About QIN-QIOs

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The QIO Program’s 14 Quality Innovation Network-QIOs (QIN-QIOs) bring Medicare beneficiaries, providers, and communities together in data-driven initiatives that increase patient safety, make communities healthier, better coordinate post-hospital care, and improve clinical quality.

By serving regions of two to six states each, QIN-QIOs are able to help best practices for better care spread more quickly, while still accommodating local conditions and cultural factors.

QIN-QIOs are skilled in creating opportunities for providers to learn from each other, applying advanced improvement and analytical methods, engaging patients and families, and structuring processes for sustaining positive change.

The work of QIN-QIOs is grounded in principles aligning with the goals of the CMS Quality Strategy: eliminating disparities; strengthening infrastructure and data systems; enabling local innovation; and fostering learning organizations. For the next five years, QIN-QIOs will build on this platform to accomplish four major goals: promoting effective prevention and treatment of chronic disease by promoting safe care that is person- and family-centered, reliable and accessible; making care safer and reducing harm caused in the delivery of care; promoting effective communication and coordination of care; and making care more affordable.

Learn how we collaborate to achieve these goals.