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Quality Improvement News

CMS Releases Meaningful Use Stage 2 Proposed Quality Measures Rules (04/10/2012)

HRSA Health IT and Quality Webinar "Overview of Meaningful Use Stage 2 NPRM for Safety Net Providers" Now Online 

HRSA's January/February Health IT and Quality Newsletter Now Online (02/17/2012)

February is National Heart  Month (02/01/2012)

HHS Launches Health IT Challenge to *Improve Care Transitions for Hospital-Discharge Patients (01/26/2012)

Quality Incentives for FQHCs, Rural Health Clinics, and Free Clinics Report to Congress (01/26/2012)

New Federal Policy Initiatives To Boost Health Literacy Can Help The Nation Move Beyond The Cycle Of Costly "Crisis Care"    (01/19/2012) article by HHS assistant secretary for health and forrmer CMS administrator 

HRSA Administrator Discusses ACOs, Health Centers and Strengthening the Healthcare Workforce    (01/10/2012)

CMS Releases 26 New Medicaid Quality Measures (PDF-358 KB) (01/05/2012)

HRSA's November/December Health IT and Quality Newsletter (12/12/2011)

MCHB Report: New Report Finds Children in Rural Areas Face Different Health Challenges (11/17/2011)

HRSA Grantee Blackstone Valley Community Health Use of Health IT Data to Improve Qualityexit disclaimer (11/03/2011)

HHS issues final standards for collecting minority health data (10/31/2011)

CMS Announces 500 FQHCs receive $42M as part of PCMH demo project (10/25/2011)

CMS’s Accountable Care Organization Final Rule Released (10/19/2011)

Ten Criteria for Meaningful and Usable Measures of Performance exit disclaimer (10/19/2011)

AHRQ Announces New Initiative, Urges Better Communication between Clinicians and Patients (10/04/2011)

HRSA releases $32M to 904 Community Health Centers for Enhancing Quality and Coordinating Care. (09/29/2011)

HHS Announces Million Hearts Campaign to Prevent 1 Million Heart Attacks and Strokes in Five Years (09/13/2011)

HHS Secretary Sebelius Announces New CMS Rule Enabling Patients to Access Health Lab Results (09/12/2011)

HHS Awards Affordable Care Act Funds to Beacon Communities for Improving Quality of Care and Electronic Reporting (09/12/2011)

HHS awards $40 million to boost public health infrastructure, prepare tomorrow’s public health workforce (08/31/2011)

HHS awards $137 million to states to boost prevention and public health (08/25/2011)

Community Health Centers: Providers, Patients, and Content of Care  report from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and National Center for Health Statistics (08/12/2011)

Physician Group Practice Demonstration succeeds in improving quality and reducing costs Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (08/09/2011)

New HHS Health Disparities Toolbox (07/21/2011)

CMS: Partnership For Patients Meets Goal Of Over 2000 Hospitals Participating (07/18/2011) 

Obama Administration Offers States New Ways To Improve Care, Lower Costs for Medicaid (07/08/2011)

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation launches quality websiteexit disclaimer (07/05/2011)

NQF: Patient Safety Webinar to Highlight the Importance of Care Coordinationexit disclaimer (07/01/2011)

HHS: Affordable Care Act to improve data collection, reduce health disparities (06/26/2011)

Obama Administration releases National Prevention Strategy (06/16/2010)

CMS: Applications now available for FQHC Medical Home Demo (06/09/2012)

CMS Readies its ACO Education Program (06/08/2011)

AHRQ: Health Care Quality Gaps and Disparities Persist in Every State (06/03/2011)

CMS: New ACO Models Will Improve Patient Care (05/19/2011)

CMS looks to e-tools for quality reporting (05/17/2011)

HHS Unveils New Interactive Video to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections (05/13/2011)

HRSA: Affordable Care Act helps expand future primary care workforce (05/10/2011)

CMS: New ACO Models Will Improve Patient Care (05/19/2011)

CMS looks to e-tools for quality reporting (05/17/2011)

HHS Unveils New Interactive Video to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections (05/13/2011)

HRSA: Affordable Care Act helps expand future primary care workforce (05/10/2011)

AHRQ’s Administrator Carolyn Clancy Senate Testimony, “First, Do No Harm: Improving Health Quality and Patient Safety” (05/05/2011)

First FQHCs Earn National Recognition For Patient Centered Medical Home (05/05/2011)

HHS Implements Affordable Care Act Provision to Improve Care, Lower Costs (05/01/2011)

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