Serious and Persistent Mental Illness and
Expanded Access to Care Work Group Meeting
Date: October 20, 2014
Time: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Thompson Conference Center Room 3.102
Webinar Information available here.
Meeting Materials available here.
Full Board Meeting
Date: November 12, 2014
Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Thompson Conference Center Room 2.102
Webinar Information available TBD.
- 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.
- Institute proposed guiding principles and recommendations to the 84th Legislature is available here.
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 is codified under Chapter 1002, Texas Health and Safety Code.
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