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WHO Call for research findings on digital health interventions by 15 Sept 2017 for guidelines

Garrett Mehl - June 30, 2017
Dear Colleagues, This is a global call for research finding papers on digital health interventions for submission by 15 September 2017. Please feel free to share this announcement widely. In r...
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Input requested to WHO Guideline: Prioritization of Questions on digital interventions for RMNCAH

Garrett Mehl - Sept. 20, 2016
Dear Colleagues, This is an invitation to contribute your voice into the development of World Health Organization Guidelines on the use of digital tools for reproductive, maternal, child, and adol...
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Setting up a Pharmacovigilance Unit in a resource limited hospital

ntani nsutebu - Aug. 2, 2016
Hi all, I am a Pharmacist working in hospital area in Cameroon. The field of pharmacovigilance in healthcare settings is almost completely absent. We hardly have a functional national pharmacovigilan...
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Adverse drug reactions Adverse events evidence Medication errors Pharmacovigilance Research
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Quality through a health lens

Noela Prasad - April 10, 2016
Hi, Quality in Healthcare is multi-dimensional and possibly quite challenging to quantify. Over the past couple of months, I've been seeking the opinion of colleagues across the world whose work i...
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New Guidelines for the Reporting of mHealth Evaluation and Research: in BMJ TODAY!

LINK: http://www.bmj.com/content/352/bmj.i1174.full?ijkey=bfR2izf9kvNNePU&keytype=ref Over the past decade, the global "mobile phone" revolution has inspired 1000's of global health innovation proj...
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GlobalSurg-2: Invitation to take part in an international surgical quality improvement project!

James Glasbey - Dec. 23, 2015
GlobalSurg is an international network of surgical researchers working to improve the global quality of surgical care, including YOU! **About GlobalSurg** Our projects aim to give grass-root su...
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Medication Expiration

Rachel Zimmerman - Dec. 7, 2015
Hello GHD Quality and Safety: I know the topic of medication expiration is a sensitive topic for all involved. I run a free women and children's clinic in Haiti. There is a constant tension when it c...
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YP Speaks: September 23--Generating evidence for NCDs

Desiree Neufeld - Sept. 13, 2015
Join YP Speaks on Wednesday, September 23rd at 12pm Eastern Time. We are pleased to welcome Dr. Kremlin Wickramasinghe. Topic under discussion: Generating evidence about the links between NCDs, pov...
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Does hospital leadership and management matter?

Thomas Tsai - Aug. 17, 2015
We recently published a study that looked at how management board practices varied across hospitals and whether these variations were in turn related to quality of care. We found that high quality hos...
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Private Primary Care in India

Nishant Chavan - July 11, 2015
Dear all, I shall be grateful to you if you could let me know websites/blogs/research publications where one can get questionnaires for conducting survey to understand the "Private" primary care in In...
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Working on a QI project? Share your project for community feedback!

Thomas Tsai - April 17, 2015
What quality improvement projects have members been challenged by? The Quality and Safety community wants to know! If you’re working on an inpatient quality improvement project, we encourage you t...
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2015 course on Building Design and Engineering Approaches to Airborne Infection Control

David Mistretta - March 23, 2015
We are pleased to announce that after a year off, the continuing education course, "Building Design and Engineering Approaches to Airborne Infection Control" will again be held in Boston at the Harvar...
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JAMA Studies: NSQIP participation does not improve quality

William Martinez - Feb. 4, 2015
Two new studies in JAMA find that hospital participation in ACS NSQIP, which collects surgical outcomes data from participating hospitals and allows hospitals view their own performance and compare it...
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Transforming US Healthcare Delivery--Setting Value-Based Payment Goals

Thomas Tsai - Jan. 26, 2015
Today, Secretary Burwell of the US Department of Health and Human Services announced am ambitious roadmap for transforming the US healthcare delivery system by a substantial increase in value-based in...
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Providers and Patient Experience

Lindsay Jubelt - Dec. 2, 2014
In the recent Journal of General Internal Medicine (JGIM), Rebecca Anhang Price and colleagues address common critiques of patient experience measures. Here are the seven criticisms they identify: ...
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WHO Prequalification Programme,another Tuskegee syphilis experiment

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Should we account for socioeconomic status in quality measurement?

Thomas Tsai - Oct. 3, 2014
The US Congress just passed an important new bill (IMPACT Act of 2014) that begins to standardize quality measurement and reporting in post-acute care. An important component of the bill is a focus o...
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"Medicare Star Ratings Allow Nursing Homes to Game the System"

Sudip Bhandari - Aug. 25, 2014
I want to share this worrisome article that brings to light some flaws in a federal quality assessment tool which uses star ratings to rank nursing homes in the United States. The article includes a f...
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Changes to Graduate Medical Education -- Will it improve quality?

Lindsay Jubelt - Aug. 2, 2014
The Institute of Medicine came out with a report this past week recommending fundamental changes to graduate medical education (GME). The authors of the report claims that current training programs ha...
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Senate Hearing on Patient Safety

Thomas Tsai - July 23, 2014
In case you missed it, the Senate HELP Subcommittee on Primary Health and Aging held a hearing last week on patient safety. The testimony features patient safety experts and a lively Q&A from Senator...
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