Healthcare Improvement Initiatives

Center for Quality Improvement

As part of our organizational commitment to provide education which makes health care quality a reality, all faculty were expected to address quality issues within continuing education presentations. The six dimensions of quality health care as outlined by the Institute of Medicine Report, 2003, include patient care that is: safe, effective, patient-centered, timely, efficient, and equitable.

Our staff served as coaches for Moses Cone Health System, Alamance Regional Medical Center, Morehead Memorial Hospital and Chatham Hospital in the North Carolina Hospital Association Center for Quality and Patient Safety Surgical Care Improvement Project (SCIP). We were the co-director of the statewide initiative to implement Rapid Response Teams in 52 North Carolina hospitals.

NC AHEC has assisted over 1,200 primary care practices in adopting an EHR and supported over 2,500 providers in achieving Meaningful Use! For information on the NC Medicaid EHR Incentive Program, which offers $63,750 in federal funds for demonstrating Meaningful Use, click here.