Past National Quality Strategy (NQS) Webinars


National Quality Strategy Webinar: Best Practices to Improve Community Health

Completed August 6, 2015

This Webinar offered:

  • Connect the three aims of the National Quality Strategy to health and health care beyond the traditional health care system
  • Spotlight the Office of the Surgeon General of the United States' community health initiatives
  • Feature the work of Boston Children's Community Asthma Initiative, an individualized disease management program that has reported consistent decreases in hospital utilization and costs as well as improved health among the children it serves by addressing social determinants of health

Presenters:

  • Nancy J. Wilson, M.D., M.P.H., B.S.N., Executive Lead for the National Quality Strategy
  • Nazleen Bharmal, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.P., Director of Science and Policy, Office of the Surgeon General of the United States
  • Ayesha Cammaerts, M.B.A., Manager, Programs and Population Health, Office of Community Health, Boston Children's Hospital

Webinar Transcript
Webinar presentation (PDF, 1.1 MB; PPT, 4.3 MB)


The 2014 Quality and Disparities Report and the National Quality Strategy: Working Together to Improve Health Care

Completed May 11, 2015

This Webinar offered:

  • Findings from the 2014 Quality and Disparities Report, which tracks the six National Quality Strategy priorities
  • Challenges and opportunities for health and health care quality improvement as well as reducing health disparities moving forward

Presenters:

  • Nancy J. Wilson, M.D., M.P.H., B.S.N., Executive Lead for the National Quality Strategy
  • Ernest Moy, M.D., M.P.H., Medical Officer, Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Webinar Transcript
Webinar presentation (PDF, 976 KB; PPT, 6.7 MB)


National Quality Strategy Levers in Action: Using Payment to Improve Health and Health Care Quality

Completed February 4, 2015

This Webinar offered:

  • How using payment, one of the nine National Quality Strategy levers, can help organizations align to the Strategy and promote the three National Quality Strategy aims
  • Buying Value's work in refocusing payment on person-centered value
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts' Alternative Quality Contract, which uses an innovative way to pay for care that focuses on promoting quality and rewards positive health outcomes

Presenters:

  • Nancy J. Wilson, M.D., M.P.H., B.S.N., Executive Lead for the National Quality Strategy
  • Gerry Shea, Director, Buying Value
  • Dana Gelb Safran, Sc.D., Senior Vice President of Performance Measurement and Improvement, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

Webinar Transcript
Webinar presentation (PDF, 1.5 MB; PPT, 6 MB)


National Quality Strategy: Using Quality Measurement for Improvement

Completed September 17, 2014

This Webinar offered:

  • An introductory look at the HHS Measurement Policy Council’s measure coordination and harmonization activities across the Federal Government
  • Guidance on how the National Quality Strategy can serve as a framework for quality measurement to drive improvement
  • An inside look at CMS and ONC’s efforts to address measurement and reporting requirements to advance the National Quality Strategy

Presenters:

  • Nancy J. Wilson, B.S.N., M.D., M.P.H., Executive Lead for the National Quality Strategy
  • Kate Goodrich, M.D., Director, Quality Measurement and Health Assessment Group, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service
  • Kevin Larsen, M.D., Medical Director, Meaningful Use, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology

Webinar Transcript
Webinar presentation (PDF, 2.8 MB; PPT, 4.9 MB)


National Quality Strategy Webinar: Using the Nine Levers to Achieve Results

Completed August 19, 2014

This Webinar offered:

  • An overview of the nine levers identified by the National Quality Strategy
  • An in-depth look at how the Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality and the Oregon Health Care Quality Corporation are using levers to improve health and health care
  • Tools and resources to help you promote and align to the Strategy's aims, priorities, and levers

Presenters:

  • Nancy J. Wilson, B.S.N., M.D., M.P.H., Executive Lead for the National Quality Strategy
  • Chris Queram, M.H.S.A., President and CEO, Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality

Webinar Transcript
Webinar presentation (PDF, 2.4 MB; PPT, 8.9 MB)


National Quality Strategy: Introducing Nine Levers to Support the Aims and Priorities

Completed May 13, 2014

This Webinar offered:

  • An overview of the nine levers identified by the National Quality Strategy
  • A presentation on the ways these nine levers can help you and your organization achieve better health and health care
  • Tools and resources to help you promote and align to the Strategy's aims, priorities, and levers

Presenters:

  • Nancy J. Wilson, BSN, MD, MPH, Executive Lead for the National Quality Strategy
  • Elizabeth Mitchell, President and CEO, Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement

Webinar Transcript
Webinar presentation (PDF, 1.1 MB)


National Quality Strategy: 2013 Annual Progress Report to Congress

Completed Thursday, August 8, 2013

Presenters:

  • Nancy J. Wilson, BSN, MD, MPH, Senior Adviser to the Director, AHRQ
  • Neal Kohatsu, MD, MPH, Medical Director, California Department of Health Care Services
  • Desiree Backman, DrPH, MS, RD, Chief Prevention Officer, California Department of Health Care Services

Webinar Transcript
Webinar presentation (PDF, 915 KB)


Advancing the National Quality Strategy: An Introduction to the Stakeholder Toolkit

Completed Thursday, April 25, 2013

This Webinar offered:

  • An overview of the National Quality Strategy

Presenter:

  • Nancy J. Wilson, BSN, MD, MPH

Webinar Transcript
Webinar presentation (PDF, 2.6 MB)

Page last reviewed November 2016
Page originally created November 2016
Internet Citation: Past National Quality Strategy (NQS) Webinars. Content last reviewed November 2016. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/workingforquality/events/past-webinars.html