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8 Reasons Why Physicians Should Advocate for POLST

September 14th, 2015|

End of life discussions are a difficult but necessary response to address the needs of the families and wishes of patients.

Advancing Excellence Offers Workshops to Disrupt Infections

September 10th, 2015|

Advancing Excellence is offering Disrupt Infections: Creating a Community of Prevention workshops to explore how creating unity in the care setting can help break the web of infection in simple, practical ways.

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.

Chart Compares PQRS and MU Reporting

September 8th, 2015|

atom Alliance has developed a comparison chart showing the overlap between Meaningful Use (MU) Clinical Quality Measures (CQMs) and the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS).

Provider Template for Hypertension Protocol

September 8th, 2015|

It’s critical for all providers to follow the same protocol when caring for patients. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has supplied a template to help your practice to develop a protocol for controlling hypertension in adults.

Identifying Barriers to Adult Vaccinations

September 8th, 2015|

Vaccines are widely recognized as safe, clinically effective, cost-effective and an integral part of public health policy in the United States. However, vaccination rates are below targeted levels, particularly for vaccines recommended for older adults.

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.

Upcoming Webcast: Overview of the 2014 Annual Quality and Resource Use Reports

September 4th, 2015|

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is hosting a webcast to provide an overview of the 2014 Annual QRUR and explain how to interpret and use the information in the report.

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

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