Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Unique Quality Improvement & Training Opportunity for 3-5 Star Nursing Homes

Bill Sonterre, Stratis Health

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) created the On-Time Pressure Ulcer Prevention program (OTPP) to help nursing homes with electronic health records (EHR) reduce the occurrence of in-house pressure ulcers. AHRQ contracted with NORC at the University of Chicago, and its partner Stratis Health, to provide ongoing practice facilitation with 50 nursing homes recruited across the U.S. to implement and evaluate this evidence based program.

WHAT ARE SOME OF THE RESULTS THAT HAVE BEEN SEEN BY THOSE USING ON-TIME SO FAR?

An outcome evaluation with New York nursing homes showed a 59 percent reduction in the incidence of pressure ulcers when at least three reports were integrated into care planning processes.

HOW IS THE ON-TIME PROGRAM IMPLEMENTED?

The On-Time Program integrates clinical reports from an EHR to identify residents at risk for pressure ulcer development. Using these reports, participating facilities will implement team-based strategies with the help of an experienced facilitator to improve risk identification and care planning. These strategies allow staff to intervene in a timely manner with at-risk residents to reduce the incidence of pressure ulcers. Nursing homes that participate in this project will receive individualized technical assistance and education from the facilitator to successfully implement the On-Time program.

WHAT IS THE RECRUITMENT TIMELINE?

Nursing homes that are interested in participating must apply on-line - applications will only be accepted until 50 nursing homes have been selected. On-line applications will be available beginning December, 2015. Click http://www.cvent.com/d/8fqkhc to get more information and apply.


Please join the introductory webinar on January 27, 2016 from 12:30 PM-1 PM EST/11:30 AM-12 PM CST that will describe the On-Time Pressure Ulcer Dissemination Program in more detail. You can register at:

https://stratishealthevents.webex.com/stratishealthevents/onstage/g.php?MTID=efd1416633e001113bbf734e54ab15c87


To learn more contact:

Bill Sonterre, Stratis Health, 612-584-7902, bsonterre@stratishealth.org.

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