For the past four years, SNI has worked with CAPH members to facilitate improvement in CMS core measures, and has seen tremendous improvement to the point where CAPH members, as a group, perform as well or better than all hospitals nationally on most core measures. Under the Incentive Program Category IV, SNI will build on that body of work and support CAPH members to attain significant improvement in two common patient safety interventions—reducing central line bloodstream infections (CLABSI) and reducing sepsis mortality. For the five other interventions where each member selects two (falls prevention, VTE, SCIP/SSI, stroke care and reducing pressure ulcers), SNI will connect members who wish to form their own learning networks but not provide a specific learning collaborative.
Leveraging the expertise, tools and resources from the recently concluded Blue Shield Foundation of California’s Healthcare Acquired Infections collaborative, SNI has created a membership-wide CLABSI collaborative. This collaborative launched in July 2011 and continue for 18 months.
- Activities will include:
- 3-4 learning sessions with expert faculty focused on data issues, implementing the CLABSI bundle, and trainings on performance improvement techniques;
- Monthly Webinars on specific topics;
- Data reported to SNI would be aggregated and reported back to members for benchmarking and to drive quality improvement;
- An Improvement Advisor to train and coach teams on performance improvement, and provide individualized feedback on progress and coaching; and,
- Deployment of expert "SWAT Team" to provide more intensive individualized support for members who need further assistance.
Contact: Denise Gonzalez, MD