How Health IT Is Driving Better Care

This issue of QIO News is focused on how the QIO Program and other stakeholders are using health IT innovations and data to improve care and reduce costs. We also share highlights from the recently released 2017 QIO Program Progress Report.

The executive director of OpenNotes discusses how the organization is leading a movement to make medical office visit notes more accessible to patients. 
The new report highlights the latest achievements from the QIO Program, including data-driven results and success stories from the 14 QIN-QIOs and two BFCC-QIOs. 
CMS is committed to leveraging technology to empower patients with their own data, improve care and reduce costs. Here are three new initiatives. 
At this summer’s Healthy Aging Summit, Health and Human Services Deputy Secretary Eric Hargan shared how strategies like telehealth and ride-sharing services could help reduce opioid abuse. 
CMS and the CDC are calling on nursing homes to continue reporting data on Clostridium difficile in the final push of a nearly two-year initiative to better understand the impact of infections in the U.S.
Did You Know?
On Wednesday, September 12, the QIO Program is hosting a National Disparities Learning and Action Network (LAN) event on addressing disparities in long-term services and supports. Click here to learn more about the event and to register!