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Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)AHRQ's mission is to produce evidence to make health care safer, higher quality, more accessible, equitable, and affordable, and to work with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and other partners to make sure that the evidence is understood and used.
AHRQ QI Guide on Improved Nursing CareThe goal is to deliver safe, high-quality health care to patients in all clinical settings. You can use the information in this guide to help improve quality of care across settings and at multiple levels.
The Joint CommissionAn independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission accredits and certifies nearly 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting certain performance standards.
Milken Institute School of Public Health Center for Health Care QualityChartered in 2008, CHCQ focuses on research and implementation projects aimed at improving the quality of health care in America, with particular emphases on hospital and ambulatory quality improvement, hospital operations, health care equity, vulnerable populations, and emergency care.
National Committee for Quality AssuranceAbout NCQA
The National Committee for Quality Assurance is a private, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality. Since its founding in 1990, NCQA has been a central figure in driving improvement throughout the health care system, helping to elevate the issue of health care quality to the top of the national agenda.
Improve patient outcomes, lower costs, reduce fraud--all with healthcare analytics Healthcare Analytics for Quality and Performance Improvement walks your healthcare organization from relying on generic reports and dashboards to developing powerful analytic applications that drive effective decision-making throughout your organization. Healthcare Analytics for Quality and Performance Improvement helps the healthcare industry make the most of the precious data already at its fingertips for long-overdue quality and performance improvement.
The goal of eliminating disparities in health care in the United States remains elusive. Even as quality improves on specific measures, disparities often persist. Addressing these disparities must begin with the fundamental step of bringing the nature of the disparities and the groups at risk for those disparities to light by collecting health care quality information stratified by race, ethnicity and language data. Race, Ethnicity, and Language Data identifies current models for collecting and coding race, ethnicity, and language data; reviews challenges involved in obtaining these data, and makes recommendations for a nationally standardized approach for use in health care quality improvement.
To bring data to bear on the quality improvement opportunities articulated in the IOM's 2003 report, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) engaged the Stanford-UCSF Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC) to perform a critical analysis of the existing literature on quality improvement strategies for a selection of the 20 disease and practice priorities noted in the IOM Report. The focus of the commissioned investigations is translating research into practice-identifying those activities that increase the rate with which practices known to be effective are applied to patient care in real world settings.
Patient Safety and Healthcare Improvement at a Glance is a timely and thorough overview of healthcare quality written specifically for students and junior doctors and healthcare professionals. It bridges the gap between the practical and the theoretical to ensure the safety and wellbeing of patients. Featuring essential step-by-step guides to interpreting and managing risk, quality improvement within clinical specialties, and practice development, this highly visual textbook offers the best preparation for the increased emphasis on patient safety and quality-driven focus in today's healthcare environment.
Journal of Community Health ResearchThe Journal of Community Health Research is a peer review open access journal which publishes original papers related to all areas of basic and biomedical sciences with a special approach to disease prevention & community health promotion. The journal welcomes all researchers working in the different fields of health.
Quality and Safety in Health CareA quarterly international journal focused on health care quality and safety improvement. Reports and reviews research, improvement initiatives and viewpoints, and other relevant papers written by researchers, clinical professionals and managers and experts in organizational development and behavior.