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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 to achieve national health care quality goals on behalf of Medicare, through Superior Health Quality Alliance – the Medicare Quality Innovation Network - Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) which serves Minnesota, Michigan, and Wisconsin. From 2019-2024, we are bringing communities together for learning and action, supporting providers and practitioners with evidence-based clinical interventions and objective expertise, and improving the value of health care.
Superior Health is working to:
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 implement national health care quality priorities on the local level.
QIO Program Impact 2014- 2019 - as Lake Superior QIN
News and Resources
Survey Prioritizes Telehealth Policies to Keep Post-Pandemic In April, Stratis Health conducted a survey of Virtual Health Sharing Group members, plus several other health systems, to gather feedback regarding which of the telehealth components in the Medicare 1135 waiver should continue permanently.
First Episode Now Available: Quality Time: Sharing PIE Recorded Conversations In these recorded conversations, experienced critical access hospital Virtual Quality Improvement Mentors discuss key topics that help drive quality improvement in their rural hospitals.
Telehealth Use in Minnesota - More than 1,000-Fold Increase Survey of Minnesota health systems shows rapid expansion of telehealth use in Minnesota and top challenges.
Regional COVID-19 Virtual Open Forums Superior Health Quality Alliance weekly open forums offer providers across the care continuum a place to come together to find COVID-19 information and tools not available through setting-specific sources.
Stratis Health Response to COVID-19 Pandemic We’re working with our funders to best use our programs, resources, and relationships to support health care organizations in addressing the pandemic.
Join with Superior Health Quality Alliance for Medicare Quality Improvement Gain access to data-driven, customized support; subject matter experts; high-quality educational sessions; networking opportunities and more.
Stratis Health Announces New Board Members – Jamie Carsello, Kelly Fluharty, and Karen Monsen All three new board members bring a wealth of knowledge about converting data into actionable impact for health care quality improvement and framing health care financing that will be valuable in guiding the organization’s strategic direction.
Laura Grangaard Johnson Selected to Serve on CMS Technical Expert Panel for Reevaluation of Inpatient Claims-Based Outcome Measures She has subject matter expertise in rural critical access hospitals and quality measure development and evaluation, and experience working with claims data.
Updated Diversity in Minnesota Information Sheets Provide Insight for Better Care Learn more about the background, religious and cultural beliefs, communication preferences, and common health issues of the underserved and predominant minority populations in Minnesota.
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