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Learning and Action Networks

The ESRD National Coordinating Center (NCC) hosted Learning and Action Networks, or LANs, are a requirement of our CMS contract that bring together ESRD healthcare professionals, patients, caregivers, hospitals, QIOs, and more on a bi-monthly webinar to promote an evidence-based agenda to achieve each Quality Improvement Activity’s initiative. The LAN model brings best practices, collaborative presentations, and promising strategies to the forefront for any and all stakeholders.

Quality Improvement Activity Learning and Action Network (QIA LAN)

The End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) National Coordinating Center (NCC) supports the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) national goals and Network Quality Improvement Activities (QIAs) through the development and implementation of national LAN webinar meetings.

In an effort to support CMS and the ESRD Network QIA goals, the ESRD NCC works to develop and present QIA LANs that incorporate a culmination of ESRD perspectives (including: provider, patient, and stakeholders) while communicating in a manner that encourages members to perform in alignment with CMS’ desired outcomes.

National Patient and Family Engagement Learning and Action Network (NPFE-LAN)

The NPFE-LAN is a partnership between patients, family members, caregivers, and dialysis providers. It is a vehicle for bringing the patient voice to the kidney community that creates opportunities for in-depth learning, problem solving, and achievement of patient driven goals for quality improvement at the national level. In the NPFE-LAN, patients, family and caregivers are the subject matter experts (SMEs) who drive change across all Networks and dialysis facilities, helping to solve shared problems on a large scale.