News by Category: Quality Improvement

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New Report Outlines What’s at Stake in Patient Decision-Making About Post-Acute Care

Release Date: 11.15.2018
Contact: Catherine Arnst

UHF conducted a year-long inquiry to better understand why hospital discharge planning can fall short d and released the first in a series of reports based on that work.

Related initiatives: Difficult Decisions About Post-Acute Care, Quality Improvement

Reflections on a Decade of Quality Improvement

Release Date: 11.15.2018
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A series of videos celebrating 10 years of the CQFP.

Related initiatives: Clinical Quality Fellowship Program, Quality Improvement, Clinical Quality Fellowship Program

UHF Releases Antibiotic Stewardship Toolkit to Address One of the Biggest Public Health Risks Facing U.S.

Release Date: 11.08.2018
Contact: Catherine Arnst

UHF released a  set of tools and guides designed to help outpatient practices appropriately prescribe antibiotics.

Related initiatives: Quality Improvement, Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship Initiative, Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship Initiative, Antibiotic Stewardship Program

VIDEO: Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship Participants On What They've Learned, Where They're Going

Release Date: 10.18.2018
Contact: Catherine Arnst

Outpatient antibiotic stewardship participants discuss practices implements and lessons learned in three videos.

Related initiatives: Quality Improvement, Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship Initiative, Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship Initiative, Antibiotic Stewardship Program, Managing Antibiotics

UHF Outpatient Initiative on Antibiotic Prescribing for Acute Respiratory Infections Shows Need for Antibiotic Stewardship Programs

Release Date: 09.28.2018
Contact: Catherine Arnst

A UHF study published in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology illustrates the need for robust outpatient antibiotic stewardship programs.

Related initiatives: Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship Initiative, Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship Initiative

Quality Fellows Showcase Impact of Final Projects

Release Date: 07.31.2018
Contact: Catherine Arnst

Clinical Quality Fellowship Program capstone projects illustrate the diversity of the latest class of graduates—and the challenges that quality leaders are tackling.

Related initiatives: Clinical Quality Fellowship Program, Clinical Quality Fellowship Program

Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship Project Leads to Drop in Prescribing

Release Date: 07.13.2018
Contact: Catherine Arnst

Improved antibiotic prescribing practices reported at final meeting of Phase II of the Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship Initiative.

Related initiatives: Quality Improvement, Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship Initiative, Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship Initiative, Antibiotic Stewardship Program

Clinical Quality Fellowship Program: Celebrating the Newest Group of Quality Leaders

Release Date: 05.01.2018
Contact: Catherine Arnst

The Clinical Quality Fellowship Program held its culminating dinner for the 2017-18 class of 19 physicians and 9 nurses. 

Related initiatives: Clinical Quality Fellowship Program

Milestone for Quality Leadership Program

Release Date: 04.18.2018
Contact: Catherine Arnst

The Clinical Quality Fellowship Program reaches a milestone: its tenth—and largest—class of leaders-in-training.

Related initiatives: Clinical Quality Fellowship Program, Quality Improvement, Clinical Quality Fellowship Program

UHF’s Quality Institute Fosters Patient-Driven Improvement

Release Date: 04.17.2018
Contact: Catherine Arnst

Two Quality Institute projects, Patient-Reported Outcomes in Primary Care–New York (PROPC-NY) and Difficult Decisions about Post-Acute Care, reflect a growing awareness that eliciting patients’ perceptions and goals plays an important role in patient-provider communication, development of an appropriate care plan, and health outcomes.

Related initiatives: Difficult Decisions About Post-Acute Care, Quality Improvement, Patient-Reported Outcomes in Primary Care-New York (PROPC-NY)

Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship Learning Session Explores Interventions and Patient-Provider Communication

Release Date: 03.02.2018
Contact: Catherine Arnst

Teams from seven hospitals and health systems shared their progress and challenges as they seek to reduce antibiotic overuse and misuse for adults with acute respiratory infections.

Related initiatives: Quality Improvement, Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship Initiative, Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship Initiative, Antibiotic Stewardship Program, Managing Antibiotics

Learning Retreat Marks Tenth Class of Clinical Quality Fellows

Release Date: 02.20.2018
Contact: Catherine Arnst

The tenth class of the Clinical Quality Fellowship Program started intensive training as quality improvement experts with a two-day retreat in January. 

Related initiatives: Clinical Quality Fellowship Program, Quality Improvement, Clinical Quality Fellowship Program
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