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.
Providers and other health care quality stakeholders are invited to join the Quality Innovation Network National Coordinating Center on Tuesday, May 2 for its next National Learning & Action Network virtual training entitled “Immunization: Everyone’s Responsibility.”
The forum on April 20 will bring together health care community stakeholders to discuss high priority areas for addressing emerging health and health care delivery issues and priorities.
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) leaders share their thoughts on the impact of health disparities in the Medicare community, as well as ways that CMS and the QIO Program are working to achieve health equity.
In February, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced a $20 million award to 11 community health organizations to provide technical support and education about the Quality Payment Program to small physician practices.