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QIO Program: Strategic Innovation Engine

The Strategic Innovation Engine of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Quality Improvement Organizations is an effort to rapidly spread innovative practices in improving health care quality to the broader health care field. The SIE is working toward CMS’ three part aim: better health care, better health and smarter spending.

As of June 2016, the project is inviting hospitals to submit case studies of innovative quality improvement practices for possible dissemination across the nation. Targeted improvements include managing patients with multiple chronic conditions; engaging patients and families as active members of the care team; coordinating care within and across settings; streamlining patient flow; and integrating behavioral health into care. Organizations whose practices are selected are being recognized and celebrated nationally.

HRET’s role is to assist in operationalizing the SIE, which includes recruitment of the expert panel that will evaluate and select best practices for dissemination. Contact Shannon Woodford at or visit to learn more about the project.

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