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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.

CMS unveils new rural health strategy

CMS unveils new rural health strategy

By Virgil Dickson  |  May 08, 2018

The CMS has released its first strategy to address rural healthcare disparities. Providers say it's a crucial first step to make sure their voices are heard on federal policy.

Guest Commentary: To provide better-quality care, measure what matters

Guest Commentary: To provide better-quality care, measure what matters

By Dr. Catherine MacLean  |  April 28, 2018

If "quality" is the most important thing we provide in healthcare, I believe the way we measure it is equally important. Today, metrics of convenience continue to win out over measures that truly matter, blurring our view into how true quality in care is evolving.

CMS seeks to reduce number of quality measures

CMS seeks to reduce number of quality measures

By Maria Castellucci  |  April 28, 2018

The CMS wants to eliminate 19 measures across the agency's five quality and value-based purchasing programs as part of its larger goal to reduce the administrative burden for providers. The agency also aims to eliminate redundancies in 21 measures.

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