Public Health Outreach to Quality Improvement Organizations (Qualidigm
Qualidigm is Connecticut's quality improvement organization (QIO). Through this project Qualidigm will extend affordable library services to the entire QIO network. The project will improve QIO staff's research abilities and methods, and ultimately improve Medicare provider and beneficiary healthcare knowledge. Qualidigm will develop and implement a coordinated outreach program that includes an extension of a pilot program, increased marketing and promotion, additional and upgraded library resources, more targeted outreach and training, and partnering with industry associations. During the performance period, Qualidigm anticipates ten additional QIOs will participate in the free trial period and six will convert from pilot status to subscription status. Assuming target are met, an additional 500 public health workers and the Medicare providers they serve will benefit from sustained access to a health sciences library collection and staff expertise.