Preventive Care

This issue of QIO News focuses on how the QIO Program is promoting preventive care for Medicare beneficiaries, including early detection screenings and immunizations.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Associate Director of Adult Immunizations, Carolyn Bridges, MD, discusses the importance of open dialogue between patients and providers around vaccinations for the entire family. 
A coalition led by the Atlantic Quality Innovation Network is succeeding in its efforts to change the way South Carolinians think about immunizations. 
Fresh off its win of a national award for efforts to increase immunization rates among at-risk seniors in Chicago, a powerful Illinois partnership seeks to reach even more beneficiaries. 
TMF, the QIN-QIO for Texas, Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Puerto Rico, highlights the importance of early detection and treatment of sepsis. 
The new app provides health care professionals with up-to-date immunization information at the tips of their fingers. 
Did You Know?
A recent​“QIOs in Action” story highlighted how the Great Plains Quality Innovation Network is working to improve immunization rates through local partnerships in North Dakota. Read the full story.