Healthcare Quality and Safety Workforce Report: New Imperatives for Quality and Safety Mean New Imperatives for Workforce Development

October 2022

The National Association for Healthcare Quality® (NAHQ) has conducted groundbreaking research on the advancement of the quality and safety agenda and has published the results in a new workforce report. NAHQ’s Healthcare Quality and Safety Report answers the question: “Is today’s healthcare workforce doing the work that will advance critical priorities of quality, safety, equity, value, and system sustainability?” The answer is no.

Workforce Report Toolkit

Download NAHQ's workforce report toolkit for a PowerPoint template and a video presentation for tips and ideas on delivering the information revealed in the workforce report.

NAHQ Insights

Research

Introduction: This study describes the work of healthcare quality professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic, highlighting the successes and challenges they faced when applying their expertise in performance and process improvement…

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Guest Editorial

Authors Shayann Ramedani, MD, MEd Medical Student, Researcher, Penn State College of Medicine Peter Pronovost, MD, PhD Chief Quality and Clinical Transformation Officer, University Hospitals   On occasion, NAHQ invites…

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Guest Editorial

As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves into an endemic, organizations are eager to return to the new normal. However, the timing of becoming an endemic and the definition of new normal…

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Guest Editorial

As we all develop as leaders, it is worth noting that several of our leadership skills tie back to a subject many of us did not like as kids –…

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Whitepaper​

As COVID-19 emerged in 2020, healthcare leaders, providers and staff quickly pivoted and put their full focus towards addressing the pandemic. Run-the-business efforts were minimized, so that the world could respond to a single clinical condition. Our ability to react and respond was extraordinary, and our resolve and endurance have proved heroic.

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Whitepaper​

A key enabler to achieving healthcare excellence is a coordinated healthcare workforce that unifies to challenge traditional thought and uses quality processes to achieve better outcomes. A multidisciplinary team approach…

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News from NAHQ

Thought Leadership

February 2024 Modern Healthcare The time to standardize workforce competencies to improve healthcare quality & safety is now. In this timely Modern Healthcare article, NAHQ CEO Stephanie Mercado CAE, CPHQ…

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Thought Leadership

November 2023 Patient Safety Movement Read this featured contribution to the November issue of the Patient Safety Movement Foundation newsletter with NAHQ CEO Stephanie Mercado highlighting how quality and safety…

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Thought Leadership

The intersection of quality and finance, with Rick Gundling and Stephanie Mercado

Healthcare Financial Management Association

September 2023 HFMA HFMA’s Rick Gundling and Stephanie Mercado from the National Association for Healthcare Quality discuss how all entities within a healthcare organization can work for better quality. LISTEN…

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Thought Leadership

A blind spot in healthcare quality work

Becker's Hospital Review

September 2023 Becker’s Clinical Leadership Read NAHQ CEO Stephanie Mercado and NAHQ Board Member Anthony Warmuth highlight the NAHQ benchmarking tool with Erica Carbajal at Becker’s. READ NOW    …

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Thought Leadership

Achieving next-level quality improvement in skilled nursing facilities

McKnights Long-Term Care News

August 2023 McKnights Long-Term Care News Want to improve quality and safety at long-term care facilities? Read NAHQ CEO Stephanie Mercado and Lenard Parisi’s latest guest contribution to McKnights Long…

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Thought Leadership

June 2023 Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare On episode 81 of Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare: The Podcast, Stephanie Mercado, CEO and Executive Director of the National Association of Healthcare…

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