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Partnering with Consumer Reports to Empower Patients

use the information as a tool to improve their health care by talking with their provider about the ... nonprofit rates thousands of products and services annually. Founded in 1936, Consumer Reports has more than ...

Jan 17,2013

Spotlight on Humboldt County

Care Transitions Programs: Humboldt Improving Handoffs ... CA, has been working to improve handoffs by serving as a liaison between the hospital staff and local ... Alliance’s work to improve public reporting and transparency in health quality metrics was recently featured ...

Sep 18,2014

Applying a Team Approach to Patient Discharge

clearly evident in its adoption of Transforming Care at the Bedside (TCAB), a process improvement ... Foundation and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, TCAB seeks to engage patients further and elevate ... potential to improve the patient experience as well as coordination of follow-up care, boost post-discharge ...

Dec 13,2012

The Unique Role of Regional Collaboratives in the Evolution from Health Care to Population Health

the Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement. As interest in population health grows, regional ... care quality improvement. Of note were the differing measurements of quality; incompatible data sets; and the fee-for-service structure. “So much money has been spent on implementing electronic health ...

Feb 21,2014

January 2014 | Practice Coaching

Today's edition of Spotlight showcases how practice coaching can help improve ambulatory care. ... Spotlight  showcases how practice coaching can help improve ambulatory care. ... changes that improve patient outcomes and increase efficiency. Practice coaches are health care ...

Jan 22,2014

Spotlight on Greater Boston

to improve their health. Local health organizations are developing creative solutions to educate and ... feedback on patients’ office visits. Practices can then take specific steps to improve the care ... to improve health care quality and reduce costs? The Aligning Forces for Quality (AF4Q) initiative in ...

Dec 03,2014

Engaging and Sustaining

Quality, is bringing employers together to help lower costs and improve the quality of care in the state. ... employees to improve their health and health care. The group discusses value-based purchasing, ... purchasing techniques and skills that emphasized improving the value, quality-cost ratio, and effectiveness ...

May 07,2014

SCPA: Challenging Fragmented Care

will decrease, and along with it, costs. AF4Q SCPA also aims to improve the quality of care and reduce ... worker’s services, and connections to community resources—even assistance in finding affordable housing. ... several nurse-managed centers where wellness services are provided to economically disadvantaged and ...

Oct 30,2013

Display Best Practices

see “ Improving Public Reporting Websites for Consumers: Lessons learned from consumer testing of ... Employ clear labelling and explanation. Use plain language techniques to provide simple and clear ...

May 14,2015

Challenges in ROI Assessments

(e.g., reduced ED visits or improved diabetes outcomes). It is difficult to isolate the benefit of a ... and services, and other intangible benefits. However, even if stakeholders can make a compelling ... of involving patients as partners with providers in practice quality improvement (QI) efforts. While ...

May 14,2015

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