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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
Model for Taking Action to Succeed in Health Reform Stratis Health has developed a model to assist organizations with their visioning and planning for health reform.
Stratis Health Elects Recognized Leaders in Health Care and Business to its Board of Directors Myron Falken, Ken Johnson, Jan Malcolm, and Stella Whitney-West have been elected to the Board of Directors of Stratis Health.
National Pilot Project to Improve Emergency Department Transfer Communication Critical access hospitals in eight states will be working to improve transitions of care during emergency department transfers. Stratis Health is leading a one-year national special innovation project funded by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
REACH Launches Patient Engagement for Care Teams Portal REACH has launched a web portal to help care teams effectively engage patients. This portal has resources, tools, templates, videos, blogs, and links to best practices in patient engagement.
Coming Soon: New HIT Toolkits for Minnesota Local Health Departments, Social Service Agencies, Behavioral Health and Home Health Providers Stratis Health to develop several health information technology toolkits as a resource in meeting Minnesota’s 2015 Interoperable EHR Mandate.
Stratis Health’s Dr. Kleeberg Brings Expertise to New Health Information Technology Roles Paul Kleeberg was recently voted chair elect of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Board of Directors.
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