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Hospital Quality Improvement Initiative


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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The CY 2024 Hospital OPPS/ASC Final Rule: Discussing the Impacts for the Hospital OQR and REHQR Programs
In this recorded webinar, program leads for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Outpatient Quality Reporting (OQR) and Rural Emergency Hospital Quality Reporting (REHQR) Programs will present the Calendar Year (CY) 2024 Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS)/Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) Payment System final rule and the impacts to these programs.
2024 Immunization Schedules Now Available
Health care providers who care for people with Medicare can use this updated 2024 immunization schedule from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to recommend vaccines.
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.
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