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Quality Insights Receives National Recognition


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Henrico, V.A. | APRIL 11, 2023

Quality Insights was recently featured nationally in the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute’s (PCORI) Engagement Award’s Monthly Digest for the success of the project Use of a Virtual Education Platform to Disseminate PCORI-Funded Evidence into Dialysis Practice Settings.”

This project features Quality Insights’ 5-Diamond Patient Safety Program, an automated, online, national educational resource.

Through the 5-Diamond Program, facilities can log in to an online portal (www.qualityinsights.org/5diamond) to sign up for, view and download patient safety modules to provide free education within their facilities. They can track progress and receive certificates upon completion of the program.

“Dialysis facility staff must balance providing care for individuals with complex conditions while simultaneously striving to meet metrics reflective of high quality care,” Brandy Vinson, executive director of Quality Insights Renal Network 5 said. “The 5-Diamond Patient Safety Program provides access to educational modules based off of current literature for the entire dialysis team, for free!”

As of December 2022, 2,541 (32%) dialysis facilities completed the care coordination/care transitions module and 319 (4%) completed the mental/behavioral health module. 192 (2%) dialysis facilities completed both modules.

“In an ideal world all dialysis facilities across the United States would enroll in the 5-Diamond Patient Safety Program and complete the four PCORI-funded educational modules,” Vinson said. “Evidence disseminated into practice in this way would positively impact dialysis staff to engage patients in their care to improve care coordination, identify and treat depression and prioritize advance care planning for all patients.”

Since 2014 the 5-Diamond Patient Safety Program has served an average of 2,675 dialysis providers annually.

For more information on the 5-Diamond Program or to enroll your facility, visit: www.qualityinsights.org/5diamond.



The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is an independent nonprofit organization authorized by Congress in 2010. Its mission is to fund research that will provide patients, their caregivers and clinicians with the evidence-based information needed to make better-informed healthcare decisions. PCORI is committed to continually seeking input from a broad range of stakeholders to guide its work.

About Quality Insights Renal Network 5

Quality Insights Renal Network 5 is a nonprofit corporation serving as the federal contractor for the Network 5 region, which encompasses Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia. There are more than 465 hemodialysis facilities and 13 renal transplant centers in the area, providing treatment to more than 28,000 dialysis patients and over 13,000 transplant recipients (2021 Annual Report, ESRD Network 5).

About Quality Insights

Quality Insights is a mission-driven company focused on using data and community solutions to improve health and health care quality. We support and collaborate with government agencies, payers, providers, patients and families, and community organizations. Our services include quality improvement consulting; provider, stakeholder and patient engagement; secure data collection, validation, analytics and reporting; and effective, comprehensive and collaborative education and learning. Quality Insights’ employees and consultants support quality initiatives from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Veterans Health Administration (VHA), state governments, private payers and more.

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