Hospital Quality Improvement Initiative

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TMF Health Quality Institute helps hospitals participating in the Hospital Quality Improvement Initiative (HQIC) reduce all-cause patient harm and readmissions in rural, medically underserved and vulnerable populations. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has contracted with TMF to work with qualifying hospitals. Together, we will identify solutions to improve health care outcomes and improve patient care in your facility.

As a member of the HQIC network, you have access to the latest news, resources, learning opportunities and forum discussions. Your hospital and health care providers work hard every day to provide safe reliable quality care. TMF looks forward to partnering with you to improve the effectiveness, efficiency, economy and quality of services delivered to your patients. Download our fact sheet (PDF) to learn more.

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Impact of Doxycycline on Clostridioides Difficile Infection in Patients Hospitalized with Community-Acquired Pneumonia
Doxycycline is associated with a lower risk of Clostridioides difficile infection (CDI) compared to azithromycin when used for atypical coverage in community-acquired pneumonia (CAP).
Impact of Reducing Time-to-Antibiotics on Sepsis Mortality, Antibiotic Use, and Adverse Events
This study published in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society researched the benefits and harms of shortening time-to-antibiotics for sepsis, concluding that the impacts of faster time-to-antibiotics for sepsis vary markedly across simulated hospital types. However, even in the worst-case scenario, new antibiotic-associated adverse events were rare.
Chlorine disinfectant is no more effective than water at killing off hospital superbug
This research article explores the impact of using recommended chlorine chemicals to tackle Clostridioides difficile, the most common cause of antibiotic associated sickness in health care settings globally.
Dallas' RIGHT Care Unit Responds to Mental Health Crises Across the City
This Jan. 2, 2024, article from The Dallas Observer highlights the success of the RIGHT Care Unit, which consists of an interdisciplinary team of first responders and health care professionals who respond to 911 calls from individuals experiencing behavioral health crises across the Dallas metro area.
Telehealth Supports Retention in Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder
People who start buprenorphine treatment for opioid use disorder through telehealth are more likely to stay in treatment longer, according to a new study based on Medicaid data in Kentucky and Ohio.
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