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How One Patient’s Experience Inspired a Tool to Help Many

June 27th, 2017|

How One Patient’s Experience Inspired a Tool to Help Many
Polypharmacy—the use of multiple drugs to treat a single or several medical issues—is a growing concern for Medicare beneficiaries. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 82 percent of American adults take at least one medication, and 29 percent take five or

Nationwide Challenge Aims to Control Hypertension

April 25th, 2017|

Health systems and professionals are equipped with the knowledge and technology to help patients manage high blood pressure more effectively than ever before. Still, high blood pressure contributes to more than 1,100 deaths in the United States each day and puts millions at risk for heart disease and stroke.

Battle the Opioid Overdose Epidemic with Information and Action

March 22nd, 2017|

The United States is in the midst of a prescription opioid overdose epidemic. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 44 people in the United States die every day from prescription opioid overdose and many more become addicted.

Tools Reduce Antipsychotic Drug Use in Nursing Homes

March 21st, 2017|

One in four nursing home residents receive at least one antipsychotic medication. Many of those residents have dementia.

Care Coordination Community Brings Chattanooga Hospitals Together

March 2nd, 2017|

Care Coordination Community Brings Chattanooga Hospitals Together to Reduce Readmissions

The Chattanooga Regional Health Innovation Coalition (CRHIC) brought three area hospitals together to achieve the lowest readmission rate in Tennessee among care coordination communities.

atom Alliance Team Completes Leadership Training

January 12th, 2017|

Thirteen staff members from the atom Alliance Care Coordination team recently graduated from the Quality Innovation Network National Coordinating Center (QIN NCC) Leadership & Organizing In Action (LOA 2.0) program.

Living Well with COPD

January 5th, 2017|

atom Alliance talks to Stephanie Williams from the COPD Foundation

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) affects 30 million Americans, yet only about 12 million know they have it.

AAFP Helps Providers With Routine Patient Screening for Depression and Alcohol

January 4th, 2017|

How can physicians most effectively screen patients for depression and alcohol use? The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) aims to answer that with an easy-to-use guide.

Bathing Without a Battle: Award-Winning Training for Long-Term Care Staff

December 1st, 2016|

The award-winning, evidence-based Bathing Without a Battle training on person-centered bathing for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias is now accessible online free of charge.

atom Alliance Celebrates National Healthcare Quality Week

September 28th, 2016|

atom Alliance Celebrates National Healthcare Quality Week
atom Alliance proudly joins the National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ) and others around the country in celebrating Healthcare Quality Week, October 16-22. The week brings greater recognition for the healthcare quality profession and the contributions and impact our professionals have made in the field.

The atom Alliance Quality

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