The Changing Landscape of IPC and Quality Improvement in Home Healthcare
Includes a Live Event on 08/14/2019 at 1:00 PM (EDT)
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.
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