April 18, 2016
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IN THIS ISSUE
Delay Sought for CMS Hospital Star Ratings
State Senate Passes Organ Donation Bills
Helgerson Briefs GNYHA Members on VBP
CMS Releases VM Results
2015 CQFP Class Graduates
Nearly 13M Enrolled in ACA Plans
GNYHA Comments on SAMHSA Proposed Rule
2016 GNYHA Annual Meeting and Reception
Upcoming GNYHA Member Briefings
2015 CQFP Class Graduates
GNYHA and the United Hospital Fund (UHF) celebrated the graduation of the seventh class of the Clinical Quality Fellowship Program (CQFP) with a culminating dinner on April 14 at UHF. In addition to the graduation ceremony and remarks from CQFP Chair Rohit Bhalla, MD, Chief Quality Officer at Stamford Health, four graduating fellows presented their Capstone Quality Improvement Initiatives. Each fellow in the Class of 2015–16 documented their Capstone Quality Improvement Initiative in a Compendium that was distributed at the event. Capstone topics included improving medication administration, creating quality dashboards, and streamlining processes for using health information technology. 
 
The 20 graduating fellows were joined by the current class of fellows, the CQFP faculty, and alumni from all six prior classes. Alumni noted CQFP’s positive impact on their careers by way of promotions to positions such as Chief Medical Officer, Chief Medical Information Officer, and Chief Quality Officer. Several alumni have also returned to the program as faculty or mentors for recent classes. For more information on CQFP, contact Lorraine Ryan or Katelyn Smalley.
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