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Q3HIP Partners with IPRO on New Quality Improvement Opportunity

Q3HIP is collaborating with IPRO in an initiative to support hospitals in their ongoing patient safety and quality improvement efforts. 

IRPO, a nonprofit Quality Improvement Network/Quality Improvement Organization (QIN/QIO), works with providers and government agencies in 34 states to promote high quality care. Q3HIP and IPRO will work with multi-disciplinary hospital-based clinical teams to improve patient safety, public health, healthcare quality and emergency management, including the COVID-19 pandemic response. 

This work is part of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ new Hospital Quality Improvement Contractor program (HQIC), which is designed to support rural and critical access hospitals, as well as those hospitals that are challenged with serving vulnerable populations. 

Similar to the previous Hospital Improvement Innovation Network, there is no cost for hospitals to join the HQIC initiative.  Benefits include access to evidence-based education and technical resources, quality improvement coaching, peer-to-peer networking, data feedback reports and more. Hospital-specific data from across multiple harm areas will be collected and shared with CMS. 

Q3HIP has identified hospitals across its region that are eligible to participate in this effort under CMS’s parameters and has reached out directly to quality improvement officials at those hospitals. 

For additional information on this new quality improvement opportunity, contact Leadership@Q3HIP.ORG.