Medicare Quality Innovation Network - Quality Improvement Organizations (QIN-QIOs) nationwide are supporting the National Nursing Home Quality Improvement Campaign; many QIN-QIOs serve as LANE Conveners and/or Members for the Campaign in their state.

Fourteen organizations in the nation represent each state including the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands and serve as that state/jurisdiction's QIN-QIO. They are staffed by health care professionals, including doctors, nurses, and quality improvement experts. The mission of the QIO Program is to improve the effectiveness, efficiency, economy, and quality of services delivered to Medicare beneficiaries. The program's most recent Progress Report, includes information on QIN-QIOs' recent and ongoing work with nursing homes.

Role:

The QIN-QIO is the statewide organization that supports nursing homes in quality improvement. The QIN-QIOs may help participating nursing homes achieve Campaign goals, and provide resources to actively engage nursing home staff and consumers in Campaign activities.

Responsibilities:

Many QIN-QIOs may assist with:

  • Creating constructive relationships with statewide stakeholders who share a commitment to quality improvement including quality of care and life for nursing home residents.
  • Supporting Campaign activities throughout the state, including recruitment efforts, public awareness activities, the sharing of effective practices, and the communication of Campaign key messages.
  • QIN-QIOs may also:
    • Assist nursing homes in accessing their Campaign website usernames and passwords (QIN-QIO contacts).
    • Collaborate and participate in statewide LANE activities.
    • Raise awareness about the Campaign and its goals.
    • Share tools and resources available through the Campaign website.
    • Recruit nursing homes, nursing home staff, and consumers into the Campaign and support their efforts to enhance quality of life for residents and staff.
    • Identify, develop and disseminate practical and evidence-based technical assistance resources to help nursing homes achieve their quality and organizational goals.
    • Communicate key Campaign messages to participating nursing homes, staff members, and consumers about national Campaign activities.

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Questions? Contact us at Help@nhQualityCampaign.org.


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