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Rural Mississippi Community Empowers Pharmacists and Reduces Hospital Readmissions

July 30th, 2018|

Rural Mississippi Community Empowers Pharmacists and Reduces Hospital Readmissions
People with complex medication routines who are admitted to the hospital are at a higher risk for readmission due to several factors, including gaps in the continuity of care. Care transitions can be difficult and as patients transition from the hospital setting to home, they are

Mississippi Hospital Reduces Patient Falls by 25 Percent Using AHRQ Program

May 25th, 2018|

Mississippi Hospital Reduces Patient Falls by 25 Percent Using AHRQ Program

From AHRQ, April 2018

Anderson Regional Medical Center, a 260-bed hospital in Meridian, Mississippi, reduced patient falls by 25 percent after implementing AHRQ’s Preventing Falls in Hospitals Training Program in 2015. The reduction in patient falls resulted in an estimated $238,000 savings in medical costs.

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Improving Quality Measures in atom Alliance Nursing Homes

January 25th, 2018|

When it comes to Composite Scores, the lower the better. Scores are comprised of 13 long-stay quality measures. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has set a national goal for nursing homes to achieve a 6.00 or less.

atom Alliance Teams Up with Nursing School to Improve Long-Term Care

January 26th, 2017|

atom Alliance Teams Up with Nursing School to Improve Long-Term Care
Originally posted by University of Mississippi Medical Center on September 26, 2016

A collaboration between the University of Mississippi School of Nursing and Information & Quality Healthcare, a member of the atom Alliance, a five-state Quality Improvement Network-Quality Improvement Organization providing services in Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky,

Kentucky, Mississippi Nursing Homes Receive Assistance for Targeted Quality of Care Improvements

January 24th, 2017|

Kentucky, Mississippi Nursing Homes Receive Assistance for Targeted Quality of Care Improvements
Memphis, Tenn. –Several nursing homes in Kentucky and Mississippi will soon receive a boost in their ongoing effort to provide quality care for residents. The atom Alliance, a partnership between Memphis-based Qsource in Tennessee, Kentucky and Indiana; Information & Quality Healthcare (IQH) in Mississippi;

Care Coordination Initiative Helps Patients, Aligns with Quality Measures

August 30th, 2016|

 
Care Coordination Initiative Helps Patients, Aligns with Quality Measures
Navigator Program Expands to 22 Primary Care Clinics

Memorial Hospital in Gulfport, Mississippi recently completed a successful three-month care coordination pilot with three primary care clinics and is in the process of expanding
the program to all 22 of their primary clinics. Physicians, along with key clinical staff

Diabetes Self-Management Education Empowers Mississippians

May 22nd, 2015|

In the United States, 18.8 million people are diagnosed with diabetes, and an estimated seven million people remain undiagnosed, according to the 2011 National Diabetes Fact Sheet.

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