WHA hosted a day-long event for the founding members of the Superior Health Quality Alliance (SHQA). SHQA brings eight regional quality improvement entities together into an incorporated membership that will bid for work in future Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) task orders during the 12th Scope of Work. SHQA will align quality work across patient and provider settings, and combine the breadth and strength of our quality improvement organizations in Wisconsin.
Organizations participating in the SHQA are: • Wisconsin Hospital Association • MetaStar, Wisconsin’s federally recognized QIO (quality improvement organization) • Illinois Health and Hospital Association • Michigan Health & Hospital Association • MPRO, Michigan’s federally recognized QIO • Midwest Kidney Network • Minnesota Hospital Association • Stratis Health, Minnesota’s federally recognized QIO
Matthew Stanford, WHA’s general counsel, led the SHQA members through the creation and eventual adoption of its articles of incorporation and bylaws. The SHQA will be a non-profit, non-stock corporation chaptered in Wisconsin.
“WHA is proud to be a founding member of the Superior Health Quality Alliance, a unique, multistate, multi-organizational partnership and initiative in advancing quality care,” said WHA President/CEO Eric Borgerding in welcoming the group to the WHA headquarters. “Each of our organizations has much to be proud of when it comes to improving the quality of health care. When we come together, and combine our strengths, we will be even stronger.”