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October 2015 Excerpt

Flu Season is Here!

The CDC recommends getting vaccinated against flu by October of each year.

Vaccinating Staff
Use the CDC's toolkit to help improve vaccination rates among staff.

Vaccinating Residents
Racial/ethnic disparities in flu and pneumococcal vaccinations are present in nursing home residents nationwide. To discover any gaps, we recommend evaluating the vaccination rates of your residents according to race.

 
Have you reviewed your new Performance Report?
Watch our recorded webinar to learn more about using these important data

Qualis Health produces quarterly Performance Reports—which include trends in quality measures, composite scores, and rehospitalizations—for every nursing home in Idaho and Washington. The newest version became available last week.

Have you read your report yet? If not, contact your nursing home administrator who should have received an email from Qualis Health with instructions for retrieving it.

Nursing home administrators:If you have not received that email, or if you have any problems accessing the report, please contact Suzie Potter for assistance.

On August 19, we held a webinar to help nursing home teams get the most value from their Performance Reports. Share the report, along with the webinar slides and/or recording, with your staff to help them better understand how your home is doing relative to others in the state.