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Adverse Drug Events - Utah

decoration Adverse events related to medications are the most common type of adverse event linked to healthcare. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) defines an adverse drug event (ADE) as injury resulting from the use of a drug. Injury includes adverse drug reactions and overdoses. It also includes harm from the use of the drug, for example dose reductions and discontinuing medications. Many ADEs are from medication errors that may occur at any point in the medication administration process. Some of the most frequent types of errors associated with ADEs include:

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Care Transitions and Care Coordination - Utah

Connecting for Health

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Care Transitions initiative will improve care coordination and reduce hospital readmissions across settings of care.

HealthInsight works with providers, purchasers, payers, and consumers in Nevada and Utah in an effort to achieve the best possible outcome after a hospital discharge.

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Learning and Action Networks

What is a Learning and Action Network?

A Learning and Action Network (LAN) is an improvement initiative that brings together healthcare professionals, patients and other stakeholders around an evidence-based agenda to achieve rapid, wide-scale improvement. The LAN model includes collaborative projects, online interactions, and peer-to-peer education to facilitate shared commitment, energy, and knowledge that allows participants to learn from each other as well as from the QIO.

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Medicare Case Review - Utah

Quality Improvement Organization, Medicare Changes to Affect Utahns

On August 1, 2014, KePro becomes the Beneficiary and Family Centered Care QIO (BFCC-QIO) for Utah, assuming responsibility for all QIO case reviews on behalf of Utah Medicare beneficiaries.

Separate entities for medical review and quality improvement

Beginning August 1, 2014, the QIO Program will separate medical case review from quality improvement work. QIO work will be carried out in each state under two types of regional contracts:

  • Medical case review-to be performed by Beneficiary and Family Centered Care QIOs (BFCC-QIOs)
  • Quality improvement and technical assistance-to be performed by Quality Innovation Network QIOs (QIN-QIOs)

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Medication Safety - Utah

HealthInsight works to improve the health and safety of people receiving healthcare. Better awareness about drug safety is important for this goal. Awareness alone is not enough. We can also reduce medication errors. Some examples of possible medication errors are:

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