​AQPRPW Named as a FedHealthIT Innovation Award Recipient for Second Time

FedHealthIT published its list of 7th Annual FedHealthIT Innovation Award winners. Among those named was SoftDev’s prime effort, the Alignment of Quality Reporting Programs and Websites (AQPRPW). This marks the second consecutive year that AQPRPW has been recognized for is innovation and impact to the CMS mission. The FedHealth IT Innovation award recognizes and honors the Federal Health technology and consulting community by celebrating programs nominated and selected by their peers for driving innovation and results across the Department of Veterans Affairs, Military Health, Health and Human Services, and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. 

CMS embraces the belief that making data available and accessible can improve health outcomes in a myriad of ways. With an eye on modernization, improved Digital Services and cost containment, CMS, through AQPRPW, worked diligently to utilize HCD to elevate and streamline its Compare Website Tool suite. AQPRPW cultivated trusting working relationships between OC/CCSQ, ensured mission focus, and aligned stakeholders. By embracing HCD tenets within the project, focus on bringing HCD to life as a result of the project was natural. This furthered movement toward “One CMS” and modernization across the public reporting spectrum while realizing true return on investment.  

SoftDev’s Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Medical Expenditure Panel Survey – Household Component Health Policy Booklet (MEPS-HC HPB) Abstraction effort was also named on the 2021 Awardee list. The 2021 FedHealthIT Innovation awards received by SoftDev represent the fourth and fifth such award to SoftDev in three years. SoftDev was recognized in 2018 and 2020 for innovation delivered on the following programs:  CMS / CROWN Data Discrepancy Support (2 awards) and CMS / Alignment of the Quality and Public Reporting Programs and Websites (1 previous award). 

SoftDev congratulates all FedHealthIT Innovation Award winners. For a full list of awardees, visit https://www.fedhealthit.com/2021/05/2021-fedhealthit-innovation-award-winners-announced/.   

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