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Grassroots HealthCare - Long Term Goals

Leadership in Improving Quality in Healthcare Delivery:

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  • Empowering authentic community leadership in healthcare
  • Relearn/remember how to care about and take care of eachother
  • Learn about our local hospitals use of national and professional standards and best practices for care delivery
  • Advocate for community monitored adherance to these quality standards in care delivery
  • Generate ideas together for beneficial change
  • Collaboratively write a book of community stories and ideas how to improve healthcare delivery and outcomes.
  • Engage, attract, connect and facilitate creative, collaborative dialog among stakeholders in healthcare quality.
  • Recommendations, Endorsements Consumer Ratings for hospitals and doctors who participate constructively
  • Certification / Seal of Approval
  • Awards / Rewards programs
  • Provide citizen/stakeholder review, evaluation, and consultation
    in construction, restructuring, policy, and reorganization processes of
    new and existing hospitals and care providers.
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WHO - Report on the Burden of Endemic Health Care-Associated Infection Worldwide

Note: PDF file of original WHO study attached at bottom (scroll down)

Health care-associated infections (HCAIs) are infections that
patients acquire while receiving treatment for medical or surgical
conditions and are the most frequent adverse event during care
delivery 1 HCAI is a major problem for patient safety and its impact    read more...  »

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Hospital Visits Far Riskier Than Flying, WHO Says

Source: Hospital Visits Far Riskier Than Flying, WHO Says
Author: Caitlin Bronson
Re: 2011 WHO Study - Healthcare Related Infections    read more...  »

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Sleepy surgeons a problem: medical journal

Sleepy surgeons a problem: medical journal
Last Updated: Wednesday, December 29, 2010
(Excerpt CBC News)

People who are getting elective surgery should know how much sleep their doctors have had before going into the operating room, a medical journal editorial says.    read more...  »

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How to Keep Surgeons From Leaving Things Behind

How to Keep Surgeons From Leaving Things Behind
By Kate Pickert Wednesday, Time Magazine Healthland (online) October 6, 2010

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It may seem unthinkable, but as many as 1 out of 1,000 people who undergo abdominal surgery end up in the recovery room with a foreign object mistakenly left inside them.    read more...  »

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Despite Efforts, Study Finds No Decline in Medical Errors

Despite Efforts, Study Finds No Decline in Medical Errors
But experts say some safety initiatives may take time to bring results

By Maureen Salamon
HealthDay Reporter    read more...  »

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Mistakes Chronicled on Medicare Patients - New York Times

Mistakes Chronicled on Medicare Patients
By DUFF WILSON
Published: November 15, 2010

One of every seven Medicare beneficiaries who is hospitalized is harmed as a result of problems with the medical care there, according to a new study from the Office of Inspector General for the Department of Health and Human Services.    read more...  »

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Grassroots HealthCare - Our Purpose

Our Purpose

Collaborate today to make tomorrow better in HealthCare. Together.


The primary purpose of Grassroots Healthcare is to improve patient outcomes and eliminate the suffering caused by inefficiencies and errors in health care delivery and administration.

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Grassroots Healthcare - Immediate Goals

  • Collect and catalog the best available short checklists of questions that can be asked to avoid critical misdiagnosis and subsequent unnecessart and dangerous procedures.
  • Collect and catalog the best available short checklists of well known things that must be done to avoid disasterous outcomes in dangerous healthcare situations.
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Grassroots HealthCare - On the Internet

It is THE place to BE if you are about changing healthcare. We are a node in the exponentially growing web of HealthCare 2.0, a participitory movement redefining what healthcare means in the 21st century.


This website, GrassrootsHealthCare.org, is a web portal serving a radically visionary organization. We are a unique virtual learning community and community of practice created to "change the channel" in healthcare today. Radical new ideas and a radical commitment to actually using the good "old" ones are needed to protect our communities, families, and children. For the future. Now.


The site offers a set of tools and spaces that facilitate satisfying, valuable and effective group discussion and project collaboration. To help us work better as a community, it also offers access to a unique collection of valuable information, educational experiences, and opportunities for personal growth and transformation.


And, It is really about real people. All of us. People we've never met in our own communities. People whose stories we've never heard. People who care about their children. It is about being here, side-by-side, with so many others who care passionately enough about this cause that we can actually breathe life into it. It is about being inspired - together. It is about being acknowledged, valued. It is about creating change with the best team you could choose for the job. It is about being a part of history in the making.    read more...  »

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Grassroots HealthCare - In the World

Grassroots HealthCare envisions and works for the compassionate, responsible delivery of quality health care. Health care that actually delivers both health and care. Unlike organizations working on grand master plans, we partner at the community level with hospitals to reduce mistakes, suffering and waste now. We focus on innovative approaches to learn, spread, and implement known methods that improve quality. We focus on patient-centered improvements that can be made now without crafting an entirely new system.
 
Our job is clear. We initiate and accelerate change.
We bring community concerns and solutions to healthcare partnerships that:

  • Eliminate unnecessary deaths
  • Eliminate unnecessary pain, suffering, and injury
  • Eliminate waste
  • Eliminate waiting for care needed immediately
  • Eliminate powerlessness and confusion

 
Grassroots HealthCare is a social network of like-hearted individuals dedicated to living as social artists. We transform the world through healthcare reform and inspire others to join us in this artistic gesture. We work together to educate ourselves about the problems, issues, and opportunities for change in healthcare delivery.
 
To paraphrase Ghandi, we are becoming the change we seek.
We are devoted to the quality of our inquiry, our actions, and our results.
We do this together - in compassionate, appreciative connection.
We do this now.    read more...  »

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Purpose

Grassroots Healthcare is a non-profit citizens initiative creating continuous improvement in the quality of healthcare delivery nationwide.    read more...  »

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Community Building Technology Platform

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The following description is accurate in principle and describes the intention of this GroupsAlive site, its content and services. At the present time, the site is under active development and testing. Not all of the functionality described here is currently available.

 

 

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This website, GrassrootsHealthCare.org, is a web portal serving a radically visionary organization. We are a unique virtual learning community and community of practice created to "change the channel" in healthcare today. Radical new ideas and a radical commitment to actually using the good "old" ones are needed to protect our communities, families, and children. For the future. Now.

The site is built on the GroupsAlive collaboration platform. This system offers a unique set of tools and spaces that facilitate satisfying, valuable and effective group discussion and project collaboration. To help us work better as a community, it also offers access to a unique collection of valuable information, educational experiences, and opportunities for personal growth and transformation.    read more...  »

Grassroots HealthCare - Community Leadership for Health Care Quality

The primary purpose of Grassroots Healthcare is to improve patient outcomes and eliminate the suffering caused by inefficiencies and errors in health care delivery and administration.

Grassroots Healthcare is a non-profit citizens initiative dedicated to continuous improvement in the quality and safety of healthcare delivery nationwide. We do this through a virtually linked network of local community leadership chapters organically self-organized to:

  • Advocate
  • Educate
  • Empower
  • Care
And, most important, to radically change the conversation and the face of healthcare delivery today!

Grassroots HealthCare is a convergence. We arrive from many walks of life. We have many interests. Many skills. Many projects. One focus: Protecting our health, children, and communities through quality in healthcare delivery.

Groups and relationships can be complex. Our collective intention here in this community is simple:

We enable good people to do great things. With each other.

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, concerned citizens can change the world. Indeed it’s the only thing that ever has.”

Margaret Mead    read more...  »

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