THAF 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 Hospital Association Foundation 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.
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.
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.