As Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) transition to Value Based Care, quality improvement data will not only be measured, but utilized to determine reimbursement rates. To facilitate this transition, the Flex Program has partnered with Abundant Solutions, LLC, to integrate the New QI Coordinator Education and QI Project opportunities into the MBQIP 2 Outcomes (M2O) Project Program. The focus of the M2O Project Program is to transition from data collection to doing by providing educational support, tools and networking opportunities to facilitate rapid-cycle improvement projects utilizing your facility’s MBQIP data. The M2O Project Program will conduct two rapid-cycle improvement projects annually, focusing on a specific statewide MBQIP measure (HCAHPS, OP, IP or EDTC) by offering hands-on learning with measureable outcomes for all QI Coordinators along with their project teams. By focusing on improving one measure at a time in each M2O Project, the network will facilitate systematic statewide improvement, moving the needle in Montana.
New QI Coordinators will now receive individualized on-site visits for MBQIP/QI basic training along with access to IHI.org Open School.
Summer 2016: H2O- HCAHPS 2 Outcomes
The first M2O project will be to improve the HCAHPS score on Composite #7: Care Transitions. Improving Care Transitions should impact multiple HCAHPS measures through its blend of nurse-patient communication, communication about medication and discharge information elements.
For more information:
Click here for the flyer on H2O- HCAHPS 2 Outcomes
Click here for Summer 2016- H2O Registration & Information Form
Session Materials & Recorded Webinars
Webinar: Transitioning from Data 2 Doing: Defining the Project Scope
Presentation: Transitioning from Data 2 Doing: Defining the Project Scope
Webinar: Transitioning from Data 2 Doing: Analyzing the Current State
Presentation: Transitioning from Data 2 Doing: Analyzing the Current State
Webinar: Solution Time: Right Side of the A3
Presentation: HCAHPS Composite Measure 7: Care Transitions
Webinar: A3 & Tools Review and Sharing
Presentation: A3 & Tools Review
Webinar: Report Out- Share Successes with the PIN
Presentation: Report Out- Share Successes with the PIN
SHARED TOOLS AND PROJECTS:
H2O Project Facilitated by Tawnie Sabin of Abundant Solutions, LLC
Tawnie Sabin, JD, BSIE, has proven experience in implementing innovative tools and solutions for rural facilities. Having collaborated with multiple stakeholders to identify and address complex problems in the transformation of rural health care through a CMS Health Care Innovation Award, she facilitated performance improvement activities through the creation and support of a virtual network utilizing lean methodologies in 25 CAH Communities across Montana. She has also published two articles utilizing lean as a healthcare improvement methodology.