To further its commitment to improve the overall quality, efficiency, and value of health care services for the more than 27 million patients served at health centers, HRSA provides Quality Improvement Awards (QIA). 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.
QIA support HRSA’s strategic goal to improve access to quality health care and directly supports the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service’s goal of moving towards a value-based payment system by improving the quality, efficiency, and overall value of primary health care delivered by health centers.
In FY 2018, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced $125 million in Quality Improvement Awards 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.
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) provides Quality Improvement Awards (QIA) to recognize the highest performing health centers nationwide as well as those health centers that have made significant quality improvement gains from the previous year.
In 2018, HRSA awarded VCHCA the Advancing Health Information Technology (HIT) for Quality Award for utilizing HIT systems to increase access to care and advance quality of care, as well as the Clinical Improvers Award for improving the quality of health services and outcomes. VCHCA also earned the Clinical Improvers Award in 2017, along with the Enhancing Access to Care Award for increasing the total number of patients receiving comprehensive services.
These awards demonstrate VCHCA’s commitment to high-quality, safe care for all patients.