QIN-QIO Special Innovation Projects

The three aims: Better care. Better health. Smarter spending.


Special Innovation Projects (SIPs) are short-term healthcare quality improvement projects that align with the goals of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Quality Strategy.

The Coordinated Transitional Care Program (C-TraC) is offered to Colorado rural hospitals through fall 2017 through Telligen, the Colorado Rural Health Center and University of Wisconsin educator and researcher Amy Kind, MD, PhD. The C-TraC system uses telephone-based follow-up after hospital discharge to reduce medication errors and increase patient satisfaction. The team is adapting the C-TraC model to rural hospital care settings.

Fundamentals of Healthcare Quality for the Nursing Home Professional
Telligen collaborated with the National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ) and long-term care partners in Illinois and Iowa to create an educational certificate program for nursing home quality. The program instructs Illinois and Iowa nursing home professionals in Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI) methods through March 2017.

Our work:

  • Supports innovative quality improvement collaborations with healthcare providers and partners.
  • Tests promising local quality improvement projects before national release.
  • Collects and analyzes data to inform national healthcare policies.

Download our fact sheet (below) to learn more about this healthcare quality improvement work.

Fact Sheet

QIN-QIO Special Innovation Projects Fact Sheet 1

Nursing Home Certificate of Healthcare Quality Improvement



Participation Agreement

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Contact Information


April  Toomey


Nell Griffin