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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.

New Vaccine Information from the CDC

November 13th, 2015|

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued two updated influenza Vaccine Information Statements (VISs).

The VIS for inactivated influenza vaccine (IIV) is intended for use with all injectable formulations. The VIS for live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV) is intended for use when administering nasal spray vaccine.

Find End-of-Life Resources at CaringInfo.org

November 10th, 2015|

CaringInfo.org is a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization that provides free resources to help people make decisions about end-of-life care and services before a crisis happens.

Protect Your Patients against Influenza and Pneumonia

November 9th, 2015|

Healthcare providers have a responsibility to help prevent the spread of flu and pneumonia. The flu is unpredictable and even healthy individuals can get it and suffer from related complications, like pneumonia.

Ways to Improve Your Immunization Services

November 5th, 2015|

During the fall and winter, healthcare providers focus on immunizations. Flu and pneumonia are the most common illnesses that can be prevented with vaccines.

Get Your Free Immunization Data Reports

November 2nd, 2015|

The Home Health Quality Improvement (HHQI) campaign uses each home health agency’s Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) data to generate customized data reports on a variety of high-priority topics each month

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