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Florida Celebrates National Healthcare Quality Week
Date:10/17/2009

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  • promoting transparency in healthcare outcomes to aid consumer choices via public reporting of provider and facility performance in key areas - State of Florida Agency for Health Care Administration
  • creating a Patient Advocate position in the Quality Department in all of its hospitals to ensure patient concerns are heard and addressed promptly - HMA, Inc.
  • implementing new treatment approaches which significantly reduced average length of stay for civil psychiatric patients while maintaining low recidivism rates - GEO Care, Inc.
  • use of home telehealth technologies for real-time monitoring of patients with chronic diseases to reduce complications and hospitalizations - Department of Veterans Affairs
  • improving patient safety through special training of 1000 staff members to serve as Patient Safety Champions - Baptist Health South Florida
  • These are a few of the many quality initiatives currently in place to improve health and healthcare quality for the people of Florida. Notes Sam Elizondo, President of the Florida Association for Healthcare Quality (FAHQ): "FAHQ joins Governor Crist in praising the champions of quality who work tirelessly to improve healthcare for all the people of Florida!"

    About FAHQ

    FAHQ is committed to developing, supporting and promoting professional expertise in healthcare quality. Its membership represents quality professionals from across the healthcare spectrum, united in the common goal of advancing Florida's healthcare quality. Visit our website, www.fahq.org, for further information.

    SOURCE Florida Association for Healthcare Quality


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