Success Stories

Collaboration IconSharing Success Stories, Lessons Learned and Innovations in Healthcare across New England

Healthcare providers throughout New England are continuing to improve the efficiency, quality and safety of the care they provide. With support from the New England QIN-QIO, healthcare communities are making great strides towards patient-focused, sustainable health systems.

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Roberts Health Center’s Antibiotic Stewardship Program

Success Story IconAs part of their commitment to continually try to achieve the highest standards, the staff at Roberts Health Center continuously monitor and evaluate their procedures to identify and close gaps. Over the past year, they identified an inconsistency in their antibiotic stewardship program. A quality improvement team was assembled, led by the Assistant Director of Nurses with consultation of staff nurses, physician, pharmacy, laboratory, and radiology staff.

Massachusetts Long-Term Care Facility Significantly Reduces Alarm Use in Two Months through QAPI Initiative

Success Story IconRoyal Falmouth a 121-bed facility located in Falmouth, Massachusetts offers long-term care, short-term rehabilitation and memory care for residents with dementia. Within the facility, 23% of residents were using alarms, and in some cases, residents were double alarmed utilizing bed, chair or personal safety alarms to prevent falls or other injuries.

Antipsychotic Reduction: How One Facility Reduced Antipsychotic Use by 19.37%

Success Story IconBelmont Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is a 135 bed, family-owned and operated skilled nursing facility. The facility opened in 1967 and offers both short-term and long-term care for residents with a variety of needs. The facility also has a special unit dedicated to care for residents with Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia.

Helping Improve Access to Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring

Nationwide, approximately 75 million — or one in every three — American adults have high blood pressure or hypertension, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. States are also feeling the burden of this disease. In New Hampshire, one in four adults has hypertension, and only 33 percent of these individuals have their … Continue reading Helping Improve Access to Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring