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Hospitals can create a culture of health in their own organization and in the community by developing and expanding health and wellness programs and strategies. The American Hospital Association fielded a survey to hospitals in 2010 and 2015, to identify current and emerging best practices in health and wellness programs for hospital employees. This HPOE report illustrates and describes results from the surveys.Read more
This guide describes the types of risks that lead to patient falls, the root causes for those risks and the solutions designed to reduce them. Several case studies in the guide highlight individual hospitals and their experiences preventing falls.Read more
Hospitals continue to make great progress in their journey to improve patient care, according to new results released today by the American Hospital Association (AHA)/Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET). Over the past year, the project, part of a national performance improvement project sponsored by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), helped hospitals reduce early elective deliveries, blood clots and infections, preventing more than 34,000 incidents with an associated cost savings of nearly $300 million.Read more
HRET recently elected three new members to its Board of Trustees for three-year terms beginning Jan.1, 2016. The new members will further HRET’s vision of leveraging research and education to create a society of healthy communities, where all individuals reach their highest potential for health.Read more
Dr. Burnes Bolton is the system chief nurse executive, vice president for nursing, chief nursing officer and director of nursing research at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Her research, teaching and clinical expertise includes: nursing and patient care outcomes, improving organization performance, quality care and cultural diversity within the health professions. She is co-investigator of the regional Collaborative Alliance for Nursing Outcomes research team.Read more
Registration is now open for the 2016 AHRQ TeamSTEPPS two-day master training course, offered from January through April. This course at no charge is available at eight regional training centers across the United States and requires teams of three to attend. To view the full schedule and learn about registration requirements, email AHRQTeamSTEPPS@aha.org with questions or.Read more
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