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26
2024

KHC Office Hours - Advanced Directives are for the Living - Improving Workflows in Your Organization

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24
2024

KHC Office Hours - PFAC: Are Your Teams Engaged?

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Aug
08
2024

Summit on Quality 2024

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  • CHCSEK Healthy Heart Ambassador Program Sucess Story

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    In late 2021, Community Health Centers of Southeast Kansas (CHCSEK), headquartered in Pittsburg, was awarded grant funding through the KDHE Community Health Worker Teams Program.  The Kansas Healthcare Collaborative provides technical assistance for that program in conjunction with KDHE.  As part of the grant, CHCSEK implemented the Healthy Heart Ambassador (HHA) program, which is a CDC recognized lifestyle change program and Self Measured Blood Pressure Monitoring (SMBP) program for patients with hypertension.  CHCSEK started their HHA program in February of 2022, not realizing that one year later, the HHA program would not only change the lives of their patients, but also the lives of their staff.
     
  • CHCSEK Healthy Heart Ambassador Sucess Story

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    In late 2021, Community Health Centers of Southeast Kansas (CHCSEK), headquartered in Pittsburg, was awarded grant funding through the KDHE Community Health Worker Teams Program.  The Kansas Healthcare Collaborative provides technical assistance for that program in conjunction with KDHE.  As part of the grant, CHCSEK implemented the Healthy Heart Ambassador (HHA) program, which is a CDC recognized lifestyle change program and Self Measured Blood Pressure Monitoring (SMBP) program for patients with hypertension.  CHCSEK started their HHA program in February of 2022, not realizing that one year later, the HHA program would not only change the lives of their patients, but also the lives of their staff.
  • Genesis Family Health Sews the Seeds of Health Using CHWs

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    At the start of the new year in 2023 Genesis Family Health looked at the issues facing their community and wanted to find ways to use community outreach to engage their expectant mothers in health education.  Their Care Team came up with the idea to gather maternity patients together to create baby gifts or to make items needed for their new babies and wanted to use those gatherings to share health education with expectant mothers.
  • Genesis Family Health Sews the Seeds of Health with CHWs

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    At the start of the new year in 2023 Genesis Family Health looked at the issues facing their community and wanted to find ways to use community outreach to engage their expectant mothers in health education.  Their Care Team came up with the idea to gather maternity patients together to create baby gifts or to make items needed for their new babies and wanted to use those gatherings to share health education with expectant mothers.

  • Increase Wellness with Back to School Posters

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    Each summer, as the start of school nears, many clinics report an overwhelming volume of students seeking school physicals, sports physicals or who need immunizations to attend school. Often this unusually high demand for preventative services in August can result in interruptions to the flow of normal operations in the clinic. KHC has partnered with KHA and KDHE to encourage parents to seek childhood immunizations and wellness visits this summer, before the Back to School rush. 
  • January 2024 CMS QIN-QIO 13th Scope of Work Update

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    Both KFMC and KHC currently provide services to Kansas providers under the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) Program and the Hospital Quality Improvement Contractor (HQIC) Program.  Both KHC and KFMC have worked within these programs independently, but collaboratively. Our organizations have a long history of successfully supporting Kansas providers and our staff live and work in the communities we serve.

    Currently, CMS is planning to release the Request for Proposals (RFP) for the CMS QIN-QIO 13th Statement of work (SOW, or 13th iteration of the QIO work). As such, CMS is making significant changes to the program, that you may or may not be aware of.

  • KHC and KFMC to Partner for the CMS QIN-QIO 13th Scope of Work (SOW) in Kansas

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    Kansa Healthcare Collaborative (KHC) and KFMC Health Improvement Partners are excited to announce a new quality improvement collaboration in Kansas. KHC and KFMC are working together with other health care partners in the region to bid on the CMS QIN-QIO 13th Scope of Work (SOW) in Kansas.

    What is a QIN-QIO?

    Required by statute, the Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) Program is one of the largest federal programs dedicated to improving the effectiveness and quality of health care services delivered to people with Medicare.

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) contracts with organizations like KHC and KFMC to carry out the program mission.

  • KHC Clinic Assistance Program

    Urgent Technical Assistance
    KHC Quality Improvement Advisors (QIAs) provide urgent, onsite or virtual visits to small or rural clinics who demonstrate a need for immediate assistance. KHC staff will help educate and empower the clinic staff by assessing the immediate needs for education, training, and resources so that the clinic may sustain operations until which time the new leader can join a Clinic Leader Lunch and Learn Bootcamp Cohort.
     
  • KHC Clinic Assistance Program

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    Urgent Technical Assistance
    KHC Quality Improvement Advisors (QIAs) provide urgent, onsite or virtual visits to small or rural clinics who demonstrate a need for immediate assistance. KHC staff will help educate and empower the clinic staff by assessing the immediate needs for education, training, and resources so that the clinic may sustain operations until which time the new leader can join KHC's Clinic Leader Lunch and Learn Bootcamp Series. 
  • KHC seeking clinicians for 2023 quality improvement opportunities

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    KHC is currently seeking clinicians and hospitals who are interested in participating in quality improvement initiatives to improve patient outcomes and prevent disease and disease progression.  KHC provides no-cost technical assistance to clinicians and hospitals participating in these initiatives.  Contact Mandy Johnson This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

  • Nemaha Valley Community Hospital Addresses Health Equity in Local Amish Community

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    In April 2017, church elders from the nearby Amish community met with two physicians and a social worker from Nemaha Valley Community Hospital (NVCH) to discuss concerns about recent poor birth outcomes in both mothers and babies in the local Amish community.  A meeting between physicians and church elders to solve health care issues is not the norm in healthcare, but in this case, was the most logical and culturally appropriate means to address an issue, which was vital to both the Amish community and the hospital.

  • Rooks County Health Center partners with community stakeholders to address workforce challenges

    In March 2022, the American Hospital Association urged Congress to address workforce issues affecting health care facilities1. AHA called those workforce issues “a national emergency that demands immediate attention from all levels of government and workable solutions." According to the Kansas Hospital Association’s 2022 Workforce Report2vacancy and turnover rates in 2021 for licensed practical nurses and staff nurses were higher than in all previous years dating back to 2013. Statewide, overall employee turnover rate for surveyed health care positions averaged 19%, with the highest turnover rates for housekeepers (33%), food service workers/dietary aids (31%) and Certified Nursing Assistants (29%).

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  • Rooks County Health Center partners with community stakeholders to address workforce challenges

    Rooks County Health Center

    In March 2022, the American Hospital Association urged Congress to address workforce issues affecting health care facilities1. AHA called those workforce issues “a national emergency that demands immediate attention from all levels of government and workable solutions." According to the Kansas Hospital Association’s 2022 Workforce Report2vacancy and turnover rates in 2021 for licensed practical nurses and staff nurses were higher than in all previous years dating back to 2013. Statewide, overall employee turnover rate for surveyed health care positions averaged 19%, with the highest turnover rates for housekeepers (33%), food service workers/dietary aids (31%) and Certified Nursing Assistants (29%).