February 2022 | Issue 11
IHS PARTNER SPOTLIGHT:
Supporting PCMH Accreditation and Quality Care Transitions
The pediatric case manager at one of the large Indian Health Service (IHS) hospitals in a partnering southwestern state reached out to a Partnership to Advance Tribal Health (PATH) quality improvement advisor (QIA) to get regular updates that would assist with care transitions and follow patients through their medical journey as part of Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) accreditation. The QIA worked with the case manager to show how to export patient lists, review records and develop a daily huddle report to share with the hospital team. The new report helps the team track care transitions and assists with referrals and family education.
Could your facility benefit from this type of support? Contact your QIA and ask about accreditation help and tools and resources for improving care transitions!
UPCOMING EVENTS
New! PATH Learning Circles
Workplace Violence: Addressing a Growing Problem in Health Care March 17, 2022 | 2-3 p.m. CT, 1-2 p.m. MT, 12-1 p.m. PT

PATH Learning Circles are all-share, all-learn events where participants
  • hear from subject matter experts on important topics,
  • access best and promising practices and other resources,
  • practice new skills,
  • have opportunities for networking.
Join us next month for a PATH Learning Circle on workplace violence, where we will define it and describe how it occurs in a health care setting, discuss the prevalence and experience of workplace violence in healthcare, review the new hospital accreditation standards from The Joint Commission (TJC) regarding workplace violence and share evidence-based and promising practices to reduce and prevent workplace violence with a focus on employee wellbeing. Register now!

CMS Virtual Tribal Leaders Training SeriesRegister
January 20-April 21 | Thursdays | 2 p.m. Eastern
  • Presented by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and National Indian Health Board
  • Covers programs and benefits available through Medicare, Medicaid, the Marketplace and more
  • Intended audience: Tribal leaders, health directors, health care administrators
  • Learn more about the series.

SAVE THE DATE: 2022 CMS Quality Conference | Learn more
April 12 and 13 | This will be a virtual conference.
This material was prepared by Comagine Health for the American Indian Alaska Native Healthcare Quality Initiative under contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Views expressed in this material do not necessarily reflect the official views or policy of CMS or HHS, and any reference to a specific product or entity herein does not constitute endorsement of that product or entity by CMS or HHS. NQIIC-AIHQI-175-02/16/2022