2015 CMS Quality Conference: Building Partnerships. Delivering Results.
The 2015 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Quality Conference took place Dec. 1-3, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland, bringing together close to 2,000 experts and thought leaders in health care quality improvement to explore solutions to some of America’s most pervasive health system challenges. This issue of QIO News serves as a recap of the conference – for those who attended the conference and those who missed it.
Kate Goodrich, MD, MHS, newly named Director of the Center for Clinical Standards and Quality at CMS, shares her 2016 priorities and provides some tips on effective collaboration in health quality improvement.
On day two of the CMS Quality Conference, leaders in quality improvement discussed the importance of considering the patient’s unique voice in all aspects of care, urging attendees to treat the patient-provider relationship as a partnership based on mutual respect.
Executives from several Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organizations (QIN-QIOs) and Hospital Engagement Networks (HENs) shared best practices for collaborating to improve patient safety.
From the announcement of $110 Million in ESRD Network Funding to a new report showing a 17 percent decline in hospital-acquired conditions, CMS had a lot of news to share at its 2015 conference. Read the highlights here.