May 2017
Click for the two-part webinar
Aligning Patients and Providers to Improve Pain Management 
for Sickle Cell Disease
 National speaker and SCD patient, Dominique Friend, shares her perspective and story of living with sickle cell disease. Dr. Sophie Lanzkron also discusses interventions to improve satisfaction and patient quality of care.
A Step in the Right Direction: 
Improving Activities of Daily Living
Jean A. Morgan is a resident at Ave Maria Home in Memphis, Tenn. At 90 years old, she manages to still do a lot for herself. She takes daily walks from her room in a Green House on the Ave Maria campus to the main building, dresses herself and brushes her own teeth.
"I was very unsure of my walking, very unsteady," said Morgan. "I didn't want to be dependent any more than I had to be on a cane or whatever it took.
After some additional therapy to improve her activities of daily living, or ADLs, with an occupational therapist, Morgan is more active and independent.
"Yes, I can walk well again," Morgan said.

atom Alliance quality improvement advisors helped administrators and staff at Ave Maria Home understand their quarterly quality measures report. The staff saw an opportunity for improvement in their activities of daily living (ADL) measure in their composite score.

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This series from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will help you apply their recommendations in a clinical setting through interactive patient scenarios, videos, knowledge checks, tips and resources. Gain a better understanding of the risks and benefits of prescription opioids, nonopioid options, patient communication and risk mitigation by viewing the series here.

atom Alliance challenges health systems, practices and professionals across Alabama, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi and Tennessee to reach or exceed that target by prioritizing hypertension control, implementing evidence-based approaches, and striving for excellence. The 2017 Million HeartsĀ® Hypertension Control Challenge is now open.

KEPRO is the Beneficiary and Family Centered Care QIO (BFCC-QIO) for the atom Alliance states. They  manage all beneficiary complaints and quality of care reviews to ensure consistency in the review process while taking into consideration local factors important to beneficiaries and their families. Read on for some updates from KEPRO.

Toolkit Offers 6 Steps for a Culture of Person and Family Engagement 

When patients and families are partners in planning and making decisions about their care, health outcomes are better, patient experience and satisfaction improves, and often, costs are lower.

Transform your practice by including the patient voice in every step of care delivery and quality improvement with this new toolkit.
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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.A1.04.010