Navigation Links
NJHA: Hospitals Achieve Gains in Healthcare Quality, But Commitment to Improve Continues
Date:9/17/2008

PRINCETON, N.J., Sept. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New Jersey hospitals demonstrated continued advances in healthcare quality improvement last year, according to data released today by the state Department of Health and Senior Services.

That improvement is the result of hospitals' ongoing commitment to healthcare quality. Hospitals statewide have joined with NJHA, the state DHSS and organizations like the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in a number of efforts targeting improved healthcare for the residents of New Jersey.

"This is a success story -- or rather, one chapter in a success story," said Aline Holmes, RN, NJHA's senior vice president of clinical affairs and director of the NJHA Institute for Quality and Patient Safety. "It shows our unified commitment to patient safety and the results that we can achieve in a collaborative fashion. But the story continues, because the quest to improve healthcare quality is an ongoing one."

The state's data reflects how often hospitals complied with a standard set of accepted care and treatment guidelines. According to the report, the statewide median improved in all four major categories of the report:

-- Compliance with heart attack protocols increased from 96 percent in 2007

to 97 percent this year.

-- Pneumonia compliance rates increased from 92 to 94.

-- Heart failure compliance increased from 91 to 93.

-- Surgical infective prevention compliance increased from 88 to 90.

DHSS officials cited specific improvement in the heart failure measures, citing a recently completed joint project by DHSS and the Rutgers Center for State Health Policy to focus improvement activities at 14 low-scoring facilities. That successful effort was implemented by NJHA's Health Research and Educational Trust and funded by the Health Care Foundation of New Jersey/New Jersey Health Initiatives. The participating hospitals showed significant improvement in this year's data report.

NJHA is now engaged in another targeted effort -- in partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation -- to help hospitals address racial and ethnic disparities in heart failure outcomes.

"Hospitals use this statewide data to assess where we've been, where we want to be and, most importantly, to plan strategies to make sure we reach our ultimate goal of providing the best quality care to patients," said NJHA President and CEO Betsy Ryan.


'/>"/>
SOURCE New Jersey Hospital Association
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. NJHA: Public Deserves Full Disclosure of Horizon Conversion Plan
2. NJHA: No Hospital Safe from States $143 Million Cut
3. NJHA: State Faces Access-to-Care Crisis
4. NJHA: State Report Provides Thorough Examination of Hospital Fiscal Woes
5. Palliative Care Programs Could Boost Hospitals Bottom Line
6. IMRISneuro: The iMRI technology of choice among the worlds top ranked hospitals
7. Universal Health Services, Inc. Announces Sale of Acute Care Hospital and Addition of Two Behavioral Health Hospitals
8. Hospitals Participating in Get With The Guidelines(SM) Program Follow Heart Attack Treatment Guidelines Better Than Others
9. Better care of sickest patients can actually save hospitals money, says largest study of its kind
10. Hospitals provide formula sample packs while medical organizations encourage breastfeeding
11. University Hospitals Case Medical Center recognized by American Heart Association
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... ... North Cypress Medical Center hosted its 9th Annual Spring Classic ... help of community partners, the event organizers raised $45,000 for the Lone Survivor ... and their families through health, wellness, and therapeutic support. , A special military ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... 26, 2016 , ... Power Systems, a leading developer and ... Certification Course in Stoughton, Massachusetts. The course was led by Power Systems’ Education ... hour interactive course to qualify participants as certified PowerWave trainers. , PowerWave ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... ... The introduction of our professional athletes coincides with the company’s new campaign: “LOOK ... are proud to introduce Meghan Klingenberg, defender and World Champion with the US Women’s ... Los Angeles who was a second round selection in the 2012 NFL draft. We ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... May 26, 2016 , ... Dr. LeRoy Perry’s recently authored whitepaper, ... mobile devices on the billions of users, hundreds of millions of whom are coming ... life threatening, the frequent and common action of looking down at hand-held technology devices ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... May 26, 2016 , ... In Madeira Beach Florida, a small town ... drawbridge, citizens formed an organization, Madeira Beach United, to oppose two development projects undertaken ... town center to a high rise urban environment. , According to the Tampa ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/24/2016)... 24, 2016 ARANZ Medical  Ltd ... healthcare sector, has been named the Coretex Hi-Tech Emerging Company ... Dr Bruce Davey , CEO of ARANZ ...  It,s really good to be recognised for the work we ... are used in 35 countries around the world from Sub-Saharan ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... , May 24, 2016 ... the world , s first dual ... fistula intervention   OrbusNeich, a global company ... expanded its portfolio to include products to treat peripheral ... the company,s first entry devices for lower limb and ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... , May 24, 2016 Dutch surgeons have ... practices around the world and treat patients on a global scale. ... , Asia and the US have ... instant messaging and networking in a totally secure environment. ... a war zone working together with a surgeon at Harvard to ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: