As the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) for Oregon, Acumentra Health works with healthcare providers, patients, nursing home residents/families, and community stakeholders to improve care provided to Oregon Medicare beneficiaries and other patients and nursing home residents. In the current round of QIO initiatives, we are leading a range of local safety and quality initiatives through July 2014 to help hospitals and nursing homes prevent harm and provide appropriate care to every patient and resident.
In addition, Acumentra Health provides technical assistance to Oregon hospitals in Medicare's quality data reporting program.
Acumentra Health's QIO initiatives support the Partnership for Patients, a public–private hospital-focused initiative launched in May 2011 by the Department of Health and Human Services. For more information, visit the Partnership for Patients website.
Acumentra Health is a member of the Oregon IHI Network (ORIHIN), a coalition of seven organizations that coordinates projects to improve patient safety. ORIHIN is currently engaged in work related to Project JOINTS (Joining Organizations IN Tackling SSIs).
Previous ORIHIN projects include disseminating and assessing use of the Surgical Safety Checklist in Oregon and supporting the 5 Million Lives hospital patient safety campaign led by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. A Joint Committee formed by ORIHIN and the Oregon leadership of the Advancing Excellence in America’s Nursing Homes campaign planned and developed the Transitional Care & Pressure Ulcers Project Toolkit, which provides Oregon Best Practices by care setting as well as a handoff dataset to ensure transfer of key information between settings.
Last updated August 3, 2012