the culture of safety.
The Center is now a listed Patient Safety Organization with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. To learn how your hospital can participate, click here.
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Share Your Stories of Success
Does your organization have a quality or patient safety process success story to share? Are you looking for an opportunity to showcase and share your organization’s hard work and best practices with other hospitals?
Use our Best Practices submission form to send us the details of what you've learned through best practices in quality improvement.
2013 Annual Progress Report to Congress
The National Strategy for Quality Improvement in Health Care sets a course for improving the quality of health and health care for all Americans. This annual report was recently submitted to Congress by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
To read the annual report click here.
National Patient Safety Week
Join us in celebrating National Patient Safety Awareness Week! This is an annual education and awareness campaign for health care safety led by the National Patient Safety Foundation. This year’s theme, “Navigate Your Health…Safely” focuses on the beginning of a patient’s health journey through diagnosis.
Experts estimate that up to one in every 10 diagnoses is wrong, delayed or missed completely and that, collectively, diagnostic errors may account for 40,000 to 80,000 deaths per year in the United States. For Patient Safety Awareness Week, NPSF has teamed up with the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine to develop and disseminate educational materials for clinicians, health systems, and patients and consumers specifically related to better understanding and preventing of diagnostic errors. NPSF is hosting a diagnostic error webcast series free to health care providers. Click here for more information.
Registration for Conference
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Join the next cohort!
The Center is currently recruiting hospitals for an initiative to help reduce catheter-associated urinary tract infections. Learn how your hospital can participate in the program by listening to the recorded webinar here.
Contact Rachel Hardegree at firstname.lastname@example.org or 512/465-1042 for more information.
Texas Hospitals: Leading the Way in Quality and Patient Safety
Because of Texas hospitals’ investment in and commitment to quality and patient safety initiatives, patients have access to safer, more effective care that produces better health outcomes. Through a number of national and state partnerships, Texas hospitals are learning best practices, learning from each other, and learning from patients and families how to more safely and more effectively deliver the best care.
These accomplishments translate to complications avoided and lives saved. Texas hospitals have much to be proud of and will keep building on these accomplishments to provide the safest, highest quality care possible. Read more here.