mednews-logo.300We know you’re busy, but we don’t want you to miss important healthcare quality and patient safety news. Below is a roundup of stories you may have missed but need to take a look at before calling it a week. (Sign up on the right if you’d like these news alerts delivered to you.)

  1. How Not to Cut Health Care Costs
    Robert Kaplan, emeritus Harvard professor, and Derek Haas, founder of Avante-garde Health, present a compelling perspective by offering up five examples of how healthcare organizations go can go very wrong when they obsess over saving money.
  2. 2015 National Patient Safety Goals Released
    Access easy-to-read descriptions of the 2015 National Patient Safety Goals just released and now available on The Joint Commission’s website.
  3. TJC Annual Report: Performance Improvement Continues to Climb
    Read The Joint Commission’s 2014 annual report which reveals that 1,224 hospitals, or 36.9 percent of all TJC-accredited hospitals, achieved the ranking of Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® this year.
  4. Health IT Enabled Quality improvement: A Vision for Better Health and Health Care
    Download the ONC’s new paper detailing the agency’s vision for using Health IT to yield “transformational improvement in health care quality and value.”