To help improve healthcare quality, Premier Inc, a US healthcare strategic alliance and winner of the 2006 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (Service Sector), proposed and managed a national demonstration project with the Centres for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), designed to reward hospitals for high quality care. The Hospital Quality Incentive Demonstration (HQID) involved over 260 volunteer hospitals who tested the effect of financial incentives (bonus hospital payment) for super...

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14.2.4 Conduct best practice/ process benchmarking
15.2.4 Service performance e.g. quality/delivery/value
15.2.3 Product performance e.g. quality/delivery/value
1.2.3 Identify new innovations that meet customer needs

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