Dementia Mobile App

Download our New Dementia Overview Mobile App

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 […]

Behavioral Health Summit

Join us in RI for our Behavioral Health Summit 2018

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 […]

Training medical professionals on how to best handle changing landscape in nursing homes

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 […]

Increasing Home Health Face-to-Face Certification: Impact of a Hospital-Based Intervention

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 […]

Hopkins Manor Decreases Use of Unnecessary Medications

Data 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.

“Punch-a-Bug” Trivia Game Well Received By Mainers

Maine Punch-a-Bug GameAccording 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.