Quality improvement means better quality care — for everyone.
For more than four decades, the Qlarant team has worked with public and private entities to improve health care quality and health outcomes among underserved populations, including low-income and racial or ethnic minorities.
With our service to Medicare and Medicaid populations from newborns to seniors, we have vast experience in helping organizations and agencies to deliver safe, effective and efficient systems of care.
Qlarant supports the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) at the University of Chicago and the CMS Office of Minority Health (OMH) to reduce health disparities in Medicare through quality improvement.
Job one is to support the development of the CMS Equity Plan for Improving Quality in Healthcare. It’s an action-oriented, results-driven approach for advancing health equity — by improving the quality of care provided to minority and other underserved Medicare beneficiaries. We work with NORC (prime contractor) and CMS Office of Minority Health to implement, communicate, monitor and measure these six Plan Priorities:
- Expand the collection, reporting, and analysis of standardized data
- Evaluate disparities impacts and integrate equity solutions across CMS programs
- Develop and disseminate promising approaches to reduce health disparities
- Increase the ability of the health care workforce to meet the needs of vulnerable populations
- Improve communication and language access for individuals with limited English proficiency and persons with disabilities
- Increase physical accessibility of health care facilities
And we’re proud to say that NORC sought out Qlarant as a partner based on our work in health disparities and as a designated QIO-like organization. We know that behind every quality improvement process lies someone’s better quality of life.