September 4, 2018 – The U.S. Health Services and Resource Administration (HRSA) recently announced $125 million in Quality Improvement Awards (QIA’s) has been awarded to 1,352 community health centers across all U.S. states, territories and the District of Columbia. Health centers will use these funds to build upon their 2017 achievements to continue to improve quality, efficiency, and the value of health care delivery in the communities they serve. These awards recognize the highest performing health centers nationwide as well as those health centers that have made significant quality improvement gains from the previous year.
Cherry Health received more than $230,000 in Health Center Quality Improvement Grant Awards from HRSA. As a Health Center Quality Leader, Cherry Health achieved the best overall clinical performance among all health centers, placing in the top 30% of the adjusted quartile rankings for clinical quality measures (CQMs).
Cherry Health is being recognized for achievements in the following categories:
- Health Center Quality Leaders: achieves the best overall clinical performance among all health centers and placed in the top 30% of the adjusted quartile rankings for CQMs.
- Clinical Quality Improvers: made at least a 10% improvement in one or more CQMs between 2016 and 2017.
- Electronic Health Record (EHR) Reporters: employs EHRs to report on all CQM data for all of the health center’s patients.
- Advancing Health Information Technology (HIT) for Quality Awards: Recognizes health centers that utilized HIT systems to increase access to care and advance quality of care.
- Achieving Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition
Thank you to all of our communities and patients for allowing us to serve you!