National Healthcare Quality Week
October 17, 2013
Categories: Thought Leadership
National Healthcare Quality Week, supported by the National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ), kicks off this Sunday, focusing on patient safety professionals and a dedication to superior health care standards.
National Healthcare Quality Week, supported by the National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ), kicks off this Sunday, focusing on patient safety professionals and a dedication to superior health care standards. With the recent launch of open enrollment exchanges for the Affordable Care Act and as Health Literacy Month continues, it is important to emphasize not only the health care options available to consumers, but also the quality of care provided.
NAHQ invites organizations to do just that by providing planning guides that offer tips for kick-off events and open houses, as well as promotional materials that can be used by participating organizations.
Organizations throughout the health care sector are invited to host events to promote health care quality and spread awareness to their local communities and area health professionals about the influence and importance of improved patient care and health delivery systems. Last year, hospitals across the country placed posters throughout their facilities to showcase department initiatives towards improved health care quality.
Now more than ever, advancements in IT provide platforms for streamlined health care services which allow for enhanced quality and significantly reduced costs. Cloud-computing systems and mobile technology applications make health information readily available to both patients and doctors. Products such as ClaimsSure help to detect fraud, waste and abuse to improve effectiveness and efficiency so that the quality of care given by doctors improves significantly. These and other innovations create real-time updates, providing efficient systems that effectively save both time and money and allow for improved patient care. By streamlining these services, doctors are able to focus on providing the highest quality care available by placing less focus on outdated records and paperwork.