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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.
Medicare Quality Innovation Network - Quality Improvement Organization
Stratis Health works locally to achieve national health care quality goals, leading the Medicare Quality Innovation Network - Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) for Minnesota. 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:
We have 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, such as improving transitions between settings of care, reducing health care acquired infections and increasing rates of preventive services like immunizations.
News and Resources
Stratis Health Creates Root Cause Analysis Toolkit for Long-Term Care Stratis Health, with funding from the Minnesota Department of Health, offers a free step-by-step guide to a key quality improvement method.
Stratis Health and ORHPC Offer Free Tuition to IHI Open School Stratis Health, in partnership with the Minnesota Department of Health Office of Rural Health and Primary Care Flex Program, is offering Minnesota Critical Access Hospitals free tuition to participate in the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Open School.
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.
Stratis Health to Support CMS Quality Innovation Network National Coordinating Center Work will focus on quality improvement for nursing homes and the use of electronic health records to improve quality in clinical practices.
Healthcare Changes and the Affordable Care Act: A Physician Call to Action Jane Pederson, medical affairs director, co-authored this book’s chapter on Quality Improvement Organizations. The book focuses on how geriatricians and other health care professionals can respond to the roll-out of the ACA in their communities.
George Family Foundation Honors Jennifer Lundblad Jennifer Lundblad, president and CEO, Stratis Health, will be recognized as one of 84 exceptional women leaders making remarkable contributions to building the Twin Cities at its first-ever “Celebrating Twin Cities Women Leaders” event on September 16.
Quality Innovation Network Contract Awarded to Support Medicare Quality Improvement in Minnesota, Michigan and Wisconsin Stratis Health’s work begins August 1, 2014.
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