News by Category: Quality Improvement

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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

Pooja Kothari: Why UHF is Spearheading Antibiotic Stewardship Efforts

Release Date: 01.30.2018
Contact: Catherine Arnst

Why UHF expanded its antibiotic stewardship to the outpatient setting and to nursing homes.

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

Comprehensive Review Finds Meaningful Health Care Quality Information for New York State Consumers Severely Lacking

Release Date: 12.12.2017
Contact: Catherine Arnst

A comprehensive UHF Quality Institute report reveals that the information New York State consumers most want when making health care choices is severely lacking.

Related initiatives: Quality Improvement

Health Research Symposium Focuses on Using Data in Patient Engagement

Release Date: 11.27.2017
Contact: Catherine Arnst

The 28th annual Symposium on Health Care Services in New York: Research and Practice focused on the use of data in improving patient care. Read about and view the presentations.

United Hospital Fund Receives Grant from New York State Health Foundation to Study Ways to Improve Discharge Planning by Improving Patient and Family Communications

Release Date: 10.20.2017
Contact: Catherine Arnst

UHF was awarded a grant of $219,606 by the New York State Health Foundation to improve the ability of patients and their families to make the best possible decisions about post-acute care. 

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

Measures that Matter: Team Seeks Data that Consumers Can Use for Health Care Decisions

Release Date: 10.04.2017
Contact: Catherine Arnst

For New Yorkers trying to choose a doctor or hospital, finding valid, relevant, and accessible quality comparisons is remarkably difficult. A Quality Institute project is tackling the problem, examining publicly available quality measures, what consumers most want to know, and the obstacles to finding that information.

Related initiatives: Quality Improvement, Empowering New Yorkers with Quality Information They Value
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