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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.

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 5 Most Downloaded Tools for Nursing Homes in 2015

December 11th, 2015|

Nursing homes across the five atom Alliance states—Alabama, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi and Tennessee—are working diligently to improve resident care. Here are the top five nursing home quality improvement resources downloaded from atom Alliance in 2015

Change Package Strategy 5: Be a Continuous Learning Organization

October 6th, 2015|

A continuous learning organization

knows where it stands,
knows when and how to change,
uses data to drive performance and
views the organization as an interdependent system.

Coaches Keep TeamSTEPPS on Track

September 8th, 2015|

After a facility conducts TeamSTEPPS training, internal coaches become change agents to help promote and sustain the continuous work and model the new behaviors and change.

Managing Change Using TeamSTEPPS

September 1st, 2015|

Pursuit of the goal for the safest and highest quality healthcare requires optimization of a complex and integrated delivery system that includes people and processes.

TeamSTEPPS: Putting It All Together

August 25th, 2015|

The tools and strategies presented in The Long-Term Care Version of TeamSTEPPS correspond to individual teamwork skills

The Communications Lifeline in TeamSTEPPS

August 18th, 2015|

Communication is the lifeline of a well-functioning team. Communication strategies and tools improve effectiveness and promote the sharing of information.

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.

Teamwork: It’s Mutual in TeamSTEPPS

August 11th, 2015|

Mutual support is critical to the social and task performance aspects of teams. Team members need to fully understand what each one of the others does in order to provide reinforcement.

Mutual support is the essence of teamwork. It provides a safety net to help prevent errors, increase effectiveness and minimize strain caused by

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