- Develop cancer-specific Quality Performance Indicators to improve equity of care
12 February 2018 - North Carolina, US-based healthcare organisation Atrium Health has agreed to combine with Georgia, US-based hospice care Navicent Health to enhance access, affordability and equity of care
for individuals and families in central and south Georgia, US, the company said.
Most of the quality measures in existence concentrate on the aims of effectiveness and safety, with fewer concentrating on timeliness, patient-centeredness, efficiency and equity of care
. Given the mission of MLPs to provide collaborative, holistic services to address patient needs, the aims of patient-centeredness, efficiency and equity of care
are high priorities.
Equity of Care
, an initiative of five national health care organizations to eliminate disparities in health care, released its first case study guide, which looks at nine hospitals and health systems and summarizes each organization's key successes toward achieving one of the group's three goals: increasing the collection of race, ethnicity, and language preference data to facilitate its increased use; increasing cultural competency training for clinicians and support staff; and increasing diversity in governance and management.
And the benefits for Pacific patients will be significant, including improved access and equity of care
for all groups in the population; improved patient/client "health literacy" and reduced delays in seeking treatment; improved communication and understanding between the patient/client, their family and health care provider; and improved consumer satisfaction.
Innovations Exchange helps accelerate the development and adoption of innovation and supports AHRQ's mission to improve the safety, effectiveness, patient-centeredness, timeliness, efficiency, and equity of care
. In addition, it supports AHRQ's focus on reducing disparities in healthcare and health among racial, ethnic, and low socioeconomic groups.
In a letter to Health Minister Mary Harney, the foundation claimed there are no dedicated medical services for children who experience sexual abuse and no equity of care
for children suspected of sexual abuse across the country.
Dr Gibbons added: "It's going to be inevitable when we have got targets for improved access that resources will be moved around to make sure that all patients get equity of care
in terms of access."
This project has achieved a greater equity of care
across Wales and patients across Wales will benefit from the improvements to facilities, access to the service and the introduction of new technology.''
The American health care system that has long prided itself for its homogeneity and equity of care
is now trying to survive off the fat in the system.
He also is a member of the AHA Equity of Care
Committee and completed an AHA Health Care System Reform Fellowship.