21. Impact Case Study: IFMC (Medicare QIO for Iowa)

Director's Update

Text version of slide presentation from a National Advisory Council meeting.

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  • Team Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety (TeamSTEPPS®):
    • Used at Covenant Medical Center and Sartori Memorial Hospital.
    • TeamSTEPPS® trainers coach surgical teams, track patients from admission to the operating room.
    • Surgical complications reduced

Image: An arrow points from the TeamSTEPPS® logo to a cyclical process of Higher Patient Satisfaction → Reduce Medical Errors → Improve Morale → Patient Safety Culture.

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Current as of August 2011
Internet Citation: 21. Impact Case Study: IFMC (Medicare QIO for Iowa): Director's Update. August 2011. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/events/nac/2011-04-nac/clancy/slide21.html