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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.
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Medicare Quality Innovation Network - Quality Improvement Organization
Stratis Health works locally to achieve national health care quality goals, through Lake Superior Quality Innovation Network – the Medicare Quality Innovation Network - Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) which serves Minnesota, Michigan, and Wisconsin. We bring communities together for learning and action, support providers and practitioners with evidence-based clinical interventions and objective expertise, and improve the value of health care. We are:
Stratis Health has supported quality improvement on behalf of Medicare for the state of Minnesota since the inception of the QIO program in 1971. We are one of 14 QIN-QIOs across the country working to implement national health care quality priorities on the local level.
News and Resources
Palliative Care in Rural Minnesota: Findings from Stratis Health’s Minnesota Rural Palliative Care Initiative This Minnesota Medicine article describes a six-year initiative led by Stratis Health to advance palliative care in rural Minnesota.
Introducing a Unique Quality Improvement and Training Opportunity for 3-5 Star Nursing Homes The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) created the On-Time Pressure Ulcer Prevention Program to help nursing homes with electronic health records reduce the occurrence of in-house pressure ulcers.
Stratis Health Elects Accomplished Nonprofit and Business Leader Arthur Berman to its Board of Directors Art brings to the Stratis Health board extensive expertise in organizational leadership, with particular strengths in strategy, financial management, fundraising, and governance.
Community-Based Organization Health IT Information Needs Survey results lay the groundwork for understanding how community-based organizations and home and community-based services can prepare to work with health care organizations in the new models of care.
Primary and Specialty Clinics: Participating in Practice Facilitation Opportunity ICSI and Stratis Health are partnered to offer coaching, technical assistance, LAN, and more.
Meaningful Use Attestations Among US Hospitals: The Growing Rural-Urban Divide New study suggests the digital divide between urban and rural hospitals that are adopting electronic health records and using the technology effectively is widening.
Seven Step Root Cause Analysis Toolkit for Long-Term Care A free step-by-step guide to RCA—a key quality improvement method.
Medication Reconciliation in Care Transitions Between Hospitals and Nursing Homes A new white paper highlights the waste and risk in care transitions between hospitals and nursing homes, and recommends three actions for improving medication management as a solution.
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