Founded in 2000, the Oregon Health Care Quality Corporation (Q Corp) plays a unique role as an independent multi-stakeholder organization that leads community-based initiatives focused on improving the quality, affordability and patient experience of health care in Oregon. Q Corp is dedicated to improving the quality and affordability of health care in Oregon by leading community collaborations and producing unbiased information. We work with the members of our community – including consumers, providers, employers, policymakers and health insurers – to improve the health of all Oregonians. Q Corp also convenes stakeholders and experts around quality and cost issues, aligning efforts to address those issues and conceptualizing and instructing programs using unbiased data and analytics.
Q Corp’s work is nationally recognized. In 2007, Q Corp became one of 16 organizations nationwide selected to participate in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Aligning Forces for Quality initiative. In recognition of its leadership to improve care in Oregon, in 2008 Q Corp was designated a Chartered Value Exchange by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Q Corp is also a member of the Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement and officially joined the Board in 2009. Additionally in 2012 Q Corp became one of the first three organizations in the U.S. to become a certified Qualified Entity to receive Medicare Fee for Service and Medicare Part D data. Through these national initiatives, Q Corp is able to share ideas and lessons learned with communities across the country.
In 2017, Q Corp merged with HealthInsight, a private, nonprofit, community-based organization dedicated to improving health and health care, composed of locally governed organizations in four western states: Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon and Utah. HealthInsight also has operations in Seattle, Washington, and Glendale, California, supporting end stage renal disease networks in the Western United States. Together, our organizations leverage our respective community efforts to achieve broader reach and engagement, and to produce Triple Aim results as efficiently as possible in Oregon and across the four-state HealthInsight region.
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