At Novant Health, we fully support the nationwide effort to ensure that patients coming into the hospital with specific conditions receive recommended care. These recommendations are based on years of research on interventions that have been proven to improve outcomes for these conditions.
One of the best ways to rate healthcare quality is through data collected by independent sources. Our hospitals voluntarily participate in programs to measure our performance and compare with other hospitals throughout the nation.
Medicare Hospital Quality Online Report
The federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) publishes the results of several patient quality measures at hospitals across the U.S. A quality measure
is medical information from patient records converted into a rate or percentage that shows how well hospitals care for their patients.
You can use this quality information to help you compare our hospitals.
What are we measuring and why?
- Heart attack: acute myocardial infarction or AMI happens when the arteries leading to the heart become blocked and the blood supply is slowed or stopped.
- Heart failure: a weakening of the heart's pumping power. With heart failure, your body doesn't get enough oxygen and nutrients to meet its needs.
- Pneumonia care: a serious lung infection that causes difficulty breathing, fever, cough and fatigue.
- Surgical Care Improvement Project:
hospitals can reduce the risk of wound infection after surgery by making sure patients get the right medicines at the right time on the day of their surgery.
Novant tracks many different quality measures on patients at our hospitals. The appropriate care measure (ACM)
is a patient-centered composite score that captures whether or not a patient received all of the recommended treatments they were eligible to receive based on the specific condition.
For a complete listing of individual quality measures for each of Novant Health's hospitals, visit the hospital websites using the following links:
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