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Texas A&M Health Science Center

RCHI is a health extension center offering programs that promote safe, effective health care practices. We serve as a bridge for health care professionals and their organizations with academic centers, policymakers and researchers to improve the quality and safety of patient care.

Upcoming Events

Aug 26, 2:00 pm RCHI 2014 Virtual Quality Improvement Project Webinar

RCHI 2014 Virtual Quality Improvement Project Webinar

Aug 26, 2:00 pm

webinar

The Rural and Community Health Institute (RCHI) 2014 virtual Quality Improvement Project, “Improving Patient Handoffs/Implementing Team STEPPS Strategies and Tools”. Problem: There is a growing awareness that high-quality handoff processes are critical to providing safe and effective patient care. According to the Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, approximately 20-30% of information conveyed during handoff updates is not documented in the medical record. Impacts from inadequate handoffs include but not limited to adverse events, delays in medical diagnosis and treatment, redundant communications, higher costs, longer hospital stays, and increased hospital admissions. Solution: Participate in the virtual RCHI Quality Improvement Project and learn how implementing Team STEPPS in your institution can help improve and standardize patient handoffs. For more information please contact our office at 979-436-0390

Sep 11, 10:00 am InterQual software use webinar

InterQual software use webinar

Sep 11, 10:00 am

webinar

The Rural and Community Health Institute (RCHI) will be hosting a brief webinar on the use of the CareEnhance InterQual software tool for utilization management. If you are interested in how the software is used and would like to participate in the webinar, please contact Karla Blaine at: blaine@tamhsc.edu

Sep 23, 2:00 pm RCHI 2014 Virtual Quality Improvement Project Webinar

RCHI 2014 Virtual Quality Improvement Project Webinar

Sep 23, 2:00 pm

webinar

The Rural and Community Health Institute (RCHI) 2014 virtual Quality Improvement Project, “Improving Patient Handoffs/Implementing Team STEPPS Strategies and Tools”. Problem: There is a growing awareness that high-quality handoff processes are critical to providing safe and effective patient care. According to the Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, approximately 20-30% of information conveyed during handoff updates is not documented in the medical record. Impacts from inadequate handoffs include but not limited to adverse events, delays in medical diagnosis and treatment, redundant communications, higher costs, longer hospital stays, and increased hospital admissions. Solution: Participate in the virtual RCHI Quality Improvement Project and learn how implementing Team STEPPS in your institution can help improve and standardize patient handoffs. For more information please contact our office at 979-436-0390


Peer Review Meetings

Aug 20, 12:30 pm Physician Peer Review Family Medicine Group C

Physician Peer Review Family Medicine Group C

Aug 20, 12:30 pm

webinar

Physician Peer Review please contract our office for more information 979-436-0390 or tadams@tamhsc.edu

Aug 22, 12:30 pm Physician Peer Review Emergency Medicine Group B2

Physician Peer Review Emergency Medicine Group B2

Aug 22, 12:30 pm

webinar

Physician Peer Review please contract our office for more information 979-436-0390 or tadams@tamhsc.edu

Aug 25, 7:00 am Physician Peer Review OBGYN

Physician Peer Review OBGYN

Aug 25, 7:00 am

webinar

Physician Peer Review please contract our office for more information 979-436-0390 or tadams@tamhsc.edu