Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Advancing Excellence Press Release and Progress Announcement: September 10 LANE call

The Advancing Excellence Campaign has announced its completion of nine new quality goals and toolkits, which will be featured in a free, informational webinar on September 10, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. ET (1:00 PM MDT). Registration for the call can be found here:

The Campaign's objective is to engage and challenge nursing homes to provide valuable data as well as make quality improvements. It envisions every nursing home resident in America experiencing person-centered quality of life as a result of a stable and empowered workforce, dedicated to improving clinical and organizational outcomes, and engaging in open communication and transparency.

The nine new quality goals are: 

Process Goals:
- Improving staff stability;
- Increasing use of consistent assignment;
- Increasing person-centered care planning and decision making;
- Safely reducing hospitalizations; 

Clinical Goals:
- Using medications appropriately;
- Increasing resident mobility;
- Preventing and managing infections safely;
- Reducing the prevalence of pressure ulcers; and
- Decreasing symptoms of pain.

Free resources, including implementation tools correlating to each goal, are available at For further information, please contact Miranda Meadow, Nursing Home Quality Data Specialist, CFMC,

**Due to funding and venue capacity this training is not open to the general public.**