Reducing Healthcare-Acquired
Conditions in Nursing Homes

Engaging nursing homes is an integral aspect of improving the health of people with Medicare since more than three million Americans rely on services provided by nursing homes at some point during the year. There are also 1.4 million Americans who reside in the Nation’s 15,600 nursing homes on any given day.

How We Can Help

Quality Insights’ Quality Innovation Network offers numerous free resources coupled with comprehensive, actionable assistance designed to help nursing homes reduce healthcare-acquired conditions (HACs), which will ultimately result in better health, better healthcare and reduced healthcare costs. Our strategies include:

  • Enhancing consumer engagement
  • Strengthening survey processes, standards, and enforcement
  • Promoting quality improvement
  • Creating strategic approaches through partnerships
  • Advancing quality through innovation and demonstration

What We Can Achieve Together

 These strategies coalesce into the aim of decreasing nursing home resident morbidity while increasing satisfaction and longevity. Along with regional and grassroots stakeholders, we are also actively pursuing this aim in partnership with the National Nursing Home Quality Care Collaborative (NNHQCC) to achieve goals by 2019 that include:
 
  • Facilitating nursing homes to attain a score of six or better on the National Nursing Home Composite Quality Measure
  • Improving the rate of mobility among long-stay nursing home residents
  • Improving the targeted rate of reduction in the use of unnecessary antipsychotic medication in dementia residents 
All activities include a special emphasis on recruiting and sustaining the involvement of Medicare beneficiaries and their families to participate in nursing home quality improvement activities and planning processes. We are also coordinating our nursing home focus with other Quality Insights Quality Innovation Network initiatives, such as Reducing Healthcare-Associated Infections in Hospitals and Coordination of Care. 

Get Involved

Quality Insights’ Quality Innovation Network’s goal is to be at the forefront of reducing healthcare-acquired conditions in nursing homes throughout our region. To learn more or initiate a partnership, visit the Get Local section of this website to connect with your local project coordinator.

Watch this brief video to learn more about the Reducing Healthcare-Acquired Conditions in Nursing Homes project.



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