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.
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.
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
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
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