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  • 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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Patient/Resident Safety Blog

  • 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…
  • 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…
  • QIOs in Action: How One QIN-QIO Reduced Opioid Use in Nursing Homes

    QIOs in Action: How One QIN-QIO Reduced Opioid Use in Nursing Homes

      QIOs in Action: How One QIN-QIO Reduced Opioid Use in Nursing Homes This story originally appeared in the December 2018 issue of QIO News. An analysis of Medicare Part D data by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ Office of the Inspector General revealed that more than 460,000 Medicare Part D beneficiaries received high amounts of opioids in…

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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.