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Nursing Home Quality
Care Collaborative (NHQCC)

Alliant Essential Communication Elements Toolkit

This tool is improvement of cross-setting management of high risk medications (opioids, anticoagulants, and diabetes medications) during transitions of care to prevent adverse drug events and subsequently reduce emergency department visits, hospitalizations and readmissions.

CLAS Assessment Form

CLAS is defined as services that are respectful of and responsive to individual cultural health beliefs, and practices, preferred languages, health literacy levels and communication needs. The CLAS standards provide a guideline with actions steps and strategies to address and eliminate health care disparities. Adopting these standards will help advance better health and health care in the U.S.

The purpose of this assessment is to help your organization evaluate its current status as it relates to CLAS.

The Nursing Home Quality Care Collaborative (NHQCC) is an all teach, all learn initiative led by Alliant QIN-QIO as part of the 12th Statement of Work (SOW). The Collaborative uses evidence based and data driven methodologies to guide and rapidly spread quality practices to nursing homes (NHs) with the goal of ensuring that nursing home residents receive the highest possible quality of care. Specifically, the NHQCC works to instill quality and performance improvement practices focusing on the systems that impact quality to reduce healthcare-acquired conditions, adverse drug events, re-admissions and emergency department (ED) visits and improve the total quality measure score.

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Care Coordination

  • Convene community coalitions
  • Reduce avoidable readmissions, admissions to hospitals and preventable emergency department visits
  • Identify and promote optimal care for super utilizers
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COVID-19

  • Support nursing homes by establishing a safe visitor policy and cohort plan
  • Provide virtual events to support infection control and prevention
  • Support nursing homes and community coalitions with emergency preparedness plans
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Emergency Preparedness

  • Essential aspect of ensuring the safety and well-being of individuals during times of crisis
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Immunization

  • Increase influenza, pneumococcal and COVID-19 vaccination rates
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Opioid Utilization and Misuse

  • Promote opioid best practices
  • Reduce opioid adverse drug events in all settings
  • Stigma
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Patient Safety

  • Reduce hospitalizations due to c. diff
  • Reduce adverse drug events
  • Reduce facility acquired infections
  • Stigma
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Training

  • Encourage completion of infection control and prevention trainings by front line clinical and management staff

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