Health IT & Data-Driven Care

This issue of QIO News focuses on how health IT innovations and quality reporting are helping providers and health care facilities use data to improve the quality of care for Medicare beneficiaries.

CMS' Subject Matter Expert for Quality Reporting provides an update on the Quality Payment Program, how clinicians are being helped to succeed under the program, and related resources. 
Information and data are critical components of quality care. QIN-QIO atom Alliance shares four tips on how to make health information more readily available to clinicians and care providers. 
A recent PBS NewsHour episode explored how QIN-QIO Mountain-Pacific Quality Health is working to reduce costly, and often unnecessary, trips to emergency care facilities in rural settings. Watch it now. 
Clinicians are often unaware of their ability to participate in multiple quality improvement initiatives at the national and local levels. Learn how Lake Superior Quality Innovation Network analyzed crossover in federal and state quality improvement programs to help clinicians in Minnesota maximize their improvement efforts. 
Peripheral Diabetic Neuropathy often gets missed until it’s too late, but proper foot care — including regular exams — can reduce the risk of amputation. 
Did You Know? 
The 2017 LAN Fall Summit, hosted by the Health Care Payment Learning & Action Network (LAN), will take place October 30 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Virginia.