THE QUALITY MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
The following are the Quality Management Committee's core responsibilities:
The Health Resources and Services Administration's HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB) is committed to improving the quality of HIV care and treatment services for people living with HIV.
Under the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, Quality Management is:
a series of activities that focus on enhancing the quality of HIV care provided and increasing access to services. These efforts focus on how health and social services meet established professional standards and user expectations.
The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) Legislation requires RWHAP Parts A – D to establish a clinical quality management (CQM) program to:
It is the responsibility of the recipient to work directly with their subrecipients to provide overall direction and to implement, monitor and exchange any needed data for performance measure data and/or quality improvement activities of HIV services.
Clinical Quality Management Plan
The Clinical Quality Management Plan (CQMP) of the Bergen-Passaic TGA is a coordinated, comprehensive, and continuous effort to monitor and improve the quality of care provided to the people living with HIV (PLWH) throughout the Bergen-Passaic TGA. The RWHAP, Part A Program Director, will develop assist in developing strategies and assisting in monitoring Clinical Quality Management (CQM) activities to ensure that service delivery to all Ryan White Part A (RWPA) eligible PLWH are equitable and adheres to the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, HIV clinical practice standards and Public Health Service guidelines, and the HRSA/HAB RWHAP Program guidelines.
Consumer Satisfaction Surveys
The Ryan White Part A Program conducts a Consumer Satisfaction Survey annually to learn what consumers think about the quality of core medical and support services provided.
Cross Part Collaborative Quality Plan
The Cross Part Collaborative Quality Plan was created by the Ryan White Part A, B, C, D, F and HIV prevention programs to:
Needs Assessments are completed annually to collect information on the local needs of persons living with HIV/AIDS in the Bergen-Passaic TGA - both those receiving care and those not in care.
The Ryan White Part A Quality Management Program develops TGA-specific performance measures to identify shortfalls, identify quality improvement areas, and continually monitor changes to ensure stability and sustainability.
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Provides no-cost, state-of the-art technical assistance for all Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Modernization Act of 2006 funded grantees to improve the quality of HIV care nationwide.
This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Extension Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-87) via grant H89HA00007.
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