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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.

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

If You’re Hospitalized, What Should You Take with You?

December 6th, 2015|

A visit to the hospital can be stressful. If you’re hospitalized, bringing along medical information and a few personal items will make your stay go more smoothly.

Speak Up for Better Care

December 5th, 2015|

As a patient, you can make your care safer by being an active, involved and informed member of your healthcare team. The Speak Up™ initiative provides simple advice on how you can help make healthcare a good experience.

Use This Tool to Keep Out of the Hospital

December 4th, 2015|

What many patients desire most when they go into a hospital for surgery or illness is to get back home as quickly as possible. The temptations of home, however, often become a barrier for patients to fully listen to and understand their discharge instructions.

A Foundation Dedicated to Your Safety

November 25th, 2015|

Someone’s looking out for you. The National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) is dedicated to patient safety. Their vision is to create a world where patients are free from harm by partnering with patients and families, the healthcare community and others.

How to Find Residential Care for Someone with Alzheimer’s

November 16th, 2015|

If a loved one or a friend has Alzheimer’s, there may come a time when it’s no longer possible for them to live at home. You may want to look for another place for the person to live, and residential care may be the best option.

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