Quality Improvement Organizations

QIO Projects:

Care Transitions for Medicare Beneficiaries and Families engages consumers by providing information so they can educate themselves about their role in ensuring effective transitions of care and in self-managing their chronic illnesses.

Care Transitions for Healthcare Providers brings providers together from various settings to evaluate existing transitional care systems and processes.

Data Improvement collaborates with health care providers, community service representatives, Medicare beneficiaries and other stakeholders to perform a community-based root cause analysis within the Albany HRR and develop a work plan to improve long term care patient outcomes.

The “Everyone with Diabetes Counts” program focuses on increasing patients’ knowledge of diabetes management. It also works to improve healthcare provider use of important diabetes management tests through community and partnership outreach.

Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI) in Hospitals is an initiative that seeks to reduce central line-associated blood stream (CLABSI) and catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) as well as Clostridium difficile (CDI) and surgical site infections (SSI).

The Hospital Quality Data Reporting and Improvement project provides all Medicare-participating hospitals in New York State with technical assistance to facilitate reporting of inpatient and outpatient quality data to CMS.

Work with Medical Offices on EHR selection, adoption, optimization and data reporting as part of the changing Health IT landscape to improve health for populations and communities.

“Preventing Oral Anticoagulant Adverse Events” is an initiative to engage anticoagulation providers, patients, and caregivers and promote the use of best practices to achieve measurable improvements in anticoagulation care.

Quality Improvement in Nursing Homes is an on-going strategy for assessing gaps in organizational systems and processes, and identifying opportunities for improvement.

Nursing Home Residents and their Families are able to gain a better understanding of their rights and what they should expect from their long term care experience.

Working with Nursing Homes on Clinical Topics to prevent pressure ulcers and eliminate the use of restraints.

Helping facilities implement Culture Change in Nursing Homes to change organizational cultures to best serve the resident population.

QIO Program Priorities

From August 2011 through July 2014, IPRO is collaborating with healthcare providers and other stakeholders to address a set of priorities established by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. These priorities align our local QIO responsibilities with a bold national plan for making dramatic improvements in healthcare quality and decreasing healthcare costs for all Americans.

IPRO’s Medicare Quality Improvement Report for New York State (2011-2014)


Last updated: Thursday, February 23, 2017