Friday February 27th 2015

ANA joins partnership to improve patient care

The American Nurses Association (ANA) has joined Partnership for Patients, a coalition of hospitals, providers, patient advocates, employers, and state and federal officials dedicated to creating a safer, higher quality health care system.

U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Director Donald Berwick, MD, announced the partnership at a recent event.

“Throughout its history, ANA has been committed to improving patient care through nursing quality measures,” said ANA President Karen A. Daley, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN. “We look forward to working with Partnership for Patients on strategies to improve the quality of care, reduce the costs of care delivery, and create a healthier society.”

The Partnership for Patients brings together leaders of major hospitals, employers, providers, and patient advocacy groups, along with state and federal governments, in a shared effort to make hospital care safer, more reliable, and less costly. The partnership’s initial goals are to increase efforts to prevent harm to patients in hospitals and to improve the continuity and effectiveness of care during transitions between care settings. To learn more about ANA’s work on improving quality, go to www.ncnq.org.

More from category

The quality question: pearls for practice
The quality question: pearls for practice

It is hard to be in a room with other health care professionals these days and not hear the word quality at least once [Read More]

The innovative edge
The innovative edge

Nurses work to reduce readmissions, improve at-home Alzheimer’s care Older adults represent a large percentage of [Read More]

ANA and nurses come together to move the needle on this critical issue
ANA and nurses come together to move the needle on this critical issue

Innovators and nurse experts at the American Nurses Association (ANA) Staffing Conference shared research proving [Read More]

What the ACA means for nursing a year after open enrollment
What the ACA means for nursing a year after open enrollment

In the first year since open enrollment in federal and state health insurance exchanges began in October 2013 as a [Read More]

ANA partners with group to address Ebola outbreak
ANA partners with group to address Ebola outbreak

With the latest Ebola outbreak continuing unabated, the American Nurses Association (ANA) is taking action to enlist [Read More]

Insider

Archives