Hospital Quality Improvement
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Hospital Quality Improvement

The HQIC contract task order continues CMS focus on improving the quality of care and outcomes at hospitals nationwide.

View your assessments and measurement data and chat with other HQIC enrolled hospitals to share best practices, barriers and solutions.

HQIC Portal
The HQIC contract task order continues CMS focus on improving the quality of care and outcomes at hospitals nationwide.

View your assessments and measurement data and chat with other HQIC enrolled hospitals to share best practices, barriers and solutions.

HQIC Portal Registration Instructions

View your assessments and measurement data and chat with other HQIC enrolled hospitals to share best practices, barriers and solutions.

Not Registered yet?

HQIC Portal Registration Instructions
View your assessments and measurement data and chat with other HQIC enrolled hospitals to share best practices, barriers and solutions.

Not Registered yet?

About HQIC

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) awarded a four-year contract to Alliant Health Solutions (AHS) to serve as a National Quality Improvement and Innovation Contractor (NQIIC) under the recently launched Task Order 3: Hospital Quality Improvement Contractor (HQIC) contract. Under the agreement, Alliant will provide services to 150 hospitals across a multistate area.

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This task order will continue Alliant’s previous work focused on hospital quality improvement and will also include new elements and updates to align with the CMS framework initiated under its current NQIIC program.

The specific focus of the work will include:

  • Engaging the hospital, provider and caregiver communities to implement evidence-based and best practices
  • Utilizing innovation, quality improvement strategies, and data-driven methodologies for small, rural, critical access hospitals and those that serve vulnerable populations
  • Providing expert healthcare quality improvement services to support efforts for maximum impact to the healthcare delivery system
  • Focusing on reducing all-cause patient harm and readmissions
  • Serving as quality improvement experts, facilitators, and change agents for healthcare transformation
  • Enhancing the customer experience while seeking to improve the efficiency, effectiveness, economy, safety, and quality of healthcare being provided in the supported hospitals

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Success Story – North Baldwin

While most hospitals lament that their infection rates, particularly CLABSI, have increased during the pandemic, North Baldwin Medical Center, a 78-bed hospital in Bay Minette, AL has had zero CAUTI or CLABSI infections even though their line days have tripled. According to the team (see photo), the following strategies contributed to their success:HQIC Success Story - North Baldwin - team photo

  • Continued nurse-driven protocol for foley removal
  • Stayed focused on maintaining the lines and foleys
  • Alternate foley devices for females and evaluating a male option
  • Emergency department is committed to not inserting catheters
  • Hospitalists work with nurses to ensure consistency of care

 

The hospital fosters a culture of patient safety by having daily safety huddles each morning to discuss infections and other safety issues. An interdisciplinary team also meets daily to discuss each patient, particularly those at most risk, and the CEO personally visits all patients. Congratulations North Baldwin Medical Center!