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To Err is Human: Documentary Spotlights the Toll of Medical Errors

Release Date: 11.26.2018
Contact: Catherine Arnst

UHF co-sponsored a screening of the documentary To Err is Human, which spotlights the crisis of medical errors, and solutions..

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.

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.

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.

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.

President’s Letter: Is Health Care Quality Improving?

Release Date: 07.31.2018
Contact: Catherine Arnst

Asking whether health care quality is really improving may not be the right question at all.

A Two-Pronged Approach to Antibiotic Resistance

Release Date: 07.31.2018
Contact: Catherine Arnst

UHF addresses a public health crisis on two tracks: analyzing the problem and changing practice.

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.

UHF and New York State Partner to Benefit Youngest Children

Release Date: 04.18.2018
Contact: Catherine Arnst

UHF plays a lead role in guiding development of a ten-point action plan for New York State’s First 1000 Days on Medicaid initiative.

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.

Child Health Project Highlights Value of Partnership

Release Date: 04.18.2018
Contact: Catherine Arnst

First-year results show the promise of UHF’s Partnerships for Early Childhood Development model.

President’s Letter: To Increase Value, Go Beyond Health Care

Release Date: 04.17.2018
Contact: Catherine Arnst

Increasing the “value equation”—and overall health—requires going beyond the health care system to engage in effective clinical-community partnerships. 

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.

29th Annual Symposium on Health Care Services in New York: Research and Practice—Call for Posters

Release Date: 03.22.2018
Contact: Hollis Holmes

Abstracts of posters to be considered for presentation at the annual Research Symposium may now be submitted, with a deadline of June 22, 2018.

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.

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