A Good Start: Forum Accomplishments
The Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum has accomplished a great deal since its creation. In July 2007, the organization was incorporated as a 501(c)(3) organization and in February 2008, it was designated as one of the country’s first Chartered Value Exchanges
by the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services. As the only Chartered Value Exchange in Louisiana, and the only one in the Southern region of the country, the Quality Forum serves as a key driver to transform health care for all people in Louisiana.
In 2010, the Quality Forum was granted more than $18.3 million in federal funding to assist health care providers, including critical access hospitals and rural health facilities, with the adoption, conversion and use of electronic health records and to facilitate a statewide exchange of health data. In addition, the organization received the 2010 Health Quality Award from the National Committee for Quality Assurance
, along with the Louisiana Public Health Institute and a coalition of Greater New Orleans health groups, for collaborative efforts to create a community-based health network following Hurricane Katrina.
Today, the organization continues its charge to reshape health care for all stakeholders in Louisiana amid an ever-changing landscape. The Quality Forum will continue to evolve as the market shifts, while continuing to stay true to its core mission of improving quality of health and health care for all Louisiana residents.