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ECRI to revive government clinical guidelines website

ECRI to revive government clinical guidelines website

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  July 17, 2018

The not-for-profit ECRI Institute announced plans Tuesday to re-open the federal National Guideline Clearinghouse website a day after the government shut it down due to budget cuts.

IHI forms nationwide patient safety committee

IHI forms nationwide patient safety committee

By Maria Castellucci  |  May 22, 2018

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.

AHRQ's potential move to the NIH could strengthen its work

AHRQ's potential move to the NIH could strengthen its work

By Maria Castellucci  |  June 22, 2017

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.

How AHRQ's low profile threatens work on healthcare best practices

How AHRQ's low profile threatens work on healthcare best practices

By Elizabeth Whitman  |  November 19, 2016

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.

Q&A: AHRQ Director Dr. Andy Bindman on shaping quality, safety

Q&A: AHRQ Director Dr. Andy Bindman on shaping quality, safety

By Modern Healthcare  |  November 19, 2016

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.

Lavizzo-Mourey stepping down as CEO of Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Lavizzo-Mourey stepping down as CEO of Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

By Modern Healthcare  |  September 17, 2016

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.

Best Practices: Addressing errors with Candor

Best Practices: Addressing errors with Candor

By Elizabeth Whitman  |  August 13, 2016

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.

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