Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Safety Program for Improving Surgical Care and Recovery

PUBLISHED: Jan 18, 2019
Relevant to: Ambulatory Care, Critical Access Hospitals, Hospitals

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Safety Program for Improving Surgical Care and Recovery (ISCR) is a collaborative program being conducted by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and Johns Hopkins Medicine Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality. The program seeks to meaningfully improve clinical outcomes by supporting hospitals in the implementation of evidence‐based enhanced recovery pathways as part of a national perioperative collaborative.

Participation in the program can help hospitals:

  • Improve patient surgical experience
  • Get access to U.S. leaders in perioperative quality, evidence-based clinical pathways ready for local adaptation, tools and materials to facilitate implementation of pathways
  • Participate in monthly coaching calls and in-person training to collaborate and support hospital work
  • Get quality improvement implementation support from a nurse consultant
  • Have access to ACS data collection platform with process and outcome data and access to clinical support team
  • Get performance reports with benchmarking against other participating hospitals

Hospitals within the United States, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia are eligible to participate at no cost. The next cohort of hospital participants begins March 1, 2019.

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