North Carolina Healthcare Quality Alliance (formerly GQI)
The NC Healthcare Quality Alliance (formerly Governor’s Quality Initiative) increases the overall quality of care in the state and reduces the variability of care received from different providers and across North Carolina communities. The state’s commitment to this issue is shared by a statewide consortium of partners, which includes all the major physician groups, hospitals, academic medical centers, nonprofit healthcare organizations, professional associations, insurers, and payers in the state. Together, these partners will develop a comprehensive system for measuring, reporting, improving, rewarding, monitoring, and supporting healthcare in North Carolina to ensure the highest quality is delivered. However, a community-based approach is needed to address the growing numbers of older adults and people with chronic illnesses.
NCHQA has been funded at $1.2 million over 3 years to increase the overall quality of care in the state and reduce the variability of care received from providers across North Carolina. NCHQA’s initial focus is on five medical conditions: diabetes, asthma, congestive heart failure, high blood pressure and heart attacks.