National QIO Learning Series Announced

The QIO Program is launching a new learning series that offers health care providers the opportunity to participate in national virtual training events focused on health care quality improvement. The series, titled “Sharing Knowledge, Improving Health Care,” will feature training sessions led by recognized experts and will address important topics in health care delivery transformation like value-based purchasing and meaningful use, and connect these national themes with related local services and resources available to providers through the QIO Program. The first virtual training session, entitled “The QIO Program in Action – National Benefits, Local Support”, will take place on Tuesday, August 4, 2015 from 3–4 p.m. EDT. During this kick-off webinar, Dennis Wagner, Director of the Quality Improvement and Innovation Group with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), will provide information on the benefits of working with regional Quality Innovation Network-QIOs (QIN-QIOs) and share examples of local success stories involving providers, partners and patients. Registration is required for this event. To register, visit https://qualitynet.webex.com/tc and click the “Upcoming” tab. Locate the “National LAN Call” and click “Register.”