Welcome to the April issue of Focus! We are excited to announce that the Symposium registration is now available online. In addition, get a sneak peak of the event agenda, including days of exciting breakout sessions and speakers!
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Berwick Headlines 2012 Symposium, Registration Now Available Online
We are delighted to announce that Dr. Donald Berwick will be the keynote presenter at the 18th Annual NRC Picker International Patient-Centered Care Symposium! Berwick is the leading advocate for high-quality healthcare and is the former Administrator for the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services. He is also the Founding CEO of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, a nonprofit dedicated to improving healthcare around the world.
The symposium will be held September 16-19 in Oak Brook, Illinois at the Marriott Resort.
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Lakeview Hospital Wins State-Wide Award
The Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA) has awarded NRC Picker client, Lakeview Hospital in Stillwater, Minn. with the MHA Patient Safety Excellence Award. With this award, Lakeview joins an elite group of 45 other facilities in Minnesota that have achieved more than 90 percent of MHA recommended actions.
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NRC Picker Clients Make America’s Best 100 Hospitals List
When it comes to common procedures and diagnoses, it is just as important to get the best quality of care as if you have a rare or more complicated diagnoses or procedure. That's why HealthGrades, Inc.'s "2012 America's Best Hospitals Report" is unique; it uses 12 years of Medicare data to determine which hospitals have performed above average in 26 of the most common diagnoses and procedures.
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Compare CG-CAHPS Results through AHRQ Database
Through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has created a CAHPS online reporting system. With this system, Medical Groups and Clinicians can get comparative data for the CAHPS Clinician & Group Survey (CG-CAHPS).
Click here to learn more about CG-CAHPS.