Quality & Patient Safety
It's About Patient Care - the Cleveland Clinic Way
Lean Six Sigma for Hospitals: Improving Patient Safety, Patient Flow and the Bottom Line, 2e
To err is human : building a safer health system
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World Health Organization's Global Patient Safety Action Plan 2021-2030
Quality & Patient Safety Websites
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
AHRQ's mission is to improve the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care for all Americans.
AHRQ - National Quality Measures Clearinghouse
NQMC is a public resource for evidence-based quality measures and measure sets. An initiative of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
AHRQ Patient Safety Network (PSNet)
Latest news and essential resources on patient safety.
PSNet (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality) - AHRQ
AHRQ Patient Safety Network (PSNet) is a national web-based resource featuring the latest news and essential resources on patient safety.
American College of Medical Quality (AACMQ)
The mission of the American College of Medical Quality (ACMQ) is to provide leadership and education in healthcare quality management.
Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)
AAMC Initiatives include integrating quality and improving health equity.
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) - Quality of Care Center
CMS reports, quality initiatives, patient assessment instruments, contractors and projects
FDA gateway for clinically important safety information and reporting serious problems with human medical products.
Health.gov - Federal Resources for Health Care Quality and Patient Safety
Health care-associated infections (HAIs), adverse drug events, federal resources for health care quality From the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Health Plan Employer Data and Information Set (HEDIS)
The Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) is a tool used by more than 90 percent of America's health plans to measure performance on important dimensions of care and service. From National Committee for Quality Assurance is a private, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality.
Health Technology Assessment Database Canadian Repository
The NIHR HTA database provides free access to bibliographic information about ongoing and published health technology assessments. 15,000+ in progress and published health technology assessments from around the world.
Repository of measures in use or in development by the agencies of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for quality measurement, improvement, and reporting.
HRSA - Health Resources and Services Administration
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary Federal agency for improving access to health care services for people who are uninsured, isolated or medically vulnerable.
Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP)
Medication safety tools and resources from the nation's only 501c (3) nonprofit organization devoted entirely to medication error prevention and safe medication use.
The Institute of Medicine (IOM) is an independent, nonprofit organization that works outside of government to provide unbiased and authoritative advice to decision makers and the public.
Performance measurement, standards, patient safety. The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 19,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States.The 2013 Hospital Accreditation Standards are available at Matas Library Ready Reference (WX 15 Ac2).
Information about the quality of care at over 4,000 Medicare-certified hospitals. Find hospitals and compare the quality of their care.
National Patient Safety Foundation
Programs and resources to advance patient safety.
Incidentally, the Swiss cheese model below represents barriers or protections against error in the system. The holes in the cheese represent latent or hidden failures. When the holes line up, an error occurs.
Please visit the page found here to view the National Awards and honors that SMH has received as a result of not only a strong commitment to Quality Heathcare - Patient Safety, but also towards promoting a Culture of Safety.
World Health Organization's Global Patient Safety Challenge
Medication Without Harm aims to reduce severe avoidable medication-related harm by 50%, globally in the next 5 years.
WHO's Strategic Framework of the Global Patient Safety Challenge
2023 National Patient Safety Goals - Hospital Program
Below you will find a recent review of the literature that corresponds to each topic of the 2023 National Patient Safety Goals for the Hospital Program. Click on the link to access the full-text version of the article.
Goal : Improve the accuracy of patient identification
A facial recognition Mobile App for patient safety and biometric Identification - design, development and validation.pdf
Interventions to reduce patient identification errors in the hospital setting - a systematic review protocol.pdf
Joint Commission Advisory Addresses Ensuring Accurate Patient Identification..pdf
Patient identification techniques - approaches, implications, and findings.pdf
Patient identification -the foundation for a culture of patient safety 2003.pdf
Goal : Improve the effectiveness of communication among caregivers
By the Light of Day - Quality, Safety, and Education During the Overnight Admission Handoff.pdf
Decreasing the Lag Between Result Availability and DecisionMaking in the Emergency Department Using Push Notification.pdf
Framework for Analyzing Wait Times and Other Factors that Impact Patient Satisfaction in the Emergency Department.pdf
Toward the Development of the Perfect Medical Team - Critical Components for Adaptation.pdf
Goal: Improve the safety of using medications
Development of a behavioral change strategy to improve the safety of nursing medical administration.pdf
Impact of an Antimicrobial Stewardship Team on Reducing Antiretroviral Medication Errors.pdf
Perioperative Pain Management and Opioid Stewardship - A Practical Guide.pdf
Quality Improvement initiative to improve antibiotic stewardship at federally qualified Health Center.pdf
Establishing the Foundation to Support Health System Quality Improvement - Using a Hand Hygiene Initiative to Define the Process.pdf
Hand Hygiene - Lisa Spruce - AORN March 2021.pdf
Patients’ Hand Washing and Reducing Hospital Aquired Infection.pdf
Systems for Monitoring Hands Hygiene of Medical Staff in Hospitals.pdf
Use of a patient hand hygiene protocol to reduce hospital-acquired infections and improve nurses' hand washing.pdf
Goal: Reduce the risk of health care-associated infections
Goal: Identify patient safety risks
Goal: Prevent mistakes in surgery