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

Quality Update Fall 2017

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.

Complete issue (8-page PDF)

This Issue

Moving Health Upstream: A Focus on Wellness
Multiple drivers are influencing our way to wellness. From Jennifer P. Lundblad, Stratis Health President and CEO.

Wellbeing of the Health Care Workforce
Health care provider stress and burnout has reached a level of urgency. Perspective from Mary Jo Kreitzer, PhD, Stratis Health board member and founder and director of the Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing.

Reframing Health in the Context of Wellness
With the recognition that we need to address the connections between the whole person and physical health, the health care system is increasingly looking at wellness as a frame for health. And, wellness strategies are taking many forms.

Medicare Quality Improvement Advances Wellness
CMS has fostered an emphasis on wellness through the work of its Quality Improvement Organization Program. Perspective from Kim McCoy, MPH, Minnesota State QIN-QIO Program Director, Stratis Health

Looking at the Numbers: Medicare Annual Wellness Visits
Claims data shows that the Annual Wellness Visit is an under-used benefit, while health care organization data indicates a link between the visits and increased preventive care.

Merit-based Incentive Payment System Countdown
The MIPS data submission deadline is March 31, 2018. Clinicians and organizations find success using the Stratis Health MIPS Estimator to assess their best approach to data and reporting methods.

White Earth Nation Ccoordinates Community Services and Supports
The White Earth Coordination, Assessment, Resources, and Education (WE CARE) model enhances client use of facility and community based programs with the goal of improving overall health and wellbeing.

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