2019 Quality Improvement Activities (QIA)/Projects


Vocational Rehabilitation for ESRD Patients QIA

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A CMS project as of 2018, the goal of this quality improvement activity (QIA) is to increase the percentage of project facility patients, ages 18 through 54, who are referred to and receiving vocational rehabilitation (VR) services.

NW Project Lead: Lisa Hall, Patient Services Director

   

Reducing Blood Stream Infections (BSIs) QIA

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The goal of this project is to reduce BSIs using the CDC tools with a national goal by 2023, to reduce the national rate of blood stream infections in dialysis patients by 50% of the blood stream infections that occurred in 2016.

NW Project Lead: Jewel Peterman, Quality Improvement Coordinator

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Increasing Transplant Waitlist QIA

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The goal of this project is to demonstrate a two percentage point improvement in the natural trend of the Network of patients on the transplant waitlist with a national goal of increasing the percentage of ESRD patients on the waitlist for transplant to 30% by 2023.

NW Project Lead: Ashley Thomsen, Quality Improvement Coordinator

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Increasing Home Dialysis QIA

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The goal of this project is to demonstrate a two percentage point increase in the natural trend of patients using a home modality in the Network with a national goal of increasing the number of ESRD patients dialyzing at home to 16% by 2023.

NW Project Lead: Ashley Thomsen, Quality Improvement Coordinator

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Patient and Family Engagement

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In compliance with CMS, the Network provides technical assistance to project facilities with a model of care that involves partnerships with patients/families in individualized care planning, support groups, and in facility QAPI programs.

NW Project Lead: Lisa Hall, Patient Services Director