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Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality
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Quality Improvement e-books & journals
|Advanced Performance Improvement in Health:Principles & Methods "My goal in writing this book is to provide healthcare leaders, clinicians, and executives with the knowledge and tools to guide meaningful change and to provide a "deep dive" into the culture and technology of quality that is needed to achieve the goals that society is setting for us in the next decade and beyond."
||Basics of Health Care Performance Improvement: A Lean Six Sigma Approach "This book is flexible in its usage and application. Students in health administration programs will find this book provides an excellent foundation in the fundamentals of QI. At the same time, the book is designed as a practical reference to help senior executives understand the basics of the LSS approach, as well as to support teams as they begin to implement LSS in their organization."
|Impact of Healthcare Informatics on Quality of Patient Care & Health Services "takes an integrated approach, looking at different types of organizations, such as non-profit hospitals, for-profit hospitals, community health centers, and government hosptials, and, by doing so, provides a comparative perspective of how different organizations tend to adapt and use technology differently."
||McLaughlin & Kaluzny's Continuous Quality Improvement in Health Care "provides a thoughtful examination of the major contemporary issues affecting the implementation, management, and institutionalization of quality improvement's concepts and methods."
American Journal of Medical Quality
American Journal of Medical Quality (AJMQ) is a peer-reviewed bi-monthly journal for those practicing, conducting research, and teaching in the field of clinical quality improvement. AJMQ publishes research studies, evaluations of the delivery and management of health care, and reports on changes in the field of medical quality, utilization, and risk management, clarified with graphs and tables.
BMJ quality and safety
BMJ Quality & Safety (previously Quality & Safety in Health Care) is an international peer review publication providing research, opinions, debates and reviews for academics, clinicians and healthcare managers focused on the quality and safety of health care and the science of improvement.
The journal receives approximately 1000 manuscripts a year and has an acceptance rate for original research of 12%. Time from submission to first decision averages 22 days and accepted articles are typically published online within 20 days. Its current impact factor is 3.281.
Health Care: The Journal of Delivery Science & Innovation
The journal promotes cutting edge research on innovation in healthcare delivery, including improvements in systems, processes, management, and applied information technology.
Implementation Science aims to publish research relevant to the scientific study of methods to promote the uptake of research findings into routine healthcare in clinical, organisational or policy contexts.
International journal for quality in health care
The International Journal for Quality in Health Care (IJQHC) is a leading international peer-reviewed scholarly journal addressing research, policy, and implementation related to the quality of health care and health outcomes for populations and patients worldwide. The journal is truly interdisciplinary, welcoming original contributions in the disciplines of health services research, health care evaluation, policy, health economics, quality improvement, management, and clinical research focused on the quality and safety of care. The journal reaches a global audience including researchers, clinical care professionals, quality assurance professionals, policymakers, managers, educators, and students of health-related disciplines.
Joint Commission journal on quality & patient safety
Published monthly, The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety is a peer-reviewed publication dedicated to providing health professionals with the information they need to promote the quality and safety of health care. The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety invites original manuscripts on the development, adaptation, and/or implementation of innovative thinking, strategies, and practices in improving quality and safety in health care. Case studies, program or project reports, reports of new methodologies or new applications of methodologies, research studies on the effectiveness of improvement interventions, and commentaries on issues and practices are all considered.
Journal of Healthcare Quality [1996-2013]
The Journal for Healthcare Quality (JHQ) is a professional forum that continuously advances healthcare quality practice in diverse and changing environments. JHQ is a publication of the National Association for Healthcare Quality, which seeks to be universally recognized as the leading resource for healthcare quality professionals and an essential connection for leadership, excellence, and innovation in healthcare quality.
Quality Management in Health Care
Each issue of Quality Management in Health Care (QMHC) includes an in-depth interview with a key individual in health care quality management, an educational tutorial on basic quality management tools and processes, an information clearinghouse to encourage informal communication among those involved in the field of health care quality management, and a reference center that reviews books, journal articles, seminars, and videos of interest.
Where to Submit Publications
Here you will find a list of peer-reviewed journals that publish student work on a variety of topics, including quality improvement. The list begins with student-run journals, which offer the best chance of publication, and continues with second-tier, and top-tier journals.
UCSF Department of Medicine Quality Improvement This link provides a list of suggested potential venues for your quality and safety scholarship with impact factors included.
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U.S. Dept Health & Human Services
Partnering to Heal is a computer-based, video-simulation training program on infection control practices for clinicians, health professional students, and patient advocates.
The training highlights effective communication about infection control practices and ideas for creating a "culture of safety" in healthcare institutions to keep patients from getting sicker. Users assume the identity of the following five main characters
(physician, RN, infection preventionist, patient family member and third-year medical student ) and make decisions about preventing Health Care-Associated Infections (HAIs).