Hospitals need to realize that the healthcare industry is forever linked with the macroeconomics of the ¬United States, IHI president and CEO Donald M. Berwick, MD, told attendees at the group’s annual conference.
This issue of Briefings on Patient Safety has articles about the Institute for Healthcare Improvement 21st National Forum on Quality Improvement, preventing ventilator-associated pneumonia, improving handoff communication by using a Transferring Care at the Bed Side method, and Process...
Members: Once again, the association will hold a contest for a free seat at the AHAP Conference in Las Vegas in May. Official rules are on the way—keep an eye on the AHAP Blog for an official announcement and contest details very soon!
Many hospitals have some sort of program to help curb smoking–whether it’s a smoking cessation program, educational materials, even incentives for living a healthier lifestyle. And certainly where and when an employee can smoke has become increasingly restrictive.
The annual survey coordinator salary survey is now available. The survey looks at hospital size, geographic location, and other regional information. It is completely anonymous. For AHAP members, we also issue a free report detailing the results after the close of the survey.