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Improving Health Care Quality and Patient Safety
Stratis Health is an independent nonprofit organization that leads collaboration and innovation in health care quality and patient safety. For over 40 years, we've worked across settings of care to improve the health of individuals and communities, and to improve the processes used to deliver care.
Stratis Health facilitates learning and action networks across communities, and provides direct technical assistance to health care providers. We have four key program areas: health disparities, health IT, rural health and serving as the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization (QIO).
Examples of our program areas in action:
Stratis Health works with providers in the field to develop and implement improvement projects, using measurement and evidence-based best practices, and translating research into practice, in order to facilitate sustainable improvement in health and health care delivery.
We make lives better.
Minnesota’s Medicare Quality Improvement Organization
Stratis Health works locally to achieve national health care quality goals, as the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) for Minnesota. We bring communities together for learning and action, support providers and practitioners with evidence-based clinical interventions and objective expertise, and protect consumers and improve the value of health care by addressing quality complaints and reviewing discharge appeals. We are:
We have served as the Medicare QIO for the state of Minnesota since the inception of the QIO program in 1971. We are one of 53 QIOs across the country working to implement national health care quality priorities on the local level, such as improving transitions between settings of care, reducing health care acquired infections and increasing rates of preventive services like colorectal cancer screening.
News and Resources
Quality Innovation Network Contract Awarded to Support Medicare Quality Improvement in Minnesota, Michigan and Wisconsin Stratis Health’s work begins August 1, 2014.
MAPS Call for Nominations MAPS is recognizing individual and system-wide safety leaders and/or projects. Application deadline September 2.
ATTAX Outcomes Celebration Nursing homes and Stratis Health collaborated to improve resident care and staff stability. Watch the video of their success stories. (8-minute video)
Change to Medicare Coverage and Discharge Appeals and Quality of Care Concerns: KEPRO to Serve as BFCC-QIO Begining August 1, KEPRO will be the new Beneficiary and Family Centered Care Quality Improvement Organization for Minnesota. Providers need to update their forms and contacts.
Stratis Health Announces 2014 Building Healthier Communities Award Recipients Stratis Health announces six recipients of its 2014 Building Healthier Communities award. This Stratis Health grant award supports initiatives that promote a culture of health care quality and patient safety in Minnesota.
RARE Campaign exceeds goals, prevents 7,975 avoidable hospital readmissions in Minnesota The RARE Campaign, one of the largest coordinated improvement initiatives ever undertaken by the Minnesota health care community, reports that it has prevented 7,975 avoidable hospital readmissions since 2011.
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