Quality and Safety
Ensuring quality and safety for everyone through policies designed to protect patients and deliver care more effectively and efficiently.
2019 Quality Showcase
Quality is a hallmark of the care we deliver. In 2019, clinicians from across our healthcare system have the opportunity to showcase the impact of programs to improve patient safety and enhance quality care, while reducing healthcare costs with legislators at the State Capitol. Each of our programs are highlighted in the resources here.
The United States is in the midst of an opioid overdose epidemic. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, from 2000 to 2016, more than 600,000 people died from drug overdoses. Opioids killed more than 42,000 people in 2016, more than any year on record. On average, 115 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose.
Nurse staffing ratios are rigid nurse to patient ratios for various types of patients without consideration for patient needs, staff skills, experience, clinical setting and desired patient outcomes.
Quality and Safety Legislative Action
These policies increase quality and safety in the delivery of the exceptional health care AMITA Health delivers to our patients every day. Policies related to excellence are critical to delivering health care that is advanced, safe and cost-efficient. AMITA Health takes positions on measures promoting quality and safety. Click through to see a list of our activity.