National Strategy for Quality Improvement in Health Care
The Interagency Working Group was established to ensure alignment and coordination of quality efforts
Background: The Interagency Working Group on Health Care Quality (IWG) was established by the ACA [Affordable Care Act] to share information among relevant Agencies regarding quality initiatives as a means to ensure alignment and coordination across Federal efforts and with the private sector.
Structure: The IWG will be chaired by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. Members of the IWG, other than the Secretary of Health and Human Services, will serve as Vice Chair on a rotating basis. Members will include senior-level representatives from 24 Federal Agencies.
Meetings: The IWG shall meet at least tri-annually and may convene more frequently at discretion of the Chair. IWG members may designate ad-hoc Sub-Working Groups, based on expertise, function, or other criteria, on an as-needed basis.
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