Navigation Links
Quality Insights Receives Award for Healthcare Quality Improvement Work at Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Quality Conference
Date:12/22/2016

On December 13, 2016, Quality Insights received an award for its work in reducing unnecessary hospital readmissions and hospital-acquired infections over the past five years. The award was presented at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) annual Quality Conference in Baltimore, Maryland.

Quality Insights’ efforts leading to the award supported the national Partnership for Patients initiative, created in 2011 by CMS’ Dr. Paul McGann, Dennis Wagner, and Jean D. Moody-Williams. The trio recently received 2016 Federal Employee of the Year awards for the initiative and, in turn, recognized organizations that made Partnership for Patients a success. To date, it has saved 87,000 lives and $20 billion, and reduced patient harms by 2.1 million.

“To be recognized for our efforts by Dr. McGann, Mr. Wagner and Ms. Moody-Williams was a wonderful moment, but the real winners here are the patients,” Beckey Fain Cochran, MSN, RN, CPHQ, who leads Quality Insights Quality Innovation Network, said. “The partnerships we’ve formed with the healthcare providers in our states and the hard work they’ve put in over the past several years have paid off in the form of better healthcare in our communities. And that’s what we’re all here for.”

Quality Insights continues to collaborate with healthcare providers on quality improvement efforts in Delaware, Louisiana, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and West Virginia as the states’ Medicare Quality Innovation Network – Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO).

Much of Quality Insights’ services come in the form of Learning and Action Networks (LANs) – peer groups where participants hear from experts and their fellow providers, share successes and lessons learned and have access to customized data reports, showing their performance compared to the Network, national averages and more.

In addition to tackling healthcare-acquired conditions and adverse drug events, Quality Insights has formed LANs to improve cardiac care, diabetes care, and adult vaccination rates. Recently it added LANs for improving antibiotic stewardship practices and lowering the instances of opioid drug misuse. Healthcare providers, patients and other stakeholders are invited to participate in these LANs.

“We are excited by the progress that has already been made and by the dedication to patient safety that the providers we work with show on a daily basis. But, there is still much work to be done, and we look forward to continuing our efforts toward better care, better health and lower costs,” said Cochran.

About Quality Insights Quality Innovation Network
Quality Insights is the Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) for Delaware, Louisiana, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Quality Insights partners with healthcare providers across the network to bring about widespread, significant improvements in the quality of care they deliver. Our goal is better care, better health and lower costs. To learn more about the network, visit http://www.qualityinsights-qin.org.

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2016/12/prweb13945478.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2016 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved


Related medicine news :

1. Home Care Assistance Toronto, a Leader in High Quality In-Home Care, Moves into New, Larger Offices to Accommodate Growing Demand
2. Regenerative Agriculture Products & Services Company, Advancing Eco Agriculture, Discuss Initiative to Test Regenerative Practices to Restore Soil Quality
3. Center for Autism and Related Disorders Launches Unique Program to Give Adults with Autism Greater Quality of Life
4. Now Available from Salimetrics: SalivaBio High Quality Cryostorage Boxes
5. No hot flashes? Then dont count on hormones to improve quality of life
6. ABQAURP Rolls Out Session Topics and Speakers for the 37th Annual Health Care Quality and Patient Safety Conference
7. Miracle-Ear Enhances Quality of Life for Gloversville Resident
8. Two Easy Tips for Better Well-Being and Enhanced Skin Quality from Sublime Beauty®
9. North Central Surgical Center Recognized as Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for 2013
10. Age affects short-term quality of life after breast biopsy
11. National Voices for Equality, Education and Enlightenment (NVEEE) to Host 3rd Annual “Not on My Watch” VIP Reception Benefiting Bullying and Suicide Prevention Efforts
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/20/2017)... ... June 20, 2017 , ... Hayes, Inc., ... a new eBook titled “ 5 Questions to Ask Before Entering the Maze ... the Genetic Test Evaluation (GTE) team, the book explores the various types of ...
(Date:6/20/2017)... ... June 20, 2017 , ... EdChoice and ... of school choice can promote economic development in economically distressed urban areas. The ... to the report, contributed to the economic development of the city of Santa ...
(Date:6/20/2017)... ... 20, 2017 , ... MindTouch , the leading provider ... to announce Touchpoints integrations. MindTouch Touchpoints easily integrate product documentation with ... provide a seamless customer experience. , Truly “plug and play,” Touchpoints are easily ...
(Date:6/20/2017)... ... ... As a leading dental practice, Wall Centre Dental supports Stroke Awareness Month ... bleeding gums in Vancouver, BC, may be developing gingivitis, the first stage of ... and diabetes. Drs. Parviz Roshan, Siamak Tehrani and Milton Reskovich offer laser gum therapy ...
(Date:6/20/2017)... ... June 20, 2017 , ... This year, participants ... focused on finding product improvements that could reduce the occurrence of unplanned extubations ... need help breathing or to provide medication. Sometimes, patient movement can cause unplanned ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/16/2017)... 16, 2017  Exactly 50 years ago today, the Monterey ... became known as the San Francisco "Summer of Love."  To ... two radical innovations in strategic market research portals that it ... the beginning of Northern Light,s "Summer of Love (For Our ... ...
(Date:6/12/2017)... Kineta, Inc., a biotechnology company focused on the ... President of R&D and Head of Virology Kristin Bedard has ... the Northwest and Beyond meeting sponsored by Life Science ... from 8:30-10:30 AM PDT at the Agora Conference Center in ... Bedard will be joined by other leaders in infectious disease ...
(Date:6/8/2017)... Fla. , June 8, 2017  Less than ... that hit more than 200,000 companies, including hospital networks, ... being heralded as one of the largest online extortion ... in the healthcare market, it is imperative that providers ... protect their data from this — and many other ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: