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.
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.
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SHARED TOOLS AND PROJECTS:
|Facility||Location||A3 Report||Current State Map||Project Overview||Tools|
|Barrett Hospital||Dillon||A3- Barrett||VSM- Barrett||Overview- Barrett|
|Benefis Teton Medical Center||Choteau||CSM- Benefis||Overview- Benefis||Medication Education Tracker|
|Central Montana Medical Center||Lewistown||A3- CMMC||CSM- CMMC||Overview- CMMC||Discharge Planning Education Video|
|Daniels Memorial Healthcare Center||Scobey||A3- Daniels||VSM- Daniels||Overview- Daniels||Discharge Cheat Sheet for Travelers|
|Nursing Policy & Procedure- Discharge|
|Missouri River Medical Center||Fort Benton||A3- MRMC||VSM- MRMC||Overview- MRMC|
|Roosevelt Medical Center||Culbertson||A3- Roosevelt||Overview- Roosevelt|
|Roundup Memorial Healthcare||Roundup||A3(1)- Roundup||CSM- Roundup||Overview- Roundup||Rounds Info Sheet|
|A3(2)- Roundup||Rounds Cheat Sheet|
|Sidney Health Center||Sidney||A3- Sidney||CSM- Sidney||Overview- Sidney||Discharge Checklist|
|St. Luke Community Healthcare||Ronan||St. Luke- Presentation||Overview- St. Luke|
|Stillwater Billings Clinic||Columbus||Stillwater Presentation||Ticket to Discharge|
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.