QUALITY ASSURANCE and

PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT

The way we measure, document, and improve healthcare quality is changing. It’s scientific. It’s data-driven. It’s continuous. Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) is a systematic process by which health care providers can identify quality problems and initiate corrective actions. And as QAPI regulations for long term care become a reality, abaqis is the perfect solution to manage your facility’s QAPI process, meet all Five Elements of QAPI, and deliver exceptional results.

*New* abaqis QAPI Plan Builder

abaqis Handles QAPI Design and Scope

CMS says
  • Must be ongoing, comprehensive quality program
  • Full range of services from all departments
  • Clinical care, quality of life, resident choices, care transitions
abaqis does
  • Comprehensive regulation coverage
  • Continuous cycle QA and PI
  • Nursing, therapy, activities, maintenance, social services, dietary, housekeeping, palliative care

 abaqis Prioritizes Efforts, Guides Governance

CMS says
  • Facility administration develops and leads QAPI
  • Input from staff, residents, families/representatives
  • Adequate funding/resourcing from governing body
abaqis does
  • Incorporates input from all community stakeholders
  • Provides training on concepts and technology
  • Incorporates implementation strategies to sustain  through turnover

abaqis Collects, Monitors and Reports Your Data

CMS says
  • Draw data from multiple sources
  • Track care processes and outcomes
  • Use performance indicators
abaqis does
  • Includes records, interviews and observations as data sources
  • Monitors a wide range of care and services
  • Tracks care processes and outcomes against validated QIS thresholds

abaqis Guides Performance Improvement Projects

CMS says
  • Facility conducts performance improvement projects
  • PIPs examine and improve care or services
  • PIPs typically concentrate where attention is needed
abaqis does
  • Identifies areas for improvement
  • Studies specific service, facility area, or resident population
  • Creates, tracks, measures and documents outcomes of PIP interventions

abaqis Uncovers Problems and Root Causes

CMS says
  • Identify when deep analysis is needed
  • Determine root cause of problem and its implications
  • Use a thorough, structured and highly organized approach to systemic problems
abaqis does
  • Assists in problem identification and prioritization
  • Elicits trends and root causes with robust drill-down analysis
  • Provides comprehensive and replicable service assessments