HCAHPS

AcronymDefinition
HCAHPSHospital Consumer Assessment of Health Plans Survey
HCAHPSHospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers & Systems (also seen as CAHPS)
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Linear regression analyses were conducted for the remainder of the HCAHPS categories, as they are composite categories comprised of multiple answers.
HCAHPS scores for nurse communication, physician communication, and overall teamwork on the participating units were below the benchmark (see Figures 1, 2, & 3).
The second measurement was focused on patient satisfaction, with a target of 0.5% increase in RN communication HCAHPS scores from the previous year within the medical-surgical service line.
Within four months, the HCAHPS scores had shown a significant increase.
After the NIU implemented the staffing increase, there was a marked increase in the NIU HCAHPS scores.
"The other one I would say on HCAHPS would have to do with physician and nurse communication.
To discover the actions that hospital staff can take to best influence positive patient behavior and reduce 30-day readmissions, Gallup asked specific HCAHPS items designed by CMS as part of their readmission assessment as well as a set of experimental items.
The Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers & Systems (HCAHPS) report provides a standardized survey instrument and data collection methodology for measuring patients' perspectives on hospital care (HCAHPS, 2009).
This program, which when measuring hospitals acquired the acronym HCAHPS, sought to create a national standard for making quality comparisons between healthcare providers.
What if your institution ends up in one of the bottom two quintiles in the HCAHPS patient satisfaction survey results to be posted on www.hospitalcompare.gov?
Other examples of business objectives that the tool could track are improving HCAHPS scores, sales, safety, customer satisfaction, etc.
Higher Patient Satisfaction: Overall hospital experience, as measured by the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS), was rated 3 percent higher for winning hospitals than peer group hospitals.