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HCCA and the HHS OIG Issue Government-Industry Roundtable Report
Date:3/23/2009

"Driving for Quality in Acute Care: A Board of Directors Dashboard" Government-Industry Roundtable

A Report on the HHS Office of Inspector General and Health Care Compliance Association Roundtable on Hospital Board of Directors' Oversight of Quality of Care

MINNEAPOLIS, March 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) and the Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA) today released a report, "Driving for Quality in Acute Care: A Board of Directors Dashboard," highlighting the results of the Government-Industry Roundtable the OIG and the HCCA co-sponsored on hospital board of directors' oversight of quality of care. Participants at the Government-Industry Roundtable held on November 10, 2008 included representatives from 27 hospital systems and from hospital trade associations and Government.

This meeting is the sixth roundtable collaboration between OIG and HCCA. "We have held these roundtables with the HHS OIG since 1999 in order to foster dialogue and promote understanding on compliance matters between health care providers and the government," said HCCA CEO Roy Snell. "These collaborations always achieve a better understanding and underscore the common purpose to improve compliance."

This roundtable focused on how hospital boards of directors can use information dashboards, or scorecards, as a tool to promote quality of care in their institutions.

The group discussed their experiences in measuring and reporting quality indicators and ways to increase boards of directors' engagement in quality of care issues. The discussions included information on best practices for tracking measures of quality, safety, customer satisfaction, and financial and employee performance. Participants also offered suggestions for increasing accountability for quality outcomes and stressed the importance of promoting trans
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