Hospital Quality Improvement
With the Medicare’s Hospital Compare Web site and pay-for-performance on the horizon, there is a heightened awareness and visibility about hospitals among consumers. Maintaining a competitive edge in the healthcare industry equates with providing the best care possible using efficient processes. Enhancing those processes of care can be both complex and costly, but it doesn’t have to be. Primaris, Missouri’s Medicare Quality Improvement Organization, can work with you for free to continually improve the services you offer
As Missouri’s Quality Improvement Organization, Primaris is contracted with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to work with Missouri hospitals to measurably improve systems of care and outcomes related to specific clinical areas.
Primaris understands the barriers hospitals face daily. Staffing issues are common, time and resources are limited, and hospitals are working hard to improve quality of care. We want to be your partner in transforming these barriers into opportunities to improve the quality of care at your hospital. Click on the topics below to read additional information on each project and view the free resources (coming soon).
Our expert clinical staff is available to assist you with your quality improvement needs.
Quality Improvement Projects
Contact a Primaris regional representative for more information:
Patient Safety Tips
Be sure to read Primaris' latest Patient-Safety Tip. These bite-sized pointers can both help keep you up-to-date on the latest trends and simply remind you of best practices.
It's your source of pointers to help hospitals meet their patient safety goals.
Primaris Patient Safety Tips
An Overview of the Hospital Leadership and Quality Assessment Tool
This slideshow (Microsoft Powerpoint slideshow, 12 MB) provides a quick overview of the HLQAT, a self-assessment tool that will help hospitals identify and improve leadership structures and processes that are associated with high performance in clinical quality measures. It walks through the process of utilizing the online portal and shows an example of survey results. For more information, please contact Bob White at email@example.com or Dana Lammert at firstname.lastname@example.org.