LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., June 7, 2017-- The Atlantic Quality Innovation Network (AQIN), the IPRO-led Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) for New York, South Carolina and the District of Columbia, is proud to announce that it is featured in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS') newly released 2016 QIO Program Progress Report. AQIN is one of 14 QIN-QIOs that contributed to the Program's success in improving the quality of care for Medicare beneficiaries throughout the United States.
Adherence of Nurse Practitioners to JNC 8 Guidelines July 26, 2017 12:00 – 1:00 pm EST Join us as Stephanie E. Averette, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, from the South Carolina Department of Mental Health, Division of Inpatient Services, describes Adherence of Nurse Practitioners to JNC 8 Guideline, a project with the South Carolina Department of Mental …
Huge thanks to everyone who turned out for the webinar this last week! Updates in Stroke Neurology Tuesday, May 30, 2017 | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. ET 49 Minutes In case you missed it, or if you’d like to refer back, you can listen to the full recording of the webinar below: Below I have …
The Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) Program is hosting a Medication Safety Learning & Action Network event for health care providers on Thursday, May 25, 2017, from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. ET.
Forty-six percent of Americans with hypertension do not have their disease under control. Help the Million Hearts® initiative spread hypertension best practices by nominating a health system, practice or individual to become a Hypertension Control Champion.
A new toolkit from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality offers best practices and lessons learned from a three-year project to help nursing homes reduce catheter-associated urinary tract infections.
Great Plains Quality Innovation Network – the QIN-QIO serving Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota – is working to address the burden of antipsychotic medication on dementia patients in nursing homes.
Many Medicare beneficiaries need skilled nursing facility services at some point in their lives. But what can they do if they are not satisfied with the care received during their short-term nursing home stay?
Online training sessions from the QIN National Coordinating Center are now available to help nursing homes prevent and manage Clostridium difficile (C. diff) infections and promote antibiotic stewardship.
CMS’s long-term care subject matter expert shares the latest updates about the National Nursing Home Quality Care Collaborative and the QIO Program’s ongoing efforts to improve the quality of care in long-term care facilities.
Title: Target: BP – Improving Blood Pressure Control Through Actionable Data, Evidence-based Tools, Team-based Care, and Patient Engagement Date: April 27, 2017 Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm EST Guest Speakers: Laken Barkowski, RN, BSN Improvement Advisor, Improving Health Outcomes American Medical Association Vikas Bhala, MPH, MBA Improvement Advisor, Improving Health Outcomes American Medical Association …
(Lake Success, NY) – April 19, 2017 – At today’s Suffolk County Board of Health meeting, Health Commissioner James L. Tomarken, MD, MPH, MBA, MSW, signed a proclamation declaring the week of April 16 “National Healthcare Decision Days” in the county, presenting the proclamation to end-of-life care expert Patricia Bomba, MD, MACP, VP of Geriatrics for Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield, and to Carolyn Kazdan, MHSA, NHA, Quality Improvement Specialist, IPRO.