• Quality Matters — A Weekly News Bulletin

    Curated by Accreditation for Cardiovascular Excellence, the Quality Matters newsletter collects and briefly summarizes the latest news affecting quality in cardiovascular care from a wide range of sources. Quality Matters is your weekly news brief with a focus on quality assurance and quality improvement in the cardiac cath lab, electrophysiology, and more.

  • Physician Burnout and Quality - 10/15/18

     This week, we take a look at an important issue affecting the quality of care in cardiology and in health care at large—physician burnout. A new meta-analysis provides further evidence that burnout negatively affects the quality of care. We explore some views on physician burnout, and we also ask the question: could quality-focused and supportive accreditation, like Accreditation for Cardiovascular Excellence, help prevent physician burnout? What does physician burnout cost to organizations? Could artificial intelligence help hospitals manage physician burnout? Read more »

    Surprising Findings and More - 10/3/18

    News brief with shocking findings presented at two major conferences, and more recent stories you might have missed. Does MitraClip produce positive results, or not? Should CTCA be the first-line imaging test for stable chest pain? And what "tools and tricks" improve outcomes in PCI? Read more »

    PCI-Focused News Brief - 9/24/18

    This week, our Quality Matters news brief found three articles affecting or related to quality in PCI—and one related to how supportive accreditation can promote positive outcomes. Should 30-day readmissions be used to evaluate PCI? Why is the gender gap in PCI still so wide? And why does the cath lab fail to preactivate for a majority of STEMI Cases? Read more »