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Poster: Building Quality Improvement (QI) Capacity in Long-Term Care Centers

Comagine Health

Nursing facility staff are underprepared to identify threats to patient safety and effectively lead quality improvement (QI) and resident safety projects. This gap in knowledge and skills contributes to poor clinical outcomes and resident harm. To address this need, Comagine Health partnered with the University of Washington (UW) Center for Scholarship in Patient Care Quality and Safety to offer facilities in the Comagine Health QIN-QIO six-state region the opportunity to develop capacity for leading QI projects and analyzing threats to resident safety in support of full implementation of a Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) program.

This 2023 CMS Quality Conference poster details our approach, challenges, recommendations and next steps.