Oct. 23, 2018

TMF Innovation Team Publishes New Items Highlighting Quality Improvement Initiatives

Austin, Texas – Oct. 23, 2018 – TMF Health Quality Institute’s Innovation Team has published four new Quality Improvement (QI) Snapshots, which highlight community coalitions in Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas that allow providers to team up to strategize on care transitions.

Learn how a pilot program in Fort Worth, Texas, improved hospital readmissions and care transitions by addressing food insecurity and medication adherence. This initiative resulted in zero 30-day hospital readmissions for high-risk individuals who completed the pilot program. Other initiatives in these Snapshots include: developing a Caregiver Advocate Program through a local church in Arkansas to address the lack of patient and caregiver support; addressing the high rate of diabetes in the urban areas of Missouri through diabetes self-management education; and implementing a care transitions program in Oklahoma to address miscommunication between a local hospital and skilled nursing facility.

Additionally, TMF’s Innovation Team has published new QI Case Spotlights, which call attention to two initiatives TMF is working on that are making a difference on oral care and sepsis in nursing homes. The TMF Innovation Team, led by Dr. Russell Kohl, uses expert industry knowledge to publish quarterly white papers, biweekly blog posts and other publications focused on timely issues faced by QI organizations, providers and other stakeholders. The team invites members of the QI community to check out the Snapshots and other publications on the TMF QI Exchange and interact via the Innovation Team’s blog.

About TMF Health Quality Institute

TMF Health Quality Institute focuses on improving lives by improving the quality of health care through contracts with federal, state and local governments, as well as private organizations. For more than 40 years, TMF has helped health care providers and practitioners in a variety of settings improve care for their patients.

Media Contact:

Emilie Fennell
Director, Communications and External Relations
TMF Health Quality Institute