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  • Lean Culture in Healthcare

    Written By: Faith Jones, MSN, RN, NEA-BC
    According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary (2015), culture is defined as a way of thinking, behaving, or working that exists in a place or organization.

  • Population Health

    Written By: Faith Jones, MSN, RN, NEA-BC
    As we begin to concentrate our efforts on population health, our interventions need to go way beyond healthy eating advice.

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  • Clinical connection

    CMS and numerous speakers discuss patient centered care, the patient experience and the importance of both. Most, if not all care providers believe that patients should be at the center of all that we do, and that each patient deserves an out-standing experience while they entrust their precious lives to us.

Clinical Connection

  • October 2017

    CONTINUOUS QUALITY IMPROVEMENT is a system that seeks to improve the provision of services with an emphasis on future results. Like total quality management, CQI uses a set of statistical tools to understand subsystems and uncover problems, but its emphasis is on maintaining quality in the future, not just controlling a process.

  • August 2017

    Welcome to Part 2 of our two-part summer series on Competency. In Part 1 we focused on developing a framework for measuring competency. In Part 2, we will look at developing cultural competency.

Compliance

  • Clinical connection

    CMS and numerous speakers discuss patient centered care, the patient experience and the importance of both. Most, if not all care providers believe that patients should be at the center of all that we do, and that each patient deserves an out-standing experience while they entrust their precious lives to us.

  • November 2017: Quality Report

    The recent report from Leapfrog and a review of the data caused consternation from this writer. It is important for everyone to know that I believe that data is critical and should be available for making knowledgeable decisions. However, after reviewing the Leapfrog report, it became quite apparent that measuring performance is clearly not a perfected science, and requires considerable man hours to assure accurate reporting.

Long-Term Care

  • LTC September Newsletter

    Written By: Cheri Benander, RN, MSN, CHC, NHCE-C
    Having a disaster plan in place and hav- ing the resources and knowledge to act on that plan became a reality for many in the last few months. We have seen un- precedented hurricanes, floods, fires and earthquakes.

  • LTC August Newsletter

    Written By: Cheri Benander, RN, MSN, CHC, NHCE-C
    According to the dictionary, social functioning is the ability of the individual to interact in a normal or usual way in society and can be used as a measure of the quality of care.