Advance Care Planning
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.
With the guidance of Rhode Island partners, Honoring Choices Massachusetts put together a simple health care planning tool kit for Rhode Island residents.
Starting at 18 years old, adults can make their own health care decisions and write down their decisions in a health care plan. This tool kit includes Rhode Island care planning information, documents, and links to local resources.
Healthcare Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization
In November 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) awarded a five-year contract to an alliance of three organizations, Healthcentric Advisors, IPRO, and Qlarant to serve as a regional Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) under the recently launched 12th Statement of Work.
IPRO, based in Lake Success, NY, is serving as prime contractor with Healthcentric Advisors serving as a subcontracting member for New England. For the past five years, Healthcentric Advisors served as the QIN-QIO for the six New England states.
Are you looking for information about diabetes? Take our course or download our toolkit to obtain tools available for your patients and residents. You’ll find materials on self-management, medication, nutrition, exercise, sick day management, and more. Empower staff to add diabetes education into everyday practice by sharing the tools from our course. Our course materials encourages patients, residents, and their caregivers to actively participate in their care.
Improving Nursing Home Culture: Final Report
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.
- (401) 528-3233
The Learning Center
Our online education system, The Learning Center, provides educational materials and resources to all healthcare providers at NO cost.
Palliative Care Toolkit
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.
Prevent Opioid Overdose PSA Campaign
Our Public Service Announcement (PSA) campaign helps reduce stigma by highlighting the Rhode Island Good Samaritan Overdose Prevention Act and medication assisted treatment.
Project ECHO® (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) is a movement to de-monopolize knowledge and amplify local capacity that provides best-practice care for underserved people all over the world. The ECHO® model is committed to addressing the needs of the most vulnerable populations by equipping communities with the right knowledge, at the right place, at the right time.
Protecting the health of Rhode Islanders and the sustainability of our healthcare system
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:
Sepsis is the body’s extreme response to an infection. Without timely treatment, sepsis can rapidly lead to tissue damage, organ failure and death.
Our community-based provider training supports early recognition, treatment, and prevention strategies. We provide instructions on how to use the toolkit and resources for educating your team.
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