About the Maine Quality Forum
The Maine Quality Forum is responsible for monitoring and improving the quality of healthcare in Maine. Guided by a 21-member Advisory Council representing consumers, payers, policymakers, and providers, the Maine Quality Forum promotes the collection and use of data to identify opportunities for improvement, convenes stakeholders to build consensus for action, and supports the development of pilots and projects to improve quality and safety.
The Maine Patient Experience Matters campaign was implemented as part of Maine's Aligning Forces for Quality Alliance, a multi-stakeholder group to streamline and integrate quality improvement strategies across public and private health sectors and settings of care. Partners include:
- Maine Department of Health and Human Services - Maine's health and human services umbrella agency, including the state's Medicaid program and Centers for Disease Control.
- Maine Quality Counts - An independent healthcare collaborative committed to improving health and healthcare for the people of Maine by leading, collaborating, and aligning improvement efforts.
- Maine Health Management Coalition - A non-profit organization whose over 60 members include public and private employers, hospitals, health plans, and doctors working together to measure and report healthcare value.
- The Muskie School of Public Service at the University of Southern Maine provides staff support to the Maine Quality Forum including project management of the Maine Patient Experience Matters campaign.