Working towards more efficient, effective and sustainable practices that provide improved health outcomes for patients.

  Improving Cardiac Health

AQIN offers technical assistance and a range of evidence-based resources to support physician practices in improving the cardiac health of the patients they care for.

Learn more about how AQIN’s quality improvement teams in NY, SC and DC support practices in using their electronic health records to coordinate care and measure improvement in the health of patients who are at most risk for a heart attack or stroke; implement/modify office operations to focus on patient-centered medical home recognition and clinical data reporting; and link to resources for care coordination and patient self management.

  Diabetes Self-management Education

AQIN is working with physician practices to help improve the health of people with diabetes by providing and facilitating Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) training classes. DSME is a proven intervention for empowering people with diabetes to take active roles in controlling their disease.

Learn more about how AQIN quality improvement teams in NY, SC, and DC are offering technical assistance to practitioners interested in participating in a train-the-trainer program and becoming a certified AADE/ADA site; improving clinical outcomes of HbA1c, lipids, blood pressure and weight control for Medicare beneficiaries.

   Improving Prevention Coordination through Meaningful Use of HIT

Healthcare providers’ meaningful use of Health Information Technology (HIT) can be a key driving force behind making healthcare more patient-centered and improving overall quality. HIT also presents opportunities to strengthen infrastructure and data systems, enable local innovations, foster learning organizations and eliminate disparities.

Learn more about how AQIN quality improvement teams in NY, SC and DC are providing technical assistance and resources to help physician practices improve performance measures and reporting, and receive payments and reimbursements.

  Quality Reporting and Incentive Programs

AQIN provides support to eligible physicians, physician groups and other health care practitioners to prepare them to meet the requirements of the CMS Medicare EHR Incentive Programs, including the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) and the Physician Value-Based Payment Modifier/Physician Feedback Program.

Learn more about how AQIN quality improvement teams in NY, SC and DC are helping practices report clinical quality measures; use the CMS Quality and Resource Use Reports to reach goals and benchmarks; and identify gaps in quality care.

  Improving Care Coordination and Quality

Better coordination of patient transfers among care sites and the community could save money and improve the quality of care. This requires strong partnerships among primary care physicians, outpatient clinics, and hospitals, and long-term post-acute care settings like home health care agencies and nursing homes.

Learn more about how AQIN partners in NY, SC and DC are convening innovative community coalitions that provide technical support and resources to physician practices. These coalitions bring together stakeholders and providers from across the continuum of care to collaborate and share best practices towards a common goal of improving patient care, reducing readmissions and building strong and lasting community partnerships.