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Gary Wingrove and Kathy Brooks
Gary Wingrove, chair, recognizes
outgoing board member Kathy
Brooks for nine years of service
on the Stratis Health board of

Indian Health Service Hospital Project. Stratis Health is part of the HealthInsight team partnering with Indian Health Service (IHS) hospitals to help them continuously improve quality of care for their Medicare consumers.

Minnesota e-Health Roadmap Released. The roadmap provides recommendations and actions to support and accelerate adoption and use of e-health in behavioral health, local public health, long-term and post-acute care, and social services. The project was a collaborative effort led by the Minnesota Department of Health’s Office of Health Information Technology and Stratis Health. Stakeholder engagement and a consensus-based approach were used to create the roadmap.

Rural Palliative Care Impact Report highlights Stratis Health’s work with 26 rural communities that tested innovative methods to build palliative care services outside of the hospital setting.

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QAPI Written Plan How-To Guide, developed through Lake Superior QIN, helps long-term care facilities meet Quality Assurance Performance Improvement requirements, effective November 28, to participate in Medicare and Medicaid programs.

Jennifer Lundblad100 Influential Minnesota Health Care Leaders. Jennifer P. Lundblad, Stratis Health president and CEO, was recognized as a 2016 Minnesota health care leader. In her remarks, she stated “Some of our most groundbreaking work has the community as the unit of improvement.”


Jane PederonCMS Technical Expert Panel on IMPACT Act. Jane Pederson, Stratis Health chief medical quality officer, selected to serve on the CMS technical expert panel on IMPACT Act Quality Measures. The panel will provide input on standardized cross-setting quality measures for use in post-acute care settings.


Lisa GallCMS Technical Expert Panel for the MIPS Quality Measure Development Plan. Lisa Gall, Stratis Health clinical program manager, was selected for the 2016–2017 technical expert panel for the CMS MIPS Quality Measure Development Plan.