Tufts Health Plan Honors Three Local Health Organizations with Quality Innovation Awards

Tufts Health Plan presented three local health care organizations in Massachusetts with the inaugural Tufts Health Plan Quality Innovation Award. The award highlights provider partners who have demonstrated their commitment to improving and advancing health care quality through innovation. Partners HealthCare developed The Patient Reported Outcome Measures program, a technology platform for collecting and using longitudinal data to support patients and providers in joint decision-making and drive internal quality improvement; New England Inpatient Specialists improved post-discharge follow-up care using online communications between hospitalists and primary care physicians’ offices; and Signature Healthcare piloted a project that works with high-risk seniors using an iPad and FaceTime application to get a true picture of what happens to a patient’s medication list at transitions in care and minimize medication errors.