The Indiana State Department of Health featured the University of Indianapolis Center for Aging and Community’s involvement in ISDH’s Regional Collaborative project. In ISDH’s July newsletter, the department explained how the Health Care Quality and Regulatory Commission has been a leader in collaborating with academic partners to develop health care quality improvement projects.
The ISDH partnered with the Center for Aging and Community to develop a project assisting nursing homes in implementing quality improvement projects. In September 2014, the ISDH and University of Indianapolis launched a project to create seven regional nursing home collaborative projects across the state.
As project coordinator, the University of Indianapolis provided extensive technical assistance for the collaborative lead organization and collaborative groups. The university was instrumental in teaching QAPI methods to facilities and providing support for the development and implementation of projects. The university assisted facilities in creating QAPI plans, gathering data, and evaluating outcomes.
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