One in ten people aged 65 and older in the United States has Alzheimer’s or a related dementia illness. Being a caregiver of someone with dementia can be tough. Our Dementia Overview mobile app contains information and advice to help family and professional caregivers understand and respond to behaviors seen in those with dementia. Download […]
Continuing Education Credits Available – See Below This unique gathering will offer providers, clinicians, and community service workers an opportunity to learn, discuss, network, and find solutions to a challenging statewide issue. To support a collaborative approach to patient care, medical and behavioral providers will make important connections to better serve this vulnerable population. Our […]
Patient safety is a cornerstone of the work we do at Healthcentric Advisors. Which is why we’re honored to receive the 2018 Rising Tide Award for our patient safety work in Maine from the Muskie School of Public Service at the University of Southern Maine. From left to right: Amy Bennett, Danielle Hersey, John Keimig, […]
Woburn, MA – Healthcentric Advisors is excited to announce selection as a Technical Assistance Vendor as a part of the MassHealth Delivery System Reform Incentive Payments (DSRIP) Technical Assistance (TA) Program and the MA DSRIP TA Marketplace.
Local nursing homes are seeing a different kind of resident—they’re younger and often face substance use and behavioral health issues. This is why we’re collaborating with Rhode Island College and the Substance Use & Mental Health Leadership Council of Rhode Island to train medical professionals on how to best handle the needs of this population […]
Healthy eating can be a challenge for patients who must make ends meet on a fixed monthly income. For one couple, Mr. and Mrs. D in a six-week QIN-QIO-led Diabetes Self-Management class, low income was just one of the barriers keeping them from a healthier lifestyle.
With support from our Rhode Island Healthcare Advisory Board, Healthcentric Advisors initiated collaboration between hospitals and home health agencies to improve patient transfers from the hospital to home. This collaboration led to interventions at hospitals in Rhode Island; most modified their discharge processes to embed required certification into the routine discharge paperwork for patients referred […]
Through its work and partnerships with Maine nursing homes and hospitals, New England QIN-QIO staff recognized that in both the nursing home and hospital setting, leaders were targeting the same goal – a reduction of C. difficile rates in the patients they serve.
Over the years, Hopkins Manor has prioritized quality improvement efforts in a variety of ways. With technical support from the New England QIN-QIO, they have completed a Root Cause Analysis, acquired leadership buy-in, including the medical director and most importantly, have embraced change.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2017), “at least 80 million antibiotic prescriptions each year are unnecessary, which makes improving antibiotic prescribing and use a national priority.” To meet this urgency, the New England QIN-QIO Antimicrobial Stewardship Team in Maine developed a more interactive and engaging way to teach healthcare providers and beneficiaries about safe antibiotic prescribing and use.