Leveraging Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement for High Reliability<p></p><p>Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, long-term care facilities that participate in Medicare and Medicaid are required to establish a quality assurance and performance improvement (QAPI) program. ECRI's <a href="http&#58;//www.ecri.org/leveraging-qapi-for-high-reliability-aging-services" target="_blank">Leveraging Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement for High Reliability in Aging Services white paper</a> will help you understand the basics of QAPI, learn how to maximize your QAPI programs to meet regulatory requirements, and understand the resources available to support your organization.<br><br>A “must-read&quot; for the c-suite, directors, and administrators, this white paper discusses ways to navigate the ever-changing regulatory landscape, resident and family needs, and the environmental backdrop.<br><br><a href="http&#58;//www.ecri.org/leveraging-qapi-for-high-reliability-aging-services" target="_blank">Download your copy of our white paper.</a><br><br><a href="http&#58;//www.ecri.org/learn-more-about-aging-services-resources" target="_blank">Learn more</a> about how ECRI can support your quality assurance and performance improvement activities.<br><br></p><p>_______________________________________</p><p><b>About ECRI<br></b>ECRI is an independent, nonprofit organization improving the safety, quality, and cost-effectiveness of care across all healthcare settings. With a focus on patient safety, evidence-based medicine, and technology decision support, ECRI is the trusted expert for healthcare leaders and agencies worldwide. The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) is an ECRI affiliate. Visit ecri.org and follow @ECRI_Org.<br></p>2022-06-22T04:00:00Z<img alt="" src="/Marketplace/PublishingImages/2020/ECRI_june.jpg?RenditionID=5" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />Quality ImprovementMaximize QAPI programs to meet regulatory requirements, improve the quality of care, and collaborate with PSOs to help achieve these goals.
Addressing the Nurse Shortage - How Workforce Management Software Can Help<p></p><p>Healthcare providers globally are facing a shortage of available nursing staff, impacting their ability&#160; to provide adequate care and causing stress and&#160;burnout among staff as they juggle even greater workloads.<br><a href="https&#58;//info.softworks.com/healthcare-demo-theprovider"><img src="/Marketplace/PublishingImages/2020/softworks%20nruse%20shortage.jpg" class="ms-rtePosition-2" alt="" style="margin&#58;5px;width&#58;310px;height&#58;310px;" /></a><br><a href="https&#58;//www.softworks.com/healthcare/" target="_blank">Softworks</a> latest guide looks at some of the factors behind the shortages and discuss how Workforce Management Software can help providers retain and attract staff by improving their work environment through&#58;</p><ul><li>&#160;Optimized scheduling</li><li>Empowering employees with greater control over their working lives</li><li>Ensuring safe staffing based on patient acuity</li><li>Guaranteeing fairness with rules-based scheduling</li><li>Valuing employees</li></ul><p><br><a href="https&#58;//info.softworks.com/nurse_shortage_how_workforce_management_helps-provider" target="_blank">Download the Guide today</a><br><br><br><b>About Softworks<br></b>For over 30 years, Softworks has been helping organizations to manage the working day in a way that makes them more productive and profitable by adding value to their operations. Softworks employee Time &amp; Attendance, Scheduling HR and Skills Management solutions have been proven to assist long term care providers with operational efficiency, cost control, regulatory compliance and employee empowerment. Our solutions can help you build a clear picture of your employees, through detailed data and reports on HR, skills, attendance, activity, scheduling and leave all while promoting a safe and positive working environment for all employees.<br><br><a href="mailto&#58;hello@softworks.com">hello@softworks.com</a> | <a href="https&#58;//www.softworks.com/healthcare/">www.softworks.com</a>&#160; | +1 855 481-0418&#160;<br></p>2022-06-07T04:00:00Z<img alt="" src="/Marketplace/PublishingImages/2020/softworks%20nruse%20shortage.jpg?RenditionID=5" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />Nurse ShortageSoftworks latest guide discusses how Workforce Management Software helps providers retain and attract staff by improving their work environment.
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