April is National Minority Health Month, which seeks to raise awareness of the health disparities that continue to affect racial, ethnic and geographic minorities across the country. In recognition, this issue of QIO News is focused on the work of the QIO Program and its national and community partners to reduce health care disparities and strive for health equity.
End-of-life planning is becoming an increasingly important topic in health care and quality improvement. These six tips aim to help patients and providers initiate the conversation and reach decisions all parties are comfortable with.
Quality improvement leaders from around the country came together to author a new book expressing the power of partnerships in health care and sharing best practices for creating a successful care team.
CMS has published the 2015 QIO Program Progress Report. Available now to view and download, the report discusses updates from the second year of the QIO Program’s five-year performance period, highlights data-driven results from QIN-QIOs and BFCC-QIOs, and shares success stories illustrating the recent progress that has been made. Take this brief survey to help the QIO Program evaluate and improve the report.