atom Alliance - About Us

About Us

In a new era of state flexibility and local leadership, atom Alliance works in local communities, with healthcare facilities and in clinical practices. By providing locally-based technical assistance, convening learning and action networks (LANs) to share best practices, and collecting and analyzing data to drive and spread improvements in healthcare quality, we’re leading the charge for powerful change and positive transformation in healthcare.

atom Alliance is comprised of three organizations including AQAF in Alabama, IQH in Mississippi and Qsource in Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee. Each organization conducts quality improvement work in their respective state(s), while also working together at the regional level.

Through this partnership, we help to address some of the region’s most pressing needs by connecting people at the local level to learn from each other, use data to drive quality improvement and help everyone be active participants in their healthcare.

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  • improving healthcare delivery in nursing homes
  • increasing access to high quality, integrated behavioral healthcare
  • tackling the opioid epidemic
  • improving chronic disease self-management through patient-centered approaches
  • reducing unnecessary hospitalizations
  • keeping patients and families safe throughout the healthcare journey

We share expertise to advance the goals of the National Quality Strategy (NQS) and support the CENTERS for MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES (CMS) in efforts to change the course of healthcare in our nation for the better.

Funded by CMS, we’re contracted as an independent Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO).

Governance / Structure

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Cori Grant
IDIQ Director
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Amanda King
Operations Manager
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atom State Directors

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Bart Prevallet, MS, MBA
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Mitzi Daffron
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Tammy Geltmaker, RN, BSN, MHA, CHTS-CP
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Debbie Miller
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Jennifer Ride
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What We Do

We work with providers and communities across the region on data-driven initiatives. atom partners drive quality by providing technical assistance, convening learning and action networks for sharing best practices, collecting and analyzing data for improvement.

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Our most recent media releases and announcements can be found here. Discover how we bring the CMS and National Quality Strategies to life in the states we serve. Learn about the latest improvements in the quality of care available throughout the spectrum of care.

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Media Inquiries

We regularly share knowledge for improving health quality. Our leadership team has a broad range of expertise and is eager to help reporters. We want to help with your breaking story, provide background or to book an interview with a healthcare quality expert.

atom Alliance Partners

Qsource AQAF IQH