Bridging the gap…between the business of medicine and the practice of medicine.
September / October 2009:
Best Practices: Patient Safety
Improving patient safety and quality of care in the ambulatory setting is finally moving out from under the shadow of initiatives that have focused on inpatient care. Not only are those initiatives now looking into settings like your office, but you may finally have a way to review your care and make changes as needed thanks to funding from the stimulus package that is targeted specifically to meet quality and safety goals.
In This Issue:
- Designing a Safer Practice
Find out what works and why you should take the lead in implementing best practices.
- Medication Safety
Learn how to do a better job at medication reconciliation and make the most of electronic prescribing, electronic databases, and various online resources.
- Reporting Requirements
Use available tools to help you provide quality care, understand the Physician Quality Reporting Initiative, and prepare for the future.
- Implementing Quality Improvement (QI)
Learn how to increase office efficiency and to find resources that can augment your QI efforts.
- Building on Your Success
Take advantage of business training and health information technology to continue to enhance your quality and safety efforts.
- Resources: For More Information
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