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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.

Diabetes Classes Serve Participants Well

April 2nd, 2015|

In an initiative to reduce the amputation rates and improve diabetes care in Meridian, Miss., Qsource partner, Information & Quality Healthcare (IQH), utilized the Diabetes Empowerment Education Program (DEEP) module

Reduce Your Restraints: One Resident at a Time

December 1st, 2014|

In 2011, a nursing home in Tennessee had nearly a 30 percent restraint rate, with approximately 50 residents in some form of restraint.

Three years later, they’re down to one. How did they do it?

Nursing Home Systematically Eliminates Restraint-Free Alarms

November 24th, 2014|

Hanceville Nursing and Rehab Center in Hanceville, Ala., set a goal to systematically eliminate all restraint-free alarms (RFAs). Their mission was to improve resident quality of life by decreasing the overall number of restraints used in the facility, which would decrease noise levels and increase resident rapid-eye movement (REM) sleep.

Facility Exceeds National AP Reduction Goal

November 24th, 2014|

In August 2012, one out of four nursing home residents at Hanceville Nursing and Rehab Center was taking an antipsychotic (AP) medication. A little more than a year and a half later, the Hanceville, Ala., facility had cut its use in half.

From I to We

November 5th, 2014|

One nursing home in Alabama was facing a communications problem and it was affecting the quality of care they provided to their residents.

They needed to change the focus of their communications from “I” to “We.”

Tennessee Nursing Homes Collaborate to Make Quality Improvements

November 5th, 2014|

In January 2013, a select group of nursing home chains and facilities across Tennessee committed to work in a collaborative designed to improve the quality of life for their residents.

Why Care Transitions Communities Matter in Tennessee

November 5th, 2014|

Care transitions communities across Tennessee are making a difference. These communities, created by Qsource, now part of Qsource and sustained by community members from all areas of healthcare, were formed to reduce hospital readmissions among Medicare beneficiaries.