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      • What Are QAPI Programs in Long-Term Care?

        Published Oct 24 2017, 05:00 PM by Lippincott Solutions
        • ACA
        • process improvement
        • long-term care
        • quality
        • CMS
        • LTC
        • outcomes

        How are CMS -driven QAPI quality measures helping long-term care facilities improve outcomes?

      • Preparing for Your Joint Commission Visit

        Published Sep 25 2017, 08:00 PM by Lippincott Solutions
        • Joint Commission Resources
        • accreditation
        • compliance
        • Safety
        • TJC
        • JCR
        • quality
        • certification
        • The Joint Commission

        To assure a successful accreditation visit, thorough preparation is essential.

      • Nursing Leadership in Long-Term Care: Challenges and Strategies

        Published Jul 31 2017, 08:00 PM by Lippincott Solutions
        • long-term care
        • quality
        • LTC

        LTC facilities can set themselves apart by fostering strong nurse leadership.  

      • The Surprising Link Between Magnet Status and Value

        Published Apr 06 2016, 08:00 PM by Lippincott Solutions
        • nurse staffing
        • ANCC Magnet
        • value
        • nursing environment
        • patient care
        • Magnet
        • mortality
        • cost
        • quality
        • ANCC

        Better nursing work environments are associated with superior care.

      • Effects of the Professional Practice Model

        Published Aug 17 2015, 08:00 PM by Lippincott Solutions
        • Professional practice model
        • Nursing care
        • quality
        • patient safety
        • Health care quality
        • Safety

        The professional practice model has a positive effect on patient safety and health care quality.

      • How Long-Term Care Facilities Can Improve Quality Scores

        Published Mar 16 2015, 08:00 PM by Lippincott Solutions
        • quality scores
        • Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services
        • nursing homes
        • long-term care
        • patient care
        • quality
        • CMS
        • nursing
        • LTC

        The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) developed the Five Star Quality Rating System to help patients and their families evaluate quality when choosing long-term care (LTC) facilities. CMS recently changed the Five Star Quality Rating System criteria – and as a result, the tougher standards, revamped assessments and refined metrics have had a negative impact on LTC facilities’ quality ratings. 

      • Using Data to Drive Nursing Quality Improvements

        Published Feb 04 2015, 07:00 PM by Lippincott Solutions
        • Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services
        • NDNQI
        • Affordable Care Act
        • Medicare
        • reimbursement
        • quality
        • CMS
        • HCAHPS

        As initiatives under the Affordable Care Act increasingly tie quality to reimbursement, hospitals are using databases like NDNQI to improve their nursing performance.  

      • Why You Should Attend ANA's Quality Conference

        Published Jan 26 2015, 07:00 PM by Lippincott Solutions
        • patient outcomes
        • healthcare quality
        • quality
        • nursing quality
        • American Nurses Association
        • ANA

        Improving data quality is important for all healthcare systems.

      • Why the Baldrige Award Is Good for Hospitals

        Published Jan 14 2015, 07:00 PM by Lippincott Solutions
        • quality
        • innovation
        • Baldrige Award

        Even if your hospital isn’t applying to receive the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, chances are that you have heard about it. And, that’s for good reason. Because any healthcare system can use the program’s framework and criteria to effectively and efficiently meet their missions and achieve their visions. 

      • Affordable Care Act Healthcare Reform Keeps Rolling

        Published Nov 17 2014, 07:00 PM by Lippincott Solutions
        • ACA
        • hospital readmissions
        • healthcare reform adoption
        • quality
        • Affordable Care Act

        Learn about two Affordable Care Act measures that involve nurses in primary care. 

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