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My Care, My Choice, My Voice - Advance Care Planning

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IT’S NEVER TOO EARLY. My Care, My Choice, My Voice is a campaign to help patients accomplish advance care planning and document their wishes. Healthcare providers play an important role, and we offer tools and resources to help you start this discussion with your patients.

Empowering People Across All Settings of Care

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services - 10th Statement of Work Infographic

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This infographic showcases Rhode Island health care providers’ accomplishments during the CMS QIO Program’s 10th Statement of Work from 2011 to 2014. As the Rhode Island Medicare Quality Improvement Organization, Healthcentric Advisors assisted health care providers across the care continuum to advance quality and safety, progress cross-setting transitions, and positively-impact the health of Rhode Island communities.

Improving Nursing Home Culture: Final Report

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From August 2004 to October 2005, Healthcentric Advisors – previously known as Quality Partners of Rhode Island – ran the Improving Nursing Home Culture (INHC) pilot study. Sponsored by The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), this study was created to test a model and methodology for achieving transformational change within nursing homes. Our primary objective was to provide strategies that helped nursing homes create an individualized culture of care. This process would create a higher quality of life, increase satisfaction of resident care and increase retention within the workforce.

Rhode Island Department of Health
Infection Prevention Assessment Tool

Acute-Care Hospitals and Nursing Homes

These infection prevention assessment tools were developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as part of a nation-wide effort to improve infection prevention. There are two versions of the tool; one for acute-care hospitals and one for long-term care facilities. These tools will help identify current capacity and practices and to provide direction for future improvements. The tools are designed as functional Word documents. That means, as you complete the questions, it will provide you with a summary of your current practices and gaps (found at the end of the document). The tools also generate suggested actions to be taken based on the gaps the tools identify and provide resources for taking those actions. Your facility can use this valuable information for internal planning and quality improvement activities.

Please read the directions first:

Infection Prevention Assessment Tools:

Please contact Emily Cooper with any questions.

Palliative Care Toolkit

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Healthcentric Advisors designed this Toolkit to provide educational support and intervention ideas to participants within the Nursing Home Palliative Care Collaborative of Rhode Island. Due to the success of this learning collaborative, Healthcentric Advisors has since adapted the Toolkit and developed this edition for use by any nursing facility working to improve their palliative care infrastructure. The Toolkit contains information regarding quality improvement, developing a systematic approach to palliative care and measuring processes related to palliative care.

Protecting the health of Rhode Islanders and the sustainability of our healthcare system

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Resources, including tools, guidelines and educational content, related to the prevention of healthcare-acquired infections and the promotion of antimicrobial stewardship are widely available from many trusted partners. In order to facilitate access to these resources we have provided direct links to available content, organized by healthcare setting and topic.

Safe Transitions Best Practice Measures Guides

The Safe Transitions Best Practice Measures are six sets of setting-specific standards that address known gaps in patient activation and communication and establish consistent, expectations for cross-setting care transitions. Each set focuses on one of the health care settings listed below:

Staff Stability Toolkit

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High turnover of staff at all levels and departments has been a persistent problem in health care for decades. Turnover has been shown to undermine the continuity of care as well as consume financial resources that could otherwise be allocated to improving care and services.

This toolkit, from Healthcentric Advisors, is a "how-to" guide to stabilize staffing with practical tools for both immediate and long-term use. It combines concepts, practices, exercises, and tools to assist you in the systematic process of determining the root cause of a problem and identifying potential interventions.

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