HCQM & Patient Safety News and Updates

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Assessing Social Determinants of Health: How Important Are They?

HCQ&PSAs published in the ABQAURP News pages of the Winter/Spring 2019 issue of Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare.

To introduce a featured session at our 2019 Annual Health Care Quality & Patient Safety Conference, Cheri Lattimer, RN, BSN, is discussing what the social determinants of health are and how to use them to avoid preventable hospital readmissions. She will highlight how social determinants fit into population health management and the involvement of the care team in transitions.

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Case Management Challenges and Opportunities

HCQ&PSAs published in the ABQAURP News pages of the Summer/Fall 2018 issue of Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare.

To introduce a featured session at our 2019 Annual Health Care Quality & Patient Safety Conference, Teresa Treiger, RN-BC, MA, CCM, CHCQM, FABQAURP, highlights challenges and opportunities facing today's Case Managers. Each Case Manager along the care continuum already has been, or will soon be, challenged by these three things: the opioid crisis, shared decision-making initiatives, and Long-Term Services and Supports.

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CybersecurityAs published in the ABQAURP News pages of the November/December 2017 issue of Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare.

The care of our patients involves the establishment and the maintenance of their trust. Most important are the proactive steps that need to be taken by covered entities to ensure that protected health information remains private and secure.

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New Clinicians Engaging in Patient Safety

patient safety reportAccording to the National Collaborative for Improving the Clinical Learning Environment (NCICLE), clinical learning environments must find ways for new clinicians to engage in patient safety initiatives. While much work has been done in recent years, medical errors continue to be the cause of adverse events. Contemporary principles of patient safety must be taught and promoted for new clinicians to change the future of patient care.

Download the Report Here.

The Multifaceted Roles of the Physician Advisor and Influence in Health Care Organizations

Just and Accountable CultureAs published in the ABQAURP News pages of the November/December 2016 issue of Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare.

Board-certified Physician Advisors have the tools to be the agents of education and change within their health care organization - because they understand both the clinical and non-clinical aspects of the care that is provided. As the health care landscape changes, determine who is filling the role of the physician advisor at your organization.

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ABQAURP Physician Advisor Collaboration and Sub-Specialty Certification

ABQAURP and ACPA allianceABQAURP and ACPA formed an alliance to offer the first Physician Advisor sub-specialty for the HCQM Certification.   Learn More Here

Long-time ABQAURP Diplomate, Elaine Connor, receives 24th Annual James R. Lientz Humanitarian Award

Diplomate news item Elaine Connor, RN-C, CHCQM-CM, Patient Advocate at St. Joseph's/Candler Hospital in Savannah, GA, was recently honored with the James. R. Lientz Humanitarian Award. With a record number of nominees (and nominations for Connor), the peer nominated award is presented each year to one co-worker based on his or her exemplification of the health system's mission - "Rooted in God's love, we treat illness and promote wellness for all people" - and values: compassion, quality, integrity, courtesy, accountability, and teamwork. Congratulations to Mrs. Connor, we are proud to have you among our distinguished Diplomates!

Read the St. Joseph's/Candler news story here.

NEW Online Courses

ABQAURP online CMEWe are pleased to announce new interactive online continuing medical education courses are now available!

These courses are intended for Physicians of all specialties, Nurses, and Other Health Care Professionals with appropriate CME credit and nursing contact hours offered for each profession.

See Our Online Courses Here

ABQAURP & HRET Team up!!

ABQAURP and HRET collaborate
American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians Selected as the Continuing Medical Education Provider for the Health Research and Educational Trust.

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