Quality Assurance Matters to a Health Care Manager

If you think of quality  assurance solely in industrial settings, think again. The assurance of quality is a hallmark of health care and, with the adoption of pay-for-performance and evidenced-based medicine, it is becoming more important and more visible. In healthcare institutions, quality assurance (QA) teams work throughout the system to design policies and procedures that promote the best possible patient…

Improving Access to Home Care

This is an Article from The Joint Commission Quick Safety Issue 36.   Studies have shown that patients who receive home health care after being discharged from the hospital are less likely to be readmitted, and other studies show patients who receive home health care report better quality of life. A recent analysis of 26 international randomized controlled trials concluded…

Time is Now to Implement Hurricane Disaster Preparedness and Response Plan

Part of any behavioral health and addiction treatment provider that goes threw accreditation and licensure,  is to prepare, plan and respond to any natural disaster.  Hurricane Irma is an “extremely dangerous” Category 5, barreling toward the northern Lesser Antilles and Southern Florida. It’s already the strongest hurricane ever recorded outside the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico, and it’s likely to make landfall…

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