Identifying and executing strategies and methods to disseminate and implement research findings, knowledge, tools, and best practices.
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) funded a multi-cohort, quality improvement (QI) collaborative for the ambulatory surgery environment entitled AHRQ Safety Program for Ambulatory Surgery. HRET was tasked with the management of the project contract over a 4-year period from September 30, 2012, to September 29, 2016. The purpose of the contract was to adapt the Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program (CUSP), which was initially developed for the acute care setting, for use in ASCs. The project was a collaborative effort with key partners, including Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (HSPH), Ambulatory Surgery Center Association (ASCA), ASC Quality Collaboration (ASC QC), South Carolina Hospital Research and Education Foundation (SCHREF), Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), and Westat. The program goals were to reduce infections and surgical harms in ASCs through use of a surgical safety checklist and to improve safety culture through teamwork and communication. This program was the first of its kind to focus on a national implementation of a QI intervention within the ambulatory surgery setting.
©2006-2016 by the American Hospital Association. All rights reserved. Noncommercial use of original content on www.aha.org is granted to AHA Institutional Members, their employees and State, Regional and Metro Hospital Associations unless otherwise indicated. AHA does not claim ownership of any content, including content incorporated by permission into AHA produced materials, created by any third party and cannot grant permission to use, distribute or otherwise reproduce such third party content. To request permission to reproduce AHA content, please click here.