Fort Walton Beach Medical Center supports the efforts of third-party quality monitoring organizations. The data collected by these organizations helps consumers identify hospital strengths and weaknesses and make informed choices when selecting healthcare facilities.
There is a tremendous difference in clinical quality outcomes between hospitals. Keep in mind that performance data is not a singular source of information for assessing the quality and services of hospitals.
All HCA North Florida hospitals voluntarily report performance data and information to these organizations:
IHI 5 Million Lives Campaign
The IHI 5 Million Lives Campaign is a voluntary initiative to protect patients from five million incidents of medical harm over the period of December 2006 – December 2008.
The Leapfrog Group
The Leapfrog Group is an initiative Drn by organizations that buy healthcare who are working to initiate breakthrough improvements in the safety, quality and affordability of healthcare for Americans. Leapfrog helps consumers make smarter healthcare choices by showing you what steps hospitals are taking to reduce preventable medical mistakes.
The Joint Commission
Serves as the nation’s leading standards-setting and accrediting body in healthcare and focuses on improving the quality and safety of care provided by healthcare organizations. The Joint Commission’s Quality Check website provides comparison information consumers can use to determine whether a healthcare organization will meet their needs.
The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration introduced this website to help the public make well informed health care decisions. With accurate and trusted health care information and tools to compare health care providers and facilities, consumers can make informed choices.
The National Quality Forum – NQF
The National Quality Forum (NQF) is a not-for-profit membership organization created to develop and implement a national strategy for healthcare quality measurement and reporting.