Quality improvement successes don’t just happen but instead result from core principles and best practices. A QI leader shares secrets behind recent quality successes in STEMI care, heart failure and more.
A new study shows the path to high-quality STEMI care is to consistently achieve a range of best practices, including guideline-directed medical therapy and high use of transradial access for PCI.
Can standardized metrics of efficiency in the cath lab improve the value of cath lab care? A new review paper makes the case with examples and a proposed set of nine metrics.
Patients who experience in-hospital STEMI are an especially vulnerable population. Here’s how we doubled the share of these patients treated within the guideline-recommended 90-minute time window.
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While we have long been able to analyze the financial impact of screening options and therapies, there now are tools that can help providers analyze the effects of their efforts.
Cleveland Clinic NICUs reported zero CLABSIs for more than 365 days from late 2013 to late 2014. See how they achieved it — through fostering a culture of safety and ongoing quality improvement.
In an effort to reduce restraint usage in its adult ICUs, Cleveland Clinic implemented a quality improvement initiative aimed at educating nurses one-on-one at the bedside.
New patient safety and quality programs are limiting reimbursement to hospitals for substandard care and readmissions. Reducing the number and cost of complications can help maximize reimbursement.
A new take on fluid management education by nurses can help keep patients at home and healthier.
Nurses apply science to patient care every day. But how often is a scientific approach applied to staffing? In the operating rooms at Cleveland Clinic’s main campus, the answer is the same—every day.