Great Plains Quality Innovation Network recently helped the Home Health Quality Improvement (HHQI) National Campaign welcome its 20,000th participant and 6,000th home health agency to the initiative.
The HHQI National Campaign is a quality improvement program of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) that offers free evidence-based educational resources, individualized data reports, networking opportunities and assistance for home health providers to improve the quality of care provided to their patients.
Great Plains Quality Innovation Network serves as a HHQI Network Coordinator, which means we are a central hub of grassroots HHQI activity in Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota. This important role includes creating campaign awareness, providing participant encouragement and facilitating communication among organizations participating in the HHQI National Campaign. We are pleased and fortunate to be a supporting member of this national initiative. Working together, we can make a real difference in patients’ health care and ultimately, their quality of life.
“The care that home health agencies provide is unique as care is offered in the homes of patients. Until the establishment of the HHQI National Campaign, there was a shortage of resources and information specifically for home health agency staff,” stated Sally May, a Great Plains QIN Senior Quality Improvement Specialist.
May continued, “I have utilized and shared various HHQI resources with agencies since the inception of HHQI and have not been disappointed. HHQI is a time-tested resource and we are grateful for their services and feel fortunate to promote and support their efforts.”
While we have the opportunity to celebrate this landmark, we want to see these numbers continue to grow. We encourage all members of the healthcare community to share the HHQI free tools and promote access to the evidence-based education, data, networking and assistance available. Individuals can access these wonderful resources by registering online at www.HomeHealthQuality.org.