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

Quality Update Spring 2019

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

Driving Toward the Future with New Partnerships and Alliances

Strategic alliances and partnerships are shaping health care like never before. We introduce Superior Health Quality Alliance—a new partnership to drive achievement of Medicare quality goals in the region. Perspective from Jennifer P. Lundblad, Stratis Health President and CEO.

Partnerships: The Foundation for Healthy, Equitable Communities

Many people are interested in discovering answers together to the problems we encounter in the community. Within partnerships, these individuals bring the energy, the vision and the purpose that create change. Perspective from Renee Frauendienst, Stratis Health board member and director of public health for Stearns County, Minnesota.

Strategic Partnerships Are Needed to Improve Health Outcomes

The future of health and health care will rely more and more on strategic and creative partnerships.

Evolution of Medicare Quality

The Medicare Quality Improvement Program has evolved at a pace that has both brought along and challenged the health care community. Perspective from Mary Lou Haider, Vice President, Contract Management and Internal Quality, Stratis Health.

New QIN-QIO Program Focus

CMS outlines five aims for its QIN-QIO Program from 2019 to 2023.

Looking at the Numbers: Minnesota’s State of Health Care Quality

In terms of quality of life, the state frequently shines among the top three best performing states. All Minnesotans do not experience this same quality.

Building Healthier Communities Awards

Five new grants through our community benefit program promote a culture of health through health equity or patient and family activation. Past projects make lives better through Cycling Without Age and Community Advance Care Planning.

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