Publication Announcement: A Comprehensive Guide to Managing Never Events and Hospital-Acquired Conditions

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This new publication chronicles the patient safety activities of the past decade and provides copious examples of patient safety improvement efforts, including state reporting requirements, evidence on the preventability adverse events and improvement initiatives undertaken by a wide variety of stakeholders.

To help commemorate Patient Safety Awareness Week, Atlantic Information Services (AIS) is pleased to announce publication of A Comprehensive Guide to Managing Never Events and Hospital-Acquired Conditions, an exhaustive study of current and future quality and risk management approaches to patient safety and preventable adverse events.

Written by three top patient safety leaders -- Robert F. Bunting, Jr., Jay Schukman, MD, and Wesley B. Wong, MD -- this valuable 350-page resource is "must" reading for anyone committed to ensuring safe patient care, including chief medical officers, risk managers, patient safety officers, quality professionals, nursing managers, and CEOs, CFOs and other financial managers interested in improving patient outcomes and reducing costly never events and hospital-acquired conditions (HACs).

With a foreword by Dr. Bob Wachter, one of the most influential physician executives in the U.S., this resource chronicles the patient safety activities of the past decade and provides copious examples of patient safety improvement efforts, including state reporting requirements, evidence on the preventability adverse events, improvement initiatives undertaken by a wide variety of stakeholders, and much more.

For publication details and to find out what national leaders in patient safety and risk management are saying about this extraordinary new resource, visit http://www.aishealth.com/Products/LNEV.html.

A dozen highly informative chapters focus on:

-- Participants in the Process
-- Never Events and Hospital-Acquired Conditions
-- The Impact of Preventable Adverse Events and Ways to Reduce Them
-- Working with Providers
-- Value-Based Purchasing
-- Reporting Issues
-- The Keys to Adopting Best Practices
-- Creating a Patient Safety Culture
-- Health Literacy
-- Patient Impact
-- Universal Data Collection and Reporting
-- What's Ahead for Never Events and Hospital-Acquired Conditions

Numerous strategies, tips, and resources included throughout the Guide provide a unique set of tools for heath care providers and leaders alike.

A Comprehensive Guide to Managing Never Events and Hospital-Acquired Conditions is published in looseleaf format and is intended to be updated twice annually to accommodate the dynamic changes ahead in this important field. Subscribers receive the initial comprehensive volume (with searchable CD) and first biannual update (with a new searchable CD).

AIS publishes industry-leading print and electronic health business newsletters, databases and information services, including Health Plan Week, Report on Medicare Compliance, Drug Benefit News, and scores of other products described at the Marketplace on http://www.AISHealth.com.

For further information on, or to order a subscription to, A Comprehensive Guide to Managing Never Events and Hospital-Acquired Conditions, go to http://www.aishealth.com/Products/LNEV.html.

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