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Strategic Innovation Engine: Spreading Innovative Practice in Health Care QualityCall for innovative practices now open.
In recognition of National Skilled Nursing Care Week, this issue of QIO News looks at how the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and Quality Innovation Network–Quality Improvement Organizations are working to reduce the use of antipsychotics in long-term care facilities and improve health outcomes among people with Medicare in nursing homes.
QIOs in Action
With many nursing homes in New Mexico still working to meet national goals, HealthInsight is using online trainings to foster peer sharing and collaboration to reduce antipsychotic usage statewide.
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2018 CMS Quality Conference Day 1 Recap: Making Commitments to Reduce Burden and Improve Quality
Missed the 2018 CMS Quality Conference? Watch a recap of the Grand Plenary on Day 1. The conference opened with a call to action from Quality Improvement and Innovation Group leadership, and a keynote address from CMS Administrator Seema Verma on the need to put patients first.
2018 CMS Quality Conference Day 2 Recap: Improving Patient Experience with a More Flexible Health Care System
Missed the 2018 CMS Quality Conference? Watch a recap of the Grand Plenary on Day 2. The second day of the 2018 CMS Quality Conference focused on the need for a more patient-focused health care system that gives clinicians and patient and family advocates the tools, time and resources they need to improve care outcomes.
2018 CMS Quality Conference Day 3 Recap: Celebrating Success and Winding Up to Accomplish Bold Goals
Missed the 2018 CMS Quality Conference? Watch a recap of the Grand Plenary on Day 3. The last day of the conference featured a motivational message from the award-winning former associate chief information officer of the Internal Revenue Service, the presentation of two Health Equity Awards, and some closing inspirational words from CMS leadership.