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December 2018
Cardiac Rehabilitation:
Saving Lives, Improving Health
Cardiac rehabilitation saves lives, helps restore health and helps prevent disease in the future. Unfortunately it is underutilized. You can change that.
2018 Y ear in Review
Top 10 atom Alliance Stories
Featured Resource
Work and Life Balance
Daily stressors are a given in healthcare. Burnout, however, is more than daily stress and it is important to recognize warning signs early in order to engage in effective self-care.
Blessing Hearts: Four Tips for Faith Communities
The “Bless Your Heart Campaign” encourages faith community members to live a heart-healthy lifestyle. Because participating churches must set goals for the entire congregation, the most essential part for a successful campaign is the church leadership. Read more to find out how faith leaders can help older adults prevent strokes and high blood pressure.
Immunization and Infection Prevention Best Practices Updated
The updated Home Health Quality Initiative (HHQI) 2018 Immunization and Infection Prevention Best Practice Intervention Package (BPIP) is now available. The resource was designed to guide leaders to ensure agency immunization and infection prevention programs are evidence-based and focus on patient and employee safety. Read more for the key updates in this new edition.
Clean Hands Count for National Hand Washing Awareness Week
As the winter season approaches, patient visits increase. December 2-8, 2018 is National Hand Washing Awareness week and atom Alliance has a call-to-action for each healthcare provider to raise awareness of good hand hygiene. Provide staff and patients with key messages to encourage them to wash their hands the right way and at appropriate times.
Featured On-Demand Learning Opportunity
MIPS Deadlines are Coming!
Christa Thompson, CPHIMS, leads a webinar designed to help you earn the highest payment adjustment possible in the Quality Payment Program (QPP).
Upcoming Events
Dec. 13
The Basics of Implementing a Successful Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) Plan for a DSMT Program
The final webinar of this three-part series will teach participants how to design a practical CQI plan for a DSMT program, including relevant structure, process and outcome quality measures. Ms. Hodorowicz will also show how educators followed each step of the Plan-Do-Study-Act CQI process to improve the problem of dwindling attendance in their program, and how the data was then used to fulfill their DSMT CQI project for the year.
Jan. 16
Discover Which Reporting Methods and Measures Will Give You the Highest Score
Join us for a demonstration to learn how you can take advantage of this valuable online application. It is powered by BizMed and provided to you at no cost by Qsource, the CENTERS for MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES (CMS) contractor that assists healthcare providers with the QPP. The BizMed QPP Navigator is a CMS MIPS Qualified Registry.
View our  upcoming atom webinars  page and our  calendar  page for more details.
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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.A1.05.041