How We Collaborate
Improving health care quality is a complex task that requires the involvement of many stakeholders. That’s why collaboration is one of our core principles. The QIO Program works with many organizations that share our commitment to better, safer care.
Nationally, we have aligned our efforts with major initiatives to improve patient safety and population health, like Advancing Excellence in America’s Nursing Homes, Million Hearts and the Partnership for Patients. We also work with leading organizations like AARP, the American Cancer Society, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Visiting Nurse Associations of America and many more*. Our 14 QIN-QIOs work with state and local chapters of these organizations, engaging them as community partners in learning and action networks and improvement collaboratives that rapidly effect large-scale change for the better.
At the community level, QIN-QIOs work with Area Agencies on Aging to improve the experience of patients as they transfer from one care setting to another. They also work with state health departments to reduce the number of health care-acquired infections. QIN-QIOs unite hospital associations, medical groups, health plans, and numerous community-based partners to address the unique medical, social, and economic factors affecting care in the area.
BFCC-QIOs also collaborate – with state health associations, beneficiary advocacy organizations and other stakeholders – to spread the word about the services BFCC-QIOs provide to Medicare beneficiaries and their families.
Learn how you can collaborate with us by contacting your regional QIN- or BFCC-QIO.
*These organizations represent just a sampling of our national partners. Inclusion doesn’t imply endorsement.