CALNOC Announces New Service Lines and Measures for Ambulatory: Building on the success of the Ambulatory Measures Pilot

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CALNOC, the nation’s first nursing quality indicators database today announced the expansion of their National Database to include Ambulatory Care units and measures for the benefit of patient safety and quality.

CALNOC created the first database registry of nurse sensitive indicators and today announced the expansion of their National Database to include Ambulatory Care Units and measures.

“This expansion is an exciting and important step toward the goal of keeping all patients safe and improving quality through standardizing measure sets in an ambulatory setting,” said Tony Sung, Chief Executive Officer for CALNOC.

CALNOC, the nation’s first nursing quality indicators database today announced the expansion of their National Database to include Ambulatory Care units and measures for the benefit of patient safety and quality. “This expansion is an exciting and important step toward the goal of keeping all patients safe and improving quality through standardizing measure sets in an ambulatory setting,” said Tony Sung, Chief Executive Officer for CALNOC.

As part of the national journey to provide high-quality care, CALNOC has added Ambulatory Surgery Centers, Procedure Units, Cancer Centers and Urgent Care Centers to the registry to enable benchmarking exclusively with like facilities. Special report groups will allow those centers that are members of national organizations benchmark with other members. Current performance measures include patient volumes, nurse staffing, and adverse patient outcomes.

Consistent with all participating CALNOC service lines, Ambulatory Care units will have access to quality data tools: Medication administration safety observation studies and measures; Nursing workforce measure such as higher education levels, certification, and years of experience; as well as “Magnet Ready” reports for those interested in the Magnet Journey.

About CALNOC

The Collaborative Alliance for Nursing Outcomes (CALNOC), is the leading provider of Business Intelligence, and Research on nurse sensitive quality indicators. CALNOC serves as the nation’s only nurse sensitive registry managed, operated and designed by nursing. Always on the forefront of patient care excellence, CALNOC created the first database registry of nurse sensitive indicators which turns patient outcome data into powerful information for hospital executives to guide decisions to advance global patient care. Hundreds of hospitals have joined CALNOC to monitor and benchmark performance in order to deliver excellence in patient care. CALNOC is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) public benefit corporation with headquarters in San Ramon, California. For more information, call 888-586-1994 or visit http://www.calnoc.org

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