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HRET HIIIN to provide MOC Part IV for physicians in participating hospitals

The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) has announced that the American Hospital Association (AHA) has joined the ABMS Multi-Specialty Portfolio Program®. Hospitals and health systems participating in the AHA’s Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET) Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) can now facilitate Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Improvement in Medical Practice (Part IV) credit for physicians who are Board Certified by one of the 21 of 24 ABMS Member Boards participating in the Portfolio Program.

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HRET HIIN celebrates National Minority Health Month

April is National Minority Health Month, led by the HHS Office of Minority Health. This year’s theme is Bridging Health Equity Across Communities, which will focus on addressing social determinants of health - environmental, social and economic conditions. Throughout April, HRET HIIN and our partners will share events, information, tools and resources to help eliminate health care disparities, accelerate health equity and build stronger, healthier communities. Please join us by taking the AHA #123forEquity Pledge and visiting the health care disparities page on our website.

 

Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services

Connected Care: New Educational Initiative to Raise Awareness of Chronic Care Management

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Office of Minority Health (CMS OMH) and the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy at the Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA) introduced Connected Care, an educational initiative to raise awareness of the benefits of chronic care management (CCM) services for Medicare beneficiaries with multiple chronic conditions and to provide health care professionals with support to implement CCM programs.

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Great Plains Quality Innovation Network

Reflections on Health Equity from the Leaders of CMS’ Quality Improvement Innovation Group

Health equity is a critical focus area for quality improvement, and leadership at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is committed to it. In this article, they share their thoughts on the impact of health disparities in the Medicare community, as well as ways that CMS and the Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) Program are working to achieve health equity.

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AHRQ State Snapshots provide state-specific health disparities

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) online State Snapshots provide state-specific health care quality information, including strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities for improvement. The goal is to help state officials and their public- and private-sector partners better understand health care quality and disparities in their state.

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Great Plains Quality Innovation Network

AONE Keynote: Nurse Leaders Must ‘Take Off Their Armor,’ Be Vulnerable to Succeed

Brené Brown delivered the opening keynote address to the American Organization of Nurse Executives, encouraging nurse leaders to embrace vulnerability as a key component to leadership.

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