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This month, HHQI recognizes Fidelity Health Care in Dayton, Ohio for their dedication to improving home health care quality.
Next month is National Home Care & Hospice Month, and HHQI would like to help you celebrate your team. Please email your favorite staff photos and notes of appreciation that we can share with the HHQI community.
Each month, the healthcare industry puts the spotlight on a variety of health & wellness issues that impact home health patients and professionals. Follow the links below for more information and resources to get involved and help spread awareness.
As of October 1, 2016, the FY2017 ICD-10 code set is in effect.
LAIV Recommendation Change
Due to concerns about its effectiveness, LAIV is NOT recommended for use during the 2016-17 season. Only injectable vaccines should be used.
Cardiac rehabilitation is a proven 6-week program designed to improve the cardiovascular health for patients with diagnosis such as heart failure, stable angina, myocardial infarction, and post-heart surgery (e.g., CABG, valve replacement, PCI).
In observance of Falls Prevention Awareness Day on September 22, 2016, HHQI has developed several FREE resources for your agency to use in its fall prevention efforts..
Technology is helping shape the future of health care. In recognition of National Health IT Week, September 26-30, the QIN News has shared five top technology trends in improving the quality of health for older adults. 
Falls Prevention Awareness Day is on September 22 this year and provides a great opportunity to spread this message to older adults, health care providers, community-based service providers, and others on ways to prevent those slips, falls and spills that are the leading cause of injury among older Americans.
In this free, 60-minute webinar, guest speaker Viviana Lozano, BSN, RN, Hospice Case Manager at VNA Health Group and Chairperson of Marketing & Public Relations at the National Association of Hispanic Nurses (Garden State Chapter), discusses chronic disease issues that affect elderly people in Hispanic communities (e.g., diabetes, hypertension) and shares ideas to overcome barriers and improve patient care and outcomes.
In observance of September being National Cholesterol Education Month, HHQI would like to make you aware of several useful resources that feature education and guidance on cholestrol improvement and management.

This month, HHQI recognizes Team Select Home Care in Arizona, Colorado, and Oklahoma for their dedication to improving home health care quality.
Please join the HHQI team and guest expert Emeobong Martin, MPH, Project Manager for the Adventist Healthcare Center for Health Equity & Wellness for this free education session appropriate for healthcare leadership. Learn more.

Delivering Culturally Confident Care: A 365 Approach
This course is appropriate for healthcare leadership and clinicians and provides information on evidence-based strategies that can be integrated into daily practice for patients with chronic diseases.

The course takes a look at:

  • Status of chronic disease and purpose of  disease/population health management
  • The Chronic Care Model and how home health and community providers are a prefect fit for the model
  • Clinician skills for self-management support and communication
  • Evidenced-based assessments
  • Stages of Change Model
This month, HHQI recognizes Good Samaritan Society Home Health of Sioux Falls, South Dakota for their dedication to improving home health care quality.
HHQI has released a new BPIP focusing on the status of hospitalizations within home health as well as other cross-setting initiatives effecting home health agencies. 
Home health professionals are busy. Now, there's an understatement. In order to make the most of your limited time, HHQI's three primary online Networking events will each be held quarterly. 
Now you don't have to wait for HHQI's monthly newsletter to get updates on the latest campaign resources & events.
A new HHQI Disease Management: Diabetes Best Practice Intervention Package (BPIP) is now available for you to download.
This educational webinar provides information and data on how a traumatic event(s) in a person's life, even as a child, can have chronic lasting effects with development and functioning. 
On May 1, HHQI added a new Diabetes Self- Management course to its Disease Management catalog in HHQI University
On February 29, HHQI hosted a free webinar featuring renowned hypertension specialist John Flack, MD, MPH. The recording and slides from this session are now available.
On February 1, HHQI added a Patient Self-Management course to its Disease Management catalog in HHQI University.