The rate of hospital-acquired conditions dropped 8% from 2014 to 2016, saving the industry $2.9 billion and preventing approximately 8,000 deaths, according to new data.
In the news about Roseanne Barr losing her show, a California Chick-fil-A raising its minimum wage and budget cuts forcing the closure of Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's Guideline Clearinghouse, there are lessons to learn about U.S. healthcare.
The Institute for Healthcare Improvement, CMS, FDA, Joint Commission and others joined forces to create an action plan that relies on a "total systems approach" to uniformly apply safety principles across the industry.
The Trump administration's 2018 budget proposed to merge the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality with the National Institutes of Health. Experts say the move could benefit AHRQ if the consolidation is done right.
Gopal Khanna has been tapped as the new director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
AHRQ—pronounced “arc” by wonks—is quietly lauded by fans and vocally scorned by detractors. Its mission of figuring out how to improve the healthcare system is all the more daunting for its relatively puny annual budget that for several years has hovered around $430 million.
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality is quietly fueling research that's shaping the fundamentals of healthcare. Modern Healthcare spoke with AHRQ Director Dr. Andy Bindman about the agency's work, its influence, and the perks and perils of running a little-known federal agency.
Dr. Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, 61, is stepping down as: CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation after nearly 14 years as head of the nation's largest philanthropic organization dedicated to health and healthcare issues. She plans to stay on until a successor is chosen.
How states stack up against each other on healthcare quality depends on geography, insurance and a host of other factors.
Apologizing for medical errors invokes fears that the gesture will be construed as an admission of guilt that leads to a massive payout. But a small cohort of providers is pushing back against that idea.
Data Points for the week of Aug. 8, 2016, covered the following topics: Hospital-acquired conditions and deaths averted from HACs, number of hospital-acquired infections leading to deaths, percentage decline in hospital-acquired conditions and readmissions linked to HACs.
Data Points for the week of May 23, 2016, covered the following topics: Knee and hip replacements and bundled payments for them from Medicare and the number of Americans with knee and hip replacements.