• About Us

The Health Quality Innovation Network (HQIN) helps providers improve clinical and operational performance through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) and Hospital Quality Improvement Contractor (HQIC) programs. HQIN is operated by Health Quality Innovators which is funded by CMS to deliver improvement services at no cost to your organization.

HQIN initiatives assist rural providers, including critical access hospitals, as well as providers that serve vulnerable populations or have less than a three-star rating from Medicare. By working with us, you can be more successful in value-based payment programs and increase your capacity to meet regulatory requirements.

Our participants are improving patient outcomes while contributing to national goals for:

  • Improving care coordination
  • Increasing patient safety
  • Advancing nursing home quality
  • Managing chronic disease
  • Reducing opioid deaths
  • Preventing COVID-19 and other infections
  • Increasing access to behavioral health

Thousands of nursing homes, hospitals, community partners and clinicians are working with HQIN and benefit from:

  • Data analyses to guide improvement efforts
  • Support for implementing evidence-based care
  • Training that strengthens quality improvement (QI) skills
  • QI resources and tools that fit provider workplace and workforce
  • Knowledge and insights from regional and national experts
  • Opportunities to learn from high-performing peers
  • Coordination with other QI initiatives

How We Help You

  • Behavioral Health & Opioids

    Behavioral Health & Opioids

    Increase access to behavioral health treatment & combat the opioid epidemic

  • Patient & Resident Safety

    Patient & Resident Safety

    Prevent adverse drug events in the community and long-term care

  • Chronic Disease Self-Management

    Chronic Disease Self-Management

    Connect patients to diabetes education, heart-healthy living and CKD screening

  • Care Transitions

    Care Transitions

    Leverage community coalitions to reduce ED visits and hospital readmissions

  • Nursing Home Quality

    Nursing Home Quality

    Prevent infections, decrease adverse drug events & strengthen your Star rating

  • Patient & Family Engagement

    Patient & Family Engagement

    Empower people to manage their health and improve patient satisfaction

  • Infection Prevention QI Initiatives

    Infection Prevention QI Initiatives

    Engage nursing homes with infection prevention deficiencies in quality improvement initiatives

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Who We Help