As Oregon's Medicare Quality Improvement Organization (QIO), Acumentra Health provides assistance to Oregon nursing homes and professional associations through initiatives to improve clinical care and promote person-centered care. We are currently partnering with nursing homes on two focused projects to improve resident safety:
In addition, we are providing root cause analysis training and related assistance to a small number of nursing homes selected by Medicare.
Following its success in the first two years, the Advancing Excellence campaign launched Phase 2 in October 2009, with enrollment available now. The campaign aims at accelerated improvement in 8 areas, including improved staff retention and consistent assignment as well as key clinical topics (pressure ulcers, restraints, and pain).
Nationally, 2,400 facilities have reenrolled for Phase 2; in Oregon, 33 (24%) nursing homes have reenrolled to date.
Acumentra Health produced these materials during a previous Medicare-funded project.
Last updated January 25, 2010