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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.

Home Health Quality Initiative (HHQI) National Campaign

The Home Health Quality Initiative (HHQI) National Campaign is a free initiative designed to improve the quality of care home health clients receive. The campaign unites the home care community under the shared vision of reducing avoidable hospitalizations and improve care quality. Register to participate.

Some of the free resources that you will enjoy as a HHQI National Campaign participant include: 

  • Best Practice Intervention Packages (BPIPs) released every quarter to share effective quality improvement strategies.
  • Quarterly data reports to track your agency’s progress.
  • Access to Home Health STAR, a free target-setting tool at www.hhqi-star.org.
  • Access to online communication tools created to share information with other providers.
  • Additional cross-setting educational resources designed to unite providers from all settings under the shared vision of improved health care quality.

Since 2007, Stratis Health has supported agencies statewide in their participation in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) HHQI National Campaign.

Medicare Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) Program Initiatives for Home Health

Stratis Health supports Medicare in achieving its quality improvement goals in Minnesota as a partner in the Lake Superior Quality Innovation Network. Home health agencies are participating in a number of quality improvement initiatives, including advancing adult immunizations, cardiac health, and coordination of care. More >

CMS provides information on the quality measures for every Medicare-certified home health agency in the United States. This information is available at: www.medicare.gov (select Compare Home Health Agencies in Your Area), or from its toll-free help line, 1-800- MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227).

Health IT for Home Health

Stratis Health's Health Information Technology Toolkit for Home Health Agencies helps agencies implement a comprehensive health IT or electronic health record (EHR) system, acquire individual applications, or for overhaul existing systems.

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

If your agency has projects it would like to work on, contact us to discuss how we can work together to support new initiatives.

Janelle Shearer, program manager
952-853-8553

 

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