There is no longer any question: adopting safer processes for delivering health care can save lives and lower costs.
As the patient safety field experts for the national Medicare program in Tennessee, Qsource provides hospitals with the technical assistance they need to establish an organizational culture that supports patient safety and to improve clinical processes like surgical care and infection control. Our goal is to improve individual patient care through safer, more reliable health care.
Hospitals that join our healthcare-associated infection (HAI) initiatives will contribute to as much as a 50% reduction in national HAI rates. The initiative will
- reduce central line-associated blood stream (CLABSI) and catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) by implementing the Comprehensive Unit-Based Safety Program (CUSP)
- reduce Clostridium difficile (CDI) and surgical site infections (SSI)
Participating hospitals will receive technical assistance for reporting HAI data, opportunities for peer-to-peer learning through the statewide Learning and Action Network (LAN), access to and training on evidence-based tools, such as the central line checklist, support for rapid-cycle improvement, and strategies for spreading success within the hospital.
Get Involved in a LAN
Learning & Action Networks (LANs) recognize everyone has knowledge that can contribute to better care. By participating in a LAN, healthcare providers can use the power of a community unified under the same goal to address common challenges, connect with peer facilities, and learn how to replicate improvement breakthroughs in their own facilities.
The unique partnership between Qsource, the Tennessee Department of Health, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and the Tennessee Center for Patient Safety (TCPS) is recognized as a model for the future of healthcare improvement. By sharing the same life-saving vision of reducing HAIs, we are able to pool our resources and concentrate our efforts.
Contact us to participate in this exciting LAN collaboration.
We Can Make a Difference
We hope you find inspiration with this collection of Tennessee success stories featuring practical “lessons learned” to help hospitals improve processes of care and adopt a safety culture. We encourage you to share your success stories to show others how even small changes can make a great impact on patient health.