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Recovery_Getting_Personal

September 11th, 2018|

You know your patient’s weight.

You know their “real” age.

You’ve even seen them naked.

Then why is it too personal to ask how much they drink, smoke or if they’re feeling depressed.

It is time to get personal with your patients.

Knowing more about their struggles and habits can help you identify how to best integrate their medical

Value-Added Activities in Antibiotic Stewardship

July 11th, 2018|

Value-Added Activities in Antibiotic Stewardship
Because antibiotic stewardship is so closely associated with clinical quality, the Quality Payment Program (QPP) includes several process measures related to appropriate antibiotic use. Antibiotic Stewardship is a proven strategy to improve clinical outcomes; promote patient safety; prevent adverse drug events and curtail the emergence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria

MIPS Quality Measures

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When Nutrition Becomes Personal: A Retired Nurse’s Story

June 29th, 2018|

When Nutrition Becomes Personal: A Retired Nurse’s Story
Have you noticed a subtle difference on your grocery’s shelves? New Nutrition Facts labels are starting to show up on some of your favorite packaged foods. This change reflects new scientific information, including the link between diet and chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease. The new

Make Exercise a New Vital Sign in Your Practice

June 20th, 2018|

Make Exercise a New Vital Sign in Your Practice
Physical inactivity has been established to be an independent risk factor for many chronic diseases and conditions that threaten the health of the nation. Additionally, older adults are at particular risk for leading sedentary lifestyles.

June is good time to add exercise as a new vital sign

Battle the Opioid Overdose Epidemic with Information and Action

March 22nd, 2017|

The United States is in the midst of a prescription opioid overdose epidemic. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 44 people in the United States die every day from prescription opioid overdose and many more become addicted.

COPD: Start the Conversation

November 23rd, 2016|

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is now the third leading cause of death in the United States. Early diagnosis and aggressive management can improve both quality and length of life for patients.

Anticoagulants, Diabetes Agents and Opioids… Oh My!

October 14th, 2016|

An increasing number of the Medicare population are taking prescription medications and seeing multiple providers, which makes medication safety essential to improving care coordination and the health of patients and Medicare beneficiaries.

atom Alliance is improving medication safety and coordination of care by preventing adverse drug events (ADEs), increasing patient engagement and reducing harm.

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Care About Your Care

March 25th, 2016|

In 2011, RWJF launched Care About Your Care to focus attention on what people can do to provide and receive better health care. The conversation has centered around improving care transitions to reduce avoidable hospital readmissions, and how nurses, care coordinators, doctors, consumers, caregivers, patients and others can work together to achieve this.

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.

Top Five Most Downloaded Patient Resources 2015

December 14th, 2015|

Top Five Most Downloaded Patient Resources 2015

atom Alliance aims to help patients get the information, skills, and confidence they need to manage their health and healthcare. These are the top-five, patient-focused resources downloaded from www.atomAlliance.org in 2015

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