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Healthcare Analytics for Quality and Performance Improvement

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.

Race, Ethnicity, and Language Data

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.

Closing the quality gap:A critical analysis of quality improvement strategies

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

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. 

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