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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.



RED - Re-Engineered Discharge

The RED intervention is founded on 12 discrete, mutually-reinforcing components and has been proven to reduce rehospitalizations.



Electronic Health Record Resources and Promoting Interoperability

2017 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...



CMS eHealth University

CMS provides a set of fact sheets and tutorials for every provider’s level of familiarity with EHR and PQRS, including beginners, intermediates, and advanced users at eHealth University, its learning portal. This introductory video explains CMS eHealth and its eHealth University.



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

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.



Using SIR CLAB Data

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provided "SIR-CLAB data for CMS IPPS" instructions.



Reports and Articles

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.



CDC Resources for HAIs

The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention provide a library of resources for various audiences regarding healthcare-associated infections.



Tools and Guides

Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection

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



CAUTI Prevention Strategies

This website presents a collection of strategies and best practices for the prevention of CAUTI.