Improving health care quality is a complex task that requires the involvement of many stakeholders. That’s why collaboration is one of our core principles. The QIO Program works with many organizations that share our commitment to better, safer and more patient-centered care.
Nationally, we have aligned our efforts with major initiatives to improve patient safety and health care quality such as Million Hearts® and Home Health Quality Improvement. We also work with leading national organizations like AARP, the American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and many more*. Our 12 Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organizations (QIN-QIOs) work with state and local chapters of these organizations, engaging them as community partners in learning and action networks and improvement collaboratives that rapidly effect large-scale change for the better.
At the community level, QIN-QIOs work with Area Agencies on Aging to improve the experience of patients as they transfer from one care setting to another. QIN-QIOs unite hospital associations, medical groups, health plans and numerous community-based partners to address the unique medical, social and economic factors affecting care in the area.
BFCC-QIOs also collaborate with state health associations, beneficiary advocacy organizations and other stakeholders to spread the word about the services BFCC-QIOs provide, such as Immediate Advocacy, to Medicare beneficiaries and their families.
*Inclusion doesn’t imply endorsement.