While these unprecedented times are sobering for all of us, the need for novel solutions in our quest to improve the safety, quality, and value of our nation’s healthcare does not stop. The Next-Generation Innovator Program gives National Quality Forum Members the opportunity to showcase innovative and novel initiatives to improve the quality of care for the communities they serve by submitting abstracts of their work. NQF selects winners in each of several categories annually. Thank you to all those who submitted a Next-Generation Innovator Abstract for the NQF 2020 Annual Conference. Please join us in recognizing and congratulating the 2020 Next-Generation Innovator Abstract winners.
2020 Next Generation Innovator Abstract Winners:
Category: Patient and Family Engagement (PFE)
Winner: PFCCpartners; Engaging Diverse Populations in Quality Improvement in Los Angeles County
About: This Los Angeles County initiative implemented new structures to engage patients and family caregivers in quality improvement and care design. Ten teams at hospitals and health centers engaged patients in the design of care to create processes, policies and programs in the healthcare setting.
Category: Social Determinants of Health (SDOH)
Winner: CVP; A Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) Data, Analytics, and Visualization Platform to Inform Health Care Quality
About: Authors developed a free platform that compiles publicly available data sets from a variety of sources to display meaningful relationships among SDOH, health outcomes and health quality indicators. Measure developers, policymakers and researchers can use the tool to explore SDOH, healthcare access and quality.
Category: Organizational Efficiencies and Design (OED)
Winner: Hackensack Meridian Health; Examining the change in mean performance rate before and after a structured process improvement program was implemented, for all members of the care team, in 35 NCQA recognized Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Primary Care practices in New Jersey
About: Authors examined if there was an improvement in hypertension control (CMS 165) for the patients with a diagnosis of hypertension, in 35 PCMH Primary Care practices, following an education program provided to all practice team members. Practice Facilitators provided a structured hypertension education program over a 10-month period resulting in significant blood pressure improvements.
Category: Disruptive Approaches to Healthcare (DAH)
Winner: Compassus; Disruptive Approaches to HealthCare
About: Authors deployed a company-wide initiative at 145 hospice sites in 35 states using a train the trainer, multi-component approach. The Compassus Care Delivery method resulted in a standardized, reproducible model with measurable impacts on serious illness at the end of life.
Thanks to the generous support of the 2020 Annual Conference sponsors and the NQF Member community, we are pleased to have hosted the NQF20 Virtual Series: Driving Value Through the Next Generation of Quality over the last ten weeks as a complimentary service available to our Members and all NQF20 registrants. Thank you to those who were able to participate in the NQF20 Virtual Series. We hope you enjoyed the conversations. If you have any feedback about the programs hosted, please reach out to NQF at email@example.com.
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