Care Coordination Initiative Helps Patients, Aligns with Quality Measures

Navigator Program Expands to 22 Primary Care Clinics Memorial Hospital in Gulfport, Mississippi recently completed a successful three-month care coordination pilot with three primary care clinics and is in the process of expanding the program to all 22 of their primary clinics. Physicians, along with key clinical staff met to determine metrics for measurement and [...]

Jefferson County Nursing Home Achieves National Quality Goal

Sandra Simpson is the Director of Nursing for Jefferson County Nursing Home in Fayette, Mississippi. She has been there 18 years and loves what she does. She, her staff and her residents also love that their facility has maintained a composite score of less than 6.00 for most of the last four years. Sandra Simpson, [...]

Diabetes Self-Management Education Empowers Mississippians

In the United States, 18.8 million people are diagnosed with diabetes, and an estimated seven million people remain undiagnosed, according to the 2011 National Diabetes Fact Sheet. Educating diabetics about how to manage their disease allows them to better control and understand the potential complications such as amputations, blindness and kidney failure. In 2012, the [...]

Diabetes Classes Serve Participants Well

In an initiative to reduce the amputation rates and improve diabetes care in Meridian, Miss., atom Alliance partner, Information & Quality Healthcare (IQH), utilized the Diabetes Empowerment Education Program (DEEP) module to conduct diabetes self-management education (DSME) classes. Other Alliance partners are expanding DEEP to Alabama, Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee. The target population was Medicare [...]


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