Quality Care & Patient Safety
Providing excellence in clinical care is an organizational priority at Berkshire Health Systems. Measuring our performance in quality and safety standards give us a way to rate our performance in comparison to other hospitals, state or national trends, and different departments within the organization.
Hospital Quality Measures are standards of treatment that result in proven benefits when applied to patients. Currently, our health system is monitoring measures for patients with Acute Myocardial Infarction, Heart Failure, Pneumonia, and the Surgical Care Improvement Project. These measurements are now widely publicized at major web sites sponsored by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and The Joint Commission.
Through data management processes, we are able to collect, analyze and report data to determine our level of performance and patient care throughout our hospitals.
Comprehensive clinical management systems have been implemented at Berkshire Health Systems, such as Multidisciplinary Rounds and a Medical Emergency Response Team.
Visit these links to see how well Fairview Hospital is performing in terms of quality of care and patient safety:
- Hospital Compare - Provides information that compares how well hospitals perform in certain medical conditions.
- The Joint Commission - This new "Quality Check" program reports data for hospitals, nursing homes and other healthcare settings.
- Leapfrog - Promotes and rates hospitals on four patient safety leaps, including computerized physician order entry, use of intensivists, volume and safe practices.
- HealthGrades - Uses Medicare and state survey data to calculate a 5-star rating system of hospitals and nursing homes.