Hospital Peer Review (Vol. 41, No. 7) - July 1, 2016

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Release date: July 2016

Valid through: July 2018

Target Audience

This activity is intended for hospital-based quality professionals.

Subjects

  • Usefulness of Quality Measures Questioned, May Be Misleading
  • Study Finds Only 1 in 21 Quality Measures Valid
  • Self-Reported Data May Be Inaccurate
  • Precise Coding Is Best Defense with Quality Measures
  • TJC Allows Docs to Text Orders, Still Use Caution
  • TJC Launches New SAFER Scoring Matrix
  • AHA Continues Fight Against OIG Reviews

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, healthcare workers, hospitals, or the healthcare 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 #CEP14749, for 1.25 Contact Hours.

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

Faculty Listing

Authors

Greg Freeman

Editors

AHC Media Managing Editor: Jill Drachenberg

Associate Managing Editor: Dana Spector

Financial Disclosure

Author Greg Freeman, Managing Editor Jill Drachenberg, Associate Managing Editor Dana Spector, and Nurse Planner Kay Ball 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 author of by Health Administrative Press, a stockholder of both General Electric and Johnson & Johnson, and principal of Brown-Spath & Associates.

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