Learn about the great work being undertaken in hospitals across Texas to improve affordability, access and quality of care for all Texans.
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TCQPS is partnering with the Literacy Coalition of Central Texas to provide FREE Health Literacy Skills Train-the-Trainer Workshops to health care professionals across the state. Learn more information here.
For a list of all upcoming educational events, click here.
TCQPS Launches Quality Improvement Program for Texas CAHs
Surviving health care reform is a significant challenge for critical access hospitals in Texas. Several CAHs nationwide have had to close their doors in recent years due to the changing health care environment, and the survival of these facilities will depend highly on their ability to improve quality outcomes. A new initiative from the Texas Center for Quality & Patient Safety in partnership with the Texas A&M Health Science Center Rural and Community Health Institute and funded by the Texas Department of Agriculture’s State Office of Rural Health will help CAHs do just that. For more information, click here.
The Center is 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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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.
Enroll Now and Reduce CAUTIs in the ICU
Starting in December, Texas hospitals have the opportunity to build on inpatient CAUTI reduction successes and join a national initiative to reduce CAUTIs in the ICU. This is a unique opportunity for hospitals to collaborate to reduce mean CAUTI rates in participating ICUs and improve safety culture. There is no charge for hospital teams to participate in this Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality-funded initiative, which is under the coordination of the Texas Hospital Association Foundation’s Texas Center for Quality & Patient Safety and conducted in partnership with the American Hospital Association’s Health Research & Educational Trust, the Society of Critical Care Medicine, and other national partners with expertise in CAUTI reduction in the ICU setting. The TCQPS team encourages you to consider participating in this new program. We will be recruiting hospital ICUs from across the state through Dec. 5. For more information, click here.
PAE Training Webinars
Mandatory reporting of Preventable Adverse Events occurring at Texas health care facilities, including hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers, will begin January 1, 2015. This comes following amendments to the Texas Health and Safety Code during the 81st Legislative Session that require both reporting by healthcare facilities to the Department of State Health Services and that the Department shall post PAE data on its public website.
TDSHS is offering webinar training for data entry from now until Dec. 18. Find out more information and register for one of the upcoming sessions here.
Stratifying Patient Data to Eliminate Health Care Disparities
Racial and ethnic minorities are projected to account for a majority of the United States population by 2043, and the future market for health care services will inevitably reflect this change. Hospitals and health care systems that can accommodate the unique needs of diverse populations will be well positioned for future success. The American Hospital Association has created a five-step framwork in this free guide. Learn more here.