Last month, health care leaders and health information technology professionals came together to discuss the evolving role of data and to explore how it is improving care quality and safety. 
At CMS’ second annual IT Conference, leaders discussed upcoming changes to the Blue Button service that will empower patients to better use their health data.
In recognition of National Health IT Week, QIO News is sharing the top five IT trends to look out for in senior health care. 
Get the high-level scoop on CMS’ new Quality Payment Program from its chief strategist and champion of stakeholder engagement.
The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act will put in place a new pay-for-performance program with the goal of achieving long-term stability and reliability for Medicare. Here’s what you need to know before its January 1, 2017 rollout.
The QIO Program is committed to using the latest in health information technology to improve efficiency and care. Here are three ways QIN-QIOs are working toward this goal.
Facing the possibility of serious financial penalties, a Minnesota clinic engaged the Lake Superior Quality Innovation Network to improve its workflow for quality reporting.
The Illinois QIN-QIO’s use of qualitative and quantitative data gathered during DSME classes helps increase physician involvement in EDC programs in that state. 
A partnership of the state’s eight top-performing health care systems aims to help communities achieve their highest potential in health.
The QIO Program’s second, cost-free virtual training event is scheduled for November 2015. Find out the details.
Following are 10 top takeaways shared by presenters and participants.
From identifying patient needs to maintaining education records, HSAG shares best practices for leveraging health record data to improve patient outcomes and safety. 
Kentucky’s Meaningful Use Workgroup is prescribing health IT for all care settings and strategizing how to get patients engaged for better care coordination.
A QIN-QIO’s pilot project in Florida shows promise for delivering tailored interventions and education to hospital units.
An inside look at at the latest QIO stories.
Established 50 years ago, Gateway Senior Living is the first retirement community in Lincoln, Neb. that began to provide both assisted living and senior health care to its residents. It is currently home to just over 60 residents and includes a small skilled nursing facility that works daily to ensure high-quality living standards and provided care. Raising quality standards has been a core focus for the staff and leadership at Gateway. Amy Fish, Campus Administrator, discussed the two main areas they have been working to improve – capacity issues and technology challenges.