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Managing Infection in an Outpatient Dialysis Facility-New Tool

2020-02-11T17:31:19+00:00February 11th, 2020|

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Nephrologists Transforming Dialysis Safety (NTDS) have partnered to develop a fresh, new online learning module, Managing Infection in an Outpatient Dialysis Facility. The module aims to increase understanding of infection prevention and patient safety. Two nationally recognized physician leaders, Alan Kliger, MD and Kristina Bryant, MD,

My Plan My Wishes

2020-02-12T16:35:05+00:00February 10th, 2020|

Plan Ahead for March!  (March) Topic of the Month Patient Engagement Planning Sheet – “My Plan: My Wishes” To prepare for March, we encourage you to review the resources and activities on the “My Plan: My Wishes” topic of the month sheet to identify resources to share with your patients about being involved in their

Treatment Choice Champions

2020-02-04T15:57:18+00:00February 4th, 2020|

Treatment Choice Champions Quality Improvement Activity Shared Decision Making is a key component in patient-centered engagement & care. As providers, it is our responsibility to ensure we work with our patients to make decisions, evaluate medical needs, and develop care plans that balance optimal patient outcomes with patient specific values & priorities. Intervention: Use the

2020 Network Resolutions

2020-01-22T14:19:21+00:00January 22nd, 2020|

The Qsource ESRD Division, including ESRD Networks 10 and 12 worked throughout 2019 to ensure quality of care for over 44,000 ESRD patients in the states of Illinois (NW10), Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, and Nebraska (NW12). Our resolutions for 2020 include continued service to our stakeholders and beneficiaries to improve quality of life for dialysis patients

Kidney Disease Echo

2020-01-21T15:53:21+00:00January 21st, 2020|

Kidney Disease ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) Do you wish you had more time to consult with specialty services, to engage in effective collaboration, to reach out to other colleagues for insights and opinions about your patients? For a minimum of 35 minutes of your time, you can get expert advice and consultation from a

CROWNWeb Announcements 2020

2020-02-12T14:20:51+00:00January 15th, 2020|

Big Changes to CROWNWeb EIDM (Enterprise Identity Management) is getting retired and will be replaced by HARP (HCQIS Access Roles and Profiles). If you already have an EIDM account for CROWNWeb it will automatically be transitioned to HARP. BUT…there are some additional steps you must follow to ensure access to CROWNWeb. Find out more about

My Network: Speak Up and Share

2020-02-10T16:27:31+00:00January 15th, 2020|

February Topic of the Month Patient Engagement Planning Sheet – “My Network: Speak Up and Share” This month’s “Be Active in your Care” patient engagement topic is “My Network: Speak Up and Share” and the Patient Engagement Action for staff to encourage is: Share a concern or idea to improve care. A facility that has

Highlights from the 2020 Network Council Meeting

2020-01-17T17:53:24+00:00January 14th, 2020|

Highlights from the 2020 Network Council Meeting/QIA Kickoff Meeting Here are a few highlights from the meeting: Areas of Network-wide improvement include reducing bloodstream infections, reducing the use of long-term catheters, increasing home therapy use, increasing kidney transplant waitlist, and the engagement of patients, family members and caregivers in three CMS-identified opportunities (i.e., plan of

Newly Elected and Re-elected Board Members

2020-01-14T21:38:54+00:00January 14th, 2020|

Help Us Welcome Newly Elected and Re-elected Members of the Board of Directors and Medical Review Board! Board of Directors First Term Hyacinth Burrage-Administrator Monica Johnson, RN-Nurse Yehoshua Othniel, B.A., MSW, D.Min-Social Worker Second Term Jacalyn French, MBA-Administrator Danita Minor, RD, LD-Dietitian Marcia Sorrill, RN, MBA, MSN, CNN-Nurse   Medical Review Board Preethi Yerram, MD,

2020 Patient Engagement Calendar Now Available!

2019-12-13T18:30:07+00:00December 13th, 2019|

As part of the Network’s efforts to support facility level patient engagement, we will continue to provide the “Be Active in Your Care” Patient Engagement Calendar. The calendar was developed to help facilities with meeting the educational requirements and encouraging patients to take an active role in their care. Each month the Network will continue