Quality 1012 - Hospital Peer Review - Dec 01, 2006

Target Audience:

This activity is intended for hospital-based quality professionals.

Accreditation:

AHC Media is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Credit Designation:

This activity has been approved for 1.5 nursing contact hours using a 50-minute contact hour.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # 14749, for 1.5 Contact Hours.

Nurses licensed in California should retain this credit letter for four years.

Faculty

Editor
Staci Kusterbeck

Managing Editor
Russ Underwood
AHC Media

Editorial Group Head
Coles McKagen
AHC Media

Board Member and Nurse Planner
Paula Swain, RN, MSN, CPHQ, FNAHQ
President
Swain & Associates
Charlotte, NC

Board Member and Consulting Editor
Patrice Spath, RHIT
Consultant in Health Care Quality and Resource Management
Brown-Spath & Associates
Forest Grove, OR

Subjects:

  • Study: Public reporting gaining 'long overdue respect' for quality managers
  • JCAHO ‘backup’ system goes to top during survey
  • Peer review: What you can do to avoid lawsuits
  • Patients at this hospital have a 'ticket to ride'
  • Facility uses Six Sigma to improve quality
  • APNs ensure patients move through the continuum
  • Very few hospitals using EHR, says a new study
  • How to evaluate social service contributions
  • Anti-kickback safe harbors could give boost to P4P
  • IOM report: Medicare should switch to P4P

Objectives:

  • Identify a particular clinical, legal, or educational issue related to quality improvement and performance outcomes
  • Describe how the issue affects nurses, health care workers, hospitals, or the health care industry in general
  • Cite solutions to the problems associated with those issues based on guidelines from the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations or other authorities and/or based on independent recommendations from clinicians at individual institutions

Financial Disclosure:

Editor Staci Kusterbeck, Managing Editor Russ Underwood, Editorial Group Head Coles McKagen, and nurse planner Paula Swain, RN, MSN, CPHQ, FNAHQ report no consultant, stockholder, speaker’s bureau, research, or other financial relationships with companies having ties to this field of study. Consulting Editor Patrice Spath, RHIT discloses she is principal of Brown-Spath & Associates.

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