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Understanding Quality Scorecards: A Primer for Boards

Trustee Articles
Jan 1, 2017
The number of public quality scorecards for hospitals has increased exponentially in recent years as consumers take more interest in getting the most value for their health care dollar.

Improving Quality Through Physician Engagement

Trustee Articles
Jan 1, 2010
From accountable care organizations to clinical integration, forging a close bond between physicians and hospitals for improved quality results is now an imperative.

Governing for Quality in a "No-Outcome, No-Income" World

Trustee Articles
Jan 1, 2010
There’s hardly a health care board member, past or present, who hasn’t heard of the age-old governance mantra “no margin, no mission.” For years this simple phrase captured what most trustees came to believe was their primary obligation: to ensure the financial viability of their hospital or health system. Days cash on hand, debt coverage ratio and net operating margin were key measures that defined high or low performance.

Quality measurement: Making it meaningful

Oct 10, 2016
America’s hospitals are committed to sharing meaningful, accurate hospital quality information with the patients they serve.

Quality Payment Program, Year 2

Mar 12, 2018
In January, physicians and other eligible clinicians began their second year of Medicare’s Quality Payment Program, established by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015.

Understanding quality scorecards: A primer for boards

May 14, 2018
The number of public quality scorecards for hospitals has increased exponentially in recent years as consumers take more interest in getting the most value for their health care dollar.

Bottom Line in Patient Safety and Quality

Jun 8, 2015
Improving patient safety is a goal at every hospital and health system. In fact, hospital and system trustees have a fiduciary responsibility to ensure high-quality, safe patient care.

Hospital Use of Quality Improvement Methodologies

Feb 9, 2015
This is 14 percent more than all hospitals with an organized quality improvement program that responded to the November 2014 American Hospital Association Survey of Care Systems and Payment.

Board Quality and Safety Committee Orientation: Sample Agenda

Samples Agendas
Jan 1, 2017
How well boards govern is influenced by a number of factors, among them, the knowledge and skills board members bring to their work.