News and Announcements

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 comply with SARS-CoV-2 point of care laboratory test reporting requirements. Using the pathway will require an upgraded SAMS access from level 1 to 3. Be on the lookout for an […]

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 Alliant Quality ESRD Network affiliates include: Network 8, Inc. (ESRD Network 8) serving Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee End Stage Renal Disease Network of Texas, Inc. (ESRD Network 14) serving Texas 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 America experience a mental illness. As a result of COVID-19, additional behavioral health concerns such as loneliness, depression and anxiety are on the rise. Tune in as Alliant’s behavioral health […]

August 31, 2020

Leadership Lessons from the Field: September 2020 – Words of Advice from Leaders on the Front Lines

Quotes can inspire us. They can get us thinking on our work in a different way.  The phrase, “You can’t read the label from inside the jar. You need help from the outside.” – deemed a southern expression – has been quoted several times in the past few years by the team at Alliant Quality.  […]

August 28, 2020

Get Help for Mental Health and Substance Use

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255) Free and confidential support for people in distress 24/7. Find List of state-licensed providers who specializes in treating substance use, addiction and mental illness. SAMHSA Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator Find treatment facilities confidentially and anonymously, 24/7. National Helpline 1-800-662-HELP (4357) SAMHSA’s National Helpline is […]

August 27, 2020

AHS Podcast Episode 9 – The Emergence of Telemedicine in Primary Care

Telehealth and telemedicine have emerged as the new way to do healthcare. They are now a must-have for both healthcare professionals and patients during these uncertain times the COVID-19 pandemic has created. Based on a survey by Sage Growth Partner (SGP) and Black Book Market Research, 59% percent of those surveyed reported they are more likely to […]

August 27, 2020

Opioids and COVID-19: An Epidemic Within An Epidemic

As the world fights two consecutive epidemics, COVID-19 and Opioids,  community support for both epidemics continue to be top priorities for Alliant Quality, the Medicare Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization for Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, North Carolina, and Tennessee. Alliant Quality has a goal to support the implementation of pain and opioid best practices […]

August 13, 2020

AHS Podcast Episode 8 – How Alliant Uses Information Technology to Help Make Health Care Better

Alliant Health Solutions is anchored in being clinician led, technology driven and customer focused. Tune in as Alliant’s Chief Information Officer, John Slaughter shares how and why technology is a key strategy in providing solutions to health care challenges. Click HERE to listen to the podcast.

August 6, 2020

Alliant Quality Shares and Cares Newsletter – August 2020

This is the third issue of the monthly Alliant Quality newsletter – a monthly newsletter highlighting events and resources for Nursing Homes & Community Coalitions. In this issue: COVID-19 Updates from CMS Leadership Lesson: Advice from those on the Frontlines Community Coalition Leadership & Organizing Learning & Action Network Events & Partner Events Behavioral Health […]