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.
Partnership for Patients
Interested in learning more about how you can work to improve the quality, safety and affordability of health care in your hospital? Contact Rachel Cicerchi, program manager, for more information on this initiative. Already enrolled in the Partnership for Patients initiative? Click here for all the latest.
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.
What's the PSO about? Watch the video:
Read our most recent annual report to learn more about current programs, services and accomplishments, as well as opportunities for the future.
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.
Save the Date
The 2014 Texas Partnership for Patients Conference will be held on April 29-30, 2014. Registration will be open early February.
Check back soon 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.
Patient Safety Tool: 10 Patient Safety Checklists
The American Hospital Association's Health Research & Educational Trust offers 10 free patient safety checklists developed by Cynosure Health that healthcare organizations can use to improve patient safety.
The checklists, which are included in the new report "Checklists to Improve Patient Safety," address the 10 areas of patient harm that are targets of the Partnership for Patients Hospital Engagement Networks:
- Adverse drug events
- Catheter-associated urinary tract infections
- Central line-associated blood stream infections
- Early elective deliveries
- Injuries from falls and immobility
- Hospital-acquired pressure ulcers
- Preventable readmissions
- Surgical site infections
- Ventilator-associated pneumonias and ventilator-associated events
- Venous thromboembolisms
Access the checklist here.
ASHP Report: Clinical Practice Guidelines for Antimicrobial Prophylaxis in Surgery
Developed jointly by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (SHP), the Infectious Diseases Society of American (IDSA), the Surgical Infection Society (SIS), and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA), these guidelines provide an update to the previously published ASHP Therapeutic Guidelines on Antimicrobial Prophylaxis in Surgery, as well as guidelines from IDSA and SIS. The guidelines are intended to provide practitioners with a standardized approach to the rational, safe, and effective use of antimicrobial agents for the prevention of surgical-site infections (SSIs) based on currently available clinical evidence and emerging issues. Download the report here.