Proceedings from 3rd Innovative Communities Summit

LTQA ICPC NCC Summit – Improving Care Transitions:  How Quality Improvement Organizations and Innovative Communities can work together to reduce hospitalizations among at-risk populations. Click Here to View the Proceedings.

3rd Innovative Communities Summit

    LTQA and the Integrating Care for Populations & Communities National Coordinating Center (ICPC NCC) co-hosted the 3rd Innovative Communities Summit, June 4-5, 2012 at the Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, DC.  The full agenda and slides from the breakout sessions are now available for download.  Click here to learn more about the conference.

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement Impacting Cost and Quality

Dr. Atul Gawande, MD, MPH, claims hospital leaders need five skills to tackle the cost and quality issue: they need to “collect data to recognize failure and success; develop solutions to problems based on that data; implement solutions effectively; identify the most important projects; and lead the organization through the process.” The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) has worked with … Read More

NQF Board of Directors Call for Nominations

The National Quality Forum has announced a Call for Nominations for its Board of Directors.  Individuals drawn from many different backgrounds and perspectives will be considered, including consumers, purchasers, employers, payers, healthcare providers, and other critical stakeholders. Desirable candidates are individuals who:  are recognized leaders in the healthcare sector; have demonstrated expertise and experience in healthcare quality measurement and management; and are willing … Read More

Summary of the CCTP and a taxonomy on Care Transitions

Dr. Joanne Lynn graciously provided the following summaries of the Community-Based Care Transitions Program (Section 3026) and CMS’s 10th Scope of Work for the Quality Improvement Organizations. Learning Topics for Care Transitions About the QIO contract for the 10th SOW About the CCTP

National Strategy for Quality Improvement in Health Care

The Affordable Care Act seeks to increase access to high-quality, affordable health care for all Americans. To that end, the law requires the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to establish a National Strategy for Quality Improvement in Health Care (the National Quality Strategy) that sets priorities to guide this effort and includes a strategic plan … Read More