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Rural ACO Builds on Quality Programs

Trustee Magazine Articles
Jan 12, 2015
After years of preparation, nine rural hospitals and physician groups form an accountable care organization to focus on prevention.

Ten Ways to Improve the Board's Use of Quality Measures

Trustee Articles
Jan 1, 2010
Hospital and health system boards are being overwhelmed by hundreds of quality indicators from numerous sources. Many are required or linked to payment incentives, but some are part of voluntary improvement programs. Amidst the deluge of numbers, leaders could miss valuable, potentially actionable information.

Understanding Quality Report Cards: A Board Discussion Guide

Discussion Questions & Templates
Jan 1, 2017
Scorecards aren’t going away: consumers want help distinguishing one hospital from another, and these reports offer the promise of synthesizing complex information for worried patients.

Governance Quality and Resources to Improve it

Apr 13, 2015
Twice a year, the American Hospital Association’s Center for Healthcare Governance convenes board and C-suite members for education and discussion and, twice a year, governance consultant Jam

Making Sense of Hospital Quality Ratings

Jun 8, 2015
Every day, it seems that a new hospital quality scorecard is released, sparking news stories about how hospitals compare with one another and against nationwide benchmarks.

Quality Dashboard Samples

Dashboards/Scorecards
Jan 1, 2004
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Physician Organizations Should Drive Quality

Apr 13, 2015
A strong, consistent governance and leadership focus on doing what’s best for patients and communities is positioning physician organizations as significant drivers of improved quality and financia

Patient-focused Care Means Quality Comes First

Jan 12, 2015
High-quality, patient-centered care has always been imperative for health care providers and their boards.

Why Nursing Home Quality Matters to Hospitals

Mar 9, 2015
Snapshot With reimbursement at risk from readmissions, hospitals are eager to collaborate with nursing homes to smooth the discharge process and provide staff training.