• Innovation in Action

Jan 20, 2020

Kansas Partners Join the Health Quality Innovation Network


Health Quality Innovators (HQI) is pleased to announce the addition of two experienced local improvement partners to the Health Quality Innovation Network (HQIN): the Kansas Foundation for Medical Care (KFMC) and theKansas Healthcare Collaborative (KHC). Both organizations will support Kansas clinicians, health care facilities and other organizations as they strengthen nursing home quality, combat the opioid epidemic, reduce readmissions and improve outcomes for rural communities. The KFMC team will focus on nursing homes. Participating facilities will receive support to improve quality measure performance, reduce readmissions and prevent infections. Learn more about the HQIN nursing home initiative byreviewing our fact sheet here. KHC will focus on building collaborative community coalitions including hospitals, clinicians, home health agencies and community-based organizations. Support at the local level will lead to fewer hospital readmissions and improved management of chronic disease. Learn more about the HQIN community initiative by reviewing our fact sheet here.

HQIN membership is collaborative and includes learning opportunities from regional high-performing facilities that share best practices and helpful tips. With your time at a premium, HQIN’s trainings are designed to be quick-hitting, bite-size segments for clinicians and frontline staff. Operating under the HQIN umbrella, HQI, KFMC, KHC and The Carolinas Center for Medical Excellence (CCME) lead quality efforts in Kansas, Missouri, South Carolina and Virginia.

Get started today! To learn more, visit www.hqin.org or follow us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. About Our Partners: KFMC is a not-for-profit organization focused on improving health care quality and has served as the state-based QIO designated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) since the program’s national inception. Throughout various contracts, KFMC partners with health care providers and organizations to develop ways to improve the use of health IT and the quality of health care provided to all Kansas health care consumers.

KHC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to transforming health care through patient-centered initiatives that improve quality, safety and value. KHC was formed in 2008 by the Kansas Hospital Association and the Kansas Medical Society to act as a resource and continually enhance care provided to Kansans and to become the trusted source for relevant and meaningful health care quality improvement education, evaluation and measurement.