QIO News

Elderly woman with a caregiver

In celebration of Community Health Improvement Week (June 4–10), this issue of QIO News looks at how the QIO Program is working to improve community health by reducing hospital readmissions and coordinating care for Medicare beneficiaries as they move from a hospital to the home or to other community health care facilities.

QIOs in Action

Patient advocate Bill Gossard has experienced the burden—and sometimes harm—that multiple medications can place on patients and their families. Gossard’s wife Helen took 18 medications every day toward the end of her life, and four different physicians prescribed those medications.