AHRQ’s Safety Program for Nursing Homes: On-Time Prevention

AHRQ’s Safety Program for Nursing Homes: On-Time Prevention is designed to improve long-term care by turning daily documentation into useful information that enhances clinical care planning.

AHRQ's Safety Program for Nursing Homes: On-Time Prevention provides a strategy for preventing adverse events in nursing homes. On-Time uses electronic medical records to develop weekly reports that identify residents at risk of common adverse events in nursing homes to help clinical staff intervene early. On-Time uses a facilitator to help the nursing home's change team integrate these reports into clinical decisionmaking to improve care planning. On-Time also provides implementation tools to help the team use the reports on a weekly basis.

AHRQ is developing four sets of reports and materials for the following topics:

  • Pressure ulcer prevention.
  • Pressure ulcer healing.
  • Falls prevention.
  • Preventable hospitalizations.

For each topic, the Web site provides a description of the reports and suggested meetings and huddles where the reports may be used, the functional specifications for programming the reports, description of implementation tools, and a training curriculum for facilitators.


Adverse Events

In Development

  • Falls Prevention.

More Information

If you are interested in learning more about On-Time and would like to talk with someone, please email your contact information, including the best time to be reached by phone. Send email to: On-Time@ahrq.hhs.gov and type "request followup" in the subject line.

Page last reviewed September 2017
Page originally created March 2013
Internet Citation: AHRQ’s Safety Program for Nursing Homes: On-Time Prevention. Content last reviewed September 2017. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/systems/long-term-care/resources/ontime/index.html