THA Group was recently named a “Cardiovascular Pioneer” by the Home Health Quality Improvement (HHQI) National Campaign, which is an initiative of the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
The Pioneer designation is awarded to home health agencies that make a commitment to helping patients lower their risks for heart attacks and strokes. Participating agencies implement patient-centered programs to improve aspirin therapy, blood pressure control, cholesterol management and smoking cessation (known as the ABCS of cardiovascular prevention). They also agree to report statistics to the HHQI campaign, which tracks progress locally and across the nation through its Cardiovascular Data Registry pilot project.
“We are committed to high quality care for our patients and are pleased to be helping the HHQI National Campaign prevent heart attacks and strokes,” said Kathy Piette, Vice President of Performance Excellence. “As a Cardiovascular Pioneer, we will also be measuring our progress and helping contribute to better care for patients, better health for our communities, and lower costs through improvement of the health care system.”
THA Group is a family of companies: Island Hospice, a not-for-profit 501(c)3 end-of-life program; Island Health Care, through which it offers home health solutions, chronic condition management and palliation; Independent Life at Home, which employs paraprofessionals to provide daily living assistance; and Ideal Aging, which provides life care and healthy aging consultation. THA Group was the first home health company in the Coastal Empire and Low Country to implement telemonitoring as the standard of care and is the only company in the region to provide home health palliation with a bridge to hospice. Please visit www.thagroup.org or call 888-842-4663 for more information.
Since 2007, the Home Health Quality Improvement (HHQI) National Campaign has been dedicated to improving the quality of care provided to America’s home health patients with evidence-based tools, timely data reports and a wealth of ongoing educational opportunities for home health agencies. You can learn more about the campaign and see a list of its Cardiac Pioneers at www.homehealthquality.org.