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Home Health Agencies

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atom Alliance encourages Home Health Agencies (HHAs) to use the Best Practice Intervention Packages developed through the Home Health Quality Improvement (HHQI) National Campaign to prevent heart attacks and strokes. We help HHAs sign up for the Cardiovascular Data Registry to track progress related to the cardiac ABCS.

Our technical assistance with the HHAs includes:

  • Utilization of health literacy and educational tools to provide patient education.
  • Successful interventions and literature appropriate for all racial and ethnic beneficiaries served by the agency.
  • Intensive one-on-one technical assistance to HHAs experiencing staffing shortages and those with limited technological infrastructure unable to download educational resources and literature.

Cardiac rehabilitation plays and important role in reducing the potentially devastating effects of heart disease. Please do your part to advance patient care. Watch the
Home Health Quality Improvement Campaign Cardiac Rehab Video Playlist to learn more.

News Releases

You can also search our comprehensive library of online resources, where you can sort by atom Alliance state, initiative, patient or provider focus or simply type in a keyword for quick access to the tools and resources you need.
National Quality Strategy Toolkit
National Quality Strategy Toolkit

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1.95 MB | Last Updated: February 5, 2015

National Quality Strategy Lever Fact Sheet
National Quality Strategy Lever Fact Sheet

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National Quality Strategy Fact Sheet
National Quality Strategy Fact Sheet

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QIO Program Progress Infographic 2011-2014
QIO Program Progress Infographic 2011-2014

Preview: QIO Program Progress Infographic 2011-2014
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1.68 MB | Last Updated: February 5, 2015

CMS Equity Plan
CMS Equity Plan

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Logic Models
The QIO Program helps you embrace data in your healthcare setting
Failure Modes & Effects Analysis (FMEA)
The QIO Program shares 5 steps in the Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) to anticipate potential problems before they occur
Root Cause Analysis (RCA)
The QIO Program demonstrates how to identify the root cause of a problem using The 5 Whys
An Illustrated Look at QI in Healthcare
QIO Documentary
Learn about the history of the QIO Program, from 1966 through today.
IHI Whiteboard: Model for Improvement, Clip 1
IHI Whiteboard: Model for Improvement, Clip 2
IHI Whiteboard: PDSA Cycles, Part 1
IHI Whiteboard: PDSA Cycles, Part 2
IHI Whiteboard: Cause & Effect Diagrams
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Cardiac ABCS

Learn more about atom’s focus on the ABCS to improve health for everyone and reduce disparities for minorities.

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Cardiac PQRS Measures

Leverage your EHR’s clinical decision support, registry functions and patient reminders. Standardize blood pressure and smoking related data elements.

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Learning and Action Network

Participate in meetings and teleconferences to discuss and spread successful interventions. Share your expertise and learn best practices from your peers.

Home Health Agencies Blog

  • Improving Patient Education to Prevent Adverse Drug Events

    Improving Patient Education to Prevent Adverse Drug Events

    Improving Patient Education to Prevent Adverse Drug Events Anticoagulant medications such as warfarin and heparin are among the most common medications that cause complications for people in the hospital, according to the American Journal of Medicine. But maximizing communications across the care continuum and engaging patients and family members can prevent these life-threatening events. atom…
  • Helping Home Health Agencies Improve Heart Health in Kentucky One Milestone at a Time

    Helping Home Health Agencies Improve Heart Health in Kentucky One Milestone at a Time

    Helping Home Health Agencies Improve Heart Health in Kentucky One Milestone at a Time Home Health Agency (HHA) staff work tirelessly to complete day-to-day tasks, so finding the time to review diagnosis-specific tracking information can be a challenge. Sometimes HHAs need a little outside help to pause, evaluate where they are and stay on the right…
  • Blessing Hearts:  Four Tips for Faith Communities

    Blessing Hearts: Four Tips for Faith Communities

      Blessing Hearts: Four Tips for Faith Communities The “Bless Your Heart Campaign” encourages faith community members to live a heart-healthy lifestyle. Because participating churches must set goals for the entire congregation, the most essential part for a successful campaign is the church leadership according to Qsource Quality Improvement Advisor Kim Iman who presented information about…

Blog Archive

Cardio Learning and Action Network Materials Library

Please click on the links below to watch the webinars and read the transcripts. Webinars require the WebEx Player to view. You’ll be asked to provide some brief contact information to help us measure our efforts to spread best practice information before being taken to the webinar page.

Support for Your Patients: Connecting People Living with Heart Disease and Stroke
This one-hour webinar introduces a resource to facilitate connections between heart disease, stroke and congenital heart defect patients and caregivers. The Support Network offers providers, educators, patients and caregivers an opportunity to engage with one another and be part of an online community.

Improving Population Health: High Blood Pressure Treatment Algorithm
In “Improving Population Health: High Blood Pressure Treatment Algorithm,” presenters review the science advisory statement including incidence and prevalence of high blood pressure, and introduce the new blood pressure algorithm, resources and survey.

The Role of Therapists in Cardiovascular Care
Learn about the roles of Physical Therapists (PTs), Occupational Therapists (OTs) and Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) when caring for home health patients with cardiovascular disease and the expectations of each discipline within their Scope of Practice to improve patient care and outcomes. The one-hour learning and action webinar will help you gain valuable insight into changing practice expectations, engaging therapists, and provide you with valuable resources for home health leaders.

Home Health and atom Alliance: Improving Cardiac Health
In this webinar, “Home Health and atom Alliance: Improving Cardiac Health,” Missy Weeks explains what support is available from the atom Alliance to home health agencies in Alabama, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi and Tennessee.

National HHQI CardioLAN Kick-Off Event
Cindy Sun explains the concept of the National HHQI CardioLAN during this HHQI Kick-Off Event. Understand what support is available for home health agencies across the U.S.