Training & Case Examples


The ElevatingHome Blueprint for Excellence is a training resource for home-based care organizations. We encourage educational staff to review the Blueprint’s modules and to develop training programs consistent with ElevatingHome's best practice recommendations. Organizations can host remote or onsite training sessions to review Blueprint for Excellence modules for staff to discuss how to adapt and adopt practices relevant to their own agency.

 
We also encourage home-based care organizations to review and discuss best practice case studies as models for improvement.

As the result of effective training, staff will have a shared definition of success in the domains of patient outcomes, patient experience, population health, and the value of home care. By incorporating Quadruple Aim principles, home-based care organizations demonstrate value to payers and patients. This outcome success drives successful operations. 

At the end of this section you will find links to archived presentations on topic covered in the Blueprint for Excellence. Weblinks in these presentations are not current.
 
Case Examples Training Available from ElevatingHome and Other Organizations
ElevatingHome recommends a number of training programs offered by specialized organizations and those dedicated to home health quality.
 
ElevatingHome Educational Programming – updated regularly with best practice webinars, training, and conferences for home based care organizations.
 
The Home Health Quality Improvement University is free with registration and includes online education with continuing education credits. HHQI trainings cover a variety of clinical and quality improvement topics. The HHQI Fundamentals of Reducing Acute Care Hospitalizations- offers a library of resources including downloadable Zone Tools, archived webinars and free continuing education programs on topics such as medication management. Free but registration required for some items.
 
Best Practice Webinar: It Takes a Village To Stay Home Safely. Christiana Care Health System webinar on using case conferencing and effective SBAR to keep patients safely at home.
 
Illinois Homecare & Hospice Council (IHHC) ‘massive open online course (MOOC)’: The Role of Palliative Care in Reducing Hospital Readmissions.  This free course requires registration, and may be available for nursing continuing education in the future.  
 
CMS Home Health Quality Reporting Training: Presentations from CMS to improve home health quality reporting capability.

Institute for Healthcare Improvement: Free virtual training on a variety of topics, available to view at your convenience.
Archived Presentations Available from ElevatingHome
The following presentations were developed as training tools for the original VNAA Blueprint for Excellence. They provide valuable content information that can be adapted for current home health and hospice training programs. The presentations have not been updated to reflect new ElevatingHome Blueprint for Excellence web address and may have other outdated links. Current resource links are found in the Blueprint For Excellence Resources section.

Archived ElevatingHome/VNAA Presentations  Archived Expert Presentations  
Partner with referring clinicians and hospitals to develop programs and strategies to improve health outcomes and patient experience, and to help them meet accountability goals.  
By effectively engaging patients and caregivers as partners in care, home-based care organizations improve experience, activation, and ultimately, outcomes.
   
    Educate payers on opportunity to improve outcomes by more effectively care for people in their homes. Drive smarter spending by preventing admissions and avoidable ED use.
   
    Drive better outcomes by supporting practitioners to practice at the top of their license, training for excellence, and recognizing achievement.