Resources for Monitoring the Health Care Environment

Here at the library, we frequently get asked for data on patient safety and quality of care.  Statistics can be tricky to find but, lucky for us, the 2011 Medical Library Association Guide to Managing Health Care Libraries provides an excellent list of online resources.  The book was edited by two of Colorado’s best medical librarians – our very own Rosalind Dudden (former Director of Library & Knowledge Services at NJH) and Margaret Bandy (Library Director at Exempla St. Joseph in Denver)!

Resources for Monitoring the Health Care Environment

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: http://www.ahrq.gov/browse/hlitix.htm

American Hospital Association Resource Center Blog: http://aharesourcecenter.wordpress.com/

ECRI Institute (Some resources require a subscription):  https://www.ecri.org/Pages/default.aspx

 Institute for Healthcare Improvement: http://www.ihi.org/ihi

Institute for Safe Medication Practices: http://www.ismp.org/

Institute of Medicine: http://www.iom.edu/

Modern Healthcare (Some resources require registration or subscription): http://www.modernhealthcare.com/

National Committee forQuality Assurance (NCQA): http://www.ncqa.org/

National Quality Forum: http://www.qualityforum.org/

Sg2 Health Care Solutions  (Requires free registration): http://www.sg2.com/

The Health Care Blog: http://www.thehealthcareblog.com/the_health_care_blog/

The Joint Commission (Some publications require a subscription): http://www.jointcommission.org/

The Leapfrog Group: http://www.leapfroggroup.org/

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: http://www.hhs.gov/

For further explanation of each resource, visit National Jewish Health or Exempla St. Joseph‘s Libraries.

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