Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Join the Telligen Antibiotic Stewardship Initiative for Outpatient Healthcare

Concerns about the rise of antibiotic resistance cross federal, state, academic and industry lines. But how do outpatient healthcare providers translate this grave concern into action? And what resources are available to outpatient providers to help face this threat?

Antibiotic stewardship programs harness multidisciplinary teams and a strategic approach to monitor, reduce and prevent misuse and overuse of antibiotics.

As a Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Telligen can help your outpatient healthcare facility implement its own antibiotic stewardship program. Participation in this initiative not only improves patient care, but it also helps your facility comply with federal quality improvement program requirements—such as the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) offered through CMS and the Improving Communications and Readmissions (iCARE) program supported through the Federal Health Resources and Services Administration Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Grant Program. And it's free!

Other Benefits include tailored assistance, educational resources, ongoing education, no-cost quality improvement expertise.

In response to the alarming rise of antibiotic-resistant infections, the U.S. White House has called for a 50 percent reduction in inappropriate antibiotic use in outpatient settings by 2020. Telligen offers practical, evidence-based guidance to help get you there.

Check out the fact sheet on the program, fill out the participation agreement or learn more about Telligen.

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