From the announcement of $110 Million in ESRD Network Funding to a new report showing a 17 percent decline in hospital-acquired conditions, CMS had a lot of news to share at its 2015 conference. Read the highlights here.
Executives from several Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organizations (QIN-QIOs) and Hospital Engagement Networks (HENs) shared best practices for collaborating to improve patient safety.
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.
Susan Fleck, RN, MMHS and subject matter expert (SME) for the Everyone with Diabetes Counts (EDC) program at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), provides an update on how the program is going.
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.
Jeneen Iwugo, newly named Deputy Director of the Quality Improvement and Innovation Group (QIIG) in the Center for Clinical Standards and Quality (CCSQ) at CMS, shares what’s ahead for the QIO Program in year two of its five-year performance period.
Learn how the QIN-QIO for Colorado, Illinois and Iowa is working with community partners to fight health disparities and raise immunization rates by providing vaccine education and administration in select Chicago communities.
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.
In an effort to reduce health care-acquired infections (HAIs), adverse drug events (ADEs) and hospital readmissions, Quality Improvement Organizations (QIOs) and Hospital Engagement Networks (HENs) are working together to make hospitals safer, more reliable and less costly for both the facility and the patient.
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