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National Strategy for Quality Improvement in Health Care (continued)

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Agency-Specific Quality Strategic Plan

Agency-Specific Quality Strategic Plan Table

  1. Title
  2. Description
  3. Scope of Issue
  4. Rationale for Approach
  5. Metrics/Goals

NQS Aims, Priorities, and Alignment Program / Initiative
Aims

Better Care
Improve quality by making health care more person-centered, reliable, accessible, and safe.

N/A

Healthy People/Healthy Communities
Support proven interventions to address behavioral, social, and environmental determinants of health.

N/A

Affordable Care
Reduce the cost of quality health care for individuals, families, employers, and government.

N/A
Priorities

Making care safer by reducing the harm caused in the delivery of care.

  1. Safe Use Initiative.
  2. The Safe Use Initiative is an FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research nonregulatory program through which collaborative cross-health sector projects are created to better manage specific preventable drug risks and reduce preventable harm from FDA-regulated drugs.
  3. Adverse events from drug use are estimated to result in more than 4 million visits to emergency departments, doctors' offices, or other outpatient settings annually.
  4. Innovation and improvement of risk management approaches through collaborations between federal agencies and the broader health care community can reduce preventable drug harm through increased communication, engagement, and action across all sectors of public health and health care.
  5. The metrics will be based on the specific project's objectives and outcomes. FDA and interested collaborators will develop appropriate evaluation metrics to measure an approach's success.

Ensuring that each person and family are engaged as partners in their care.

N/A

Promoting effective communication and coordination of care.

N/A

Promoting the most effective prevention and treatment practices for the leading causes of mortality, starting with cardiovascular disease.

N/A

Working with communities to promote wide use of best practices to enable healthy living.

N/A

Making quality care more affordable for individuals, families, employers, and governments by developing and spreading new health care delivery models.

N/A
Areas of Coordination or Alignment

Demonstration of coordination or alignment with other federal agencies (i.e., involvement of other agencies in program planning or execution, mechanisms for sharing best practices, steps to reduce duplication of effort).

N/A

Demonstration of coordination or alignment with the private sector or States (i.e., stakeholder meetings, public comment periods, open-door forums, workshops).

N/A

Use of measures or benchmarks for performance measures and/or monitoring that align with the NQS.

To be determined by HHS leadership.

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Indian Health Service (IHS) Agency-Specific Quality Strategic Plan

Agency-Specific Quality Strategic Plan Table

  1. Title
  2. Description
  3. Scope of Issue
  4. Rationale for Approach
  5. Metrics/Goals

NQS Aims, Priorities, and Alignment Program / Initiative
Aims

Better Care
Improve quality by making health care more person-centered, reliable, accessible, and safe.

N/A

Healthy People/Healthy Communities
Support proven interventions to address behavioral, social, and environmental determinants of health.

N/A

Affordable Care
Reduce the cost of quality health care for individuals, families, employers, and government.

N/A
Priorities

Making care safer by reducing the harm caused in the delivery of care.

  1. Meaningful Use.
  2. Meaningful use of electronic health records (EHRs) can improve health care processes through the use of software applications that provide secure access, clinical decision support, performance reporting, and exchange of information with other providers of care.
  3. The vision driving the achievement of meaningful use of EHR is one in which all patients are fully engaged in their health care and providers have real-time access to all medical information and tools to help ensure the quality and safety of the care provided, while also affording improved access and elimination of health care disparities.
  4. Under the provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, CMS is authorized to make incentive payments for Medicare and Medicaid eligible professionals and hospitals that demonstrate meaningful use of certified EHR technology.
  5. All 59 meaningful use measures have been programmed into reports on the IHS EHR, Resource and Patient Management System, for use at the local level to demonstrate meaningful use of a certified EHR technology.

Ensuring that each person and family are engaged as partners in their care.

N/A

Promoting effective communication and coordination of care.

  1. Improving Patient Care (IPC).
  2. IPC goals are to improve access and continuity, decrease utilization of emergent and urgent care, improve staff satisfaction, and improve health and health care outcomes.
  3. The IPC program strives to stimulate the desire and optimism for improvement and intolerance of the status quo; promote widespread adoption of best practices that will lead to improvement; test and adapt ideas and knowledge for the Indian health system; help grow a vibrant health care workforce; and ensure that quality is a way of life for future generations.
  4. Partner with IHS, Tribal, and Urban Indian health programs to improve health and promote wellness of American Indian and Alaska Native people through improved quality of and access to care. The work supports fundamental changes in the system of care to build effective relationships for health and for health care that is Tribe, community, family, and patient centered.
  5. Use of iCare and IPC reports in the IHS Resource and Patient Management System.

Promoting the most effective prevention and treatment practices for the leading causes of mortality, starting with cardiovascular disease.

  1. Meaningful Use.
  2. Meaningful use of EHRs can improve health care processes through the use of software applications that provide secure access, clinical decision support, performance reporting, and exchange of information with other providers of care.
  3. The vision driving the achievement of meaningful use of EHR is one in which all patients are fully engaged in their health care and providers have real-time access to all medical information and tools to help ensure the quality and safety of the care provided, while also affording improved access and elimination of health care disparities.
  4. Under the provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, CMS is authorized to make incentive payments for Medicare and Medicaid eligible professionals and hospitals that demonstrate meaningful use of certified EHR technology.
  5. All 59 meaningful use measures have been programmed into reports on the IHS Resource and Patient Management System for use at the local level to demonstrate meaningful use of a certified EHR technology.

Working with communities to promote wide use of best practices to enable healthy living.

N/A

Making quality care more affordable for individuals, families, employers, and governments by developing and spreading new health care delivery models.

N/A
Areas of Coordination or Alignment

Demonstration of coordination or alignment with other federal agencies (i.e., involvement of other agencies in program planning or execution, mechanisms for sharing best practices, steps to reduce duplication of effort).

N/A

Demonstration of coordination or alignment with the private sector or States (i.e., stakeholder meetings, public comment periods, open-door forums, workshops).

N/A

Use of measures or benchmarks for performance measures and/or monitoring that align with the NQS.

To be determined by HHS leadership.

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