National Healthcare Safety Network
Join HSAG and other local and national experts on a Quality Assurance & Performance Improvement (QAPI) initiative to prevent and reduce Clostridium difficile infections.
QAPI Self-Assessment Tool
Take your QAPI pulse by completing this assessment tool, if you have not already.
Your Composite Score
Request your composite score of 13 long-stay quality measures to better understand the level of care being provided at your nursing home.
Welcome to the California Nursing Home Quality Care Collaborative (NHQCC)!
Providing the highest quality care to nursing home residents is a mission shared by all nursing home professionals. The work done in each nursing home—from preventing pressure ulcers to appropriately using antipsychotic drugs—has a profound effect on improving the lives of California’s 105,000 nursing home residents.
With the California NHQCC, Health Services Advisory Group will work with nursing homes to identify opportunities for improvement using a data-driven, proactive approach to improving quality.
About the Collaborative
The collaborative aligns national nursing home quality initiatives and partnerships, such as the National Nursing Home Quality Improvement Campaign, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes, and Quality Assurance & Performance Improvement (QAPI) to improve quality of life and care for residents. Nursing homes participating in the collaborative will be working on clinical and organizational topics including:
- Reducing healthcare-acquired conditions to achieve a Nursing Home
Composite Score of 6.0 or lower by 2019.
- Reducing antipsychotic medication rates.
- Reducing avoidable hospital readmissions.
- Participating in QAPI initiatives.
- Increasing influenza and pneumococcal vaccination rates.
- Reducing staff turnover and implementing consistent assignment.
- Improving rates of resident mobility.
A Focus on Clostridium Difficile Infection (CDI) Reporting and Reduction
Learn more about the National Nursing Home Quality Care Collaborative (NNHQCC) Clostridium difficile Initiative and work with HSAG and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) on a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Quality Assurance & Performance Improvement (QAPI) Initiative to prevent and reduce C. difficile in your nursing home.