One of Health Affairs Top 10 Most Read Articles of 2017!!! “Initiative To Reduce Avoidable Hospitalizations Among Nursing Facility Residents Shows Promising Results” by Melvin J. Ingber, Zhanlian Feng, Galina Khatutsky, Joyce M. Wang, Lawren E. Bercaw, Nan Tracy Zheng, Alison Vadnais, Nicole M. Coomer, and Micah Segelman |...

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Alexander G.L. & Madsen, R.W. (2017). A report of information technology and health deficiencies in US nursing homes. Journal of Patient Safety. Published online 6/5/17.

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Rantz, M.J., Popejoy, L., Vogelsmeier, A., Galambos, C., Alexander, G., Flesner, M., Murray, C., Crecelius, C., Ge, B., & Petroski, G. (In press). Impact of APRNs on Quality Measures: the MOQI Experience. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association. Published online 12/2/17.

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Rantz, M., J., Popejoy, L., Vogelsmeier, A., Galambos, C., Alexander, G., Flesner, M., Crecelius, C., Ge, B., & Petroski, G. (2017). Successfully reducing hospitalizations of nursing home residents: results of the Missouri Quality Initiative. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 18(11), 960-966.

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Rantz, M., Popejoy, L., Vogelsmeier, A., Galambos, C., Alexander, G., Flesner, M., Murray, C., & Crecelius, C. (2017). Reducing avoidable hospitalizations and improving quality in nursing homes with APRNs and interdisciplinary support: lessons learned. Journal of Nursing Care Quality, 33(1), 5-9.

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Vogelsmeier, A., Popejoy, L., Crecelius, C., Orique, S., Alexander, G. & Rantz, M. (2018). APRN-conducted medication reviews for long-stay nursing home residents. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 19(1), 83-85.

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Rantz, M.J., Birtley, N.M., Flesner, M., Crecelius, C., & Murray, C. (2017). Call to Action: APRNs in US nursing homes to improve care and reduce costs. Nursing Outlook, 65(6), 689-696.

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Popejoy, L.L., Vogelsmeier, A., Galambos, C., Flesner, M, Alexander, G., Lueckenotte, A., & Lyons, V. (2017). The APRN role in changing nursing home quality: The Missouri quality improvement initiative. Journal of Nursing Care Quality. 32(3), 196-201.

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Advanced Practice Nurses Cut Hospitalizations from SNFs by Almost Half – Skilled Nursing News By Maggie Flynn | December 11, 2017 If a nursing home wants fewer hospitalizations, it needs more nursing personnel. This was the takeaway from a report released in October on an initiative supported by the Centers for Medicare &...

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Data Brief: Sharp reduction in avoidable hospitalizations among long-term care facility residents January 17 by CMS (Niall Brennan, Director of the CMS Office of Enterprise Data and Analytics, and CMS Chief Data Officer; and, Tim Engelhardt, Director of the Federal Coordinated Health Care Office at CMS) Read the blog...

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Galambos, C., Starr, J., Rantz, M., & Petroski, G. (2016). Analysis of advance directive documentation to support palliative care activity in nursing homes. Health and Social Work, 41(4), 228-234.

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Alexander, G., Popejoy, L., Lyons, V., Shumate, S., Mueller, J., Galambos, C., Vogelsmeier, A., Rantz, M., & Flesner, M. (2016). Exploring health information exchange implementation using qualitative assessments of nursing home leaders. Perspectives in Health Information Management, 13(Fall), published online 10/1/16.

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Vogelsmeier, A., Popejoy, L., Rantz, M., Flesner, M., Lueckenotte, A., & Alexander, G. (2015). Integrating advanced practice registered nurses into nursing homes: The Missouri Quality Initiative experience. Journal of Nursing Care Quality, 30(2), 93-98.

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Alexander, G.L., Rantz, M., Galambos, C. Vogelsmeier, A., Flesner, M., Popejoy, L.L., Mueller, J., Shumate, S., & Elvin, M. (2015). Preparing nursing homes for the future of health information exchange. Applied Clinical Informatics, 6, 248-266.

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Rantz, M.J., Flesner, M.K., Franklin, J., Galambos, C., Pudlowski, J., Pritchett, A., Alexander, G., & Lueckenotte, A. (2015). Better care, better quality: reducing avoidable hospitalizations of nursing home residents. Journal of Nursing Care Quality, 30(4), 290-297.

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Rantz, M., Alexander, G., Galambos, C., Vogelsmeier, A., Popejoy, L., Flesner, M., Lueckenotte, A., Crecelius, C., & Zwygart-Stauffacher, M. (2014). Initiative to test a multidisciplinary model with advanced practice nurses to reduce avoidable hospitalizations among nursing facility residents. Journal of Nursing Care Quality, 29(1), 1-8.

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Hampton, J.K., Reiter, T., Doerr, J., & Popejoy, L. (2014). Using FOCUS PDA to improve antipsychotic medication management. Journal of Nursing Care Quality, 29(4), 295-302.

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