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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
The University of Minnesota and Stratis Health offer help to nursing homes across the country as they prepare for the federal Quality Assurance Performance Improvement mandate.
RARE Campaign Wins Prestigious Eisenberg Award The RARE Campaign has been awarded recognition with a 2013 John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award for Innovation in Patient Safety and Quality, one of the most prestigious quality and safety awards in the country.
Stratis Health to Collaborate with MDH on Project Focusing on High Blood Pressure in Northeastern Minnesota Minnesota is one of nine states to receive funding for the Million Hearts Learning Collaborative.
Listening to Elderly Cuts Use of Costly Medications: Experiment at nursing homes uses individualized behavior modification to get results Star Tribune article features Ecumen, a nursing home working with Stratis Health to improve nursing home care.
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