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Bringing Diabetes Education to Rural Indiana

January 25th, 2018|

Franciscan Health offers ‎American Diabetes Association recognized diabetes self- management education (DSME) at their Healthy Living Center in Lafayette, Indiana, but this important type of education was limited in the counties surrounding the hospital.

An Unlikely Advocate: A Caregiver Finds Qsource After Opioid Overdose

January 5th, 2018|

by Lindsey Jett, CPht

Qsource is working with providers and patients throughout the state of Tennessee to increase awareness and education around the opioid epidemic that is facing our state and our nation. We are working with beneficiaries and their families, as well as community healthcare providers, to reduce opioid use in Tennessee.

Indiana County Receives Assistance for Targeted Opioid Reduction

October 27th, 2017|

Indiana County Receives Assistance for Targeted Opioid Reduction
Memphis, Tenn. – Clinton County, Indiana, will soon receive a boost in its ongoing effort to combat the opioid epidemic. The Qsource, a partnership between Memphis-based Qsource in Tennessee, Kentucky and Indiana; Information & Quality Healthcare (IQH) in Mississippi; and AQAF in Alabama was recently named the recipient

How a Nursing Home Increased Communication and Reduced Antipsychotic Medications

October 3rd, 2017|

How a Nursing Home Increased Communication and Reduced Antipsychotic Medications
 

As a participant in Qsource’s collaborative, NHC Oak Ridge located in Oak Ridge, Tenn. was able to lower the number of residents on antipsychotic medications.

“Our team looked at a couple reports from the past year, including our Qsource Composite Score report, and we noticed an

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

A Retired Nurse Shares Her Thoughts on Antibiotic Stewardship

May 23rd, 2017|

Antibiotics are life-saving drugs, but they must be used wisely. They have saved so many people and can continue to do so if we use them the right way. People need to develop a healthy respect for these powerful drugs. And accept that sometimes, being sick is just part of being human.

Marcia Rasner is a

A Step in the Right Direction: Improving Activities of Daily Living

April 25th, 2017|

A Step in the Right Direction: Improving Activities of Daily Living

Room for Improvement
Qsource quality improvement advisors helped administrators and staff at Ave Maria Home understand their quarterly quality measures report. The staff saw an opportunity for improvement in their activities of daily living (ADL) measure in their composite score.

“Julie from Qsource did a webinar

Campaign Launched to Increase Advance Directives in Tennessee

April 21st, 2017|

Honoring Choices Tennessee has launched the AdvanceDirectivesTN initiative to increase the number of Tennesseans who have an advance directive for healthcare.

Strategic Partnership Helps Nursing Homes Report Infections

April 7th, 2017|

In November of 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) finalized new reporting regulations for participating long-term care facilities.

Most Common Indicators

April 6th, 2017|

Most Common Indicators: How to Identify if a Patient is Misusing a Substance
For many Baby Boomers, the free-love, easy-going lifestyle of their younger years is starting to catch up to them. The aches and pains of aging are to be expected. These symptoms can often lead to alcohol misuse among older adults.

As people age,