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WHO seeks requests for proposal - business case for end-user quality control materials for IVDs used in low resource settings

Anita Sands - June 14, 2018
WHO is looking for a person to work under an agreement for performance of work to develop the business case for production and supply of quality control materials for end-users of IVDs to use to monit...
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post-market surveillance quality Quality Assurance Quality control at point of care quality improvement
HIV Treatment & Prevention

Quality Improvement

Lauren Alexanderson - May 22, 2017
How are members of this group using quality improvement to improve survival and quality of life for people on ART? I'm excited to share an example of some work my project was doing in Zimbabwe. Th...
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Adherence and Retention ART art adherence quality improvement quality measurement
[ARCHIVED] Population Health

From Hospital to Home - A Dangerous Transition for Many Patient

Thomas Bauer - May 31, 2016
William Martinez in Quality & Safety started a discussion on the dangers of the hand off of care from the hospital to home. I invite you to join in the conversation in the Quality and Safety Community...
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Discharge from the hospital Patient Safety quality improvement Quality outcomes Re-admission
[ARCHIVED] Quality & Safety

Problems with PDSA (Plan-Do-Study-Act) Cycles in Healthcare

William Martinez - Dec. 31, 2015
Provocative piece in the recent BMJ Quality and Safety issue, The Plan-Do-Study-Act Cycles. Although it was developed for use by manufacturers, PDSA cycles are often used in health care and is en...
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quality improvement
[ARCHIVED] Population Health

Quality improvement in population health systems

Amy Madore - Dec. 17, 2015
Hi all - sharing a recent publication (December 2015) that may be of interest: "Quality improvement in population health systems" Authors: Moira Inkelas, Marianne E. McPherson Journal: Healthcar...
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learning health system population health process improvement quality improvement
[ARCHIVED] Quality & Safety

Is Observation Status Responsible for the Decline in Readmissions?

William Martinez - Aug. 27, 2015
The recent drop in hospital readmissions among Medicare patients has been encouraging. Coinciding with this drop in readmissions, has been increased use of "observation status” or "observing patients...
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Patient Safety pay for performance policy quality improvement readmissions Research
[ARCHIVED] Global Surgery & Anesthesia

** GlobalSurg: The Global Outcomes in Surgery Project **

James Glasbey - Aug. 12, 2014
Dear Colleagues in the Global Surgery and Anesthesia Community, I would like to highlight to you an exciting opportunity to participate in an international collaborative surgical audit, which alrea...
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Barriers to Access Burden of Surgical Disease clinical outcomes collaborative research global surgery Patient Safety quality improvement Safe Surgery Surgical Workforce
[ARCHIVED] Innovating Health Care Delivery

The Determinants of Urban Healthy Equity

The social distribution of health in an urbanised world. The global movement towards urban living has brought a number of social, economic and health benefits. Urbanisation has benefited many local ec...
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equity Guidelines Health Care implementation Meseret Desta Haileyesus quality improvement Systems Innovations Technology
[ARCHIVED] Quality & Safety

Quality & Safety seminar next Friday at HSPH!

Liana Woskie - Jan. 24, 2014
A growing number of patients are using the Internet to describe their care, via rating websites, blogs and social media. This offers an intriguing new opportunity to understand patient experience and...
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data quality HIT policy quality improvement Research social media
Global Health Nursing & Midwifery

Building Nurse Mentoring Programs focused on Quality Improvement_Summary

Anatole Manzi - Sept. 28, 2011
Building Nurse Mentoring Programs focused on Quality Improvement_Summary Anatole Manzi Building Nurse Mentoring Programs focused on Quality Improvement ...
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mentoring quality improvement
Global Health Nursing & Midwifery

Health worker motivation in Africa: the role of non-financial incentives and human resource management tools

Marik Moen - Sept. 22, 2011
Health worker motivation in Africa: the role of non-financial incentives and human resource management tools Moen Marik 1478-4491-4-24.fm ral ss BioMed CentHuman R...
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mentoring quality improvement
Global Health Nursing & Midwifery

Building Nurse Mentoring Programs focused on Quality Improvement GHDonline Virtual Panel Discussion Sept 19-23

Anatole Manzi - Sept. 19, 2011
In Rwanda, the majority of primary care is delivered at health centers staffed by nurses. Nurses receive basic training in secondary school and some pursue additional training in post-secondary instit...
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mentoring quality improvement
[ARCHIVED] HIV Prevention

Improving a Mother to Child HIV Transmission Programme through Health System Redesign: Quality Improvement, Protocol Adjustment and Resource Addition

Yue Guan - Nov. 18, 2010
Improving a Mother to Child HIV Transmission Programme through Health System Redesign: Quality Improvement, Protocol Adjustment and Resource Addition Guan Yue pone.001389...
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Mother to child transmission pmtct protocol adjustment quality improvement Scaling up & managing at scale