IPRO HQIC Event on June 28: Partnering with Representative Patient and Family Advisors to Achieve Health Equity

This material was prepared by the American Institutes for Research (AIR) and the IPRO Hospital Quality Improvement Contractor (HQIC)

Racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic disparities in hospital safety and quality outcomes demonstrate that care is not equitable across all populations. Person and Family Engagement (PFE) is central to the HQIC and is recognized as a promising mechanism to aid in achieving equity in both quality and safety. However, some populations may not be engaged at all – or at the same level as others – in health care for various reasons. Potential barriers may preclude successful engagement of patients and families from diverse cultural, ethnic, or socioeconomic backgrounds.

This webinar will help participating hospitals in the IPRO HQIC work towards a common goal of partnering with diverse patient and family advisors who are representative of their patient population to improve patient safety for all populations.

More specifically, this webinar will help hospitals to further understand:

  • How person and family engagement (PFE) is a strategy to improve equity in both quality and safety
  • How partnering with patient and family advisors can help improve quality and safety
  • How to identify and recruit diverse patient and family advisors who are representative of the patient population 

In addition to brief presentations from subject matter experts in PFE and health equity, this event will include a facilitated discussion with and among participants and conclude with actions or steps that all hospitals can take today to begin partnering with diverse and representative patient and family advisors.

PFE 101: What is Person and Family Engagement and Why Does it Matter? Understanding the Lifecycle of a Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC): Learning and Action Network (LAN) Event

This material was prepared by the American Institutes for Research (AIR) and the IPRO Hospital Quality Improvement Contractor (HQIC)

In this pre-recorded event, the AIR team hosts a discussion about the different stages of a PFAC, including how to identify them and how to move forward. The event features real-world examples of how hospitals have responded to the evolving needs of their PFACs. It includes a facilitated discussion about steps that all hospitals can take today to make the most of their PFACs and sustain engagement over time.

IPRO HQIC presents: The Impact of Meaningful Medication Reconciliation on ADEs, January 13, 2022

This material was prepared by The Bizzell Group (Bizzell), the Data Validation and Administrative (DVA) contractor, under contract with
the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Hospital leaders from across the country attend the HQIC Community of Practice Call. The small, rural and critical access voice was amplified through sharing of barriers and best practices alike. Furthermore, subject matter experts shared their perspectives and their favorite resources. This resource contains a link to the Januray 13, 2021 video, presentation slides, and tools documentation.

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.

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.

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.

Partnering with Representative Patient and Family Advisors to Achieve Health Equity

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

This LAN event: Provides resources and assists you to increase your understanding of person and family engagement(PFE) as a strategy to improve equity in both quality and safety; recognize the importance of partnering with diverse patients and families in improving quality and safety; learn about opportunities to be more inclusive of your total patient population and respond to their preferences and needs.

Pressure Injury- Learning and Action Network (LAN) May 24th 2021

IPRO & Telligen Hospital Quality Improvement Contractors (HQICs)

The LAN included:

  • A presentation of aggregated results from the IPRO & Telligen HQIC Hospital Baseline Assessment specific to pressure injury
  • An interactive discussion with quality and performance improvement subject matter experts on pressure injury identification, prevention, and management.

Attendees had the opportunity to discuss:

  • Pressure injury challenges in small rural and critical access hospitals (in general and with COVID-19)
  • Approaches to overcome these challenges, including patient and family engagement and health equity strategies.

Hospitals left “in action” with a variety of strategies and 17 salient resources for the front-line to further efforts in All-Cause Harm (Pressure Injury) prevention and management.

Partnering with Patients and Families During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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

The American Institutes for Research (AIR) and the IPRO HQIC hosted the March 2021 Patient and Family Engagement (PFE) webinar, titled Partnering with Patients and Families During the COVID-19 Pandemic.

During this 45-minute interactive event, the AIR team provided an overview of five PFE best practices and described how engaging patient and families can help both patients and clinical staff address the emergency. The event featured real-world examples of how hospitals are partnering with patients and families during the COVID-19 pandemic. The event will include time for a discussion among attendees about opportunities and lessons learned in partnering with patients and families around this all-consuming crisis.

Webinar Materials:

March 30: Partnering with Patients and Families During the COVID-19 Pandemic – IPRO QIN-QIO

Anticoagulation FORUM: Numerous Resources and Expert Guidance

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