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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Improving Our Nation’s Health

January 23rd, 2016|

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) oversees the government’s healthcare programs. Many HHS-funded services are provided at the local level by state or county agencies, or through private sector grantees.

Everyone with Diabetes Counts: Helping Racial Minorities Manage Their Disease

January 21st, 2016|

Qsource and its partners recruit, enroll and teach beneficiaries using evidence-based Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) curricula. The curriculum teaches participants to effectively self-manage their diabetes through nutrition, exercise, self-monitoring, diabetes medications and community resources and support, among other important topics. There is no cost to participate.

Office of Minority Health: Working for Equality in Healthcare

January 20th, 2016|

Racial and ethnic minorities continue to lag behind in many health outcomes. They are less likely to get the preventive care they need to stay healthy, more likely to suffer from serious illnesses, such as diabetes or heart disease. When they do get sick, they are less likely to have access to quality healthcare.

FREE National QIO Program Webinar: Trends in Patient and Family Engagement

January 13th, 2016|

The Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) Program will be holding the next installment of its free “Sharing Knowledge, Improving Health Care“ learning series for health care providers on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016 from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m., EST.

5 LEAN Tips to Create a Culture of Continuous Improvement

January 12th, 2016|

The main question asked about LEAN at the 2015 CMS Quality Conference seemed to be, “Is your organization ready to implement LEAN management?”

2015 CMS Quality Conference News Roundup

January 11th, 2016|

What’s happening in the world of health care quality improvement? We’ve compiled a list of the top news and announcements shared at the 2015 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Quality Conference.

Population Health: The Way Forward, Together

January 10th, 2016|

The definition of population health was widely discussed at the 2015 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Quality Conference. The event served as a meeting place for major players in the population health improvement process, including patients, advocates, providers, researchers and individuals from programs across CMS

CMS: Put People at the Center of Care

January 9th, 2016|

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Quality Conference kicked off its second day in Baltimore, Maryland on Dec. 2, 2015, by concentrating on the increasingly important role people play in the health care system and urging attendees to consider patients’ unique voices at every step of the care continuum.

CMS: Build on Accomplishments in Health Care Quality Improvement

January 8th, 2016|

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) launched its 2015 CMS Quality Conference, formerly known as QualityNet, in Baltimore, Maryland on Dec. 1, 2015 by celebrating recent health care quality successes and urging attendees to build new partnerships that will deliver continued results in quality improvement.

CMS’ Director of the Center for Clinical Standards and Quality Shares 2016 Goals

January 7th, 2016|

Kate Goodrich, MD, MHS, joined the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in September 2011 and presently serves as Director of the Center for Clinical Standards and Quality (CCSQ). The Center is responsible for over 20 quality measurement and value-based purchasing programs