Health IT and Data-Driven Care

Just as other industries evolve with technology, the health care industry is largely driven by data and health IT innovations. Leveraging data and web-based technologies can improve patient engagement, promote preventive health, ease care transitions and more. In recognition of National Health IT Week, this issue of QIO News is focused on technology’s and data’s expanding role in health care quality transformation.

CMS’ Chief Medical Officer for Quality Improvement reveals his goals and priorities for the QIO Program, including data transparency and alignment with other quality programs and initiatives. 
From identifying patient needs to maintaining education records, HSAG shares best practices for leveraging health record data to improve patient outcomes and safety. 
Kentucky’s Meaningful Use Workgroup is prescribing health IT for all care settings and strategizing how to get patients engaged for better care coordination. 
CMS has tallied numbers for year one of the QIO Program’s five-year performance period, and recruitment is exceeding expectations. See the data. 
A partnership of the state’s eight top-performing health care systems aims to help communities achieve their highest potential in health. 
The QIO Program’s second, cost-free virtual training event is scheduled for November 2015. Find out the details. 
Following are 10 top takeaways shared by presenters and participants. 
Did You Know? 
The QIO Program website has been refreshed to provide health care providers, partners, patients, families and other stakeholders with the most up-to-date information in an easily accessible format. As we work to improve health care quality, we continually share new knowledge. Be sure to bookmark our home page and stay on top of the most recent news, Program information and resources.