Media Releases & Announcements

Media Releases & Announcements

Our most recent media releases and announcements for all of our companies can be found here. Archives are also available.

Qsource

February 20, 2017 Quality Payment Program Awards

May 31, 2016  – In Loving Memory of Natalie Stovall Frady

Feb. 26, 2015  – Memphis Business Journal: Memphis health consulting firm announces merger

Feb. 26, 2015 Qsource and  NSI merge to strengthen care for patients with renal disease

Jan. 20, 2015  – Qsource Awarded $700k Pfizer Grant to Conduct Pneumococcal Immunization Study in Tennessee

July 30, 2014 – Three Qsource Employees Appointed to 2014 TNCPE Board of Examiners

July 22, 2014 – Qsource awarded $39.5 million contract from CMS for multi-state work

July 22, 2014 – Medicare puts target on diabetes, heart disease

July 22, 2014 – atom Alliance Set to Ignite Powerful Change in Tennessee’s Healthcare Quality Improvement Effort

July 22, 2014 – Health Care Heroes: Dawn FitzGerald, Qsource

Feb. 20, 2014. Healthcare Informatics —How Adoption of Direct in Tennessee Reached a Tipping Point 

Jan. 21, 2014. Direct Technology embraced by 4,000+ Tennessee Healthcare Professionals

Nov. 21, 2013. EHR Intelligence — Direct messaging enables smoother transitions of care in Tenn.

Nov. 18, 2013. Memphis Daily News — Tennessee eShare Direct Project Passes Milestone

Nov. 4, 2013 — Tennessee’s Health eShare Direct Project Reaches Milestone 1,000th Participant

Oct. 2, 2013. Johnson City Press — Medical professionals to get immediate access to information

Aug. 4, 2013. The Tennessean — House Calls Slow Hospital Revolving Door

Aug. 1, 2013. The Tennessean — Qsource Offers Providers Secure eMail System for Patient Info

July 30, 2013. WBBJ-TV Jackson, Tenn. — Group Encourages Electronic Medical Record Use

July 29, 2013. ITBriefing.NET — Qsource and State of Tennessee Health Healthcare Providers Securely Share Vital Patient Information 

May 5, 2013.  tnREC, Qsource’s HIT Division, to assist 1,000 Medicaid providers in qualifying for meaningful use incentives

April 2, 2013. ModernHealthcare.com — Tennessee Pilot Project Takes ‘Direct’ Route

March 19, 2013. Qsource, State of Tennessee Unveils “Health eShare” to Promote Secure Directed Exchange of Patient Information

March 2013. Qsource CEO Dawn FitzGerald Power Point Presentation to Tennessee Health Information Management Systems

January 9, 2013. Commercial Appeal – QSource to lead state effort on health data exchange

June 19, 2012. Four Tennessee-based projects names among 81 grant awardees of CMS Innovation Center’s Health Care Innovation Awards

Nov. 13, 2011. The Tennessean, Nashville, Tenn. Readmission penalties cut deeper at urban hospitals

Oct. 20, 2011. Memphis Commercial Appeal. Cost of Hospital Readmissions Studied

Oct. 16, 2011. Memphis Commercial Appeal. No easy cure for hospital errors / Significant gains seen in specific areas.

Oct. 7, 2011. Memphis Medical News.
New Study Reveals $71 Million in Annual Medicare Readmission Spending; Improved Care Transitions Can Reduce Costs

Medicare spent $71 million in 2009 on readmissions in the Memphis area, including more than $9 million on just 218 high-needs Memphis-area patients with four or more hospital readmissions. Qsource conducted a study analyzing geographic healthcare claims data as the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) for Tennessee, and is now engaging community stakeholders to share innovative approaches for improving care coordination and to identify root causes of the variations found in the readmissions data. >>Read More

Oct. 3, 2011. East Tennessee Medical News
New Study Reveals $120 Million in Annual Medicare Readmission Spending

Mounting pressure to reduce healthcare costs is a focus of health reform and, over the past several years, geographic analyses of healthcare claims data have demonstrated significant variations in utilization, cost, and quality of hospital services. As purchasers and payers call for better integration of healthcare delivery, these analyses represent an opportunity to develop a systems-based approach to more coordinated, effective, and affordable healthcare service provision.>>Read More

Sept. 30, 2011. Nashville Medical News
Nashville: Qsource Study Uncovers $118 Million Annually in Medicare Readmissions

Medicare spent $118 million in 2009 on readmissions in the Nashville area, including more than $17 million on just 447 high-needs Nashville-area patients with four or more hospital readmissions.>>Read More

Aug. 19, 2011. Memphis Commercial Appeal
Better Patient Care for Less is Focus of Contract for Memphis’ Qsource

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Aug. 8, 2011. Qsource Receives $13.9 Million to Improve Healthcare in Tennessee
Qsource, a nonprofit healthcare quality improvement and information technology consultancy, announced a three-year $13.9 million contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to share knowledge to improve healthcare in Tennessee. Click hereto read the full media release.

Qsource named Tennessee Regional Extension Center
QSource has been selected by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) as the Regional Extension Center (REC) for Tennessee, one of 70 such entities created to provide robust local technical assistance in effectively implementing electronic health records (EHRs) and associated healthcare quality improvement. Click here for the press release.

Qsource-Arkansas

November 24, 2008
QSource awarded contract by Arkansas Department of Human Services Division of Medical Services
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Qsource Health IT Consulting

April 2, 2015 
Doctors courted for ACO to save money, rethink care | Qsource, Aledade partnership.
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Feb. 3, 2015
Assistant Secretary for Health DeSalvo in Tennessee to address State’s top healthcare – Health IT leaders. Read the Story.

Nov. 11, 2014
Security Risk Assessment proves crucial to Patient Privacy Read the Story.