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    IHS Extends Consultation on Quality Framework

    Mary Smith, Principal Deputy Director of the Indian Health Service (IHS), announced Thursday, September 15, 2016 that IHS extend the comment period on IHS’ to proposed Quality Framework Monday, October 3, 2016.

    The Framework includes five priorities:  1) Strengthen organizational capacity to improve quality of care and systems; 2) Meet and maintain accreditation for IHS direct service facilities; 3) Align service delivery processes to improve patient experience; 4) Ensure patient safety; and 5) Improve processes and strengthen communications for early identification of risks.

    TSGAC has provided comments on the Draft Framework, those comments can be reviewed here. Written comments should be setnt to consultation@ihs.gov.

    Click here to review the proposed framework and here to review the letter announcing the extension.