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MEQAPI stands for Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E), Quality Assurance (QA), and Process Improvement (PI).

MEQAPI was founded by Matthew Loxton in 2016, and started hosting tweetchats on healthcare improvement in January 2017.

MEQAPI focuses on healthcare improvement, and in the spirit of shameless borrowing (and efficiency), takes existing perspectives from healthcare improvement organizations such as the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), National Quality Foundation (NQF), Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), and others. MEQAPI embraces the IHI "Triple AIM", for example, ans well as the dimensionbs of quality care documented by the AHRQ.

To quote the IHI on what the Triple Aim encompasses:

The IHI Triple Aim is a framework developed by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement that describes an approach to optimizing health system performance. It is IHI’s belief that new designs must be developed to simultaneously pursue three dimensions, which we call the “Triple Aim”:
  1. 1. Improving the patient experience of care (including quality and satisfaction);
  2. 2. Improving the health of populations; and
  3. 3. Reducing the per capita cost of health care.

The six domains of care quality (STEEEP) mapped out by the AHRQ are foundational to healthcare improvement. All care, and by inference quality measures, should be focused on being Safe, Timely, Effective, Efficient, Equitable, and Patient Centered.