Improve Individual Patient CareFMQAI is committed to making care safer and more affordable for individuals, families, employers, and governments by reducing its costs through continual improvement, specifically by reduction of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), healthcare-acquired conditions (HACs), and adverse drug events (ADEs), while assisting with hospital inpatient and outpatient quality reporting. The goal is to reduce patient harm in the following areas.
Reduction of HAIs by providing hospitals technical assistance on:
- Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infections
- Catheter-Associated Urinary tract Infections
- Surgical Site Infections
- Clostridium difficile Infections
Nursing Home Quality Care Collaborative – Healthcare Acquired Conditions:
- Learning and Action Network sessions
- Reduce Healthcare Acquired Conditions including pressure ulcers, physical restraints, falls and consistent assignment, etc.
Partnership to Individualize Dementia Care in Nursing Homes - FL:
- Reduction of the use of unnecessary anti-psychotic medications in residents with dementia
- Refine care of residents with dementia
Reduction of ADEs by working in Patient Safety and Clinical Pharmacy Services Collaborative Communities with Medicare beneficiaries who:
- Have five or more chronic conditions and/or take eight or more medications per week
- Are evaluated by two or more providers
- Take warfarin on a regular basis
- Take short or long acting antipsychotics of any class
- Take hypoglycemic medication for diabetes mellitus
Assistance with Quality Reporting Programs:
We provide quality improvement assistance to hospitals utilizing Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) and Outpatient Quality Reporting (OQR) programs. Our team of trained experts provides education to hospital staffs on inpatient and outpatient program measures, validation, reporting of measure data, and improving care related to measures. In addition, FMQAI provides resources to Critical Access Hospitals that do not participate in the hospital IQR and/or OQR programs but want to submit quality data to CMS for purposes of public reporting.