The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ QIO Program recently awarded 11 Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organizations funding for 14 Special Innovation Projects. Read about them here.
On day two of the CMS Quality Conference, leaders in quality improvement discussed the importance of considering the patient’s unique voice in all aspects of care, urging attendees to treat the patient-provider relationship as a partnership based on mutual respect.
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.
Learn which QIN-QIOs will be conducting quality improvement projects that address issues of quality specific to their local service areas or that expand the scope and national impact of interventions that have had proven but limited success.
Shiree Southerland, CMS Subject Matter Expert for the QIO Program’s adult immunization work, shares an inside look at the expanding scope of QIN-QIOs’ immunization-related activities and their goal to increase vaccination rates for Medicare beneficiaries.
Patrick Conway, M.D., MSc, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Acting Principal Deputy Administrator, shares his perspective on the CMS QIO Program’s past and present contributions to health care delivery transformation.
The CMS QIO Program is one of the largest federal programs dedicated to improving health quality at the community level, but it started as just a bill. Celebrate our history as we reach 50 years of evolution and innovation in health care.
Jeffrey A. Flaks is Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Hartford HealthCare (HHC), a more than $2 billion health care system based in Connecticut’s state capital. Flaks previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Hartford Hospital, HHC’s flagship tertiary care center. Before being named CEO, Flaks served as Hartford Hospital’s COO and implemented the “How Hartford HealthCare Works” (H3W) campaign to create a culture of ownership and accountability.