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News and Announcements

November 29, 2022

Leadership Lesson – December 2022: Learning from the Past to Improve the Future

Words of advice from leaders on the front lines. This month’s leadership lesson is from Melody “Mel” Brown, MSM, AHS State Quality Manager – Georgia. Learning from...

November 4, 2022

Alliant QIN-QIO Newsletter – November 2022

A monthly newsletter highlighting events and resources for Nursing Homes & Partnerships for Community Health In This Issue: CMS Nursing Home Emergency Preparedness Plans Assessment ...

November 4, 2022

Alliant HQIC Newsletter – November 2022

This monthly newsletter highlights the latest insights, resources, and evidence-based best practices. Our hope is that this newsletter makes it easy for you to stay...

November 1, 2022

Leadership Lesson – November 2022: Leading with Integrity

Leadership Lessons ​​​Words of advice from leaders on the front lines. This month’s leadership lesson is from Karen Little, AHS targeted response quality improvement and...

October 7, 2022

Alliant HQIC Newsletter – October 2022

This monthly newsletter highlights the latest insights, resources, and evidence-based best practices. Our hope is that this newsletter makes it easy for you to stay...

October 7, 2022

Alliant QIN-QIO Newsletter – October 2022

A monthly newsletter highlighting events and resources for Nursing Homes & Partnerships for Community Health In This Issue: CMS Nursing Home Emergency Preparedness Plans Assessment ...

October 4, 2022

CMS Announces New COVID-19 Visitation Guidelines for Nursing Homes

Memorandum Summary CMS is committed to continuing to take critical steps to ensure America’s healthcare facilities are prepared to respond to the Coronavirus Disease 2019...

September 29, 2022

Leadership Lesson – October 2022: Health Literacy: A Necessary Element to Achieve Health Equity

This month’s leadership lesson is from JoVonn Givens, MPH, task order director at Alliant Health Solutions, the QIN-QIO for Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, North...

September 12, 2022

Alliant HQIC Newsletter – September 2022

This monthly newsletter highlights the latest insights, resources, and evidence-based best practices. Our hope is that this newsletter makes it easy for you to stay...

September 8, 2022

Alliant QIN-QIO Newsletter – September 2022

A monthly newsletter highlighting events and resources for Nursing Homes & Partnerships for Community Health In This Issue: Latest News from CMS Learning & Action...

September 1, 2022

Leadership Lesson – September 2022: 10 Life Lessons for Leadership Success

Words of advice from leaders on the front lines. This month’s leadership lesson is from Danyce Seney, Alliant Health Solutions’ nursing home co-lead. 10 Life Lessons...

August 4, 2022

Alliant HQIC Newsletter – August 2022

This monthly newsletter highlights the latest insights, resources, and evidence-based best practices. Our hope is that this newsletter makes it easy for you to stay...

August 2, 2022

Alliant QIN-QIO Newsletter – August 2022

A monthly newsletter highlighting events and resources for Nursing Homes & Partnerships for Community Health In This Issue: Latest News from CMS Learning & Action...

July 28, 2022

Leadership Lesson – August 2022: Kindness Found Amid the Pandemic – Lessons From the Field

Words of advice from leaders on the front lines. This month’s leadership lesson is from Julie Kueker, Alliant Health Solutions program director for Alabama, Florida...

July 8, 2022

Alliant HQIC Newsletter – July 2022

This monthly newsletter highlights the latest insights, resources, and evidence-based best practices. Our hope is that this newsletter makes it easy for you to stay...

July 8, 2022

Alliant QIN-QIO Newsletter – July 2022

A monthly newsletter highlighting events and resources for Nursing Homes & Partnerships for Community Health In This Issue: Latest News from CMS COVID-19 Essentials  Leadership...

July 6, 2022

Leadership Lesson – July 2022: Time to Renew, Replenish and Recharge

Words of advice from leaders on the front lines. This month’s leadership lesson is from Janice Hidalgo, Regional Lead of Chronic Disease Management Programs. Time to...

June 10, 2022

Alliant QIN-QIO Newsletter – June 2022

A monthly newsletter highlighting events and resources for Nursing Homes & Community Coalitions In This Issue: Latest News from CMS COVID-19 Essentials & Vaccine Updates...

June 10, 2022

Alliant HQIC Newsletter – June 2022

This monthly newsletter highlights the latest insights, resources, and evidence-based best practices. Our hope is that this newsletter makes it easy for you to stay...

June 7, 2022

Readmissions Twitter Chat – June 28, 2022

Alliant is hosting its first-ever Twitter Chat on Tuesday, June 28, 2022, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. ET. The topic will focus on decreasing hospital...

June 2, 2022

AHS Podcast Episode #44 – How Adult Medicaid Waivers Socially Impact Healthcare Access and Quality

Tune in to this episode as we discuss the use of adult Medicaid waivers and how they impact healthcare access and quality from a social...

June 1, 2022

Leadership Lesson – June 2022: Listening Is a Key to Performance Improvement

Words of advice from leaders on the front lines. This month’s leadership lesson is from Lisa Davies, CPHQ, LNHA, RD, LD, Quality Improvement Manager Alliant...

May 9, 2022

Alliant HQIC Newsletter – May 2022

This monthly newsletter highlights the latest insights, resources, and evidence-based best practices. Our hope is that this newsletter makes it easy for you to stay...

May 9, 2022

Alliant QIN-QIO Newsletter – May 2022

A monthly newsletter highlighting events and resources for Nursing Homes & Community Coalitions In This Issue: Latest News from CMS COVID-19 Essentials & Vaccine Updates...

May 3, 2022

Leadership Lesson – May 2022: May Is a Perfect Time To Show Appreciation

Words of advice from leaders on the front lines. This month’s leadership lesson is from Linda Kluge, RD, LD, CPHQ, the executive director of Alliant...

April 28, 2022

AHS Podcast Episode #43 – Health Equity 101 and How It Impacts You

Alliant’s Making Health Care Better Podcast is back! Tune into this month’s episode as we discuss health equity with Alliant’s health equity lead, Rosa Abraha,...

April 8, 2022

Alliant HQIC Newsletter – April 2022

This monthly newsletter highlights the latest insights, resources, and evidence-based best practices. Our hope is that this newsletter makes it easy for you to stay...

April 8, 2022

Alliant QIN-QIO Newsletter – April 2022

A monthly newsletter highlighting events and resources for Nursing Homes & Community Coalitions In This Issue: Latest News from CMS COVID-19 Essentials & Vaccine Updates...

March 30, 2022

Leadership Lesson – April 2022: The Time is Now for Health Equity.

Words of advice from leaders on the front lines. This month’s leadership lesson is from Rosa Abraha, MPH, the health equity lead for Alliant Health...

March 15, 2022

Five Ways to Motivate Long-Term Care Residents and Staff to Get the COVID-19 Vaccine and Booster

With the omicron wave almost behind us and the decrease in daily new COVID-19 cases, it may feel like the pandemic is coming to an...

March 11, 2022

Six Reasons Why People Are Getting the COVID-19 Booster

The rollout of COVID-19 vaccines in early 2021 was a significant step towards staying ahead of the virus and keeping people safe. But the work...

March 3, 2022

Alliant HQIC Newsletter – March 2022

This monthly newsletter highlights the latest insights, resources, and evidence-based best practices. Our hope is that this newsletter makes it easy for you to stay...

March 3, 2022

Alliant QIN-QIO Newsletter – March 2022

A monthly newsletter highlighting events and resources for Nursing Homes & Community Coalitions In This Issue: Latest News from CMS COVID-19 Essentials & Vaccine Updates...

February 25, 2022

Leadership Lesson – March 2022: The “New Normal”: Post Pandemic Healthcare

Words of advice from leaders on the front lines. This month’s leadership lesson is from Tanya Vadala, PharmD, the Behavioral Health Aim Lead for Alliant Health...

February 4, 2022

Alliant HQIC Newsletter – February 2022

This monthly newsletter highlights the latest insights, resources, and evidence-based best practices. Our hope is that this newsletter makes it easy for you to stay...

February 4, 2022

Alliant QIN-QIO Newsletter – February 2022

A monthly newsletter highlighting events and resources for Nursing Homes & Community Coalitions In This Issue: Latest News from CMS COVID-19 and Flu Essentials Leadership...

January 28, 2022

Leadership Lesson – February 2022: Words of Advice from Leaders on the Front Lines

This month’s leadership lesson is from Carolyn Kazdan, Aim Lead of community coalitions and nursing homes.  “February is the border between winter and spring.” –...

January 6, 2022

Alliant HQIC Newsletter – January 2022

This monthly newsletter highlights the latest insights, resources, and evidence-based best practices. Our hope is that this newsletter makes it easy for you to stay...

January 6, 2022

Alliant QIN-QIO Newsletter – January 2022

A monthly newsletter highlighting events and resources for Nursing Homes & Community Coalitions In This Issue: Latest News from CMS COVID-19 and Flu Essentials Leadership...

December 22, 2021

Leadership Lesson – January 2022: Alliant Can Help You Make Health Care Better

This month’s leadership lesson is from JoVonn Givens, MPH, Task Order Director at Alliant Health Solutions, the QIN-QIO for Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, North...

December 16, 2021

AHS Podcast Episode #42: Highlighting the Social Determinants of Health for ESRD Patients– Part III

Tune into this week’s podcast as we continue the conversation around social determinants of health. Environmental and social factors make it more difficult for many...

December 10, 2021

AHS Hospital Quality Improvement Newsletter – December 2021

This monthly newsletter highlights the latest insights, resources, and evidence-based best practices. Our hope is that this newsletter makes it easy for you to stay...

December 10, 2021

Alliant Health Solutions Cares & Shares Newsletter – December 2021

A monthly newsletter highlighting events and resources for Nursing Homes & Community Coalitions In This Issue: Latest News from CMS COVID-19 and Flu Essentials Leadership...

December 2, 2021

AHS Podcast Episode #41: How Alliant is Highlighting the Social Determinants of Health – Part II

Tune into this week’s podcast as we continue the conversation around social determinants of health. Join us as Alliant team members, Natasha Avery, Dr. Damian...

December 1, 2021

Leadership Lesson – December 2021: Words of advice from leaders on the front lines.

This month’s leadership lesson is from Danyce Seney, AHS Nursing Home Co- Lead. Resilience Rounding  Last month, Alliant Health Solutions and Planetree International released a new resilience rounding tool for leaders...

November 18, 2021

AHS Podcast Episode #40: Establishing a Culture of Corporate Giving

It is in times like this that the giving nature of our community unites us in ways that will save lives. Tune in as the...

October 27, 2021

Alliant Work Featured in QIO Times Blog

After Hurricane Ida swept through Louisiana in August 2021, Alliant Health Solutions created interactive digital maps using Power BI that staff utilized to identify impacted...

November 5, 2021

Alliant Health Solutions Cares & Shares Newsletter – November 2021

In This Issue: Latest News from CMS COVID-19 Essentials Leadership Lesson: Advice from Those on the Frontlines Best Practice Corner Learning & Action Network Events...

November 5, 2021

Hospital Quality Improvement Newsletter – November 2021

In This Issue:  Latest News from CMS Educational Events Expert Insights & Resources Public Health Emergency Information & Resources Best Practices

November 4, 2021

AHS Podcast Episode 39: Social Determinants of Health and How Alliant is Highlighting its Impact on Healthcare Quality

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the social determinants of health (SDOH) are the conditions and environments where people are born,...

November 1, 2021

Leadership Lesson – November 2021: How to Practice Gratitude Every Day

This month’s leadership lesson is from Karen Little, AHS Targeted Response QII Lead. As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, I am reminded of this quote: “Cultivate...

October 21, 2021

AHS Podcast Episode 38: How COVID-19 Has Triggered an Increased Need for Behavioral Health Services

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI),  43.8 million adults experience mental illness in a given year and one in five adults in America...

October 7, 2021

Hospital Quality Improvement Newsletter – October 2021

In This Issue:  Latest News from CMS Educational Events Expert Insights & Resources Public Health Emergency Information & Resources Hospital Heroes

October 7, 2021

Alliant Quality Cares & Shares Newsletter – October 2021

In This Issue: Latest News from CMS COVID-19 Essentials Leadership Lesson: Advice from Those on the Frontlines Best Practice Corner Learning & Action Network Events...

October 7, 2021

Throwback Thursday – AHS Podcast Episode 37: A COVID Vaccination Story: Why Two People with Chronic Conditions Decided to Get Vaccinated

Are you or someone you know still weighing your options on whether to get the COVID-19 vaccine? Meet Holly and Abby – two kidney transplant...

September 29, 2021

Leadership Lesson – October 2021: Focus on the Movable Middle: Strategies for Overcoming Vaccine Hesitancy

Focus on the Movable Middle: Strategies for Overcoming Vaccine Hesitancy               This month’s leadership lesson is from Leighann Sauls,...

September 23, 2021

AHS Podcast Episode 36: Managing Stress to Prevent Burnout

As we continue to navigate an ongoing pandemic, COVID-19 and dealing with all of the change associated with the virus has been stressful for many....

September 9, 2021

AHS Podcast Episode 35: The Journey from Vaccine Hesitancy to Acceptance as a Practicing Physician

According to an article in Forbes, the unvaccinated include nearly 1 in 3 workers at the nation’s 50 largest hospitals. Reasons cited include uncertainty over...

September 2, 2021

Hospital Quality Improvement Newsletter – September 2021

In This Issue:  Educational Events Expert Insights & Resources Public Health Emergency Information & Resources Best Practices Hospital Heroes

September 1, 2021

Alliant Quality Cares & Shares Newsletter – September 2021

In This Issue: Latest News from CMS COVID-19 Essentials Leadership Lesson: Advice from Those on the Frontlines Best Practice Corner Learning & Action Network Events...

August 31, 2021

Leadership Lesson – September 2021: How To Heal From Trauma and Reconnect With Joy

This month’s leadership lesson is from Carolyn Kazdan, Aim Lead, Community Coalitions and Nursing Homes. How To Heal From Trauma and Reconnect With Joy Hockey...

August 12, 2021

AHS Podcast Episode 34: Throwback Thursday – What is a QIN-QIO?

Alliant Health Solutions is a QIN-QIO and Alliant Quality is the quality improvement services group of Alliant Health Solutions (AHS), but what does that mean?...

August 5, 2021

Hospital Quality Improvement Newsletter – August 2021

In This Issue:  Latest News from CMS Educational Events Expert Insights & Resources Public Health Emergency Information & Resources Best Practices Hospital Heroes

August 5, 2021

Alliant Quality Cares & Shares Newsletter – August 2021

In This Issue: Latest News from CMS COVID-19 Essentials Leadership Lesson: Advice from Those on the Frontlines Best Practice Corner Learning & Action Network Events...

July 29, 2021

AHS Podcast Episode 33: Throwback Thursday – The Importance of Managing Physical Health and Mental Well-Being

People are impacted by both their physical and mental health; depression and anxiety can increase the risk of developing heart disease; heart disease can increase...

July 26, 2021

Leadership Lesson August 2021: Tips for Confronting Health Information and Improving Health Literacy

This month’s leadership lesson is from JoVonn Givens, MPH, Task Order Director at Alliant Quality, the quality improvement group of Alliant Health Solutions, the QIN-QIO...

July 15, 2021

AHS Podcast Episode 32: How Alliant’s Work with the National COVID-19 Resiliency Network is Addressing the Impact of COVID-19 on Priority Populations

Alliant Health Solutions has partnered with Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) on a national initiative to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on minorities, people living...

July 8, 2021

Hospital Quality Improvement Newsletter – July 2021

In This Issue:  Latest News from CMS Educational Events Expert Insights & Resources Public Health Emergency Information & Resources Best Practices Hospital Heroes

July 8, 2021

Alliant Quality Cares & Shares Newsletter – July 2021

A monthly newsletter highlighting events and resources for Nursing Homes & Community Coalitions In This Issue: Latest News from CMS COVID-19 Essentials Leadership Lesson: Advice...

July 1, 2021

AHS Podcast Episode 31: ESRD Support: The Benefits of Peer Mentorship

When a person is diagnosed with kidney disease, it can be a challenging time. It is normal for them to experience sadness due to the...

June 18, 2021

Leadership Lesson: Using Communication (and Laughter) as a Morale Booster

Communication has become a necessary leadership tool in the past year. We heard many great leaders discuss the various communication activities they used to enhance...

June 16, 2021

AHS Podcast Episode 30: The Benefits of Transitional Care Units (TCU) at Dialysis Facilities

Transitional Care Units (TCUs) are designed to provide personalized education to patients with kidney failure. Whether those patients are new to dialysis, transitioning between in-center...

June 3, 2021

AHS Podcast Episode 29: A Physician Roundtable: Part 2 – Physician Wellness and Resilience Advice for Peers

Tune in to the conclusion of this dynamic episode as Alliant team members and practicing physicians discuss wellness and resilience: Dr. Joseangel Bedoya, Medical Director...

May 26, 2021

Leadership Lesson: Impact of COVID on Mental Health

The Impact of COVID-19 on Mental Health Americans have been affected by COVID-19 in numerous ways. Many people experienced an adverse impact on their mental...

May 20, 2021

AHS Podcast Episode 28: An Alliant Physician Roundtable: Part 1 – Physician Wellness and Resilience Advice for Peers

Physicians are asked to wear many hats in service to their patients—healer, scientist, communicator, advocate, researcher, scholar, problem-solver and more. But especially in times like...

May 5, 2021

AHS Podcast Episode 27: Emergency Preparedness for ESRD Patients

Artic blasts, flooding and tornados are natural disasters that are all too common nowadays. Preparation and planning for a natural disaster is key, but should...

May 3, 2021

Leadership Lesson May 2021: Our Tapestry – A year later with Linda Kluge

One year ago this month,  we were focused on the daily news of COVID-19 in our states. The reports of outbreaks, hot spots, friends struggling,...

April 30, 2021

Alliant Health Solutions Awarded ESRD Network Task Orders for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has awarded two new five-year task orders to Alliant Health Solutions to serve as a Network of...

April 22, 2021

AHS Podcast Episode 26: Throwback Thursday – Introducing Alliant Health Solutions

  In this week’s episode, we are revisiting the very first episode of the Making Health Care Better podcast featuring Dr. Dennis White, Alliant’s President and...

April 16, 2021

Hospital Quality Improvement Newsletter – April 2021

This monthly newsletter highlights the latest insights, resources, and evidence-based best practices. Our hope is that this newsletter makes it easy for you to stay...

April 15, 2021

Alliant Quality Cares & Shares Newsletter – April 2021

A monthly newsletter highlighting events and resources for Nursing Homes & Community Coalitions In This Issue: Latest News from CMS COVID-19 Essentials Leadership Lesson: Advice...

April 8, 2021

AHS Podcast Episode 25: How ESRD Network of Texas is Increasing Awareness about the Prevention of Chronic Kidney Disease

The End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Network of Texas, Inc. works to assure healthcare security for ESRD patients in Texas, as well as be a...

April 6, 2021

New Opportunity to Provide Feedback & Learn About a Human-Centered Design (HCD) Approach to Hospital Quality Reporting

CMS is investing in modernizing the Hospital Quality Reporting (HQR) site with a human-centered design (HCD) approach to improve the user experience of HQR /...

April 5, 2021

NEW COVID-19 Vaccine Guidance and Resources for Partners during the Pandemic

As COVID-19 vaccines are becoming more available across the country, CMS is taking action to protect the health and safety of our nation’s patients and...

April 1, 2021

Older Adult Mental Health Awareness Day

The National Council on Aging is having its 4th Annual Older Adult Mental Health Awareness Symposium on May 6, 2021. Go to: https://connect.ncoa.org/oamhad for more...

April 20, 2021

Hospital Quality Improvement Newsletter – March 2021

We’re thrilled to be working together to make health care better. Over the next four years, the Hospital Quality Improvement Contractors (HQICs) will be working...

April 20, 2021

Alliant Quality Cares & Shares Newsletter – March 2021

A monthly newsletter highlighting events and resources for Nursing Homes & Community Coalitions In This Issue: COVID-19 Essentials Leadership Lesson: Advice From Those on the...

March 25, 2021

AHS Podcast Episode 24: The Challenges Providers Face when Providing Substance Use Disorder Services

The National Survey on Drug Use and Health found that an estimated 20 million people aged 12 or older had a substance use disorder, including...

March 25, 2021

Alliant Health Solutions Joins National COVID-19 Network to Build Resilience Against Pandemic Among Racial, Ethnic Minority and Rural Populations

Nearly 40 national partner organizations band together to bring communities culturally appropriate information and health services. ATLANTA, GA – Alliant Health Solutions joined Morehouse School...

March 11, 2021

AHS Podcast Episode 23: A COVID Vaccination Story: Why Two People with Chronic Conditions Decided to Get Vaccinated

Do you or someone you know have a chronic condition and are still weighing your options on whether to get the COVID-19 vaccine? Meet Holly...

March 10, 2021

CMS Nursing Home Visitation Guidelines

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), issued updated guidance today for nursing...

March 10, 2021

Leadership Lesson: Agile Leadership

Written by Melody “Mel” Brown, Patient Safety Aim Lead The COVID-19 pandemic has taught that we should expect the unexpected and change is inevitable. Over...

March 1, 2021

Leadership Lessons: Words of Advice from Leaders on the Front Lines.

This month’s leadership lesson is from Carolyn Kazdan, MHSA, NHA, Alliant Quality Aim Lead for Care Transitions. Priorities & Strategies of the New CDC Director, Rochelle...

February 25, 2021

AHS Podcast Episode 22: How Alliant ASO’s Work in Analyzing Applied Behavior Analysis Treatment Plans is Helping Families of Children with Autism

According to the Autism Speaks, Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a therapy based on the science of learning and behavior. The methods of behavior analysis have...

February 11, 2021

AHS Podcast Episode 21: Addressing the Increasing Need for ESRD and Dialysis Nurses

According to the United States Renal Data System’s Annual Data Report, the incidence of kidney failure requiring dialysis or transplantation for end stage renal disease (ESRD) in...

January 29, 2021

Hospital Quality Improvement Leadership Corner: Georgia Hospital Association

As we embark on the Hospital Quality Improvement Contract (HQIC), the latest CMS quality initiative, we are once again reminded of the importance of leadership...

January 29, 2021

Leadership Lesson: COVID-19 Vaccine Acceptance

This month’s leadership lesson is from Pauline Kinney, RN, MA, LNHA, Senior Director of Healthcare Quality Improvement. As a leader in health care charged with...

January 28, 2021

AHS Podcast Episode 20: A Patient’s Story: How A Chronic Condition Led to Chronic Kidney Disease and How He Overcame It

According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Kidney Disease, more than 37 million American adults may have chronic kidney disease. Chronic kidney disease means...

January 14, 2021

AHS Podcast Episode 19: How ESRD Network 8 Promotes Positive Change for Kidney Patients

End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Network 8, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization incorporated in Jackson, Mississippi, and providing services on behalf of the Centers...

January 4, 2021

Leadership Lesson: Lessons from 2020 and Looking Toward the New Year for Success

This month’s leadership lesson is from Jeana Partington, MS, BSN, RN, CPHQ, CPPS, Program Director at Alliant Quality, the quality improvement group of Alliant Health...

December 31, 2020

AHS Podcast Episode 18 – The Top 5 Things Providers Can Do to Improve Behavioral Health Services to Youth in Foster Care

In 2019, there were 423,997 children in foster care, with the average age of the child being 8 years old.  Although they make up only...

December 17, 2020

AHS Podcast Episode 17 – Benefits and Challenges of Using Telemedicine for Behavioral Health Services

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, there has been a 2600% increase in use of telemedicine, resulting in 34.5 million visits. According to a technical brief...

December 14, 2020

2020 Year-End Video

We know 2020 has been a challenging year, and there’s still a lot of work ahead. But 2020 has also shown us that when we...

December 7, 2020

Leadership Lesson: Finding Grace & Peace in Troubled Times, Taking Care of Yourself & Caring for Others

This month’s leadership lesson is from JoVonn Givens, MPH, Task Order Director at Alliant Quality, the quality improvement group of Alliant Health Solutions, the QIN-QIO...

December 3, 2020

AHS Podcast Episode 16 – Benefits of Home Dialysis Treatment

The End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Network 8 in Mississippi has over 13% of patients on a home dialysis plan, which is above the national...

November 19, 2020

AHS Podcast Episode 15 – How Peer Consultants Make Healthcare Better

Alliant Health Solution’s peer consultants utilize their expertise to improve patient outcomes, foster continuous improvement in health care and creating a culture of accountability and...

November 5, 2020

AHS Podcast Episode 14 – Provider Benefits of Encouraging Annual Wellness Visits

Despite their value, Medicare annual wellness visits are healthcare services that are underused.  A Medicare annual wellness visit can provide an important opportunity to assess a...

November 2, 2020

Leadership Lesson: The “Art” of Intentional and Purposeful Meetings by Carolyn Kazdan, MHSA, NHA

COVID-19 has resulted in any number of additional meetings to what can already be meeting packed days; emergency preparedness meetings, pandemic response meetings, virtual meetings...

November 2, 2020

FBI, DHS, HHS Warn of Imminent, Credible Ransomware Threat Against U.S. Hospitals

On Monday, Oct. 26, KrebsOnSecurity began following up on a tip from a reliable source that an aggressive Russian cybercriminal gang known for deploying ransomware...

October 22, 2020

AHS Podcast Episode 13 – How Alliant is Supporting Nursing Homes During the COVID Pandemic

COVID-19 has impacted thousands of nursing homes throughout the United States. The impact has led health experts and the federal government to call on increased...

October 22, 2020

Alliant Health Solutions to Provide Hospital Quality Improvement Services for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Atlanta, GA – The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has awarded a four-year contract to Alliant Health Solutions to serve as a Hospital...

October 8, 2020

AHS Podcast Episode 12 – Managing Stress to Prevent Burnout

The emergence of COVID-19 and dealing with all of the change associated with the virus has been stressful for many. Healthcare staff have been traumatized...

October 2, 2020

Leadership Lesson: Building Team/Staff Resilience & Cohesion Through Joy

This month’s leadership lesson is from Leighann Sauls, Program Director at Alliant Quality for Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, and Tennessee. I recently attended a call...

September 28, 2020

Alliant Health Solutions Named One of the “Best Places to Work” for Ninth Time in 12 Years

(ATLANTA) – Alliant Health Solutions (AHS), a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality, safety, and value of health care, has been named one of...

September 25, 2020

Upgrade SAMS Access to Utilize New Point of Care Laboratory Reporting Pathway in NHSN

Key Points CDC’s National Healthcare Safety Network will release a new reporting pathway on October 15, 2020 to help nursing homes and long-term care facilities...

September 24, 2020

AHS Podcast 11: How the End Stage Renal Disease Networks are Bridging the Gap Between Dialysis and Transplant Facilities

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) selected Alliant Quality through its affiliates to provide quality improvement andinterventions for the Medicare ESRD program. The...

September 10, 2020

AHS Podcast 10: How COVID-19 is Triggering an Increased Need for Behavioral Health Services

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), 43.8 million adults experience mental illness in a given year and one in five adults in...

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