IHA Offers AHRQ Software for Tracking Quality and Public Reporting
IHA is pleased to announce the release of the MONAHRQ website for Indiana hospitals. Powered by the web-based public reporting software from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), IHA has customized the application with the inpatient discharge study data collected from Indiana hospitals. You can access the IHA MONAHRQ web-based application by clicking here.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
IHA partnered with AHRQ's National Partnership Network to bring IHA members national quality resources including comparative effectiveness research.
Indiana Patient Safety Center
The Indiana Patient Safety Center is a valuable resource for Indiana Hospitals. It offers tools, education, training, and other resources to support hospitals in achieving better patient outcomes, enhanced safety, increased satisfaction, and improved operational and financial performance.
Health Care Excel, Inc.
Health Care Excel, Inc. is a nonprofit health care consulting company established in 1974 for the purpose of providing clinically based, objective, and independent monitoring of the quality, appropriateness, and medical necessity of health care services. Serving clients in the private sector and federal and state governments.
IHA Wristband Toolkit
This toolkit is designed to help with the implementation of standardized patient alert wristband colors. IHA recommends all hospitals consider using six standard colors for alert wristbands to improve patient safety.
Participant List: WHO Surgical Safety Checklist
Find a list of IHA members who have tested the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist. IHA and IHI are challenging hospitals to test the checklist in one operating room, by one surgical team, one time before April 1. Contact Jennifer Hurtubise at 317-423-7733 or email@example.com when your hospital has tested the checklist to have your hospital added to the IHA list.
Indiana Health Information Exchange
The Indiana Health Information Exchange provides clinical messaging services that streamline the health care industry by delivering critical information at the point-of-care.
Indiana Medical Error Reporting System
Indiana implemented the medical error reporting system to reduce the frequency of medical errors, reveal the causes of medical errors, and empower health care professionals to prevent errors before patients are harmed.
This quality tool is available to the public and compares outcomes for patients with certain medical conditions or for certain surgical procedures. Additionally, the results from HCAPHS—a survey of patients about their experience is also available through the Hospital Compare Web site.
The Leapfrog Group
Leapfrog’s public reporting initiatives offer benchmarking capabilities to hospitals and provide consumers and purchasers of health care with information on the quality and safety of their hospitals.
HealthGrades provides ratings and profiles of hospitals, nursing homes, and physicians to consumers, corporations, health plans, and hospitals. Millions of consumers use HealthGrades' independent ratings to make health care decisions.
Consumers Checkbook is a nonprofit consumer organization. The Center publishes national guides, including Guide to Health Plans for Federal Employees, Guide to Top Doctors, and Consumers’ Guide to Hospitals. These guides are available in book form and online.
Det Norske Veritas Healthcare Inc.
American Osteopathic Association
The Joint Commission
Agency for Healthcare and Research Quality
Institute for Healthcare Improvement
National Quality Forum
AHRQ Innovations Exchange
Safety contact: Betsy Lee, director, Indiana Patient Safety Center, at 317-423-7795 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Quality contact: Kathy Wallace, director of performance improvement, at 317-423-7740 or email@example.com.