2018 CMS Quality Conference Preview

The 2018 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS) Quality Conference is taking place February 12-14, 2018. This issue of QIO News looks at how the conference has expanded over the years and how Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organizations (QIN-QIOs) have put learnings from the conference into action. 

As a longtime public health official with the Department of Health and Human Services, Lieutenant Commander Fred Butler, Jr. reflects on how the CMS Quality Conference has evolved over the years to include a wide group of stakeholders from throughout the health care community. 
Health Quality Innovators, TMF Quality Innovation Network and Quality Insights share about how the CMS Quality Conference has changed the way they work to improve health care delivery to Medicare recipients and why they are looking forward to this year’s conference. 
Leaders of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Quality Improvement and Innovation Group provide a sneak peek at the 2018 CMS Quality Conference. 
A new toolkit from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality offers best practices and lessons learned from nearly 200 hospitals on how to reduce infections and improve safety practices. 
Health care quality stakeholders are invited to join the Quality Innovation Network National Coordinating Center on Wednesday, January 10 for its Medication Safety National Learning & Action Network online training, which will focus on psychologically integrated approaches to pain management. 
Did You Know? 
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently provided six tips to help improve health and well-being in 2018. Click here to learn more.