The Changing Landscape of IPC and Quality Improvement in Home Healthcare
Recorded On: 08/14/2019
IP Competency: Novice, Proficient, Expert
Duration: 60 minutes Available through: 12/31/2021
Home healthcare (HHC) agencies are providing increasingly complex care and serve as a critical link between acute care and independent residential living. The landscape in which HHC agencies operate is changing due to the development of several value-based purchasing (VBP) initiatives by HHS, changes in the CMS’ Home Health Conditions of Participation, and The Joint Commission’s focus on IPC as a national patient safety goal for HHC.
This webinar will help IPs to understand and prepare for the changing landscape by:
- Presenting a research agenda to identify best practices for IPC and quality improvement in HHC;
- Describing trends in the HHC Quality of Patient Care Star Ratings (QoPC) data; and
- Reporting results from a survey and qualitative interviews of HHC personnel
- Describing the challenges to IPC and quality improvement in HHC and lessons learned.
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Project Manager, Columbia University School of Nursing
Ashley Chastain is currently a Project Manager at the Columbia University School of Nursing, working on an NIH-funded study researching infection prevention and control in the home health care environment. She was previously the Project Coordinator for a CDC-funded study exploring barriers and facilitators to NHSN adoption in nursing homes. She is also a Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) candidate, specializing in Maternal, Child, Reproductive and Sexual Health, at the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate School of Public Health & Health Policy. Her research interests include infection prevention and control, as well as patient-provider communication.
Monika Pogorzelska-Maziarz, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Thomas Jefferson University
Monika Pogorzelska-Maziarz, PhD, MPH is an Assistant Professor at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA where her focuses on improving patient safety and quality of care, specifically focusing on prevention of healthcare-associated infections across different healthcare settings. Monika earned her master's degree in public health in 2007 and her doctorate in epidemiology in 2011 from the Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health. Monika has authored and co-authored over fifty peer-reviewed manuscripts and several book chapters. Most recently, she edited APIC’s text on Fundamentals in Statistics and Epidemiology in Infection Prevention. Monika serves on the editorial panel of the APIC Text Online and is also the Vice Chair of the APIC research committee.
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