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Stay on top of the latest information related to reducing preventable patient harm. Here you will find the latest news and noteworthy best practices from peer hospitals and others that continue to expand national progress toward better patient care, smarter healthcare spending, and healthier people.

  • One Organization's Readmissions Improvement Best Practices

    Monday, June 4, 2018
    Readmissions Improvement Best Practices Using Strategies from St. Rose Hospital in Hayward, California: Risk Assessment is Completed (LACE* Assessment) on All Patients as Part of the Discharge Plan. Prior to discharge (DC), care coordinator meetings are held with patients and families about the DC...

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  • Safety Across the Board (SAB) in an Effort to Improve Patient Safety and Quality

    Tuesday, May 1, 2018
    Community Hospital of Monterey Peninsula (CHOMP) is transparently sharing its safety and quality scores and initiatives on its website as a way to strengthen relationships with patients and families. In an effort to further improve safety and quality, CHOMP was the first hospital in California to...

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  • “S” is for Stroke, STEMI, and Sepsis: One Organization’s Process to Treating the Septic Patient

    Friday, April 6, 2018
    Scripps Health knew that it was doing well with stroke and ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI), but had an opportunity when it came to treating a septic patient. After a year of using its Value by Design tools at one of its sites, a process was developed for the care of a septic patient. In...

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  • One Organization's Key to Successful Patient Engagement

    Thursday, February 1, 2018
    Part of John Muir Health's vision is to provide patients with a top-tier patient experience. Their brand promise is to “listen, explain, and work together as a team.” Team is defined as including the patient, their families, and caregivers. In today’s world, patients are expecting greater control...

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  • One Hospital’s Successful ADE Harm Reduction Strategies

    Wednesday, December 6, 2017
    Pomona Valley Hospital has improved ADE harm through specific strategies targeting each category of drug-related harm. For example, opioid harm reduction was achieved, in part, through setting maximum daily dose limits and single dose checking in the pharmacy system based on patient age. Below are...

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