Newswise — CHICAGO, July 30, 2014 – The editorial board for the Journal for Healthcare Quality (JHQ) has recognized the publication’s top articles since 2011, written by leading-edge authors and experts in the field of healthcare quality. JHQ is the peer-reviewed publication of the National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ,

Leading authors from the nine selected articles include: Peter J. Pronovost, MD, PhD, Martin A. Makary, MD, PhD, Jonathan B. Perlin, MD, PhD, AShish K. Jha, MD, MPH, Bruce Seigel, MD, MPH, Rustin B. Morse, MD, and Romana Hasnain-Wynia, MS, PhD.

“The selected articles are stellar examples of the important work and research being conducted by the healthcare quality field’s top scholars,” said Editor-in-chief Maulik Joshi, PhD. “They also further the editorial mission of the Journal as a professional forum that continuously advances healthcare quality practice in diverse and changing environments and being the first choice for creative and scientific solutions in the pursuit of healthcare quality.”

The “Leading Articles from Leading Authors” are:

Alison L. Hong, et al, “Decreasing Central-line-associated Bloodstream Infections in Connecticut Intensive Care Units”

Martin A. Makary, et al, “Variation in Surgical Site Infection Monitoring and Reporting by State”

Linda X. Jin, et al, “Robotic Surgery Claims on Hospital Websites”

Julius Cuong Pham, et al, “Are Temporary Staff Associated with More Severe Emergency Department Medication Errors?”

Ashish K. Jha, “The Concentration of Hospital Care for Black Veterans in Veterans Affairs Hospitals: Implications for Clinical Outcomes”

Rustin B. Morse, et al, “Root Causes Analyses Performed in a Children’s Hospital: Events, Action Plan, Strength and Implementation Rates”

Jeannie P. Cimiotti, et al, “Nurse Reports on Resource Adequacy in Hospitals that Care for Acutely Ill Children”

Bruce Seigel, et al, “A Quality Improvement Framework for Equity in Cardiovascular Care: Results of a National Collaborative”

Jonathan B. Perlin, et al, “ A Bundled Approach to Reduce Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus Infections in a System of Community Hospitals

About the Journal of Healthcare QualityThe Journal for Healthcare Quality (JHQ) is the first choice for creative and scientific solutions in the pursuit of healthcare quality. JHQ is peer reviewed and published six times a year. JHQ publishes scholarly articles targeted to leaders of all healthcare settings, leveraging applied research and producing practical, timely, and impactful evidence in healthcare system transformation covering topics in: quality improvement, patient safety, performance measurement, best practices in clinical and operational processes, innovation, leadership, information technology, spreading improvement, sustaining improvement, cost reduction, and payment reform.

About NAHQFounded in 1976 and covering a full spectrum of healthcare specialties, the National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ) is an essential and interactive resource for quality and patient safety professionals worldwide. NAHQ’s vision is to realize the promise of healthcare improvement through innovative practices in quality and patient safety.

NAHQ’s 12,000-plus members and certificants benefit from cutting edge education and NAHQ’s unique collective body of knowledge, as well as opportunities to learn from a diverse group of professionals. These resources help assure success for implementing improvements in quality outcomes and patient safety, navigating the changing healthcare landscape, and serving as the voice of quality. Visit to learn more.###

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