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Quality Improvement Team Wins Special Funding to Address Sepsis

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A Medicare quality improvement network has secured special funding from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to improve early identification and treatment of sepsis, a life-threatening inflammatory response to infections, which kills 250,000 Americans each year.

The Atlantic Quality Innovation Network (AQIN) — led by IPRO, based in Lake Success NY and The Carolinas Center for Medical Excellence (CCME), based in Columbia SC—will collaborate on a two-year project aimed at improving early identification and management of sepsis among community-based providers (home health staff, nursing home personnel, Emergency Medical Services responders and physician practices) and hospitals, as well as raising public awareness about the signs of sepsis.

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