ZONE TOOL | COVID-19 Self-Management Zone Tool

This resource was prepared by the Health Service Advisory Group (HSAG)
and adapted by Alliant Health Solutions. It is redistributed by the IPRO
HQIC, a Hospital Quality Improvement Contractor, under contract with
the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), an agency of the
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

This tool is used by healthcare providers across the continuum of care to educate and prepare patients for safe self-management of COVID-19 illness.

An IPRO HQIC Webinar: Partnership in Action: Bedside Shift Change & Reporting, December 16, 2021

The American Institutes for Research (AIR) and the IPRO Hospital Quality Improvement Contractor (HQIC)

The American Institutes for Research (AIR) and the IPRO Hospital Quality Improvement Contractor (HQIC) gathered hospitals that have successfully implemented shift change huddles or bedside reporting in partnership with patients and families. This LAN event included a facilitated discussion among attendees about the top barriers to implementing this practice in their hospitals and the steps hospitals can take today to overcome those barriers. This resource includes a recording of the LAN event and accompanying slides.

HQIC Antibiotic Stewardship Workgroup: Penicillin Allergy Module

Developed by the Network of Quality Improvement and Innovation Contractors for the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services Quality Improvement and Innovation Group – QIN/QIO HQIC

This resource contains two video conversations on how to develop and maintain a successful penicillin allergy program, and how to initiate and sustain an antibiotic allergy clarification program. Additional resources include CDC fact sheet, allergy poster, and Evaluation and Diagnosis of Penicillin Allergy for Healthcare Professionals documentation.

Optimal Z Code Utilization & Reimbursement Opportunities, Webinar, December 7, 2021, 11 AM

An IPRO Health Equity Cross-Task Event

This resources provides a recording and slides from a Webinar presentation on how healthcare organizations can play an important role in advancing the collection of social determinants data and how these social risk factors impact patient health and quality of life. Additionally, the presenters provide valuable information on optimal Z code use for reimbursement.

Person and Family Engagement Implementation Guides for Hospitals

Developed by the American Institute of Research (AIR) in partnership with IPRO HQIC

This resource provides hospital leaders and staff with practical, step-by-step guidance to successfully implement the 5 PFE Best Practices in the CMS-funded Hospital Quality Improvement Contract (HQIC) program. Each guide walks the user through the definition of the PFE Practice, the intent of the Practice, the benefits of partnering with patients and families to increase safety in the hospital setting, concrete examples from the field, and a list of resources to support implementation. These guides are meant to be a supplement to the Hospital Roadmap for Person and Family Engagement.

Guide Practice 1 Preadmission Planning Checklist

Guide Practice 2 Discharge Planning Checklist

Guide Practice 3 Shift Change Huddles and Bedside reporting

Guide Practice 4 Designated PFE Leader

Guide Practice 5 PFAC or Representatives on Hospital Committee

Screening for Social Determinants of Health in Populations with Complex Needs: Implementation Consideration

Authors: Caitlin Thomas-Henkel and Meryl Schulman, Center for Health Care Strategies

This resource examines how organizations participating in Transforming Complex Care, a multisite national initiative funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, are assessing and addressing Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) for populations with complex needs. It reviews key considerations for organizations seeking to use SDOH data to improve patient care.

Included:1) selecting and implementing SDOH assessment tools 2) collecting patient level information related to SDOH; 3)creating workflows to track and address patient needs; 4)identifying community resources and tracking referrals.

Social Determinants of Health for Rural People

The Rural Health Information Hub

This resources discusses the contributing social factors that impact the health of rural residents. It provides a guide that focuses on the barriers and challenges that rural residents experience and discusses the impact of and documenting rural differences related to: Income-level, educational attainment, race/ethnicity, and health literacy.

HQIC Webinar, November 4, 2021: Antibiotic Stewardship During A COVID Pandemic

This material was prepared by the IPRO NQIIC, a Network of Quality Improvement and Innovation Contractor, under contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

This resources includes a recording and presentation slides from a November Webinar on Antibiotic Stewardship During the Covid Pandemic.

Antibiotic Stewardship (AS) is a national priority aimed at optimizing the use of antibiotics to effectively treat infections, protect patients from harms caused by unnecessary antibiotic use, and combat antibiotic resistance. Hospital AS Programs and teams have been challenged during the COVID pandemic to manage both viral and bacterial infections in patients for extended lengths of stay.

Exploring Sepsis Strategies-Part 2: Care Coordination & Preventing Sepsis-Related Readmissions

This material was prepared by Telligen in partnership with IPRO HQIC, the Hospital Quality Improvement Contractor, under contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

This is the second session in a two-part series Webinar on Sepsis from September 30 11 PT 12 MT 1 CT 2 EDT. View the recording, as well as the questions and answers presentation slide deck.

This session focuses on preventing sepsis-related harm and avoidable readmissions using effective care coordination and hand-off strategies to the next level of care provider.

Patient Safety & Behavioral Health: Antipsychotic Medication Adverse Drug Events (ADE’s)

This material was prepared by Alliant Quality, and adapted by the IPRO QIN-QIO, a collaboration of Healthcentric Advisors, Qlarant and IPRO, serving as the Medicare Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization.

This resource discusses the common effects of antipsychotic ADE’s, and provides links to other resources and interventions that support the prevention of adverse events. Adverse drug events cause approximately 1.3 million emergency department visits each year. About 350,000 patients each year need to be hospitalized for further treatment after emergency visits for adverse drug events. People typically take more medicines as they age, and the risk of adverse events may increase as more people take more medicines.

Health Disparities Road Map

Developed by American Institute of Research (AIR) in partnership with IPRO HQIC

This resource discussed how Person and Family Engagement can help hospitals achieve health Equity in Health Care Quality and Safety.

The American Institutes for Research (AIR)—a partner in the IPRO HQIC program—identified six overarching strategies to guide hospitals in meaningfully engaging patients and families in health care. This document describes how to apply these strategies in ways that can help hospitals achieve equity in care quality and safety and address barriers to uniform engagement.