Later this month is Healthcare Quality Week, sponsored by the National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ).  Use the week to recognize healthcare quality management professionals, healthcare quality achievements in your organization, and raise awareness about the importance of quality in everyday practice.HealthcareQualityWeek_LOGO

We encourage you to take advantage of the free webinars, posters, tips, and templates provided by NAHQ.

Visit their site to learn more about upcoming events and available promotional items.

Maintain the focus after Healthcare Quality Week.  Set goals based on NAHQ recommendations:

  1. Build and maintain a strong culture to continuously improve quality of care and optimize patient safety.
  2. Establish accountability for integrity of quality and safety programs
  3. Create systems to continuously improve.
  4. Report quality and safety data accurately.
  5. Remove barriers to success.






PSO Case Law: Ungurian v. Beyzman, et al., 2020 PA Super 105:

A recent Pennsylvania case shows how courts narrowly interpret the PSQIA, ignoring the D & A pathway and the clear language of the Final Rule. (Ungurian v. Beyzman, et al., 2020 PA Super 105). The cour

Joint Commission New Sentinel Event Alert 61: Managing the Risks of Direct Oral Anticoagulants:

The Center for Patient Safety wants to share this important harm-prevention advice from The Joint Commission and its Sentinel Event Alert: Managing the Risks of Direct Oral Anticoagulants. The Joint Commis

CPS Safety Watch/Alert – Culture Can Improve the Control of Multi-Drug Resistant Organisms:

Issue: A number of events reported co CPS’ Patient Safety Organization (PSO) demonstrate poor handoff communication about the patients’ infectious disease status Examples include: Patient with

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