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Sign up: Clinician Quality Improvement Contractor (CQIC)

tnCMS has issued a request for proposals to support community-based primary care and specialty care clinicians in quality improvement projects over a 5-year period. There are 4 focus areas of these new projects:

Aim 1 • Improve behavioral health outcomes, including a focus on decreased opioid misuse.
Aim 2 • Focus on patient safety and reducing all-cause harm including medication documentation, high-risk medications, dementia safety concerns, and antibiotic stewardship.
Aim 3 • Chronic disease management and prevention (cardiac and vascular health, diabetes, and kidney disease).
Aim 4 • Improve community-based care transitions to reduce hospital admission.

Open to all Kansas medical providers, including rural health clinics, community health centers, FQHCs, and Indian health centers. Requires commitment to one or more of the aims as well as to patient and family engagement. Also requires participation in monthly data submission on select quality improvement measures.

In support of these efforts, KHC will be part of a proposal to be submitted in July 2019.


→ For more information, contact your Quality Improvement Advisor or
KHC Program Director Rosanne Rutkowski, MPH, BSN, RN
at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (785) 235-0763.

 

 

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KHC HIIN

Kansas Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN)

Among its core initiatives, the Kansas Healthcare Collaborative leads hospital patient safety improvement efforts statewide on behalf of the Kansas Hospital Association as one of 34 state partners with the Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET) of the American Hospital Association.

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Fellowship Programs

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Antibiotic Stewardship and HAIs

#OneHealthKS Pledge

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 KHC is part of the Kansas Quality Improvement Partnership (KQIP), a group of leading Kansas health care organizations dedicated to improving quality and eliminating or reducing duplication of effort by Kansas providers. 

Among its current priorities, KQIP has established a goal that all Kansas healthcare settings and providers, animal and human, will actively promote the appropriate use of antibiotics through their antibiotic/antimicrobial stewardship programs and activities.  

We challenge all Kansas healthcare providers to take the #OneHealthKS Pledge and commit to working on this effort within your organization. 

   → Download #OneHealthKS Pledge to Act form
   → Take the #OneHealthKS Pledge to Act on KQIP's website

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Clinical Quality Improvement

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In 2019, KHC’s work with its clinical partners is transitioning between federal initiatives—however, the ultimate goals remain the same: continuous improvement of health care quality, patient safety, and value, while working to reduce provider burden.

BENEFITS TO PROVIDERS

  • No cost or risk to participate.

  • Resources to support internal processes.

  • Flexible and proven approach of aligning and equipping providers with evidence-based models of care.

  • Dedicated Quality Improvement Advisor for coaching, mentoring, and organizational/practice education and support.

  • Clinical performance measurement and reporting, quality improvement, patient-centered care and population health management
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    → Data and analytics support

    → QCDR access at no cost

    → Comparison data on clinical performance, 
to demonstrate value and improvement

    → Access to no cost Population Health tool.

  • Access to evidence-based quality improvement and patient engagement resources designed to help streamline clinic processes and improve patient safety.


More benefits and information.

Likewise, our Quality Improvement Advisors (QIAs) will continue to be assist providers based on a clinic's specific needs. QIA’s services come at no cost and no risk as part of Kansas providers’ partnership with KHC.

KHC partners with all Kansas medical providers, including rural health clinics, community health centers, FQHCs, and Indian health centers. Currently KHC seeks commitment to patient and family engagement and to one or more of four broad aims:

  1. Improve behavioral health outcomes, including a focus on decreased opioid misuse.
  2. Focus on patient safety and reducing all-cause harm including medication documentation, high-risk medications, dementia safety concerns, and antibiotic stewardship.
  3. Chronic disease management and prevention (cardiac and vascular health, diabetes, and kidney disease).
  4. Improve community-based care transitions to reduce hospital admission.

For more information, please contact a KHC QIA at (785) 235-0763 or KHC Program Director Rosanne Rutkowski, MPH, BSN, RN at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The KHC team is ready to support you during this transition period—to make sure you have all of the tools and resources you need and to answer any questions you have as best we can.

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HCP Immunization

Health Care Personnel Influenza Immunization

In an effort to reduce the spread of influenza and to protect the health of both patients and health care providers, the Kansas Healthcare Collaborative recommends that all health care providers receive the seasonal influenza immunization.

The results of its tenth annual statewide survey of hospital health care workers found that 93.9 percent of hospital personnel in Kansas received influenza vaccination during the 2017-18 flu season.

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Hospital personnel flu vaccination rates

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Partnerships

KHC Partnerships

KHC works in collaboration with a number of partners throughout the state, region, and nation to promote quality, safety, and value in health care.

Kansas Quality Improvement Partnership

The Kansas Quality Improvement Partnership meets regularly to discuss opportunities for collaboration, and includes representatives from the Kansas Healthcare Collaborative, the Kansas Hospital Association, the Kansas Foundation for Medical Care, the Kansas Medical Society, and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. These meetings provide an opportunity for strategic discussions about ways to complement each organization’s work, enhance hospital engagement, and maintain the integrity and reputation of our organizations through clear communication and messaging to hospitals.

KQIP recommends that all Kansas hospitals use the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) in their efforts to reduce hospital-acquired infections (HAIs).

 

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