October 2017
Making Data-Driven Health Information Available to Providers
atom Alliance is collaborating with  Kentucky's Health Information Exchange (KHIE) and other statewide  stakeholders to make data-driven health information available to providers.

Through their partnership, a bold commitment was made to help 90 percent of  eligible clinicians in Kentucky successfully participate in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS)  Quality Payment Program during performance year 2017.

Featured Resources
Flu Season Tools

Find immunization schedules, posters, patient handouts, videos and much more.

How a Nursing Home Increased Communication and Reduced Antipsychotic Medications
Five State Collaborative Brought Together to Reduce Unnecessary Medications
CMS Update: Prepare for New Medicare Cards by April 2018
As a participant in atom Alliance's collaborative, NHC Oak Ridge located in Oak Ridge, Tenn. was able to lower the number of residents on antipsychotic medications.

"We noticed an opportunity for improvement to provide better care for our residents," said Jeff Tambornini, administrator at NHC Oak Ridge.
atom Alliance has convened a medication safety advisory board called TIMES ( T eam for  I nnovation in  ME dication  S afety) with healthcare providers who share a passion for medication safety and a desire to improve patient care. Read more to see what they've accomplished working together.
Medicare is taking steps to remove Social Security numbers from Medicare cards. Through this initiative the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will prevent fraud, fight identity theft and protect essential program funding and the private healthcare and financial information of Medicare beneficiaries.
Featured Resource
Proton Pump Inhibitor (PPI) De-prescribing Algorithm

This tool was developed by atom's medication safety workgroup, TIMES, to  decrease unnecessary medication use.

Featured On-Demand Learning
Sickle Cell Disease - Look Behind the Pain

Dr. Patricia Adams-Graves, hematologist and Medical Director of the Diggs- Kraus Sickle Cell Center, discusses known complications that may contribute to acute pain in sickle cell disease. 

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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), a federal agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Content does not necessarily reflect CMS policy. 17.A1.04.015