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International Journal of Reliable and Quality E-Healthcare (IJRQEH) Volume 3, Issue 2

Book Description

The International Journal of Reliable and Quality E-Healthcare (IJRQEH) addresses a variety of issues that relate to the quality and reliability assurance of e-healthcare, patient safety, patient empowerment, and e-medicine. The journal publishes international cutting-edge research and best practices in the field of e-health and quality and reliability assurance. The International Journal of Reliable and Quality E-Healthcare (IJRQEH) encourages international debate on the theoretical and practical aspects of quality, patient safety, and e-health interaction.

This issue contains the following articles:

  • Introducing Health System Change Strategies to Policy Makers: Some Australian Experiences
  • Management of Healthcare Processes Based on Measurement and Evaluation: Changing the Policy in an Italian Teaching Hospital
  • Introducing Healthcare System Change Strategies to Policy Makers in the Open Society and Digital Environment: What Works Now, But May Not Work in the Near Future
  • From “Don't Ask, Just Trust” to “Trust Those Who are Accountable”: Performance Measurement and Its Transformation to Quality

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Masthead
  3. Call For Articles
  4. Redefining Patient-Centered Care
    1. REFERENCES
  5. Special Issue on How to Introduce Health System Change Strategies to Policy Makers?
  6. Introducing Health System Change Strategies to Policy Makers:
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION: AUSTRALIA’S HEALTH SYSTEM
    3. HOSPITAL PERFORMANCE
    4. THE CHALLENGE OF CI REVISION
    5. OTHER STAKEHOLDER RESPONSES
    6. OUTLIERS AND LEAGUE TABLES
    7. REACTIONS OF PROVIDER ORGANISATIONS AND CLINICIANS TO THE CI PROGRAM
    8. OTHER FORMS OF ASSESSMENT
    9. RECOGNISED STRATEGIES TO INFLUENCE HEALTH CARE POLICY MAKERS
    10. GUIDANCE FROM THE LITERATURE
    11. CONCLUSION
    12. REFERENCES
  7. Management of Healthcare Processes Based on Measurement and Evaluation:
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. USING CLINICAL INDICATORS FOR INTERNAL IMPROVEMENT (2001)
    5. GOING ONLINE
    6. CONFORMING TO EXTERNAL EVALUATION CRITERIA (2004)
    7. PEER COMPARISON OF PERFORMANCE: IQIP (2005)
    8. INCREASING ACCOUNTABILITY TO EXTERNAL STAKEHOLDERS
    9. INTEGRATING MEASUREMENT FINDINGS INTO HEALTHCARE POLICY (2010)
    10. COUNTING THE COST
    11. REAPING THE REWARDS
    12. REVIEWING INDICATOR QUALITY
    13. THE NATIONAL CONTEXT
    14. CONCLUSION
    15. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    16. REFERENCES
  8. Introducing Healthcare System Change Strategies to Policy Makers in the Open Society and Digital Environment:
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. CASE PROJECT 1: CEEQNET (CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE QUALITY NETWORK) UNIFIED CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPEAN SURVEILLANCE/MONITORING SYSTEM FOR HEALTHCARE QUALITY AND EFFICIENCY INDICATORS
    4. NRC (NATIONAL REFERENCE CENTER) OF THE PROJECT AND CZECH REPUBLIC
    5. CASE PROJECT 2: JOINT DEVELOPMENT OF CLINICAL PRACTICE GUIDELINES AND QUALITY INDICATORS AS A TOOL FOR QUALITY OF CARE IMPROVEMENT
    6. CASE PROJECT 3: STRENGTHENING SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH IN-SERVICE TRAINING CAPACITY OF THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH IN TURKEY (EUROPEAID/119528/C/SV/TR)
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    9. REFERENCES
  9. From “Don't Ask, Just Trust” to “Trust Those Who are Accountable”:
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THE FOCUS OF THE INQUIRY
    4. THE ADOPTION OF STATE OF THE ART MEASUREMENT SCIENCE
    5. MEASUREMENT IS GLOBAL BUT EVALUATION IS LOCAL
    6. THE VALIDITY OF THE TOOLS IN MEASURING QUALITY
    7. VARIATION IN THE DEFINITION OF VALIDITY
    8. A VALID MEASURE VS. A TRUSTWORTHY INTERPRETER
    9. A PARTIAL SOLUTION TO LACK OF EVIDENCE AND QUESTIONS ABOUT VALIDITY
    10. THE CONSTRUCT VALIDITY OF THE PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT TOOL
    11. USEFULNESS OF THE TOOL TOWARD PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT
    12. HOW DO WE APPROACH POLICY MAKERS WITH OUR MESSAGE TO IMPROVE THE EXISTING SYSTEM?
    13. CONCLUSION
    14. REFERENCES
  10. Call For Articles