News by Category: Quality Improvement

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New Toolkit Aims to Prevent Dangerous Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections in the Home Care Setting

Release Date: 06.14.2016
Contact: Bob de Luna
A new toolkit offers practical approaches and tools for home care professionals and hospital acute care providers to systematically assess the risks for and reduce the incidence of central line–associated bloodstream infections in patients receiving home health care services. Related initiatives: Quality Improvement, PICC Line Initiative

Quality Fellows Use New Skills to Improve Patient Care

Release Date: 04.21.2016
Contact: Bob de Luna

Having completed an intensive 15-month program to learn proven techniques to advance quality and patient safety programs in their hospitals, the 2015/2016 class of the Clinical Quality Fellowship Program and their Capstone projects were celebrated and featured at a culminating meeting and dinner at United Hospital Fund on April 14.

Related initiatives: Quality Improvement, Clinical Quality Fellowship Program

United Hospital Fund Announces New Initiative to Tackle Problem of Antibiotic Misuse in Outpatient Care

Release Date: 02.22.2016
Contact: Bob de Luna

United Hospital Fund announced the launch of its Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship Initiative involving hospitals across the metropolitan area in a concerted effort to improve antibiotic-prescribing practices in the community.

United Hospital Fund Report Details Lessons Learned in Reducing Avoidable Hospital Readmissions

Release Date: 10.14.2014
Contact: Bob de Luna
This United Hospital Fund report details lessons learned from a multi-hospital initiative focused on reducing readmissions. Related initiatives: Quality Improvement, Preventable Hospital Readmission Initiative

Clinical Quality Fellows Share Practical Lessons

Release Date: 05.13.2014
Contact: Bob de Luna

New graduates of the Clinical Quality Fellowship Program marked the completion of their intensive quality improvement training with the presentation of three of the program’s required “capstone” projects. The class is the sixth to participate in the nationally recognized program— sponsored by United Hospital Fund and the Greater New York Hospital Association—that is preparing a new generation of quality improvement and patient safety experts and “champions.”

Related initiatives: Quality Improvement, Clinical Quality Fellowship Program
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