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Quality Update - Health care quality issues for Minnesota's health care leaders

Quality Update Fall 2016

Stratis Health publishes the Quality Update Newsletter twice a year. The electronic publication is an update on health care quality topics and issues for Minnesota's health care leaders. In this publication we aim to provide Minnesota thought leaders with news, issues, and perspectives on health care quality and patient safety.

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This Issue

Diagnostic Error in Medicine: Opportunity to Improve Value-Based Care
Minnesota health care leaders take action on IOM call for urgent change to address misdiagnosis in medicine. From Jennifer P. Lundblad, Stratis Health President and CEO.

Preparing Medical Students for Value-Based Care
Tomorrow’s physicians start their medical training within the context of value-based care. Perspective from Kathleen Brooks, MD, Stratis Health board member and Associate Professor, University of Minnesota, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health.

Transforming to Achieve Patient-Centered Outcomes: Solutions Focused Across the Care Continuum
Value-based payment models are pushing organizations toward the disruptive innovation of patient-centered care across the continuum. Featuring HealthEast and Lakewood Health System.

Minnesota Hospital Executives Share Strategies for Success in VBP
Interviews with 30 participants reveal 12 strategies to enable clinical and financial success in implementing the Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program.

IMPACT Act: Aligning Measures Across Post-Acute Care
The IMPACT Act recognizes the critical role PAC providers play in the quality of life for Medicare consumers. Perspective from Jane Pederson, MD, MS, Chief Medical Quality Officer, Stratis Health

Looking at the Numbers: Measuring Skilled Nursing Facilities on Quality and Value
Data from Nursing Home Compare offers a proxy to show how Minnesota skilled nursing facilities will measure up in the new Skilled Nursing Facility Quality Reporting Program (SNF QRP).

Building Plans to Act on Alzheimer’s: Minnesota Can Do Better with Care Delivery and Supports
More than 135 Minnesota health care leaders came together to explore creative solutions for improving dementia detection and care, and influencing the national discussion around this disease. Includes Alzheimer’s provider practice tools.

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