Hospital Peer Review (Vol. 40, No. 4) - April 1, 2015

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Release date: April 2015

Valid through: April 2017

Target Audience

This activity is intended for hospital-based quality professionals.

Subjects

  • CMS quality measures report finds improvement
  • Addressing the problem of diagnostic errors
  • Quick test highlights frail patients
  • Over time, National Surgical Quality Improvement Program pays off, study suggests
  • Grading hospitals like restaurants
  • CMS now publicly reports hospital flu vaccination rates
  • CCI launches new care integration center
  • NQF, TJC announce quality winners
  • Report on hospital discharge planning tools
  • Survey of impact from first year of ACA enrollment

Objectives

  • Identify a particular clinical, legal, or educational issue related to quality improvement and performance outcomes.
  • Describe how the clinical, legal, or educational issues related to quality improvement and performance outcomes affect nurses, health care workers, hospitals, or the health care industry in general.
  • Cite solutions to the problems associated with quality improvement and performance outcomes based on guidelines from relevant authorities and/or independent recommendations from clinicians at individual institutions.

Credit Available

Nurses

  • 1.25 ANCC Contact Hours

Sponsor

This activity is sponsored by AHC Media.

Accreditation Statement

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

Credit Designation

Nurses

This activity has been approved for 1.25 nursing contact hours using a 60-minute contact hour. Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # 14749, for 1.25 Contact Hours. Nurses licensed in California should retain this credit letter for four years.

Faculty Listing

Authors

Lisa Hubbell

Editors

AHC Media executive editor:  Russ Underwood

Associate Managing editor: Jill Drachenberg

Financial Disclosure

Editor Lisa Hubbell, Executive Editor Russ Underwood, and Associate Managing Editor Jill Drachenberg, 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 discloses she is principal of Brown-Spath & Associates. Nurse reviewer Toni Cesta discloses that she is retained consulting editor of Hospital Case Management newsletter and contributing author to Case Management Insider.

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