Quality Excellence In Patient Care
A quality measure is information from a patient’s record or an operational process that is converted into a rate, percentage or time that shows how well providers are taking care of their patients. Quality measures give you information about how well providers care for some, but not all of their patients. Most quality measures have been designed to measure evidence based care. Patients who should not get the recommended care treatments are not counted in the measures.
You can’t improve what you don’t measure. That is why we have committed to measuring and publicly reporting our performance.
Evidenced Based Care( Practice) -Evidence-based treatment (EBT) is an approach that tries to specify the way in which professionals or other decision-makers should make decisions by identifying such evidence that there may be for a practice, and rating it according to how scientifically sound it may be. Its goal is to eliminate unsound or excessively risky practices in favor of those that have better outcomes A good provider will make use of both his\her clinical expertise as well as the best available external evidence, neither of these two aspects alone is enough EBM ( evidences based medicine) builds on, but can never replace clinical skills, clinical judgment and clinical experience of the physician taking care of each individual patient.
Evidenced based means we have researched, collected, reviewed, weighed the clinical importance and then measured the results of the data to ensure patient care excellence.
On September 26, 2013, the Georgia Hospital Association (GHA) Hospital Engagement Network (HEN) was awarded additional funding by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to participate in the Leading Edge Advanced
Practice Topics (LEAPT) initiative under the CMS Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation Partnership for Patients (PfP) program.
Effingham Health System is proud to participate in the LEAPT program in both the Sepsis and C-diff (Clostridium Difficile) focus areas. For more information on LEAPT, click here.