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It’s Not Too Late to Vaccinate: Get Your Flu Vaccine

November 30th, 2018|

 
It’s Not Too Late to Vaccinate: Get Your Flu Vaccine

This December, when you see signs reading “Get Your Flu Vaccine,” you might ask “Isn’t it too late to get vaccinated?” No, it’s not too late! The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that flu vaccination efforts continue throughout the flu season. While

Blessing Hearts: Four Tips for Faith Communities

November 27th, 2018|

 
Blessing Hearts: Four Tips for Faith Communities
The “Bless Your Heart Campaign” encourages faith community members to live a heart-healthy lifestyle. Because participating churches must set goals for the entire congregation, the most essential part for a successful campaign is the church leadership according to Qsource Quality Improvement Advisor Kim Iman who presented information about the

Immunizations Best Practices Updated

November 27th, 2018|

 
Immunizations Best Practices Updated
The Home Health Quality Initiative (HHQI) 2018 Immunization & Infection Prevention Best Practice Intervention Package (BPIP) is now available. The Immunization & Infection Prevention BPIP is designed to guide leaders to ensure agency immunization and infection prevention programs are evidence-based and focus on patient and employee safety. It assists leaders in developing strategies

Eye Exams Are Crucial for People with Diabetes to Detect Common Causes of Vision Loss

November 19th, 2018|

Eye Exams Are Crucial for People with Diabetes to Detect Common Causes of Vision Loss

When is the last time you visited your optometrist or ophthalmologist? Did you know that a full eye exam including dilation of the eye is recommended starting at age 60, and starting at age 40 for African Americans?  Age-related and diabetes-related

How atom Alliance Is Helping Transform Clinical Practice

November 13th, 2018|

How atom Alliance Is Helping Transform Clinical Practice
The U.S. healthcare system is rapidly moving from a volume driven, primarily fee-for-service model to integrated care models that incorporate a variety of innovative payment structures. atom Alliance is playing an important role in that transformation.

The national Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative (TCPI) assists clinicians in changing the

Caring for Individuals with Sickle Cell Disease in Your Emergency Department

November 5th, 2018|

It’s Not Too Late to Join the New Learning Collaborative

atom Alliance encourages you to participate in the Duke University School of Nursing’s new learning collaborative which will be held the 1st Wednesday of every month from 12:00 pm-1:00 pm EST (except for January 2nd and July 3rd, 2019).

Hospital Admissions, Emergency Department Visits Decline Following Sickle Cell Education; Savings Estimated at $1.6 Million

November 5th, 2018|

Hospital Admissions, Emergency Department Visits Decline Following Sickle Cell Education; Savings Estimated at $1.6 Million
CMS Expands Local Memphis Project Nationwide

A Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) special innovation project to improve acute pain management in Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) patients that originated in Memphis, will be expanded to a national scale over the next 12 months.

Promote Self-Management for National Diabetes Month

November 1st, 2018|

November is National Diabetes Month. atom Alliance encourages providers to use the many resources available online to promote diabetes self-management and improve care for patients with diabetes.

Helping Heart Failure Patients Avoid Hospitalization in Indiana

October 26th, 2018|

Helping Heart Failure Patients Avoid Hospitalization in Indiana in Indiana
More than 5.7 million American adults are living with heart failure. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) projects that the prevalence of heart failure will increase 46 percent from 2012 to 2030, resulting in 8 million adults living with the chronic condition.1

Congestive

Making Influenza Vaccinations Mandatory

October 5th, 2018|

Making Influenza Vaccinations Mandatory
Does your employer require you to get the influenza vaccine? Do they offer flu shots at no cost to you? There is a growing trend to make influenza vaccinations mandatory for healthcare personnel. Hospital leaders are getting on board, but there is work to be done in the long-term care setting.

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