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Simple Questions, Better Care

immigrant populations from Russia and African countries presenting with their own unique health challenges. ... will increase to more than half of the U.S. population by 2043.  This shift in national demographics will have a tremendous impact on health care providers and the patients they serve, and collecting ...

Jun 04,2014

Composite Measures: A New Gold Standard in Diabetes Care

health threat. As a chronic disease, diabetes is one of the leading causes of death and disability. In the United States, approximately 25.8 million people (8.3 percent of the population) meet the criteria ... According to the National Institutes of Health, diabetes is associated with long-term complications that ...

Feb 28,2014

Engaging and Sustaining

Wed, 2014-05-07   Employers are the largest purchasers of health care in the United States, insuring more than 55 percent of the population. Excessive, ineffective, or ... the area to form the region’s first business coalition to address health care issues—the Business ...

May 07,2014

advanced practice models improve care delivery through meaningful use of health information technology, ... populations and areas of opportunity where primary care offices may need external resources to facilitate care ... primary care for the current 60 million, soon to be 80 million, beneficiaries under health reform.  ...

Aug 16,2012

The Empowered Patient

quantity of health services. They know there is a wealth of available resources to help them learn more about an illness, treatment, or medication. Alliance for Health, leader of the Aligning Forces for Quality initiative in West Michigan, is training consumers to be active partners in their health care ...

May 09,2013

One Size Doesn't Fit All

WCHQ has partnered with Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare, a non-profit integrated health care system in ... improvement, such as diabetes management in the African American population. Why weren’t patient needs being met? Said Schlough, “The one-size fits all approach doesn’t fit every population. We need to meet ...

May 13,2013

Driving an Aligned Agenda for Quality Improvement

Alignment around a common agenda is essential to achieve population-level improvements to health ... reform, and maximize improvement across a geographic area. Improving health care quality and value ... with local priorities. Alliances have flexible access to multi- or all-payer data that enable health ...

May 14,2015

Safety Net in Greater Cleveland Demonstrates What Is Possible with Medicaid Expansion

uninsured adults living in Cuyahoga County into a new health care coverage program called Care Plus. Three safety-net members of Better Health Greater Cleveland viewed the waiver as a testing ground for hoped-for ... anchor organization for Care Plus was the county-owned MetroHealth System, Ohio’s largest safety-net ...

May 07,2014

A Customized Approach

greater value from the health care system. Alliances have found employer engagement to be difficult and ... needs of each employer and results in employers working jointly with providers, health plans, and ... health care market. Market dynamics are also at play that affect how much negotiating strength employers ...

May 14,2015

Creating Regional Partnerships to Improve Care Transitions

participating in a 30-day care transitions program.   Creating a Behavioral Health Intervention   Patients with comorbid physical and behavioral health conditions are at greater risk of being readmitted to the hospital and tend to have worse health outcomes. Care transitions coaches can ...

Jul 28,2014

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