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Facilitate widespread, significant improvements in health quality.

Be safe to live well. Learn how you or a loved one can

  • Avoid hospital infections
  • Stay independent in a nursing home
  • Take medications more safely and understand them better
  • Get well-planned, coordinated care
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What You Can Do to Prevent Falls
What You Can Do to Prevent Falls

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Post Discharge Tool and Tips
Post Discharge Tool and Tips

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Good Questions for Getting the Right Diagnosis
Good Questions for Getting the Right Diagnosis

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Patient/Resident Safety Blog

  • Sickle Cell Patients Share Photos

    Sickle Cell Patients Share Photos

    Sickle Cell Patients Share Photos and Treats to Improve Care at Memphis Emergency Departments On Tuesday, September 10, 2019, patients and quality improvement experts will be popping up at some local hospital emergency departments (EDs) to offer a tasty treat and a view of sickle cell disease (SCD) through patients’ eyes.  Project PopSickleCell is part…
  • Medicare Helps Seniors use Opioids Safely

    Medicare Helps Seniors use Opioids Safely

    Medicare Helps Seniors use Opioids Safely Doctors may prescribe opioids, a class of drugs used to treat pain, after surgery or an injury. Although opioids can be an important part of treatment, they have serious risks like addiction, abuse, and overdose, especially if used continuously. This is true even for seniors and other people with…
  • From the Center of My Care Team

    From the Center of My Care Team

    From the Center of My Care Team by Janet Pollock, Kentucky In 2002, I began an exciting career journey with the Kentucky Quality Improvement Organization (QIO). During my early days with the QIO, my focus was outreach – teaching Medicare beneficiaries about their benefits, when and how to file a complaint, and what to expect…

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Healthcare-Associated Infection Prevention

About one in every 25 patients admitted to a hospital gets an infection.

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Nursing Home Care

There are 1.4 million Americans living in our nation’s 15,600 nursing homes.

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Drug Safety

Medication errors are a leading cause of preventable harm for people aged 65 and over with Medicare.

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Care Coordination

One in five older adults in the U.S. is sent back to the hospital within 30 days of leaving it.