Health IT and Data-Driven Care

This issue of QIO News focuses on how health information technology (IT) innovations are helping providers and health care facilities improve the quality of care for Medicare beneficiaries, whether they are in the physician’s office or on the go. 

Get the high-level scoop on CMS’ new Quality Payment Program from its chief strategist and champion of stakeholder engagement. 
The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act will put in place a new pay-for-performance program with the goal of achieving long-term stability and reliability for Medicare. Here’s what you need to know before its January 1, 2017 rollout. 
The QIO Program is committed to using the latest in health information technology to improve efficiency and care. Here are three ways QIN-QIOs are working toward this goal. 
In recognition of National Health IT Week, QIO News is sharing the top five IT trends to look out for in senior health care. 
At CMS’ second annual IT Conference, leaders discussed upcoming changes to the Blue Button service that will empower patients to better use their health data. 
On October 25 in Washington, D.C., health care stakeholders will gather to discuss the implementation and adoption of Alternative Payment Models nationwide. 
Did You Know?
A recent​“QIOs in Action” story features an update on Lake Superior Quality Innovation Network​’s efforts to improve quality reporting in Minnesota by providing clinic staff with training and outlining a new workflow. Read the full story.