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February 25, 2021

AHS Podcast Episode 22: How Alliant ASO’s Work in Analyzing Applied Behavior Analysis Treatment Plans is Helping Families of Children with Autism

According to the Autism Speaks, Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a therapy based on the science of learning and behavior. The methods of behavior analysis have...

February 11, 2021

AHS Podcast Episode 21: Addressing the Increasing Need for ESRD and Dialysis Nurses

According to the United States Renal Data System’s Annual Data Report, the incidence of kidney failure requiring dialysis or transplantation for end stage renal disease (ESRD) in...

January 29, 2021

Hospital Quality Improvement Leadership Corner: Georgia Hospital Association

As we embark on the Hospital Quality Improvement Contract (HQIC), the latest CMS quality initiative, we are once again reminded of the importance of leadership...

January 29, 2021

Leadership Lesson: COVID-19 Vaccine Acceptance

This month’s leadership lesson is from Pauline Kinney, RN, MA, LNHA, Senior Director of Healthcare Quality Improvement. As a leader in health care charged with...

January 28, 2021

AHS Podcast Episode 20: A Patient’s Story: How A Chronic Condition Led to Chronic Kidney Disease and How He Overcame It

According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Kidney Disease, more than 37 million American adults may have chronic kidney disease. Chronic kidney disease means...

January 14, 2021

AHS Podcast Episode 19: How ESRD Network 8 Promotes Positive Change for Kidney Patients

End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Network 8, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization incorporated in Jackson, Mississippi, and providing services on behalf of the Centers...

January 4, 2021

Leadership Lesson: Lessons from 2020 and Looking Toward the New Year for Success

This month’s leadership lesson is from Jeana Partington, MS, BSN, RN, CPHQ, CPPS, Program Director at Alliant Quality, the quality improvement group of Alliant Health...

December 31, 2020

AHS Podcast Episode 18 – The Top 5 Things Providers Can Do to Improve Behavioral Health Services to Youth in Foster Care

In 2019, there were 423,997 children in foster care, with the average age of the child being 8 years old.  Although they make up only...

December 17, 2020

AHS Podcast Episode 17 – Benefits and Challenges of Using Telemedicine for Behavioral Health Services

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, there has been a 2600% increase in use of telemedicine, resulting in 34.5 million visits. According to a technical brief...