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As part of this work, we are engaging interested nurses to participate in our Ambulatory Endorsed Measures Technical Expert Panels (TEP). The TEP with focus on NQF endorsed ambulatory measures.
CALNOC is pleased to announce the 2016 Performance Excellence Award Winning Hospitals recognized for excellent performance in the reduction of hospital acquired pressure ulcers, injuries from falls and infections.
This year's winners exemplify dedication and commitment to quality patient care and safety. These hospitals were not only able to achieve excellence in preventing harm to patients but they also managed to sustain excellent performance over many quarters.
CALNOC Recognized as Specialized Registry for the Meaningful Use Incentive Program
CALNOC is now a “Specialized Registry” that can accept data from Certified Electronic Health Records (EHR).
The new CALNOC Ambulatory Measures allow quality to be measured across the entire care continuum.
CALNOC hospitals have observed over 1 million patients for pressure ulcers in 16 years of data collection. Our database now contains detailed pressure ulcer prevention records on 1,030,524 patients!
Local hospital gets kudos for work on pressure ulcers
Three CALNOC Performance Excellence Winners are featured in this Sacramento Bee article on the significant strides hospitals are making to eliminate pressure ulcers.
The CALNOC Advantage™
The imperative for quality patient care has never been stronger.
With nursing sensitive indicators and HCAHPS measures directly tied to reimbursement, there will be a direct effect on increasingly sensitive bottom lines for hospitals who must continually respond to new clinical, operational and regulatory demands. This is why more and more hospitals are joining CALNOC and its mission to advance global patient care excellence.
This is the CALNOC Advantage.
Leadership and Innovation
CALNOC (Collaborative Alliance for Nursing Outcomes) has been in the forefront of providing actionable information and research on nursing sensitive indicators to its member hospitals for the past 15 years as the nation’s only nurse sensitive registry managed, operated and designed by nursing.
CALNOC created the nation’s first database registry of nursing sensitive indicators, transforming staffing, processes of care, and patient outcome data into powerful information to help guide decisions advancing improvement in patient care quality, costs, safety, and outcomes. CALNOC’s registry and reporting combines staffing variables overlaid with nurse sensitive patient variables at the unit level to allow hospitals to benchmark against themselves and other like-sized institutions.
CALNOC contributed to the development of the National Quality Forum (NQF) nurse sensitive metrics and is the measure developer for the NQF Pressure Ulcer and Restraint Use prevalence measures for acute care. CALNOC is also the first to introduce a nursing sensitive medication administration process and outcome safety measure.
Regulatory Compliance & Accreditation
Participation in CALNOC assists hospitals in demonstrating compliance with regulatory, reimbursement, and accreditation requirements. CALNOC is a recognized registry for Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and Joint Commission (TJC) and has been approved for Magnet Qualification.
Using CALNOC, staffing and other costs are lowered while quality and access to the highest quality care through evidence based practices increases. Best practices research looks at top performers and what’s different for them, the structure and processes that help them reach their goals for highly reliable care.
Comprehensive Business Intelligence Reports
Members can gain valuable insights into their performance by Unit, Unit Type, Facility, State and Hospital System and more.