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Register Today:
April 29-30, 2014: Texas Partnership for Patients Second Annual Conference

Learn more about earning continuing education credit.

TMF Health Quality Institute, in partnership with the Texas Center for Quality & Patient Safety, is pleased to announce that the 2014 Texas Partnership for Patients Annual Conference will take place on April 29-30, 2014. View the conference agenda for more information and register today. Note, the deadline to register is Friday, April 25.

Questions or Comments?
Contact Sherlena Boehm at 512-465-1003.

Benefits of Participation
  • Online discussion group and listserv
  • Quarterly educational/training events
    • Webinars with expert speakers
    • Abstraction training
    • Opportunities to learn and share best practices
  • Quarterly support and sharing calls by provider type
    • PPS hospitals
    • Critical access hospitals
  • Monthly newsletter with data reporting updates
  • Technical assistance from the TMF team
  • Selection and implementation of interventions
  • Tools and resources
  • Helpful links
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April 22 Webinar: Written Materials and Cultural Considerations

Join in this webinar for part three of the four-part series, Improving Patient Outcomes Through Health Literacy. This session will discuss risks associated with print materials and consent forms, how to develop reader-friendly print materials and methods for reducing cultural disparities. Tuesday, April 22, 2014, from 2-3 p.m. CT. Registration is required.

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May 2 - 3: TexMed 2014

Attend this annual event hosted by the Texas Medical Association (TMA). TexMed 2014 will provide the opportunity to earn free continuing medical education (CMEs), network with colleagues, attend the TMA House of Delegates and much more. View more information and register. Friday, May 2 - Saturday, May 3, 2014, at the Fort Worth Convention Center.

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May 15 Webinar: Patient and Family Engagement

Patient and family engagement offers a promising pathway to better quality health care. This webinar will provide a multidimensional framework for developing patient and family engagement. Thursday, May 15, 2014, from noon to 1 p.m. CT. Register now.

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May 27 Webinar: Sharing Your Experiences

Join in this webinar for the final installment of the four-part series, Improving Patient Outcomes Through Health Literacy. This session will discuss previous experiences with health literacy-based interventions and how to plan a small-scale, trial health literacy-based intervention. Tuesday, May 27, 2014, from 2-3 p.m. CT. Registration is required; details to come.

Quality Reporting and Improvement

Join this network to access the latest news, resources, learning opportunities and forum discussions.

Requesting Hospital Contact Information

TMF frequently sends hospitals time-sensitive information related to quality reporting and medical record review. It is important that our correspondence and emails reach the correct person in a timely manner. To this end, TMF periodically requests updated hospital contact information.

In order to assure TMF has your current and up to date contact information, please complete and submit this form (PDF). Thank you in advance for your prompt attention to this matter.

Please note: In order for TMF staff to make changes to a provider's identified contact person(s) or other information, the changes must be made in writing and signed by the provider's CEO/administrator. After the changes are made and the information sheet is signed by the CEO/administrator, you may return the information sheet by email to shutchinson@txqio.sdps.org or by fax to 1-800-725-8293.

Network Overview

The Quality Reporting and Improvement Network focuses on encouraging Texas hospitals to report quality measures and use their data to improve health care. Publicly reported data promotes quality improvement and transparency to help consumers make informed decisions about their health care.

TMF educates hospitals on the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) and Outpatient Quality Reporting (OQR) Program requirements and helps hospitals maximize their performance and participation in the programs.

Hospitals receive technical assistance with implementing and monitoring quality improvement efforts and education about the following quality reporting topics:

  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services abstraction tools
  • Inpatient and outpatient data warehouse infrastructure
  • Measure and submission feedback reports
  • Hospital IQR and OQR reporting requirements
  • Abstraction accuracy

Critical access hospitals, rural facilities and hospitals that do not participate in the Hospital IQR or OQR programs but want to publicly report their data may also receive assistance.


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