Learn how atom Alliance’s pilot program reduced opioid use in nursing homes by customizing pain management programs for each patient. Read more
New CMS data shows the Partnership met its initial goals by the end of 2016; see the numbers and learn what’s next for the Partnership. Read more
As a participant in atom Alliance’s nursing home collaborative, NHC Oak Ridge, located in Oak Ridge, Tenn., was able to reduce the number of residents on antipsychotic medications. Read more
What keeps you from keeping up with your medicines? Eating healthy? Losing weight? Be aware of your barriers to better health and talk with your doctor about them. Your provider or clinic may have suggestions or know programs that can help. Once your treatment program becomes routine, maintaining a lower blood pressure is easier. Remind …
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?
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.
An elderly woman sits in a wheelchair outside her nursing home room, weeping and reaching out for each person walking past her. She rocks back and forth, trying to console herself. The nurse on duty doesn’t usually work on that floor, so he is not familiar with the residents. He calms the disoriented woman, escorts her …
Technology is helping shape the future of health care. In recognition of National Health IT Week, September 26–30,QIO News is sharing five top technology trends in improving the quality of health for older adults. Telehealth and E-Visits Telehealth is part of the movement to supplement appointments at hospitals and clinics with virtual check-ups and patient …
In recognition of Independence Day, the New England Quality Innovation Network shares tips and resources on how to encourage and support senior independence and quality care coordination. Read more