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In 2018, the Journal for Healthcare Quality will celebrate its 40th anniversary of publication. In keeping with the journal's rich history, we will continue to publish scholarly works that advance the art and science of healthcare quality. As we launch 2018, all the articles published in the January/February issue focus on performance and process improvement, an area that is consistent with the journal's origins.
In keeping with the JHQ's tradition of publishing, an annual themed issue, our March/April 2018 installment will feature an issue dedicated to Quality and Safety for Pediatric Populations. The 2018 themed issue will include a blend of both research and quality improvement topics addressing the unique needs of vulnerable pediatric populations. Although we are not currently accepting submissions for the 2018 themed issue, a Call for Manuscripts for our 2019 themed issue will appear in the journal early in 2018.
Given the popularity of our Translation of Research into Healthcare Quality Practice column launched in 2017, we will continue publishing the column throughout the upcoming year. Our January/February column presents a helpful “how to” article on conducting a failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA).
Following the successful first peer reviewer webinar coordinated in collaboration with the National Association for Healthcare Quality in November 2017 and attended by over 900 participants, we will host a second peer reviewer webinar in 2018. Stay tuned for further details coming in early 2018.
For 2018, we also look forward to introducing videos of important articles. Knowing that our readers appreciate content presented in multiple ways, these videos will provide short summaries of work for further reading and sharing. With the intent of keeping our content fresh and relevant for healthcare quality professionals across the healthcare continuum, we will be conducting a readership survey in 2018.
We thank you for your support of the journal and welcome your ongoing feedback.
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