IPRO’s Quality Care Collaborative assists nursing homes with free technical support
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the organizations that care for our most vulnerable patients. As we look toward the future, HANYS encourages you to review IPRO’s CMS Nursing Home Quality Care Collaborative, which provides free technical support and assistance to help improve care delivery systems, enhance outcomes and attain organizational goals beyond the current crisis.
Over the next five years, IPRO’s quality improvement teams will work with participating nursing homes on evidence-based and data-driven methodologies to support improvements in CMS-identified topic areas, including decreasing opioid prescribing, infection prevention, reducing adverse drug events, emergency department visits and readmissions in the sub-acute population and improving quality measure scores. In addition to these original goals, the program now will include technical assistance on rapid response, emergency management and infection control.
Nursing homes that participate in the NHQCC will receive free assistance to help transform the quality of care they provide, improve resident outcomes, increase satisfaction scores and elevate Star ratings. Members will have access to educational resources and tools, health information technology support, data analysis and reporting, peer-to-peer collaboration, person and family engagement insight and online learning.