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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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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.

Tools to Help Reduce Falls

January 9th, 2017|

Preventing falls is a challenge in every nursing home. These two resources can you help assess fall risk and prevent falls at your facility.

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.

We focus on

Effective Communication with Seniors Leads to Better Engagement

March 27th, 2016|

Healthcare professionals should engage older patients in conversations that encourage discussion and actively listening to what they have to say. This is according to a recent column focusing on effective communication with seniors.

“Caregivers need to talk ‘with’ their older patients and involve them in conversations, which also includes actually listening to what they are

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 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 5 Most Downloaded Quality Reporting and Health IT Tools in 2015

December 13th, 2015|

atom Alliance helps providers successfully report to the Centers for Medicare & Medicare Services (CMS), understand reporting requirements and get the most from their electronic health records (EHRs).

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