March/April 2009 Issue

Publisher’s Letter

More for Less
Susan DeVore, incoming president and CEO of Premier, discusses the inroads to achieving patient safety, quality care and reduced costs

The Ultimate Quest
Through benchmarking and the sharing of data, hospitals learn to provide high quality care at lower costs

Quest in Action
QUEST’s tight focus, data-sharing and broad participation can result in sustainable change, according to providers.

Common Good in the Commonwealth
Ice storm brings out the best of people in Kentucky

A Good Defense
Prevention, not control, takes center stage in patient safety

Hard Lessons
“Why Hospitals Should Fly – The Ultimate Flight Plan to Patient Safety and Quality Care,” by John Nance

All Together Now
Provider and supplier organizations hammer out a consensus statement on vendor credentialing of clinical reps

View From Washington

HIGPA column

Observation Deck

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