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HCIF staff members address diversity, proximity, equity, and justice in the Fall 2023 Proximity Project cohort”

HCIF staff members address diversity, proximity, equity, and justice in the Fall 2023 Proximity Project cohort”

This fall, HCIF staff members, Lauren Eckel, Liz Owens and Sehrish Rashid had the pleasure of participating in the Fall 2023 Proximity Project: Healthcare cohort. A unique eight-week virtual cohort experience for leaders in the healthcare industry (health systems, public health, academic medicine, community-based health services, etc.) who want to go deeper in their engagement […]

Minorities in Health Sciences Symposium 2023

Minorities in Health Sciences Symposium 2023

Esperanza College hosted their annual Minorities in Health Sciences Symposium this year on October 13, 2023. This full day in-person event welcomed students for continued learning on diabetes education, prevention, and management. HCIF continued to serve as the event’s lead sponsor this year, through the funding provided by Novo Nordisk to support Cities Changing Diabetes. […]

Health Equity Data Strategy Collaborative SOGI Survey Report

HCIF’s Health Equity Data Strategy Collaborative recently administered a survey to understand how participating hospitals and healthsystems are collecting and utilizing sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) information. Responding organizations received an aggregate report, as well as a customized report that highlights their current practices. This infographic report features details of the survey administration, as […]

After 11 Years, PHCQA Closes on April 30th

April 15, 2019 Since 2008, the Pennsylvania Health Care Quality Alliance (PHCQA) has published health care quality performance data for all Pennsylvania hospitals on its website, www.PAHealthCareQuality.org.  PHCQA was at the forefront of publicly reporting transparent, objective quality of care information.  Through the guidance of the Measures and Methods Committee, composed of experts in quality […]

PURC’s February Executive Meeting Update: New Focus on Opioid Stewardship

PURC’s February Executive Meeting Update: New Focus on Opioid Stewardship

February 18, 2019 On February 7th, the PURC Executive Team – prostate cancer clinical experts, data abstractors, patient advocates and practice administrators – convened at Independence Live in Philadelphia to discuss the current progress and future directions of the collaborative. PURC is a prostate cancer quality improvement initiative that brings urology practices together in a […]

CPR Ready Kicks Off the First of Three Workshops with the Boy Scouts

CPR Ready Kicks Off the First of Three Workshops with the Boy Scouts

February 14, 2019 With generous support from The Foundation for Delaware County, CPR Ready led the first of a series of three train-the-trainer workshops with Boy Scout troop leaders on February 5th.  Gus Totolos and Nabil Abdulhay from The Mobile CPR Project instructed 19 troop leaders from the Minquas District in hands-only CPR and AED […]

Improving Patient Safety through the Leapfrog Survey and Regional Collaboration

Improving Patient Safety through the Leapfrog Survey and Regional Collaboration

November 30, 2018 On November 13, HCIF and Capital BlueCross hosted the third annual half-day conference entitled, “Improving Patient Safety through the Leapfrog Survey and Regional Collaboration.”  The conference gathered quality and safety leaders from hospitals across Central Pennsylvania to learn about innovative approaches to central line-associated blood stream infection (CLABSI) prevention and management of […]

HCIF Launches New Project: POSSE

October 9, 2018 With funding from the AmerisourceBergen Foundation, The Health Care Improvement Foundation is partnering with Pennsylvania National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Consortium to launch a new project to prevent chronic opioid use among post-surgical patients. For more information:  http://www.csrwire.com/press_releases/41412-The-Health-Care-Improvement-Foundation-Receives-247-000-Grant-to-Help-Prevent-Opioid-Misuse-among-Post-Surgical-Patients  

Welcome HCIF’s PURC Intern, Diksha Ramnani

October 2, 2018 Diksha Ramnani, an MPH student at Drexel University, has joined the PURC team through March 2019.  Diksha will support PURC’s working groups, especially the Active Surveillance Working Group where she will be analyzing patterns and indicators of reclassification for prostate cancer patients placed on active surveillance. Public health’s emphasis on improving population […]

2018 Pennsylvania State of the State

The Pennsylvania Health Care Quality Alliance (PHCQA) has released its annual report, 2017 Pennsylvania State of the State.  This year, PHCQA analyzed multi-year performance trends for HCAHPS patient experience measures, cancer care process measures, mortality rates, and readmission rates.  New to this year’s report are emergency department measures, infection measures, and five mortality and readmission measures, […]

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