Are people with diabetes more concerned with lowering their A1C levels or walking to the corner market? Would they rather see improvement in BMI or be able to spend more time with family members?
It's said that politics, among other things, makes for strange bedfellows. Add long-term care quality improvement efforts to the list.
Nursing homes can improve resident care and staff satisfaction by changing the usual way that workers interact with each other, suggests newly published research from investigators at a handful of academic institutions.
Many states are at the forefront of pay for performance initiatives. These tie payment incentives to quality measurements and outcomes. These programs are encouraged by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' value-based purchasing "Pay for Performance" initiative.
There has been a lot of talk about QAPI. What is the director of nursing's role? Where should we start?
Changing payment models and an impending budget debate in Congress will force nursing homes to do more with fewer resources, a top long-term care executive told McKnight's.
A new quality initiative program unveiled Wednesday targets off-label use of antipsychotics, hospital readmissions and staff turnover in assisted living communities.
As states expand enrollment in managed care plans, operators should focus on quality improvement, according to panelists at a National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing and Care Industry session.
Troubled nursing homes in four states are getting some assistance from a pilot program funded by a grant from the Commonwealth Fund to the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging.
A large number of new nurses feel "poorly" or "very poorly" prepared to implement quality improvement measures. More than 12% say they hadn't even heard of "quality improvement," according to a new report.