A National initiative led by the Society of Hospital Medicine to improve the care of patients as they transition from hospital to home.
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 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.
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 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.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provided "SIR-CLAB data for CMS IPPS" instructions.
Tools and Guides
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provide a hub of information regarding healthcare-associated infections, including guidelines, research, prevention tools, data and statistics.
Safety programs designed to eliminate healthcare-associated infections such as catheter-associated urinary tract infections, are described here, along with helpful tools.