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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 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;

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.

Workgroup Helps Healthcare Organization Replace or Eliminate Harmful Processes

December 6th, 2016|

Workgroup Helps Healthcare Organization Replace or Eliminate Harmful Processes
Michelle Vincent MSN, RN, APRN- BC, Director of Quality, Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center located in Leitchfield, Kentucky, credits her team’s participation in an electronic medical record (EMR)-specific workgroup with helping their facility provide better care.

“At the end of the day, it really comes down to

Tennessee Hospital Reduces Infections, Saves Lives

November 9th, 2016|

When Fabiola Demuth began working at Nashville General Hospital at Meharry, she looked for opportunities to improve care and eliminate healthcare-associated infections (HAI). With help from an atom Alliance quality improvement advisor, the hospital saw a significant reduction in central line associated blood stream infections (CLABSI) in their intensive care units (ICUs).

“After looking at

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

Free Resources to Improve Immunization Rates in Home Care

August 16th, 2016|

Now is a great time to refresh your immunization knowledge as a healthcare professional. These free resources developed by the Home Health Quality Improvement (HHQI) National Campaign can help:

Sharing is Caring: Healthcare Innovators Collaborate to Reduce Hospital Readmissions

August 8th, 2016|

Sharing is Caring: Healthcare Innovators Collaborate to Reduce Hospital Readmissions
 

Knowledge is infectious and that’s a good thing for a diverse group of healthcare innovators in Nashville, Tenn., known as the Transitioning Patients Across the Care Continuum (TPACC) community.

The group meets monthly to share knowledge, host speakers and discuss how they can impact and improve

More Than a Number

July 20th, 2016|

More Than a Number
How a Tennessee Nursing Home Reduced Antipsychotic Medication with Consistent Caregivers
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,

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