A National initiative led by the Society of Hospital Medicine to improve the care of patients as they transition from hospital to home.
An overview of the BOOST (Better Outcomes by Optimizing Safe Transitions) toolkit.
Electronic Health Record Resources and Promoting Interoperability
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...
2016 Medicare Electronic Health Record Incentive Program Payment Adjustment Fact Sheet for Hospitals
Overview of the Program As part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), Congress established payment adjustments under Medicare for eligible hospitals that are not meaningful users of Certified Electronic Health Record (EHR) Technology. Eligible hospitals that do not...
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.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) prepared an overview of National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) analysis on patient safety.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) provides tools, resources, and research on infection prevention and patient safety.
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.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention prepared an instruction sheet regarding reporting of CLABSI to the Inpatient Quality Reporting Program.
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
Katherine Allen-Bridson of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention presented on the NHSN CLABSI criteria. Date: Dec.7,2012
Non-ICU CLABSIs carry a higher risk of death, according to a recent study.
Tools and Guides
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.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention define catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI), and provide answers to FAQs.
- Care Coordination
- Community-Based Resources
- Data Reporting
- Home Health Agency
- Nursing Home
- Patient and Family-Centered Care
- Physician Office
- Behavioral Health Screenings and Care Transitions
- Improving Adult Immunization Rates
- Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship
- Nursing Home CDI Initiative
- Quality Reporting
- States of Service
- Quality Payment Program Service Center