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TMF QIN

Nursing Home Quality Improvement

Welcome

An estimated 1.4 million Americans live in nursing homes on any given day and approximately 1 in 5, or 22 percent, suffers harm during their stay. Because nearly 60 percent of these incidents are deemed preventable, TMF Health Quality Institute has partnered with the Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care, Primaris in Missouri and the Quality Improvement Professional Research Organization, Inc. in Puerto Rico to form the TMF Quality Innovation Network Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO), under contract with Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, to develop a strategy to guide local, state and national efforts in improving the quality of care in nursing homes and skilled-nursing facilities throughout Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico and Texas.

A Collaborative Approach

The TMF QIN-QIO is recruiting long-term care communities and other providers to improve nursing home performance through enhanced consumer engagement, strengthened survey processes and standards, creation of strategic partnerships and the advancement of quality through innovation.

Goals for this five-year project ending 2019 include:

  • Achieve a score of six or better on the National Nursing Home Quality Composite Measure Score
  • Increase mobility of long-stay residents
  • Decrease antipsychotic medication use
  • Decrease healthcare-associated infections and other healthcare-acquired conditions
  • Decrease potentially avoidable hospitalizations

Benefits of Participation

Long-term care communities work directly with TMF QIN-QIO experts to achieve improvements at the systems-level and develop strategies to implement Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement principles, processes and resources. Additionally, participating sites have access to best practices and lessons learned to guide them in achieving measurable improvements by 2019.

Download this fact sheet (PDF) and view the following videos to learn more about the benefits of participating in the Nursing Home Quality Improvement project.

Join the Nursing Home Quality Improvement Network

Nursing home staff are encouraged to sign up for the Nursing Home Quality Improvement website to access the latest quality improvement tools and resources as well as information about upcoming educational events. Click here to create a free account and follow the prompts.


Quick Links
Dec. 20 Webinar

December Medication Safety Advisory Group

Register today for TMF Quality Innovation Network's monthly Medication Safety Advisory Group on Dec. 20, 2017, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. CT. Providers throughout the region are invited to participate in this call to improve care for Medicare patients by learning about medication reconciliation among providers; reducing adverse drug events and polypharmacy; reducing unnecessary hospital admissions and readmissions; improving medication adherence; and best practices, lessons learned and evidence-based guidelines from other providers in the region. Note: This event was previously titled "Clinical Pharmacist-led Call."


2017 - 2018 Training: Transition to Practice for Nurses

Register today to attend this three-day event in Texas cities to learn how recently graduated nurses or nurses new to their facility can increase their readiness to practice. Training will include sharing valuable resources and providing new knowledge to support their transition to working in a nursing facility. Continuing education credits will be offered; seating will be limited.

Texas 2017 Transition to Practice for Nurses
Transition to Practice Academy

Dates:
Dallas: Oct. 25-27, 2017
Abilene: Nov. 7-9, 2017
Dallas: Dec. 5-7, 2017
Corpus Christi: Jan. 17-19, 2018
Houston: Jan. 24-26, 2018
San Antonio: Feb. 28 - March 2, 2018

Day 1 – Training from 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. CT

Day 2 – Training from 8 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. CT

Day 3 – Training from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. CT

 

Texas • Arkansas • Missouri • Oklahoma • Puerto Rico