The Oregon Health Care Quality Corporation (Q Corp) is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality and affordability of health care in Oregon by leading community collaborations and producing unbiased information. We work with the members of our community – including consumers, providers, employers, policymakers and health insurers – to improve the health of all Oregonians.
Founded in 2000, Q Corp plays a unique role as an independent multi-stakeholder organization that leads community-based initiatives focused on improving the quality, affordability and patient experience of health care in Oregon. Q Corp’s Board of Directors includes 21 senior representatives of state agencies, health plans, hospitals, employers and consumer and medical groups. Q Corp’s subcommittees include over 150 volunteers who bring their expertise and perspectives to this work. Q Corp also convenes stakeholders and experts around quality and cost issues, aligning efforts to address those issues and conceptualizing and instructing programs using unbiased data and analytics.
Q Corp’s work is nationally recognized. In 2007, Q Corp became one of 16 organizations nationwide selected to participate in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Aligning Forces for Quality initiative. In recognition of its leadership to improve care in Oregon, in 2008 Q Corp was designated a Chartered Value Exchange by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Q Corp is also a member of the Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement and officially joined the Board in 2009. Additionally in 2012 Q Corp became one of the first three organizations in the U.S. to become a certified Qualified Entity to receive Medicare Fee for Service and Medicare Part D data. Through these national initiatives, Q Corp is able to share ideas and lessons learned with communities across the country.
For questions about our work and to find out how you can get involved, please contact us.