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There are 1.4 million Americans living in the nation’s 15,600 nursing homes. Today, your loved one might be one of them; one day, maybe it will be you. We must be able to depend on nursing homes to provide reliable, compassionate, high-quality care.

That’s why the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) created a strategy for guiding local, state and national efforts to improve nursing home quality of care.

As part of that strategy, atom Alliance is uniting nursing homes in a powerful collaborative to share tools, knowledge and experiences for improving resident safety and clinical processes and reducing preventable healthcare conditions. Download our fact sheet.

atom Alliance is focused on helping nursing homes

  • understand Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI),
  • reduce unnecessary antipsychotic drug use in dementia patients,
  • increase resident mobility and
  • improve their national nursing home rating.

To accomplish this, atom Alliance offers

  • customized onsite consultation,
  • quality improvement skills training,
  • evidence-based tools and resources,
  • ongoing educational opportunities and
  • an active nursing home collaborative.

Join our collaborative!

See how atom Alliance initiatives align with HAC.

Featured Resources

CMS Equity Plan
CMS Equity Plan

Preview: CMS Equity Plan
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National Nursing Home Change Package, March 2015
National Nursing Home Change Package, March 2015

Preview: National Nursing Home Change Package, March 2015
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News Releases

Reducing Healthcare-Acquired Conditions Blog

  • Mississippi Hospital Reduces Patient Falls by 25 Percent Using AHRQ Program

    Mississippi Hospital Reduces Patient Falls by 25 Percent Using AHRQ Program

    Mississippi Hospital Reduces Patient Falls by 25 Percent Using AHRQ Program From AHRQ, April 2018 Anderson Regional Medical Center, a 260-bed hospital in Meridian, Mississippi, reduced patient falls by 25 percent after implementing AHRQ’s Preventing Falls in Hospitals Training Program in 2015. The reduction in patient falls resulted in an estimated $238,000 savings in medical…
  • Communication Tool Helps Reduce Hospital Readmissions

    Communication Tool Helps Reduce Hospital Readmissions

    Communication Tool Helps Reduce Hospital Readmissions Effective communication is essential to high-quality healthcare. atom Alliance team members in Indiana are successfully facilitating improvement in transitions of care with the Wabash Valley Care Coalition (WVCC). They are using a communication tool that encourages openness and clarity as a patient’s care is transferred from one member of…
  • Discussions About End of Life Care Help Patients and Providers Be Prepared

    Discussions About End of Life Care Help Patients and Providers Be Prepared

    Discussions About End of Life Care Help Patients and Providers Be Prepared The U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality reports that only 12 percent of patients with an advance directive had received input from their physician in its development. Healthcare providers should discuss options for care at the end of life with their patients. It is covered…

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QAPI

The QAPI process is key to helping your nursing home establish, maintain and sustain high-quality care for residents. Put it to work today.

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Antipsychotics

Learn how to decrease the use of unnecessary antipsychotic medications and improve the quality of life for residents.

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Mobility

Improving resident mobility is not only about safety, it’s also about dignity and independence. Discover what you can do.

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Collaborative

Make sure that every resident gets the highest quality of care. Join our collaborative to learn from and work with others dedicated to this goal.

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