The Health Quality Innovation Network (HQIN) equips local people to improve health care at the grass roots level. This includes health departments, Area Agencies on Aging, emergency medical services, pharmacists, community-based organizations, faith communities, patient and family advocates, and more.
As a participant in HQIN’s QIN-QIO work you will receive training, access to quality improvement tools and resources and data analyses to guide your progress. You also will receive coaching from locally based HQIN improvement experts including community health, social work and ambulatory care professionals to help develop local solutions that make care safer, more accessible and less costly. In addition to improving care in your community, you will contribute to these significant national goals:
- Reduce avoidable hospital admissions and readmissions.
- Develop effective alternatives to emergency department visits and hospital admissions for “super-utilizer” patients who frequently visit the ER.
- Increase access to behavioral health care for people with depression, substance use disorders and dementia.
- Prevent opioid misuse, overdoes and deaths while increasing treatment availability.
- Decrease adverse drug events for older adults.
- Expand screening for chronic kidney disease and access to lifestyle change programs for people with cardiac risks or diabetes.
- Reduce C.difficile in all care settings.