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June 2019
Igniting Powerful Change:
A Look at Our Progress Together
Together, we have made an impact on the quality of care delivered in our states and beyond. While quality improvement is a never-ending cycle, our work as your Quality Innovation Network - Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) cycles every five years. Before we look ahead, let's take a moment to celebrate our successes since 2014.

And the impact doesn't stop there. See the change we accomplished together in our new Report Card.
Upcoming Events
June 20
Human-Centered Design for Healthcare Improvement and Innovation
One of the most promising frameworks for facilitating creativity is Human Centered Design (HCD). HCD is an agile, future-oriented problem framing and solving framework, well suited to navigate complex and ill-defined challenges (the types of challenges those in healthcare are very familiar with).
June 25
How to Prevent, Identify and Track Infections in Nursing Homes: Part 2 Preventing CAUTI
Learn how tracking CAUTI in NHSN can help with consistency and benchmarking for your IPCP. Review the criteria for a catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) and how to prevent these infections. Angela will discuss the McGeer Criteria and how that can be used in your facility.
View our  calendar  page for more details.
Primary Care First:
Foster Independence, Reward Outcomes

Primary Care First is a set of voluntary five-year payment model options that reward value and quality by offering innovative payment model structures to support delivery of advanced primary care. In response to input from primary care clinician stakeholders, Primary Care First is based on the underlying principles of the existing CPC+ model design like prioritizing the doctor-patient relationship and reducing administrative burden.

Read more for details on how you can participate.
2015 Edition CEHRT is Required in Program Year 2019 for All Promoting Interoperability Program Participants
Beginning this year, all Promoting Interoperability Programs participants must use 2015 Edition certified electronic health record technology (CEHRT) to avoid a downward Medicare payment adjustment.

These up-to-date standards and functions of 2015 Edition CEHRT will better support interoperable exchange of health information and improve clinical workflows.

Read more to learn more about 2015 Edition CEHRT requirements.
Featured On-Demand Opportunity
Quality of Life at the End of Life
The Community Action Network (CAN) invited palliative care expert Dr. Dustin Dillon to provide insight into improving the quality of life for patients and residents as they near the end of their lives. Learn the difference between palliative care and curative directed therapy, the types of patients that may be classified as “end of life,” and symptom management strategies at the end of life.
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This material was prepared by atom Alliance, the Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO), coordinated by Qsource for Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana, Mississippi and Alabama, under a contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Content presented does not necessarily reflect CMS policy. 19.A1.01.006