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A Customized Approach

greater value from the health care system. Alliances have found employer engagement to be difficult and ... health care market. Market dynamics are also at play that affect how much negotiating strength employers ... care system. Some negotiate with health plans about their coverage or benefit decisions, others work ...

May 14,2015

Reducing Readmissions November Quality Forum

Mary Nevins, Clinical Nurse Leader, St. Elizabeth Hospital, Wisconsin


One Patient at a Time Makes a Difference in Cincinnati

of optimal diabetes care in publicly reporting practices by 7 percent and reduced the rates of ... engagement, improved access, collaborative interventions, and careful management of chronic conditions are the ... hospitalizations, and better quality of life. All of these factors contribute toward lowering the cost of health ...

Oct 30,2013

Improving the Quality of Life for Children Living with Asthma

children and adults and dramatically drives up the total cost of their care. According to the Mayo Clinic, the disease is also the leading cause of Emergency Department (ED) visits, hospitalizations, and ... community approach, KC TUAC is also targeted toward area pediatric primary care providers (PCPs). The PCPs ...

Aug 07,2013

How do I build and cultivate relationships with consumers engaged in our program?

with other stakeholders to goal plan and execute strategies. One AF4Q hospital included consumer ... involvement in health care. Meet them in their own domain to sustain their involvement. Not every technology ...

Oct 02,2013

its usefulness to consumers is uncertain at best, trend data can help providers (e.g., hospitals ... administrators reported health care purchasers use trend data to inform purchasing decisions, payment ...

May 21,2012

Display Best Practices

adopted this approach, called a quality framework, in its public reports of ambulatory and hospital care ( ... their Health Care Decisions Much of what is displayed in the public reports of the Alliances ... to their health care decisions. A framework that is introduced on the home page and integrated ...

May 14,2015

Getting the Scoop: How Alliances Can Work with the Media

to go to a hospital emergency room or to visit an urgent care clinic. The ad campaign, called ... matters to the general public.   If a physician is saying many health care stories ... health care stories don't have to be boring and asked audience members how quickly they obtain story ...

Jun 25,2013

Paving the Path to Better Health in Humboldt County

Reports show that alumni of the program are hospitalized less, seek fewer doctor appointments, and save a reported $4 for every $1 they spend in health care. Developed by Dr. Kate Lorig of the Stanford Patient ... participant in their own health and health care. The change can be as dramatic as that, or could simply be a ...

Oct 30,2013

Paving the Way to Payment Reform in New Mexico

the summit, the coalition then convened community members—including health care providers, hospitals ... Albuquerque Alliance to bring in the national experts from Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute, Inc. ... a method in which payments to health care providers are related to the predetermined expected costs ...

May 06,2013

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