April is National Minority Health MonthThis year’s theme is Active & Healthy. Join the HHS Office of Minority Health in raising awareness about the importance of an active lifestyle.
Read the Latest in QIO NewsStay up-to-date with CMS Leadership, QIOs in Action and Quality Improvement initiatives. Subscribe today.
April 2019 marks the first National Care Transitions Awareness Day, an observance the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) plans to make an annual event. In this issue of QIO News, you’ll hear from the leaders behind the national movement to bring attention to care transition issues and look at different aspects of improving patient outcomes across the health care continuum.
QIOs in Action
By collecting, analyzing and comparing patient data, the TMF QIN team is helping improve health care outcomes and reduce readmission rates.
Health Quality Headlines
Apr 18 | Fierce Healthcare
Apr 17 | EHR Intelligence
Apr 16 | Patient Engagement HIT
Apr 14 | Healio
Apr 11 | Kaiser Health News
Watch a 2019 CMS Quality Conference Preview!
Dennis Wagner, director of the Quality Improvement and Innovation Group (QIIG) at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), joins CMS' Jeneen Iwugo and Dr. Paul McGann for an inside look into the 2019 CMS Quality Conference and what the conference has in store for attendees this year.
For more information about the conference, visit www.cmsqualityconference.com
2017 QIO Program Progress Report: Data-driven Results, Success Stories and More
Take a moment to hear highlights from the QIO Program's past year, as explained by Dennis Wagner, Director, and Jeneen Iwugo, Deputy Director, of the Quality Improvement Innovation Group (QIIG) and the Center for Clinical Standards and Quality (CCSQ) at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS).
Patient and Family Advisory Councils at HealthInsight
Person and family engagement is an integral part of health care quality improvement and a priority for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) Program. Take a moment to learn more about Patient and Family Advisory Councils at HealthInsight, the Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) for Nevada, New Mexico, Oregan and Utah.
Healthcare Navigation Program
The Healthcare Navigation program provides a go-to person for Medicare patients and their families to help them figure out how to move forward with their healthcare and needed services. Take a look at a new video on Healthcare Navigation from KEPRO.