C. difficile creates major problems for hospitals and healthcare settings. From the impact on efficiency due to high-demand nursing care to infection control and added costs of clinical complications, c-diff has not received the attention it deserves. Novel strategies for clinical prevention and treatment are worthy of QI discussion. The folks over at Sloan Kettering Continue Reading...
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I attended the recent NAHQ conference in Nashville. Although the conference theme was “Quality in Harmony” it may have been better titled Quality in Lean Six Sigma. The concepts of Lean permeated the meeting. One presenter remarked, “If you’re not moving towards LEAN you’re missing out.” Quite a misguided statement. I believe that LEAN is Continue Reading...
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Healthcare is changing and so are the leadership requirements for running an efficient quality system. With all of the industry focus on QI methodologies such as Lean and Six Sigma there is not nearly enough emphasis on quality system leadership and infrastructure. Investments in QI methodologies won’t make a bit of difference if hospitals and Continue Reading...
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Anticipating and reacting to emerging requirements of the hospital quality system is a full time job. The landscape seems to be changing continuously. A careful analysis of value-based purchasing provides some important guidance. This Infographic illustrates key trends and offers suggestions for aligning QMS capacity. Enjoy....
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