Part of our continuing efforts at improving quality is participating in a national initiative for public reporting of quality measures promoted by organizations including the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (Joint Commission).
Quality Measures, also called Core Measures, refer to specific sets of guidelines in the treatment of four of the most common and costly conditions: Acute Myocardial Infarction (Heart Attack), Heart Failure, Pneumonia and Surgical Infection. These quality measures are important because research has shown that following these guidelines leads to significantly better outcomes.
Quality measures are based on actual clinical outcomes as a result of the care and service provided by the physicians and staff of Florida Hospital Waterman. Quality measures indicate how well a hospital is doing in following specific guidelines as a percentage of applicable cases and provides a comparison to the national average. It is important to remember that interpreting these results may be difficult since there are times when it may be best for a patient that a guideline is not specifically followed.
Click here to access the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
"Hospital Compare" tool to view Florida Hospital Waterman’s quality measures.
Click here to access the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA)
consumer website with charge and performance measures for hospitals.