2016 CMS Quality Conference Preview 

The 2016 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS) Quality Conference is taking place December 13-15, 2016. This issue of QIO News provides a preview of the event, including interviews with keynote speakers and tips on how to follow and engage with conference attendees via social media. 

CMS' Acting Principal Deputy Administrator shares his perspectives on the upcoming CMS Quality Conference. 
Here’s who to follow on Twitter for ongoing insights and commentary from this year’s conference. 
The conference may be at capacity, but both registrants and non-attendees alike can stay up-to-date with daily conference developments, engage with participants and share learnings. 
The November announcement adds Indian Health Service (IHS) hospitals to the Hospital Improvement Innovation Networks' (HIIN) nationwide contract and could help reduce adverse drug events and hospital readmissions for over two million American Indian and Alaska Natives in the United States. 
Since launching the CMS Equity Plan for Medicare in September 2015, the CMS Office of Minority Health has developed new resources to help reduce disparities in health outcomes among vulnerable populations. 
New members will play a key role in reviewing and evaluating submissions received in response to a health care community-wide call for innovative practices. 
Did You Know?
Not attending this year’s conference in person? Good news: You can watch the plenary sessions live here and follow the conversation on Twitter at #CMSQualCon16. A few weeks after the conference, you’ll also be able to watch videos of each of the plenary and breakout sessions at the conference website. Additionally, the January 2017 issue of QIO News will feature a full recap of this year’s event.