New Jersey NEWS

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) in New Brunswick, NJ, has been named winner of the 2015 Equity of Care Award from the American Hospital Association (AHA). The award is presented annually to hospitals or care systems that are noteworthy leaders and examples to the field in the area of equitable care, demonstrating a high level of success in reducing health care disparities and promoting diversity in leadership and staff within their organization.

New rules would let nurses train home-health aides in variety of tasks, letting each group focus on doing what it does best

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) revised its Five Star Quality Rating System for nursing homes to give families more precise and meaningful information about quality when they consider facilities for themselves or a loved one.

The Everyone with Diabetes Counts (EDC) project was featured in a recent episode of "This Week in East Brunswick," a local weekly news program of EBTV, the municipal access television station for the Township of East Brunswick, New Jersey. EBTV is a department of the East Brunswick Public Library.

Progress Being Made in Infection Control in U.S. Hospitals; Continued Improvements Needed

CDC report, released Jan. 14, 2015, provides first snapshot of state efforts to prevent MRSA and deadly diarrheal infections

Rutgers study: Better behavioral health management can improve health, lower costs

Visit the online dashboard to view New Jersey's progress on the Million Hearts® ABCS (Aspirin when appropriate, Blood pressure control, Cholesterol management, and Smoking cessation).

Healthcare Quality Strategies Inc. (HQSI) will continue working with providers and New Jersey communities to improve healthcare quality as part of Quality Insights Quality Innovation Network, a new Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) chartered by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The new network comprises five states – Delaware, Louisiana, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia – and became effective on August 1, 2014.

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