OFMQ Awarded Grant to Improve Adult Vaccination Rates in Rural Oklahoma

Date: June 6,2016

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (June 6, 2016) – OFMQ, a not-for-profit healthcare consulting company based in Oklahoma City, has been awarded a grant through Pfizer’s Independent Grants for Learning & Change program. The grant project titled “Improving Pneumococcal Immunizations Rates in Oklahoma”, will target populations in rural Western Oklahoma and seeks to increase adult pneumococcal immunizations by at least five percent. Starting June 1, 2016, OFMQ’s practice advisors will begin working with primary care practices to identify, address and overcome physician and patient barriers contributing to low immunizations rates.

“OFMQ is proud to begin this partnership with Pfizer as we continue our dedication and commitment to advance healthcare quality and improve lives here in Oklahoma,” said Gregg Koehn, Chief Executive Officer for OFMQ. “Our team is looking forward to working with these rural practices through onsite visits, workflow and data analysis as well as hosting educational collaboratives addressing best practices for pneumococcal immunization.”

In addition to national and local grant work, OFMQ offers multiple healthcare quality improvement services including consulting for QI technical assistance, data analysis, education and training, and information technology solutions. For more information on OFMQ’s services and current healthcare improvement projects, visit www.ofmq.com