(Lake Success, NY) – April 19, 2017 – At today’s Suffolk County Board of Health meeting, Health Commissioner James L. Tomarken, MD, MPH, MBA, MSW, signed a proclamation declaring the week of April 16 “National Healthcare Decision Days” in the county, presenting the proclamation to end-of-life care expert Patricia Bomba, MD, MACP, VP of Geriatrics for Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield, and to Carolyn Kazdan, MHSA, NHA, Quality Improvement Specialist, IPRO.
Providers and other health care quality stakeholders are invited to join the Quality Innovation Network National Coordinating Center on Tuesday, May 2 for its next National Learning & Action Network virtual training entitled “Immunization: Everyone’s Responsibility.”
The forum on April 20 will bring together health care community stakeholders to discuss high priority areas for addressing emerging health and health care delivery issues and priorities.
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) leaders share their thoughts on the impact of health disparities in the Medicare community, as well as ways that CMS and the QIO Program are working to achieve health equity.
In February, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced a $20 million award to 11 community health organizations to provide technical support and education about the Quality Payment Program to small physician practices.
New data from the Quality Innovation Network National Coordinating Center shows that lower extremity amputation rates continue to rise, particularly among racial and ethnic minorities. These tips can help promote healthier feet and reduce amputations.
Diabetes self-management education (DSME) is a proven intervention for empowering persons with diabetes to take an active role in controlling their disease. We will work with you and your community to schedule and plan DSME training classes. These classes last 5 – 6 weeks depending on the curriculum. For more information call or email Sharon …
The Million Hearts® Action Guide series provides clinicians with evidence-based approaches for improving cardiovascular health. Each guide offers action steps and features proven tactics to help more Americans live heart-healthy, stroke-free lives. If improving your patients’ cardiovascular health is a priority in your practice, Million Hearts® Action Guide series can provide the resources and assistance …
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