A new video from HSAG—the QIN-QIO for Arizona, California, Florida, Ohio and the U.S. Virgin Islands—tells one patient’s story about the impact of a Clostridium difficile (C. diff) infection, and highlights strategies that can help prevent future infections. Read more
The 2017 AcademyHealth National Health Policy Conference explored how changing payment and measurement systems are helping to transform health care. Read more
Developed by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, a new web-based toolkit provides technical bundles, literature reviews, sample protocols, and other resources to help improve safety for mechanically ventilated patients. Read more
New England QIN-QIO—the QIN-QIO serving Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont—is helping address the opioid crisis in Connecticut by engaging pharmacists to help better manage patients’ use of opioids. Read more
CMS’ antibiotic stewardship subject matter expert shares with QIO News the latest updates about QIN-QIOs efforts to better manage the use of antibiotics in clinical settings. Read more
Several major announcements and new initiatives were unveiled at this year’s CMS Quality Conference, including promising new data, the CMS’ Person and Family Engagement Strategy, and a Million Hearts initiative extension, among others. Here’s a roundup of the news.
The last day of the CMS Quality Conference brought together three former and present CMS administrators—Mark McClellan, Don Berwick and Andy Slavitt—to share their perspectives on the state of health care today and their vision for the future of quality improvement.
The CMS Quality Conference kicked off its second day focusing on the increasingly important role of health care partnerships in achieving health equity and improving patient safety.
Resilience, partnership, engagement and recognition were all major themes for the first day of the CMS Quality Conference.
At the 2016 CMS Quality Conference, Andy Slavitt shared what he has learned from his experience at CMS and his perspective on how to move the ball forward when it comes to improving care and engaging patients.
The Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tells QIO News about his experience at the 2016 CMS Quality Conference and the important intersection of public health and health care.
New members will play a key role in reviewing and evaluating submissions received in response to a health care community-wide call for innovative practices.