2015 CMS Quality Conference Preview

The 2015 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Quality Conference, taking place December 1-3, 2015, will bring together nationwide experts and thought leaders in health care quality improvement to explore how we jointly can develop and spread effective solutions to some of America’s most pervasive health system challenges. This issue of QIO News serves as a preview to the conference, to help spark excitement about the learning, action and networking opportunities to come. Be sure to check out the January issue for a comprehensive recap of the conference.

Jean D. Moody-Williams, RN, MPP and Deputy Director of the Center for Clinical Standards and Quality at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), discusses the history and evolution of the CMS Quality Conference. 
Donald M. Berwick, MD, MPP, FRCP -- President Emeritus and Senior Fellow, Institute for Healthcare Improvement -- shares some of his latest endeavors and thoughts on quality improvement ahead of his keynote presentation at the 2015 CMS Quality Conference.
Whether or not you are attending the event, check out these 10 tips to help you get the most out of the event. From following the conversation on Twitter to watching live-streamed sessions, there are many ways to stay engaged. 
Executives from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and several Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organizations (QIN-QIOs) shared valuable learnings about Collaborative development and operation at the first-ever Healthcare Learning Collaboratives conference in Baltimore. 
CMS' National Hospital-Acquired Condition Reduction Team was recently recognized for its work in reducing patient harm and readmissions in hospitals across the United States.
Did You Know
With over 2,100 registered attendees this year, the CMS Quality Conference is growing! And for good reason, as this premier learning and action event will feature both new and existing participants from across the health care spectrum.