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Home health recipients of the 2017 HealthInsight Quality Award will be selected based on the following criteria for Utah:
Elements of patient-centered care:
If you have any questions, please contact HealthInsight at email@example.com.
Note: Please do not send protected health information (PHI) with your report. Please de-identify your reports of any patient identifiers.
Please write the agency's name as the agency would like it to appear on the award in the event that the agency qualifies as an award recipient.
Last Name, First Name
Criterion 1: Agency ranks in the 90th percentile using current ranking methods: based on the 16 available quality measures and a minimum of one-full year of data submitted.
Read about how rankings are calculated.
Criterion 2: No Condition of Participation level deficiencies on their last Medicare Certification Survey: HealthInsight will be able to verify this information.
Criterion 3: Completion of a quality improvement project within the last 12 months.
How often patients got better at walking or moving around
How often patients got better at getting in and out of bed
How often patients got better at bathing
How often the home health team checked patients for pain
How often the home health team treated their patients’ pain
How often patients had less pain when moving around
How often the home health team treated heart failure (weakening of the heart) patients’ symptoms
How often patients’ breathing improved
How often patients’ wounds improved or healed after an operation
How often the home health team checked patients for the risk of developing pressure sores (bed sores)
How often the home health team included treatments to prevent pressure sores (bed sores) in the plan of care
How often the home health team took doctor-ordered action to prevent pressure sores (bed sores)
How often the home health team began their patients’ care in a timely manner
How often the home health team taught patients (or their family caregivers) about their drugs
How often patients got better at taking their drugs correctly by mouth
How often the home health team checked patients’ risk of falling
How often the home health team checked patients for depression
How often the home health team determined whether patients received a flu shot for the current flu season
How often the home health team determined whether their patients received a pneumococcal vaccine (pneumonia shot)
For patients with diabetes, how often the home health team got doctor’s orders, gave foot care, and taught patients about foot care
How often patients receiving home health care needed any urgent, unplanned care in the hospital emergency room – without being admitted to the hospital
How often home health patients had to be admitted to the hospital
Respect for patient’s values, preferences and expressed needs
Coordination and integration of care
Information, communication, education
Involvement of family and friends
Transition and continuity
(This entry should include a percentage, number or count. For example: “Our goal was to lower the agency readmission rate to 8 percent.”)
(This entry should include a percentage, number or count and the source. For example, the percentage of people readmitted to the hospital during the project timeframe using Home Health Compare data.)
(This entry should include the numbers, percentages or counts before you started your intervention. For example: “When we began the project the agency readmission rate was 10 percent.")
(This entry should include a percentage, number or count and be more than a simple statement that you saw improvement. For example: “At the end of the project, our readmission rate was 9 percent on Home Health Compare for an absolute improvement of 1 percent.”)
Note: It is less important that you reach your stated goal and more important that you have a sound process for measuring and tracking the data, that you are implementing a change and monitoring the progress, and that you continue to make changes in an effort to reach your goal.
Feedback is welcome on the application process or suggestions for measures or technologies to incorporate in the future. Please provide your comments below:
Please complete all pages of this application by Friday, October 13, 2017. If you have any questions, please contact HealthInsight at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Awards will be presented in December. HealthInsight will cover the cost of one award plaque. If additional plaques are requested, the agency must incur those costs (approximately $130.00 per plaque).
If my agency is selected as a recipient of the HealthInsight Quality Award:
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