ongoing projects

Quality Improvement is a method of planning and implementing continuous improvements in systems or processes in order to provide quality health care reflected by improved patient outcomes.  The Network is currently focusing on the following quality improvement activities:
Adequacy QIP Logo Adequacy Quality Improvement Project (QIP)
impacting ESRD Network 5’s performance on the dialysis adequacy clinical measure. 
Bundle Logo Bloodstreem Infections (QIA)
reducing and preventing BSI rates among dialysis patients.
CROWNWeb Data Cleanup Logo CROWNWeb Data Clean-Up
working to ensure timely, accurate, and complete entry of patient, staff, and clinical data into CROWNWeb
ENGAGE Certification Program
working to improve patient-and family-engagement at the facility level
promoting home dialysis therapies to all eligible ESRD patients in the Network 5 service area.
Kidney Transplant logo  Transplant Program (QIA)
working to achieve a reduction in the rate of long-term catheter use among prevalent patients in dialysis facilities.

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Vocational Rehabilitation (QIA)
increasing vocational rehabilitation referral rates for the participating facilities’ patients and increasing the number of those receiving services.