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Staff Led Initiative Improves Patient and Nurse Satisfaction

Hospital's TCAB Team made it their goal to improve their HCAHPS score for Nurse Responsiveness and patient ... ask. The aide and the primary care nurse alternate rounding so that one or the other is in the ... 3.83 to 4.08 on the question “my ideas really seem to count on this unit”. (Transforming Care at ...

Mar 26,2012

Do consumers find certain performance measures—such as readmissions and avoidable complications data—useful?

decisions about their care, some types of data are useful only when accompanied by information that gives ... (due to lack of adherence to instructions) or provider (due to improper care or patient education). ... Did the patient follow provider instructions? Did the doctor or hospital fail to follow a particular ...

Oct 02,2013

Engaging and Sustaining

conversation around improving care transitions to reduce avoidable hospital readmissions and how this could ... care in the United States, insuring more than 55 percent of the population. Excessive, ineffective, or harmful care costs a typical employer between $1,900 and $2,250 per employee every year. The Aligning ...

May 07,2014

Amplifying the Message to Consumers

drive health care improvements. Key stakeholders include health plans, physicians, hospitals, employers, ... Consumer engagement in health and health care is about partnerships. The backbone ... information on the quality of care provided in the community to illuminate variation in care, enable consumers ...

May 14,2015

Engaging Employers and Educating Employees for a Stronger Community

local primary care physicians and hospitals. Visitors to the site can use the search tool to find a ... premiums and minimal charges for preventive care, make staying well more cost effective than ever. On the ... health and health care can impact their monthly budget in a big way. Cincinnati Aligning Forces for ...

May 09,2013

Minnesota is Transforming Healthcare

from the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey and National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey ... primary care were prescribed aspirin 34.8% of the time. These results made me wonder what the rate ... ischemic vascular disease called Optimal Vascular Care (OVC) at . OVC requires ...

Apr 18,2013

Opening Plenary: Measuring Value: The Promise of Transparency

ALIGN - A Summit on Increasing Value in Health Care ... Measuring Value in Health Care: The Promise of Transparency ... cost and quality of health care was hard to find. Thanks in part to the pioneering work of AF4Q’s ...

Jul 03,2014

The cost of medical care in the United States has been rising steadily over the ... use of resources could produce significant savings without adversely affecting the quality of care. In addition, the health reform law and other payment innovations are expected to reshape health care delivery ...

Jan 10,2012

Sustaining AF4Q Efforts

Alliances. Measuring and reporting the quality of care that doctors and hospitals deliver is a ... stakeholders—physicians, hospitals, health plans, consumers, purchasers, and employers. Building Alliance and community ... quality and value of health care, their approaches and execution varied according to organizational ...

May 14,2015

Planning for Health

This year, the state has been asking counties and hospitals to work together and collaborate on these ... York. “Whenever we can strengthen the partnerships between the health departments and the hospitals, that’s extremely beneficial. And even the hospitals among themselves—oftentimes they are in competition,” ...

Oct 30,2013

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