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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
Quality Measures for Community-Based, Rural Palliative Care Programs in Minnesota: A Pilot Study This Journal of Palliative Medicine article reviews Stratis Health study to identify and field test a standard set of quality measures for rural, community-based palliative care programs.
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.
2015 Building Healthier Communities Award Recipients Announced This grant award, given to four recipients this year, supports initiatives that promote a culture of health care quality and patient safety in Minnesota.
Stratis Health Elects Three Health Care Leaders to Board of Directors Renee Frauendienst, Stephen Kolar, and Mike Wilcox have been elected to the board of directors of Stratis Health.
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.
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.
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