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July 2018
Changing the Conversation around Medication Use: Understanding and Promoting the Factors that Promote Positive Behavior
July 11 from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. CT
Four Tips for Hosting a Drive-Thru Flu Shot Clinic
Since 2009, Decatur County Memorial Hospital (DCMH) has made getting the flu shot easy for the residents of Greensburg, Indiana. The hospital offers popular drive-thru flu shot clinics.

Quality Improvement Advisor Jamsey Thomas recently interviewed David Pavey to learn how the hospital administers hundreds of vaccines in just three hours. Pavey, an infection prevention nurse at DCMH, shares tips to help other providers quickly and efficiently set up a drive-thru flu shot clinic and vaccinate community members.
Featured Resource
MITIGATE Antimicrobial Stewardship Toolkit
This guide  from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is written for healthcare providers and administrators interested in designing quality improvement programs in antimicrobial stewardship. It outlines how facilities can implement individualized, effective and practical antimicrobial stewardship programs in acute care (emergency department and urgent care) settings.
When Nutrition Becomes Personal: A Retired Nurse’s Story
You may have noticed a subtle difference on your grocery’s shelves. New Nutrition Facts labels are starting to show up on some packaged foods. This change reflects new scientific information, including the link between diet and chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.

Your Vaccination Recommendation
is Critical
Patients trust you to give them the best counsel on how to protect their health. You know that immunization is an important preventive measure – but it’s unlikely that getting vaccinated is on the radar for your adult patients.

Expansion of Pharmacists
Top Five Sickle Cell Disease Webinars

atom Alliance team members worked with experienced professionals and patients to produce webinars that are available for viewing anytime on our website.

Topics covered include care plan tools, evidence-based care and web-based tools.

Upcoming Events
July 10
Pneumococcal Disease and ACIP's Recommended Sequencing for Adults 65+
Speaker Stephani Milani, the specialty accounts manager at Pfizer, will provide information about pneumonia and review the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendations for the sequencing of pneumococcal vaccinations in adults over age 65.
July 11
Ways to Improve HCAHPS Scores
Attendees will engage in a discussion of HCAHPS measures with an opportunity to share real-world situations in your healthcare facility.
July 17
July 19

Understanding MIPS for Specialties: Advice for Solo and Small Group Specialty Practices
This event will focus on practical advice for how to achieve MIPS scores when you are a specialist focusing on choosing the quality measures, optimizing the cost category and submitting your data. (Offered twice)
Tuesday, July 17

Thursday, July 19
July 24
What’s Brand New in Million Hearts® 2022
Janet Wright MD, Executive Director of Million Hearts®, will share what is new in Million Hearts® 2022 and provide a deeper dive into the topics of Self-Measured Blood Pressure (SMBP) monitoring and Cardiac Rehabilitation. 
View our  upcoming atom webinars  page and our  calendar  page for more details.
Featured On-Demand Learning Opportunity
An Overview of MIPS APMs in Quality Payment Program Performance Year 2018
Join our expert Sue Anderson-Lenz as she defines Alternate Payment Models (APMs), MIPS APMs and Advanced APMs. This webinar reviews APM tracks for the 2018 Quality Payment Program year. We will help you understand your responsibilities vs. an APM entity’s responsibilities.
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This material was prepared by atom Alliance, the Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO), coordinated by Qsource for Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana, Mississippi and Alabama, under a contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Content presented does not necessarily reflect CMS policy. 18.A1.04.029