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White House Forum on Antibiotic Stewardship

June 2, 2015

The White House is convening the Forum on Antibiotic Stewardship on Tuesday, June 2, 2015 to bring together key human and animal health constituencies involved in the development, promotion, and implementation of activities to improve antibiotic use (antibiotic stewardship) nationwide. The United States government departments and agencies, along with key human and animal health stakeholders, …

New Resource Posted: Updated Person-Centered Care Tracking Tool v1.14

April 27, 2015

Download the Person-Centered Care tracking tool.

National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes Data

April 27, 2015

The report includes national, regional and state data beginning with 2011Q2 and ending with 2014Q4.

National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes New Website

April 2, 2015

The CMS is partnering with federal and state agencies, nursing homes, other providers, advocacy groups, and caregivers to improve comprehensive dementia care. CMS and its partners are committed to finding new ways to implement practices that enhance the quality of life for people with dementia, protect them from substandard care and promote goal-directed, person-centered care …

CMS National Nursing Home Quality Care Collaborative (NNHQCC) Change Package v2.0 Now Available

March 26, 2015

The Change Package developed as part of the CMS National Nursing Home Quality Care Collaborative is being used by CMS and Quality Improvement Organizations and is intended to complement evidence-based tools and resources. A change package is a menu of strategies, change concepts and specific actionable items that any nursing home can choose from to …

CMS National Nursing Home Quality Care Collaborative (NNHQCC) Change Package v2.0 Now Available

March 26, 2015

The Change Package developed as part of the CMS National Nursing Home Quality Care Collaborative is being used by CMS and Quality Improvement Organizations and is intended to complement evidence-based tools and resources. A change package is a menu of strategies, change concepts and specific actionable items that any nursing home can choose from to …

New protocol offers hospitals an option to detect bacterial contamination of duodenoscopes

March 12, 2015

Combatting antibiotic-resistant infections and protecting patients are national priorities. The President’s FY 2016 Budget invests in efforts to combat and prevent antibiotic resistance, and nearly doubles the amount of federal funding to more than $1.2 billion. The Administration has also issued its National Strategy on Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria, which outlines steps the U.S. government will …

Frequently Asked Questions on Nursing Home Quality Initiatives

February 25, 2015

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and National Nursing Home Quality Improvement Campaign national campaign coordination group developed a set of common questions and answers, for nursing homes, in order to clarify how some of the many initiatives relate to and are aligned with each other. The purpose is to help nursing homes …

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