The QIO Program is launching a new learning series that offers health care providers nationwide the opportunity to participate in virtual training events focused on health care quality improvement. The series, titled “Sharing Knowledge, Improving Health Care,” will feature training sessions led by recognized experts and thought leaders and will address hot topics in health care delivery transformation like value-based purchasing and meaningful use, and connect these national themes with related local services, resources and support that are available to providers through the QIO Program.
The first virtual training session, entitled “The QIO Program in Action – National Benefits, Local Support,” will take place on Tuesday August 4, 2015 from 3-4 pm EDT. During this kick-off webinar, Dennis Wagner, Director of the Quality Improvement and Innovation Group with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), will provide information on the benefits of working with regional Quality Innovation Network-QIOs (QIN-QIOs) and share examples of local success stories involving providers, partners and patients to give you a better understanding of how you can take full advantage of your participation with the QIO Program. You will hear why your commitment is so valued and important and realize the impact that your local participation makes at the national level.
Registration is required for this event. To register for the first training session, visit https://qualitynet.webex.com/tc and click the “Upcoming” tab. Locate the “National LAN Call” and click “Register.” See https://www.nwrn.org/files/N/QIN0815.pdf for details.
Please watch the Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) Program Documentary on the QIO Program YouTube Channel here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UtAdaq8SJU. In this 20-minute video, you’ll hear from CMS leadership about the evolution of the QIO Program. After watching, you’ll have a good understanding of the QIO Program, where we’ve come from, and where we are now. During the call, CMS leaders will explain where the QIO Program is going and how you’re a part of that future.