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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

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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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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
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Top 5 Most Downloaded Resources for Hospital Readmissions in 2015

December 12th, 2015|

atom Alliance is bringing together state-wide communities to create powerful collaborations of change that promote seamless coordination of care for older adults. The goal is reduce 30-day hospital readmissions, admissions and adverse drug events.

Get Smart About Antibiotics!

November 13th, 2015|

Each year in the United States, at least 2 million people become infected with bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics and at least 23,000 people die as a direct result of these infections.

Quality Improvement Tools to Reduce Adverse Drug Events

September 10th, 2015|

atom Alliance offers several quality improvement templates that can be used in your facility to reduce adverse drug events (ADEs). They are not meant to replace tools that you may already be using, but rather as supplements to accelerate improvement.

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.

New Interactive Map Makes Finding Communities Easy

June 3rd, 2015|

Find the care coordination community nearest you by using this new, interactive map.

How Does Your Community’s Health Rank?

April 2nd, 2015|

The County Health Rankings & Roadmaps program is a collaboration between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute.

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