Becker's Clinical Quality & Infection Control

July/August 2015 Clinical Quality & Infection Control

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Infection Control & Clinical Quality July 2015 • Vol. 2015 No. 4 Top 45 Hospitals Patients Would Definitely Recommend See the list on p. 16 Infection Prevention and Housekeeping A collaboration of equals. p. 17 Where are C. diff Rates Highest in the US? Find out on p. 20 9 Hospitals Named Regional Ebola Treatment Centers See which nine on p. 26 What Makes an 'Ideal' Chief Quality Officer? By Shannon Barnet In many healthcare organizations, quality-related func- tions fall under the umbrella of the chief clinical officer or are spread out among other qualified clinicians or ex- ecutives. Increasingly, however, the industry is witnessing the growth of the chief quality officer role. As the healthcare industry transitions from a volume- to a value-based model, small hospitals and major health systems alike are saddling CQOs and quality executives with the task of collecting data that is highly accurate and can demonstrate the organization's standard of quality, Beyond the Burning Platform: A Recipe for Continuous Quality Improvement By Heather Punke The old adage of learning from your mistakes isn't just good advice for people; it applies to healthcare orga- nizations as well. When hospitals make mistakes in the form of a patient error or sentinel event, many will snap into action, using the event as a "burning plat- form" to spur quality improvement to avoid a similar event in the future. continued on page 12 continued on page 5 continued on page 21 INDEX Table of Contents p. 4 Executive Briefing: Reducing Infections in the OR p. 9 Quality Improvement p. 14 Infection Prevention & Control p. 17 Hand Hygiene p. 23 Patient Safety Toolkit: p. 29 SAVE THE DATE! Becker's Hospital Review CEO Roundtable + CFO/CIO Roundtable November 18-19, 2015 Ritz Carlton - Chicago, Illinois 44 Leading Hospital & Health System CEOs 33 CFOs & CIOs & 100 Hospital Executives Total Speaking • 5 Tracks & 74 Sessions To learn more visit To register, visit 100 Patient Safety Benchmarks | 2015 By Max Green For hospitals, benchmarking data can be incredibly valuable, as it allows individual insti- tutions to identify areas of excellence and assess opportunities for improvement. This ul- timately allows for more efficient operations and better care. Becker's Infection Control & Clinical Quality has compiled a list of 100 patient safety benchmarks from various sources for hospital comparison.

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