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Long-term Care

Stratis Health is a leading provider of health care quality improvement services, preparing long-term care organizations for new reimbursement and payment models, new care delivery systems, and new ways to measure value. Our in-depth experience with Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI) and Health Information Technology (HIT) yields positive clinical and organizational outcomes that help long-term care facilities differentiate themselves in a highly competitive environment.

We provide system- and facility-level consulting services, hands-on technical assistance, on-site trainings, and data analytics to clinical management teams to improve the quality of services offered at all types of long-term care facilities. Our work across the continuum of care includes expertise in care coordination and patient safety, especially during care transitions. Stratis Health has provided health care quality improvement services for over 40 years and is located in Bloomington, Minnesota.

Key products and services for long-term care

Working with state leaders and a statewide coalition of providers and partners, Stratis Health is at the forefront of a movement to encourage a shift in nursing homes from the traditional institutional model of care to person-centered care, including participation in the Minnesota Culture Change Coalition. Stratis Health is a co-leader in supporting the Advancing Excellence in America's Nursing Homes campaign in Minnesota, partnering with Care Providers of Minnesota and Aging Services of Minnesota. For more information about the Advancing Excellence in America’s Nursing Homes campaign check out the following links:

  • QAPI and HIT Consulting Services
  • Accountable Care Organization, Population Health, and Culture Change Management Assessments
  • Data-driven and System-level Quality Improvement Plans
  • Workflow Redesign and Roadmaps
  • Quality Improvement Technical Assistance, Trainings, and Toolkits

Nursing homes

Member sticker for Advancing ExcellenceWorking with state leaders and a statewide coalition of providers and partners, Stratis Health is at the forefront of a movement to encourage a shift in nursing homes from the traditional institutional model of care to person-centered care, including participation in the Minnesota Culture Change Coalition. Stratis Health is a co-leader in supporting the Advancing Excellence in America's Nursing Homes campaign in Minnesota, partnering with Care Providers of Minnesota and Aging Services of Minnesota.

Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI). Stratis Health developed an essential framework for nursing homes facing the rollout of the national Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI) requirements in conjunction with the University of Minnesota School of Public Health, on behalf of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Our QAPI tools and resources for nursing homes are available on the federal QAPI website.

Medicare Quality Improvement Program. Through our work to support Medicare Quality Improvement Program goals, Stratis Health provides training, clinical improvement technical assistance, organizational leadership assessment, and culture change support to participating nursing homes. QIO Program results 2011-2014>

Health information technology. Stratis Health developed the Health Information Technology Toolkit for Nursing Homes for implementing a comprehensive HIT or EHR system, for acquiring individual applications, or for overhauling existing systems. We also conducted the Minnesota Nursing Home HIT Survey, for the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), to determine the level of health information technology (HIT) use in Minnesota nursing homes, by surveying all Medicare-certified nursing homes in the state. Final Report (June 2008, 13-page PDF)

Care coordination. Stratis Health work with skilled nursing facilities, hospitals and pharmacies to improve medication reconciliation processes in care transitions from hospitals to nursing homes. We also facilitate stronger care transition communication across health care settings through the electronic exchange of health information.

Home health

Stratis Health supports Minnesota's home health agencies in their quality improvement efforts with links to a variety clinical quality and organizational improvement resources. Stratis Health works with the Minnesota HomeCare Association in pursuing joint opportunities to work together to support quality improvement in home care in Minnesota. More >

Health information technology. Stratis Health developed the Health Information Technology Toolkit for Home Health Agencies for implementing a comprehensive HIT or EHR system, for acquiring individual applications, or for overhauling existing systems.

Hospice and palliative care

Stratis Health leads community-based projects to help eligible patients receive hospice care sooner, and to increase appropriate referrals to and utilization of hospice care. More >

Stratis Health works in partnership with Transitions and Life Choices, the palliative care program of Fairview Health Services, to establish or strengthen palliative care programs in rural communities. We assist in developing programs that focus on improving the quality of life for patients facing chronic or life-threatening illness. We assist clinical and non-clinical professionals build skills to improve care planning, symptom management, communication, coordination, and delivery of care for those with chronic diseases and for those receiving hospice care.

We've workd with over 150 organizations in 24 communities to foster palliatve care services We led a leading-edge pilot to identify a set of performance measures appropriate for community-based palliative care services in rural communities. More on palliative care>

Contact Stratis Health for assistance with your quality improvement and patient safety needs.

If your organization would like to improve care delivery, contact us to discuss how we can work together to support initiatives related to long-term care.