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Health Insurance Exchanges

then heard the employers’ perspective from health care consultant Steve Wetzell, who pointed out that ... David McGuire of Partners HealthCare System, Inc., took up the issue of cost, saying that health care hasn’t worked well as a marketplace for controlling costs and improving quality and that health care ...

Jun 06,2013

Alliance Roles

Union, C onsumer Reports published its first patient experience ratings for nearly 500 primary care ... public reporting efforts vary, but generally include representatives from health plans, health care ... health care (e.g., employers and providers; competing health plans or providers). Exhibit 2. ...

May 14,2015

On the Front Lines of Asthma Treatment

care. According to the Mayo Clinic, the disease is also the leading cause of emergency department visits, hospitalizations, and missed school days. With more than 10 million children affected, pediatric ... community approach, KC TUAC is also targeted toward area pediatric primary care providers (PCPs). The PCPs ...

May 09,2013

Challenges in ROI Assessments

downstream impact—such as avoiding ED use or hospitalizations—for which data can be harder to obtain in a ... consumer engagement for its impact on the culture of health care, the patient-centered nature of decisions ... increase the practice’s reputation for providing patient-centered care. The practice representatives ...

May 14,2015

Providing Diabetes Self-Management Education in the Workplace

Michigan with diabetes to learn how to manage their care better. Inspired by an earlier effort funded by ... hospital settings, but our goal was to make the classes much more accessible—we thought it would help if ... were either at risk for diabetes or caring for a family member with diabetes.   Classes ...

Dec 05,2012

Step By Step: Creating A Pathway To Better Health

health care costs through fewer and shorter hospitalizations and fewer emergency room and outpatient ... including limited access to certain types of care, hundreds of miles separating some residents from their ... Humboldt County also is home to one of the most promising health care initiatives helping people with ...

Dec 05,2012

Giving Kansas City Providers a New Tool for Quality Improvement

could identify gaps in care and improve patient outcomes.   “When health care providers have ... than 200 primary care providers in the greater Kansas City area have signed on to use SQI. As part of ... primary care practice with 22 physicians discovered their EMR system wasn’t sending all their immunization ...

Dec 19,2012

Speaker Biographies

authored more than 250 articles and studies focusing on all phases of health law and health care for medically underserved populations. She is lead author of Law and the American Health Care System (Foundation ... care for themselves and their families. Her book, THE EMPOWERED PATIENT: How to get the Right ...

Sep 06,2012

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