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Upcoming Events

WEBINAR: Serious Mental Illness in Texas Medicaid

Date: August 25, 2015
Time: 2:00 pm 
Location: Texas Department of State Health Services, K-100 Lecture Hall, 1100 W. 49th St., Austin, TX
Click here for Webinar Registration.


  • Institute released its 2014 "Activities and Policies to Improve Health Care Quality and Efficiency in Texas: Recommendations to the Texas Legislature.  The report and related publications are available here
  • Institute board member, Mr. Joel Allison listed one as of Modern Healthcare's 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare - 2014
  • Institute board member, Dr. Alan Stevens appointed to the Institute of Medicine Study on Family Caregiving for Older Adults.  Information on the study is available here.
  • Institute board members featured in Health Literacy and Choosing Wisely article in Texas Medicine.

Senate Bill (S.B.) 7, 82nd Legislature, First Called Session, 2011 established the Texas Institute of Health Care Quality and Efficiency (Institute) for the purpose of identifying and promoting evidence-based approaches to “improve health care quality, accountability, education, and cost containment in this state.”  The work of the Institute is independent of any state agency or other body.  For administrative efficiency, the Institute is attached to the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) and is supported primarily by staff in the Health Policy and Clinical Services area.  The Institute is charged to study and issue recommendations in three broad areas:

  • Improving the quality and efficiency of health care delivery
  • Improving the reporting, organization, and transparency of health care information
  • Supporting the implementation of innovative health care collaborative payment and delivery systems under Chapter 848, Insurance Code

The Institute will be removed from the Texas Health and Safety Code, effective September 1, 2015.  For information on the work of the Institute or to access presentations or meeting minutes, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.