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New Tools to Measure Patients’ Health Literacy

December 28th, 2015|

The communication between health care professionals and patients is essential to improving medical care and overall health. Taking into account a patient’s health literacy skills can help improve interpersonal relationships and the information that is exchanged during between both parties.

atom Alliance’s Top 10 Patient-Focused Stories of 2015

December 18th, 2015|

There are many ways to keep in touch with the work atom Alliance is doing in Alabama, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi and Tennessee.

atom Alliance Top 10 Provider Stories of 2015

December 17th, 2015|

In case you missed these stories, here are the top 10 provider-focused stories shared on atom Alliance in 2015.

Top 10 Provider Stories

Pledge to Get Your Flu Vaccine
Important Update to Pneumococcal Vaccine Recommendations
Have You Been Notified About a PQRS Negative Payment Adjustment?
Five Changes to the Five-Star Nursing Home Rating System
atom Alliance Partners with Cherokee

Top Five Most Downloaded Healthcare Quality Improvement Resources of 2015

December 15th, 2015|

atom Alliance states are change agents focused on three healthcare quality improvement aims: better patient care, better population health and lower health care costs through improvement.

Top 10 Most Downloaded atom Alliance Resources of 2015

December 7th, 2015|

atom Alliance works with healthcare patients and providers in five states to advance quality improvement goals established by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. These are the top 10 most downloaded resources on www.atomAlliance.org in 2015.

Identifying Barriers to Adult Vaccinations

September 8th, 2015|

Vaccines are widely recognized as safe, clinically effective, cost-effective and an integral part of public health policy in the United States. However, vaccination rates are below targeted levels, particularly for vaccines recommended for older adults.

The Commonwealth Fund Creates eBook for Medicare’s 50th Anniversary

August 12th, 2015|

Medicare at 50 Years, an eBook created by The Commonwealth Fund, comprises six in-depth papers about the past, present and future of Medicare, each written by a national expert on Medicare and health policy.

Get a Head-Start on CE Requirements: Seven Free Courses

July 31st, 2015|

Summer is here and you may be getting some time to relax. What about taking a couple of free continuing education (CE) courses through HHQI University?

Understand the New Home Health Patient Survey (HHCAHPS) Star Ratings

May 6th, 2015|

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) hosted a Special Open Door Forum (SODF) on Thursday, May 7, 2015 about a new set of Star Ratings for the CMS Home Health Compare website.

New Nursing CEs Now Available

April 8th, 2015|

A new online educational course has been added to the Cardiovascular Health catalog in HHQI University. Nurses who successfully complete the LIfestyle Management for Cardiovascular Health course will receive 1.0 hours of free Continuing Education (CE) credits. Others completing the course will receive a certificate of completion. Many state and national therapy organizations will

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