A few of our recent successes are listed below. Contact us for information about how VHQC consultants can help you achieve similar results.
Accelerating EHR use in office-based practices. More than 3,000 primary care and specialty providers have benefited from our support and qualified for Medicare or Medicaid financial incentives. Our knowledge of complex government programs helped them succeed, along with VHQC training and technical assistance that removed barriers to required functions like reporting quality data and exchanging health information. (Clients: Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services)
Leading large-scale healthcare improvement initiatives that get results. VHQC was among the very first organizations dedicated to healthcare quality improvement. Today, our “learning and action” model blends peer-to-peer learning networks and technical assistance from consultants with advanced QI skills and clinical knowledge. Recent results include significant reductions in hospital-acquired infections, avoidable hospital readmissions and nursing home pressure ulcers. (Client: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services)
Increasing engagement in a national healthcare improvement program. Thanks to the branding program established by VHQC, a greater proportion of healthcare providers and stakeholders are aware of one of the federal government’s largest programs for improving healthcare quality. Using a social marketing model, we developed messages for health professionals that convey the value of program participation and support behavior change—from consistent hand washing to better team communication. (Client: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services)