Quality Improvement Activities (QIA)

Transplant Improvement Program for Success

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The ESRD Network of Texas has been directed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to collaborate with ESRD providers and stakeholders within the state of Texas. The goal is to support facility efforts to increase rates of patients on transplant waitlist by at least 10 percentage points in 2018. The long term goal is that by 2023 the rate of ESRD patients listed for transplant, regardless of modality, will reach a rate of 30%. The national average as of 2016 is 18.5%.

Network Project Lead:
Dany Anchia, Clinical Quality Manager

office (469) 916-3813, email danchia@nw14.esrd.net

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Depression- PHFPQ

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The ESRD Network of Texas has been directed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to collaborate with 10% of the outpatient dialysis facilities within the state of Texas and to support facility efforts to increase the proper administration and documentation of depression screenings in 2018.

Network Project Lead:
Javoszia Sterling-Lewis, Quality Improvement Analyst

office (469) 916-3800, email  jsterling@nw14.esrd.net

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Infection Detection: Blood Stream Infection (BSI)

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The BSI QIA is aimed at reducing bloodstream infection rates within those Network 14 facilities with the highest BSI rates. Improvement will be obtained by utilizing observation audits, CDC Core Interventions, and the facility selection of a patient engagement activity.

Network Project Lead
Lydia Omogah, Senior Project Analyst

office (469) 916-3802, email lomogah@nw14.esrd.net

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Long Term Catheter (LTC)

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The Long-Term Catheter (LTC) QIA is aimed at reducing long-term catheter rates within those Network 14 facilities with the highest LTC rates in Texas. Improvement and achievement of goals will be accomplished by identifying barriers, implementing interventions such as improvement plans, CDC Core Interventions, data monitoring and reporting, and incorporation of patient engagement activities. Our goal is to decrease LTC rates by at least 3% within the focus facilities in 2018 and sustain the improvements achieved beyond the conclusion of this project.  

Network Project Lead:
Dany Anchia, Clinical Quality Manager

office (469) 916-3813, email danchia@nw14.esrd.net

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Home Referrals

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Network 14 AIM 2 QIA is aimed at developing and implementing a quality improvement project utilizing home dialysis data in order to improve referral rates for home modalities with an emphasis in reducing disparities.

Network Project Lead: 
Quality Improvement Department

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ESRD Network 14 Facility and Patient Engagement 2018

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The ESRD Network of Texas has been directed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to collaborate with ESRD providers and stakeholders within the state of Texas. The goal is to support facility efforts to increase patients, family and caregiver engagement at the facility level.

The Network shall ensure implementation of  interventions at the dialysis facility level that foster patient and family involvement in the areas of promoting better health for the ESRD population; BSI, transplant, and home dialysis.

Network 14 has developed methodology and strategies for facilities to engage patients and families at the facility level, accessible in Texas. Each Facility Administrator or Social Worker is required to complete a survey to capture their current level of patient engagement. Please complete a Survey Monkey for each facility by clicking HERE.

Network Contact
Betrice Williams, Outreach Coordinator

office (469) 916-3807, email bwilliams@nw14.esrd.net

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Facility QIA Project Manager

Facility QIA Project Managers,

If you have been chosen to lead a Quality Improvement Activity (QIA), otherwise known as a QI project, at your facility, please familiarize yourself with this job description. The purpose of this resource is to assist you in being successful in leading quality improvement project(s) at your facility.

Hold the Gain -SUSTAIN

Sustainability is about ensuring that the improvements you have made will last. In order for these enhancements to be lasting, we must establish a plan for sustainability. We all want these changes and improvements to become part of the culture in your facility.

To maintain the gains your facility has achieved by participating in this QIA, there are important considerations that must be made regarding the processes that have been put into place:

  • What can be done to ensure the most successful interventions will become part of the culture in your facility?
  • How will you ensure that these steps will continuously support your current processes?
  • Will this require that you modify training in your facility?
  • How will you track these interventions to ensure improvements in performance measures are sustained?
  • If you have a corporate partner, what is their role in supporting this sustainability plan?

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