The latest issue of Network 16 News, the Network’s monthly newsletter for providers, has been published on our website, at https://www.nwrn.org/providers-and-professional-staff/nw16n.html . In this issue we review our progress toward achieving the CMS goal and Network contract requirement to provide better care of the individual through patient- and family-centered care at the facility level. We’ve created a metric for patient-centered care and patient engagement, and we’ve raised that metric by 10% since our 2014 measurement. Still, the most common score in 2015 was 2 out of 13, so we’ve no shortage of work ahead of us. To advance your own Patient Engagement program, use the tools at https://www.nwrn.org/providers-and-professional-staff/ptcenter/lanstaff.html .
The current edition of Network 16 News also includes a note on “What steps should the facility take when a nephrologist terminates his/her relationship with a patient?” and reminders about the AAKP National Patient Meeting in September and the Network Annual Provider Meeting in October.