UMHS 5th Most Social Media Friendly Hospital

Congratulations are in order! MHADegree.org, an organization that advocates for healthcare administration worldwide, recently cultivated a list of the 50 most social media friendly hospitals. They found that UMHS was the 5th best hospital in terms of social media use. To compile the list, they looked at the number of followers each institution has on different … Continue reading UMHS 5th Most Social Media Friendly Hospital

Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture (SOPS) Database Reopening

AHRQ's Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture (SOPS) Database will soon be reopening for submission and reporting of Hospital SOPS data. The database was specifically made to gather the "AHRQ Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture into a central repository." Beginning in October 2013, data from Medical Office Survey on Patient Safety can be submitted. AHRQ's projected … Continue reading Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture (SOPS) Database Reopening

April 27 Web Conference to Explore Strategies to Reduce ED Crowding, Improve Patient Flow

With nearly half of all emergency departments (ED) operating at or above capacity and the majority of hospitals holding patients in the ED while they wait for an inpatient bed, hospitals are seeking ways to reduce ED crowding. A Web conference sponsored by the Health Research & Educational Trust, an affiliate of the American Hospital … Continue reading April 27 Web Conference to Explore Strategies to Reduce ED Crowding, Improve Patient Flow

Medicare Hospital Quality Reporting

From HealthAffairs: A just-released study raises questions about Medicare’s seven-year public reporting initiative for hospitals, Hospital Compare.  The study indicates that Hospital Compare had no impact on reducing death rates for two key health conditions and just a modest effect on a third. Authors found that hospitals might have improved on thirty-day mortality rates during … Continue reading Medicare Hospital Quality Reporting

Webinar (archived) on AHRQ Quality Indicators Toolkit for Hospitals

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) developed a toolkit to help hospitals understand the Quality Indicators (QIs). To orient users to the toolkit, AHRQ held a Web seminar on February 15, 2012. View the presentation slides: How To Improve Performance on the AHRQ Inpatient Quality and Patient Safety Indicators: Introducing a Toolkit for … Continue reading Webinar (archived) on AHRQ Quality Indicators Toolkit for Hospitals