CALNOC Responds to the Critical Need for Standardized Measurement in the Ambulatory Setting and Receives a Nationwide Response

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CALNOC, the nation’s first nursing quality indicators database kicks off phase two of measure development for Ambulatory with a nationwide response to the call to action. CALNOC and AAACN (American Academy of Ambulatory Nurses) engaged 89 healthcare organizations from all over the country on Friday, July 31st to pilot test measure development for Ambulatory Nurse Sensitive Indicators.

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"The advancement into ambulatory creates a common set of safety metrics designed to measure the value of nursing across a continuum of nursing care." Medicine’s (IOM) first Quality Chasm Report

The CALCON/AAACN Ambulatory Technical Expert Panel (AEMTEP) consists of over 150 Ambulatory Health Care Organizations Nationwide. This panel has been hard at work since December 2016 refining Ambulatory NQF (National Quality Forum) Measures to be tailor made to the industry. The Ambulatory TEP also pilot tests these measures for fine tuning prior to publishing. Once the panel has completed this process each measure is then entered into the CALNOC Database and available to report data on within CALNOC’s Ambulatory Program. Contact CALNOC at info(at)calnoc(dot)org to discuss our current open service line and measures for Ambulatory.

The AEMTEP meets virtually (WebEx) and provides feedback through electronic surveys. We anticipate several meetings for each of the prioritized measures topics. If you are interested in joining the TEP Meetings please complete the Show of Interest Form which can be found on the CALNOC website at http://www.calnoc.org via an online form (CALNOC Show of Interest Form). Please feel free to forward this email to your Ambulatory Leaders or colleagues you feel may be interested in joining the panel.

About CALNOC

The Collaborative Alliance for Nursing Outcomes (CALNOC), is the leading provider of Business Intelligence, and Research on nurse sensitive quality indicators. CALNOC serves as the nation’s only nurse sensitive registry managed, operated and designed by nursing. Always on the forefront of patient care excellence, CALNOC created the first database registry of nurse sensitive indicators which turns patient outcome data into powerful information for hospital executives to guide decisions to advance global patient care. Hundreds of hospitals have joined CALNOC to monitor and benchmark performance in order to deliver excellence in patient care. CALNOC is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) public benefit corporation with headquarters in San Ramon, California. For more information, call 888-586-1994 or visit http://www.calnoc.org

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