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Care Coordination

BOOST - Better Outcomes by Optimizing Safe Transitions

A National initiative led by the Society of Hospital Medicine to improve the care of patients as they transition from hospital to home.



BOOST Overview

An overview of the BOOST (Better Outcomes by Optimizing Safe Transitions) toolkit.



Electronic Health Record Resources and Meaningful Use

2015 Medicare Electronic Record Incentive Program Payment Adjustment Fact Sheet for Critical Access Hospitals

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has developed a 2015 Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Payment Adjustment Fact Sheet for Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs). These adjustments are stipulated by Congress for CAHs that are not meaningful users of Certified EHR Technology...



2015-2017 Meaningful Use Attestation & Audit Resources

Attestation Resources Before you attest, use this resource to organize your information and make sure your attestation will be successful: 2015 Eligible Professional (EP) Attestation Worksheet Hospital Attestation resources are available at...



Medicare Initiatives

National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN)

The National Healthcare Safety Network is the most widely used healthcare-associated tracking system, offering data  by state, facility, region, and the nation for problem identification.



Patient Safety

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) prepared an overview of National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) analysis on patient safety.



Organizations

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) provides tools, resources, and research on infection prevention and patient safety.



Association for Professionals in Infection Control Epidemiology (APIC)

The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) is the leading professional association for infection preventionists (IPs) with more than 15,000 members. Their mission is to create a safer world through the prevention of infection.



Quality Reporting

CLABSI Reporting Tips

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention prepared an instruction sheet regarding reporting of CLABSI to the Inpatient Quality Reporting Program.



Claims-Based Measures

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) quality of care measures sets that are listed concern Part A and Part B claims data submitted by hospitals for Medicare fee-for-service patients.



Reports and Articles

Applying NHSN Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection Criteria: Case Studies

Katherine Allen-Bridson of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention presented on the NHSN CLABSI criteria. Date: Dec.7,2012



Bloodstream Infections in Non-Invasive Care Units Have Higher Mortality Rates

Non-ICU CLABSIs carry a higher risk of death, according to a recent study.



Tools and Guides

Achieving Safer Airway Management

A Grand Rounds slide presentation from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, featuring Kenneth Rothfield, MD, St. Agnes Hospital, and Michael Phelan, MD, Cleveland Clinic Health Systems.



Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention define catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI), and provide answers to FAQs.