Category Archives: Health Care Quality Management Class

New Blogs Added to the Blog Roll, Twitter Feed Added

Just wanted to let you know about a new addition to the Blog Roll* courtesy of Kate Garrett.  The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has created a blog to track health care reform.  They have also created a new Twitter account … Continue reading

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Two HHS reports on the quality of health care in America

  At a speech before the AFSCME Nurses Conference Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today discussed two new HHS reports on the quality of health care in America and challenged hospitals to work to reduce health care associated infections. Published by the … Continue reading

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Army College Adds EMR Systems to the Syllabus

From the DoD, an interesting piece on EMR Systems: They are the Geek Squad in camouflage, without the comical Volkswagens and black ties. They are soldiers and civilians who comprise the Army’s Combat Service Support Automation Management Office (CSSAMO) and … Continue reading

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Letter highlights hurdles in digitizing health records

From Professor Donna Lynne: Attached is an article from last week’s Boston Globe, relating to the Obama Administration and HIT issues Letter highlights hurdles in digitizing health records Specialists tell Obama current systems flawed By Lisa Wangsness, Globe Staff  |  … Continue reading

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Audio Available of Provonost Call

The audio of last night’s call with Peter Provonost has been posted on the IHI Web site.  You can access it at: http://www.ihi.org/IHI/Programs/IHIOpenSchool/OnCallPeterPronovostChecklists.htm Peter Pronovost, MD, researcher and physician In 2003, ICUs in Michigan implemented a humble checklist of basic … Continue reading

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Blog: Running a Hospital

Professor Garrett referenced this website in our Health Care Quality Management class.  It is run by Paul Levy, President and CEO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.  The premise behind the blog is to make as much information available … Continue reading

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Measure of America

Sarah Doty (2009 Class) shared a website her company sponsored.  It is called the American Human Development Project. It features an interactive feature called the Measure of America (link), as well as many other helpful interactive features. Ever wondered how … Continue reading

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