Successfully reducing hospitalizations of nursing home residents: results of the Missouri Quality Initiative

Published On: 11-01-2017

Purpose: The goals of the Missouri Quality Initiative (MOQI) for long-stay nursing home residents were to reduce the frequency of avoidable hospital admissions and readmissions, improve resident health outcomes, improve the process of transitioning between inpatient hospitals and nursing...

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An Interdisciplinary Approach to Promote Older Adult Health

Published On: 11-12-18

An Interdisciplinary Approach to Promote Older Adult Health Over twenty years ago, the University of Missouri formed a broad interdisciplinary team to revolutionize older adult care. Over the years, this team consisted of engineering, nursing, and social work researchers,...

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Call to action: APRNs in US nursing homes to improve care and reduce costs

Published On: 09-01-2017

Background: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation Center sponsored the initiative to reduce avoidable hospitalizations among nursing facility residents. Purpose: Missouri Quality Initiative (MOQI) designed inter-professional model in nursing homes with advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs). Method: MOQI APRN...

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The APRN role in changing nursing home quality: The Missouri Quality Improvement Initiative

Published On: 07-01-2017

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Innovations Centers partnered with 7 Enhanced Care and Coordination Provider (ECCP) sites across the United States with the goal to reduce potentially avoidable hospital transfers for nursing home residents. The University of Missouri Sinclair...

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An observational study of antipsychotic medication use among long-stay nursing home residents without qualifying diagnoses

Published On: 07-19-2018

Introduction: Antipsychotic use in nursing homes varies widely across the United States; inadequate staffing, skill mix, and geropsychiatric training impede sustained improvement. Aim: This study identified risk factors of antipsychotic use in long-stay residents lacking qualifying or potentially qualifying...

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Reducing avoidable hospitalizations for nursing home residents: role of the Missouri Quality Initiative Intervention Support Team

Published On: 07-01-2020

Hospitalization for nursing home residents is a national concern. Studies suggest the majority of hospital transfers are avoidable, often resulting from poor care processes such as lack of early illness detection, adverse event occurrences, and poor communication between nursing...

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Transitions of care: Perspectives of patients living in long-term care

Published On: 07-01-2020

Across studies, the risk of hospital transfer for nursing home residents is highest for people without documented advance directives and for people with chronic health conditions (eg, diabetes and congestive heart failure), mental health conditions (eg, depression), and limited...

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A coordinated response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Missouri nursing homes

Published On: 07-01-2020

In the United States, the first case of the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) was detected in January 2020 in the state of Washington. By February 2020, COVID-19 was linked to 167 confirmed cases of staff and residents within a...

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Technology for healthy independent living: creating a tailored in-home sensor system for older adults and family caregivers

Published On: 07-01-2020

Sensing technologies hold enormous potential for early detection of health changes that can dramatically affect the aging experience. In previous work, we developed a health alert system that captures and analyzes in-home sensor data. The purpose of this research...

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Analyzing hospital transfers using INTERACT Acute Care Transfer tools: Lessons from MOQI

Published On: 06-12-2019

OBJECTIVES: We explored the differences in potentially avoidable/unavoidable hospital transfers in a retrospective analysis of Interventions to Reduce Acute Care Transfers (INTERACT) Acute Transfer Tools (ACTs) completed by advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) working in the Missouri Quality Improvement...

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