About the SIE

Spreading Innovative Practices in Health Care Quality

Our Mission

The SIE’s mission is to rapidly move innovative, evidenced-based quality practices from research to implementation through the Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organizations (QIN-QIO) program and the greater healthcare community. It seeks to advance CMS’ three part aim – Better Health, Better Care, Lower Cost.

All SIE activities align with the CMS Quality Strategy Goals:

  • Make care safer by reducing harm caused in the delivery of care.
  • Strengthen person & family engagement as partners in their care.
  • Promote effective communication & coordination of care.
  • Promote effective prevention and treatment of chronic disease.
  • Work with communities to promote best practices of healthy living.
  • Make care affordable


Executive Leadership Council (ELC)

This team of talented individuals sets the strategic direction of the SIE

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The SIE's Pull/Push Approach

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The SIE pulls and pushes innovative practices from and to the healthcare community using a three step process of Identify, Evaluate and Spread.