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On November, 14, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) awarded a five-year contract to Quality Insights, Inc. to serve as a Quality Innovation Network – Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) under the recently launched 12th Statement of Work.

Community members, businesses and local organizations providing recovery services gathered today for an evening of awareness and celebration at the 2nd Annual “All Walks of Recovery” in Huntington.
 
 

Community members, businesses and local organizations providing recovery services gathered today for an evening of awareness and celebration at the 2nd Annual “All Walks of Recovery” in Huntington.
 
 

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services selected Quality Insights as a Prime awardee of the Network of Quality Improvement and Innovation Contractor (NQIIC). This designation will allow NQIICs to bid on Task Orders over the next five years. 

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services selected Quality Insights as a Prime awardee of the Network of Quality Improvement and Innovation Contractor (NQIIC). This designation will allow NQIICs to bid on Task Orders over the next five years. 

Healthy Connections, a coalition of health care and social service providers helping families affected by substance use disorder, recently held an open house at the River Valley Center for Addiction Research, Education and Support (RV CARES) in Huntington. View video footage and photos from the event.
 

Healthy Connections, a coalition of health care and social service providers helping families affected by substance use disorder, recently held an open house at the River Valley Center for Addiction Research, Education and Support (RV CARES) in Huntington. View video footage and photos from the event.
 

The latest issue of Children’s Voice magazine, a national publication of the Child Welfare League of America, features a profile of Healthy Connections and describes groundbreaking approaches being taken in Huntington, West Virginia to combat the opioid epidemic.

The latest issue of Children’s Voice magazine, a national publication of the Child Welfare League of America, features a profile of Healthy Connections and describes groundbreaking approaches being taken in Huntington, West Virginia to combat the opioid epidemic.

Quality Insights Renal Network 5 has partnered with the Forever is Tomorrow Foundation to develop a series of short videos to raise awareness about kidney disease, home dialysis, kidney transplantation, blood stream infections and gainful employment.

Quality Insights Renal Network 5 has partnered with the Forever is Tomorrow Foundation to develop a series of short videos to raise awareness about kidney disease, home dialysis, kidney transplantation, blood stream infections and gainful employment.

Quality Insights announced a new strategic partnership with the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) to reverse national trends in opioid misuse and overdose. Quality Insights joins more than 100 organizations from across the nation, including community organizations, hospital and medical systems, academia, nonprofits and health professional societies in this groundbreaking collective effort.

Quality Insights announced a new strategic partnership with the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) to reverse national trends in opioid misuse and overdose. Quality Insights joins more than 100 organizations from across the nation, including community organizations, hospital and medical systems, academia, nonprofits and health professional societies in this groundbreaking collective effort.

Quality Insights lead project coordinator Crystal Welch recently penned an article about our partnership with Huntington-based Healthy Connections. Check it out at West Virginia Executive Magazine's website. https://lnkd.in/dGNXjmS

Quality Insights lead project coordinator Crystal Welch recently penned an article about our partnership with Huntington-based Healthy Connections. Check it out at West Virginia Executive Magazine's website. https://lnkd.in/dGNXjmS

Bova-Collis Recognized   (2/8/2019)

Quality Insights' own Renee Bova-Collis, Patient Services Director, was selected as the 2019 AAKP Medal of Excellence recipient in the social work category.
 
 

Bova-Collis Recognized   (2/8/2019)

Quality Insights' own Renee Bova-Collis, Patient Services Director, was selected as the 2019 AAKP Medal of Excellence recipient in the social work category.
 
 

Quality Insights and its community paramedicine partners from several counties have seen significant impact on West Virginia communities as a result of a project initiated last year.According to data provided from the Kanawha County Emergency Ambulance Authority (KCEAA), community paramedics have helped approximately 195 patients resolve social or medical issues, including necessary home repairs, vital medical interventions and education about patient health. This was accomplished during 301 home visits. Community paramedics also completed more than 272 medication reconciliations, which is a process of ensuring that a patient’s medication list is as up-to-date as possible — including drug name, dosage, frequency and route – and working with the patient’s doctor to make any necessary adjustments.

Quality Insights and its community paramedicine partners from several counties have seen significant impact on West Virginia communities as a result of a project initiated last year.According to data provided from the Kanawha County Emergency Ambulance Authority (KCEAA), community paramedics have helped approximately 195 patients resolve social or medical issues, including necessary home repairs, vital medical interventions and education about patient health. This was accomplished during 301 home visits. Community paramedics also completed more than 272 medication reconciliations, which is a process of ensuring that a patient’s medication list is as up-to-date as possible — including drug name, dosage, frequency and route – and working with the patient’s doctor to make any necessary adjustments.

Quality Insights’ Director of Science Josh Nyirenda was recently invited by the the National Quality Forum (NQF) to participate in the work of the National Quality Partners™ (NQP™). Josh will be representing Quality Insights in the NQP™ Social Determinants of Health Data Integration Action Team. The group is co-chaired by Von Nguyen, MD, MPH, Deputy Associate Director for Policy and Strategy, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Lisa Patton, PhD, Director of Behavioral Health and Research Policy, IBM Watson Health.
 
NQP™ is central to NQF’s mission of leading collaboration to improve health and healthcare quality. NQP™ provides an important mechanism for NQF members to work together to advance quality on a national scale around mutual topics of interest. The NQP™ Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) Data Integration Action Team will bring together stakeholders to develop and share priorities, goals, and promising practices to accelerate the integration of SDOH data into clinical practice.

Quality Insights’ Director of Science Josh Nyirenda was recently invited by the the National Quality Forum (NQF) to participate in the work of the National Quality Partners™ (NQP™). Josh will be representing Quality Insights in the NQP™ Social Determinants of Health Data Integration Action Team. The group is co-chaired by Von Nguyen, MD, MPH, Deputy Associate Director for Policy and Strategy, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Lisa Patton, PhD, Director of Behavioral Health and Research Policy, IBM Watson Health.
 
NQP™ is central to NQF’s mission of leading collaboration to improve health and healthcare quality. NQP™ provides an important mechanism for NQF members to work together to advance quality on a national scale around mutual topics of interest. The NQP™ Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) Data Integration Action Team will bring together stakeholders to develop and share priorities, goals, and promising practices to accelerate the integration of SDOH data into clinical practice.

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Annual Report Highlights Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) contributions to national health quality improvement for Medicare beneficiaries

Quality Insights Quality Innovation Network, the Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) for Delaware, Louisiana, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and West Virginia, is proud to announce that it is featured in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS’) newly released 2017 QIO Program Progress Report. Quality Insights is one of 14 QIN-QIOs that contributed to the Program’s success in improving the quality of care for Medicare beneficiaries throughout the United States.
 

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Annual Report Highlights Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) contributions to national health quality improvement for Medicare beneficiaries

Quality Insights Quality Innovation Network, the Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) for Delaware, Louisiana, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and West Virginia, is proud to announce that it is featured in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS’) newly released 2017 QIO Program Progress Report. Quality Insights is one of 14 QIN-QIOs that contributed to the Program’s success in improving the quality of care for Medicare beneficiaries throughout the United States.
 

Quality Insights Chief Executive Officer Sven T. Berg, MD is the new president-elect of the American Health Quality Association, a non-profit national membership association dedicated to promoting and facilitating fundamental change that improves the quality of health care in America. 

Quality Insights Chief Executive Officer Sven T. Berg, MD is the new president-elect of the American Health Quality Association, a non-profit national membership association dedicated to promoting and facilitating fundamental change that improves the quality of health care in America. 

Quailty Insights' HHQI University has awarded more than 560,000 continuing education credits to more than 6,600 registered users in support of CMS' Home Health Quality Improvement (HHQI) national campaign.
 


Quailty Insights' HHQI University has awarded more than 560,000 continuing education credits to more than 6,600 registered users in support of CMS' Home Health Quality Improvement (HHQI) national campaign.
 


Quality Insights has achieved International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001:2015 certification after an audit from an independent registrar.
 


Quality Insights has achieved International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001:2015 certification after an audit from an independent registrar.
 


Quality Insights joined Livanta, the Beneficiary and Family Centered Care - Quality Improvement Organization (BFCC-QIO) for Pennsylvania and New Jersey and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on February 28, 2018 to co-present at a symposium in Philadelphia, PA. The program highlighted the QIOs' findings and successes related to innovative person and family engagement initiatives.


Quality Insights joined Livanta, the Beneficiary and Family Centered Care - Quality Improvement Organization (BFCC-QIO) for Pennsylvania and New Jersey and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on February 28, 2018 to co-present at a symposium in Philadelphia, PA. The program highlighted the QIOs' findings and successes related to innovative person and family engagement initiatives.


The Home Health Quality Improvement (HHQI) National Campaign recently welcomed its 20,000th participant and 6,000th home health agency to the initiative.
 

The Home Health Quality Improvement (HHQI) National Campaign recently welcomed its 20,000th participant and 6,000th home health agency to the initiative.
 

Quality Insights is making a major commitment to help fight the opioid epidemic in its home state by initiating a three-year strategic partnership with Healthy Connections, a Huntington, West Virginia-based coalition led by Marshall University and Marshall Health.

Quality Insights will donate $1 million of in-kind project management, web development, and marketing assistance, including the design and launch of a public awareness campaign aimed at connecting people with resources in the community. Quality Insights is devoting one full-time staff member for project management, along with a wide array of support services and resources.
 

Quality Insights is making a major commitment to help fight the opioid epidemic in its home state by initiating a three-year strategic partnership with Healthy Connections, a Huntington, West Virginia-based coalition led by Marshall University and Marshall Health.

Quality Insights will donate $1 million of in-kind project management, web development, and marketing assistance, including the design and launch of a public awareness campaign aimed at connecting people with resources in the community. Quality Insights is devoting one full-time staff member for project management, along with a wide array of support services and resources.
 

In addition to working directly with healthcare providers throughout our five-state Quality Innovation Network, Quality Insights also partners with organizations with which we share goals. As part of our Cardiac Health initiative, our team of healthcare professionals works to increase compliance with the Million Hearts® initiative’s ABCS of heart health – Aspirin when appropriate, Blood pressure control, Cholesterol management and Smoking cessation.
 

In addition to working directly with healthcare providers throughout our five-state Quality Innovation Network, Quality Insights also partners with organizations with which we share goals. As part of our Cardiac Health initiative, our team of healthcare professionals works to increase compliance with the Million Hearts® initiative’s ABCS of heart health – Aspirin when appropriate, Blood pressure control, Cholesterol management and Smoking cessation.
 

Quality Insights has received funding from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to help emergency medical service (EMS) providers offer expanded care to people with Medicare who live in West Virginia. The goal of this collaboration is to lessen unnecessary hospital admissions and emergency department visits while enhancing access to quality care for the state’s most vulnerable and rural residents.  
 
Hospital readmissions and emergency department visits are common and costly, particularly for people with chronic conditions and the elderly. In an effort to address this issue, Quality Insights will support EMS providers that offer mobile integrated health care services – commonly called “community paramedicine” – to help patients and hospitals with high rates of emergency department use or a large number of patients who are frequently readmitted.
 

Quality Insights has received funding from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to help emergency medical service (EMS) providers offer expanded care to people with Medicare who live in West Virginia. The goal of this collaboration is to lessen unnecessary hospital admissions and emergency department visits while enhancing access to quality care for the state’s most vulnerable and rural residents.  
 
Hospital readmissions and emergency department visits are common and costly, particularly for people with chronic conditions and the elderly. In an effort to address this issue, Quality Insights will support EMS providers that offer mobile integrated health care services – commonly called “community paramedicine” – to help patients and hospitals with high rates of emergency department use or a large number of patients who are frequently readmitted.
 

Since its launch earlier this year, more than 1,000 clinicians have signed up to receive free, CMS-funded QPP technical assistance from Quality Insights. As the end of the calendar year approaches, clinicians are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity before the last 90 day reporting period of 2017 begins on October 2.


Since its launch earlier this year, more than 1,000 clinicians have signed up to receive free, CMS-funded QPP technical assistance from Quality Insights. As the end of the calendar year approaches, clinicians are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity before the last 90 day reporting period of 2017 begins on October 2.


CMS’ Annual Report Highlights QIN-QIOs’ contributions to national health quality improvement for Medicare beneficiaries

Quality Insights Quality Innovation Network, the Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) for Delaware, Louisiana, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and West Virginia, is proud to announce that it is featured in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS’) newly released 2016 QIO Program Progress Report. Quality Insights is one of 14 QIN-QIOs that contributed to the Program’s success in improving the quality of care for Medicare beneficiaries throughout the United States.

CMS’ Annual Report Highlights QIN-QIOs’ contributions to national health quality improvement for Medicare beneficiaries

Quality Insights Quality Innovation Network, the Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) for Delaware, Louisiana, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and West Virginia, is proud to announce that it is featured in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS’) newly released 2016 QIO Program Progress Report. Quality Insights is one of 14 QIN-QIOs that contributed to the Program’s success in improving the quality of care for Medicare beneficiaries throughout the United States.

Quality Insights was featured at the 2017 American Health Quality Association (AHQA) Quality Summit May 31in Baltimore, presenting, “Innovative Audience Outreach: Education through e-Learning and Animation.”

Quality Insights was featured at the 2017 American Health Quality Association (AHQA) Quality Summit May 31in Baltimore, presenting, “Innovative Audience Outreach: Education through e-Learning and Animation.”

Quality Insights’ Senior Health Services Researcher Josh Nyirenda, PhD, was recently selected by the National Quality Forum (NQF) to serve on its National Quality Partners (NQP) Leadership Consortium.




 

Quality Insights’ Senior Health Services Researcher Josh Nyirenda, PhD, was recently selected by the National Quality Forum (NQF) to serve on its National Quality Partners (NQP) Leadership Consortium.




 

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has awarded a contract to Quality Insights to help small practices in Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and West Virginia prepare for and participate in the new Quality Payment Program, established by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA).
 
 

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has awarded a contract to Quality Insights to help small practices in Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and West Virginia prepare for and participate in the new Quality Payment Program, established by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA).
 
 

On December 13, 2016, Quality Insights received an award for its work in reducing unnecessary hospital readmissions and hospital-acquired infections over the past five years. The award was presented at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) annual Quality Conference in Baltimore, Maryland.
 
Quality Insights’ efforts leading to the award supported the national Partnership for Patients initiative, created in 2011 by CMS’ Dr. Paul McGann, Dennis Wagner, and Jean D. Moody-Williams.  The trio recently received 2016 Federal Employee of the Year awards for the initiative and, in turn, recognized organizations that made Partnership for Patients a success.  To date, it has saved 87,000 lives and $20 billion, and reduced patient harms by 2.1 million.
 

On December 13, 2016, Quality Insights received an award for its work in reducing unnecessary hospital readmissions and hospital-acquired infections over the past five years. The award was presented at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) annual Quality Conference in Baltimore, Maryland.
 
Quality Insights’ efforts leading to the award supported the national Partnership for Patients initiative, created in 2011 by CMS’ Dr. Paul McGann, Dennis Wagner, and Jean D. Moody-Williams.  The trio recently received 2016 Federal Employee of the Year awards for the initiative and, in turn, recognized organizations that made Partnership for Patients a success.  To date, it has saved 87,000 lives and $20 billion, and reduced patient harms by 2.1 million.
 

The West Virginia Medical Institute (WVMI) announced today that it will become Quality Insights beginning January 1, 2017.  The name change aligns the entire company with its existing Quality Insights branded projects and emphasizes its commitment to measuring and improving health care quality.

The West Virginia Medical Institute (WVMI) announced today that it will become Quality Insights beginning January 1, 2017.  The name change aligns the entire company with its existing Quality Insights branded projects and emphasizes its commitment to measuring and improving health care quality.

WVMI's Board of Directors has selected Sven T. Berg, MD as its new Chief Executive Officer.  Dr. Berg, WVMI’s Chief Medical Officer since 2011, will succeed John Wiesendanger who is retiring after 17 years as CEO.

WVMI's Board of Directors has selected Sven T. Berg, MD as its new Chief Executive Officer.  Dr. Berg, WVMI’s Chief Medical Officer since 2011, will succeed John Wiesendanger who is retiring after 17 years as CEO.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has awarded Quality Insights Quality Innovation Network two new Special Innovation Projects.  One is aimed at reducing opioid misuse and diversion.  The second focuses on increasing usage of Medicare’s Annual Wellness Visit.  Both projects seek to improve care in five states:  Delaware, Louisiana, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
 

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has awarded Quality Insights Quality Innovation Network two new Special Innovation Projects.  One is aimed at reducing opioid misuse and diversion.  The second focuses on increasing usage of Medicare’s Annual Wellness Visit.  Both projects seek to improve care in five states:  Delaware, Louisiana, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
 

Dr. Sven Berg appears with Dr. Keith Kanel of the Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative


On June 1, 2016, Sven Berg, MD, MPH, CPE, FAAP, Chief Medical Officer for Quality Insights Quality Innovation Network and Keith T. Kanel, MD, MHCM, FACP, Chief Medical Officer for Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative (PRHI), served on a panel of experts that discussed successful partnerships at the annual meeting for the American Health Quality Association (AHQA) in Baltimore, Maryland.
 


Dr. Sven Berg appears with Dr. Keith Kanel of the Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative


On June 1, 2016, Sven Berg, MD, MPH, CPE, FAAP, Chief Medical Officer for Quality Insights Quality Innovation Network and Keith T. Kanel, MD, MHCM, FACP, Chief Medical Officer for Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative (PRHI), served on a panel of experts that discussed successful partnerships at the annual meeting for the American Health Quality Association (AHQA) in Baltimore, Maryland.
 


WVMI Director of IT Operations/Privacy and Security Officer Nathan Gibson was recently featured in CIO Magazine as a cybersecurity expert in the article, “Should hospitals pay up when it comes to ransomware?”

In the article, Gibson explains the rising incidences of ransomware attacks are largely due to so many organizations paying the ransom. He also shares that prevention, such as having backups, a response plan and performing regular risk assessments, is key to combating data losses associated with a ransomware attack.

WVMI Director of IT Operations/Privacy and Security Officer Nathan Gibson was recently featured in CIO Magazine as a cybersecurity expert in the article, “Should hospitals pay up when it comes to ransomware?”

In the article, Gibson explains the rising incidences of ransomware attacks are largely due to so many organizations paying the ransom. He also shares that prevention, such as having backups, a response plan and performing regular risk assessments, is key to combating data losses associated with a ransomware attack.

HHQI Offering Free CEUs   (4/1/2016)

WVMI's Home Health Quality Improvement National Campaign is offering free continuing education for nurses through HHQI University.  The newest course available in the catalog provides strategies for meeting the needs of caregivers and patients with long-term healthcare needs, particularly Alzheimer's disease or other types of dementia.

The latest program progress report recently released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) highlights how Quality Innovation Network-QIOs (QIN-QIOs) nationwide are bringing together local providers, partners and other stakeholders to achieve bold goals in healthcare quality improvement.



HHQI Offering Free CEUs   (4/1/2016)

WVMI's Home Health Quality Improvement National Campaign is offering free continuing education for nurses through HHQI University.  The newest course available in the catalog provides strategies for meeting the needs of caregivers and patients with long-term healthcare needs, particularly Alzheimer's disease or other types of dementia.

The latest program progress report recently released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) highlights how Quality Innovation Network-QIOs (QIN-QIOs) nationwide are bringing together local providers, partners and other stakeholders to achieve bold goals in healthcare quality improvement.



WVMI & Quality Insights’ Home Health Quality Improvement (HHQI) National Campaign recently presented “One Giant Leap for Preventive Cardiovascular Care,” a free interactive webinar featuring nationally renowned hypertension specialist John Flack, MD, MPH, FAHA, FACP, FASH. Dr. Flack shared practical approaches to preventing and managing hypertension during his one-hour keynote address. View the recording now. 

A representative of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) lauded that Dr. Flack’s presentation was, “The best I have listened to on the subject. Very patient centered in terms of actual management.” Nearly 500 live participants concurred based on highly positive feedback shared with event organizers. 

Dr. Flack is a professor and chair of the Department of Internal Medicine at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. He has been named a “Top Doctor” from the Who’s Who Global Directory, was named one of Detroit’s “Super Doctors” and was Academic Physician of the Year from Oklahoma University School of Medicine. In 2009 the Detroit News named him Michiganian of the Year.

The HHQI National Campaign provides free resources to help home health agencies make a positive impact on patients’ health care and ultimately, their quality of life. Nearly 15,000 individuals are actively participating in the initiative and represent 5,500 home health agencies nationwide. Learn more at www.HomeHealthQuality.org or contact HHQI@wvmi.org.

MARC Featured in QIO News   (3/1/2016)

The Mid-Atlantic Renal Coalition's Peer Up! project was featured in this month's QIO News, a national publication from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services QIO program.  Read the story on the QIO program Web site.

WVMI & Quality Insights’ Home Health Quality Improvement (HHQI) National Campaign recently presented “One Giant Leap for Preventive Cardiovascular Care,” a free interactive webinar featuring nationally renowned hypertension specialist John Flack, MD, MPH, FAHA, FACP, FASH. Dr. Flack shared practical approaches to preventing and managing hypertension during his one-hour keynote address. View the recording now. 

A representative of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) lauded that Dr. Flack’s presentation was, “The best I have listened to on the subject. Very patient centered in terms of actual management.” Nearly 500 live participants concurred based on highly positive feedback shared with event organizers. 

Dr. Flack is a professor and chair of the Department of Internal Medicine at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. He has been named a “Top Doctor” from the Who’s Who Global Directory, was named one of Detroit’s “Super Doctors” and was Academic Physician of the Year from Oklahoma University School of Medicine. In 2009 the Detroit News named him Michiganian of the Year.

The HHQI National Campaign provides free resources to help home health agencies make a positive impact on patients’ health care and ultimately, their quality of life. Nearly 15,000 individuals are actively participating in the initiative and represent 5,500 home health agencies nationwide. Learn more at www.HomeHealthQuality.org or contact HHQI@wvmi.org.

MARC Featured in QIO News   (3/1/2016)

The Mid-Atlantic Renal Coalition's Peer Up! project was featured in this month's QIO News, a national publication from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services QIO program.  Read the story on the QIO program Web site.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has awarded WVMI three regional End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Network program contracts.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has awarded WVMI three regional End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Network program contracts.

Anita Somplasky,  Director of Transformation and Measure Development Services at WVMI & Quality Insights, has been appointed co-chair of a new Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) advisory committee tasked with recommending ways to make a tool for comparing certified Electronic Health Records (EHRs).

Anita Somplasky,  Director of Transformation and Measure Development Services at WVMI & Quality Insights, has been appointed co-chair of a new Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) advisory committee tasked with recommending ways to make a tool for comparing certified Electronic Health Records (EHRs).

WVMI d/b/a Quality Insights Quality Innovation Network has been awarded two new projects by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. These data-driven quality initiatives will improve patient safety, reduce harm and improve clinical care in three states:  Delaware, Louisiana and West Virginia.

WVMI d/b/a Quality Insights Quality Innovation Network has been awarded two new projects by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. These data-driven quality initiatives will improve patient safety, reduce harm and improve clinical care in three states:  Delaware, Louisiana and West Virginia.

Quality Insights Quality Innovation Network last month marked the one-year anniversary of its formation as the Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) for Delaware, Louisiana, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.  Already, more than 1,900 hospitals, physician offices, home health agencies and nursing homes are reaping the benefits of the new network approach to healthcare quality improvement.  

Quality Insights Quality Innovation Network last month marked the one-year anniversary of its formation as the Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) for Delaware, Louisiana, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.  Already, more than 1,900 hospitals, physician offices, home health agencies and nursing homes are reaping the benefits of the new network approach to healthcare quality improvement.  

Quality Insights Quality Innovation Network has been awarded a new project by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to improve influenza and pneumococcal immunization rates in four states:  Louisiana, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

Quality Insights Quality Innovation Network has been awarded a new project by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to improve influenza and pneumococcal immunization rates in four states:  Louisiana, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

New organization will use cutting-edge technology to improve patient health, lower costs, and provide individually-tailored care.

Local doctors in the Mountain State will soon have a new partner to help keep their patients healthy. Maryland-based Aledade, Inc. has announced a partnership with WVMI to help independent primary care physicians in the state form and operate an Accountable Care Organization (ACO).

Aledade partners with independent doctors to create and run ACOs, networks of physicians who band together to deliver coordinated care to patients. They operate under a payment structure that rewards positive health outcomes for patients, instead of the volume of health care services delivered.


New organization will use cutting-edge technology to improve patient health, lower costs, and provide individually-tailored care.

Local doctors in the Mountain State will soon have a new partner to help keep their patients healthy. Maryland-based Aledade, Inc. has announced a partnership with WVMI to help independent primary care physicians in the state form and operate an Accountable Care Organization (ACO).

Aledade partners with independent doctors to create and run ACOs, networks of physicians who band together to deliver coordinated care to patients. They operate under a payment structure that rewards positive health outcomes for patients, instead of the volume of health care services delivered.