In 2015, TMF Health Quality Institute’s core mission continued with a focus on improving health care and the health care system to better the health, well-being and experience of patients and caregivers. TMF’s programs and services—ranging from quality improvement consulting and technical assistance to research, data analysis and medical review—engage all aspects of health care and caregivers. Our programs have worked directly with thousands of physicians and other health care providers across the United States, impacting millions of patients from children to senior citizens.
TMF has continued to grow during this past year, adding initiatives to the expanded Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Quality Innovation Network Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) contract, covering Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico and Texas, which began in 2014. Additional initiatives this year for our QIN-QIO program include improving behavioral health diagnoses, increasing immunizations among the senior population, supporting the new Practice Transformation Networks, reducing the incidence of sepsis in hospitals and reducing adverse drug events in Puerto Rico. A more thorough presentation of our projects and successes can be found in our “2015, TMF Year in Review.” Access the screen-friendly version or the print-friendly version.
In addition to growth in our QIN-QIO projects, TMF successfully renewed several other federal and state contracts in 2015. These contracts include leading the Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative National Learning Network and providing comparative Medicare claims data reports to providers nationwide, as well as work in Texas supporting the state’s Community Transformation Grant and Vaccines for Children program.
For more than 40 years, TMF has helped health care providers and practitioners improve care for their patients. In 2015, we looked forward to opportunities for additional work within our existing contracts, along with adding behavioral health quality strategies to our quality improvement activities. Though we constantly think about the future of health care, our daily focus is on the contracts we have been awarded and our commitment to performing exemplary work.