Operating as the Health Quality Innovation Network (HQIN), Health Quality Innovators (HQI), and its local improvement partners are funded by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). We are leading the way in health care improvement as a CMS Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO).
The thousands of nursing homes, hospitals, community partners and clinicians participating with HQIN are improving patient outcomes at the grassroots level while contributing to national quality goals for reducing opioid deaths, improving care coordination and managing chronic disease. Our initiatives incorporate the unique perspective and needs of patients and their families and target vulnerable and disparate populations, as well as those living in rural areas.
HQIN’s QIN-QIO quality improvement activities provide us the opportunity to collaborate with communities, nursing homes, hospitals and others in Kansas, Missouri, South Carolina and Virginia. Our QIN-QIO local improvement partners include:
- The Carolinas Center for Medical Excellence (CCME)
- Kansas Foundation for Medical Care (KFMC)
- Kansas Healthcare Collaborative (KHC)
As an HQIN member, you will participate in educational events and use improvement materials that are available to providers in all states. All HQIN members receive timely, relevant data analyses to guide their progress. In addition, you will benefit from state-specific networking and contact with locally based HQIN improvement experts who are familiar with your setting of care.
Other benefits of HQIN membership include:
- Regional and national networks for peer-to-peer learning
- Training that strengthens your quality improvement skills
- Knowledge and insight from regional and national experts
- Resources that align with the latest evidence-based practices and patient-centered outcomes research
- Resource recommendations that target clinicians’ needs
CMS funds HQIN as part of its strategy for attaining national health care quality goals. We coordinate HQIN activities with other CMS initiatives to make your participation easier.