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Centering on the Patient: How Electronic Health Records Enable Care Coordination
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Published: Jul. 26, 2011

Electronic health records (EHRs) are considered an essential ingredient of care coordination by Medical Homes; however, detailed descriptions of how it actually happens in real life are rarely f...

Greater Boston AF4Q Finds National Attention for Report
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Published: Sep. 08, 2011

The Greater Boston AF4Q Alliance released its seventh annual clinical quality data report, Quality Insights: Primary Care in Massachusetts. The report was covered by the Boston Bu...

Massachusetts Health Quality Partners and the Partnership for Healthcare Excellence Unite
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Published: Apr. 01, 2011

On April 1, 2011, the Partnership for Healthcare Excellence merged with Massachusetts Health Quality Partners, in order to enlarge the scope of their effort to improve quality health care in the...

Your Health Matters Report Grows
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Published: Aug. 22, 2011

YourHealthMatters.org, a community-based website that reports and compares how physician practices perform in Greater Cincinnati, has re-launched with a new design and expanded public performanc...

Minnesota Depression Measures are NQF endorsed
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Published: Sep. 06, 2011

In Minnesota, the Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (ICSI) has worked on managing depression for more than a decade. Its groundbreaking DIAMOND (Depression Improvement Across Minnesota,...

Report Measures Quality of More than 80 Medical Groups and 300 Clinics
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Published: Sep. 02, 2011

In August, 2011, the Puget Sound Health Alliance, one of 16 communities in the Aligning Forces for Quality project, released its annual Community Checkup report, “the result of a collabora...

Advancing the Consumer and Purchaser Advocacy Agenda for Better Quality, More Affordable Care
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Published: Sep. 14, 2011

The Consumer-Purchaser Disclosure Project is working to increase transparency in the health care market through better performance measurement and public reporting.  Advancing the Consumer ...

A Model for the Rest of Us: Using Quality Measurement to Promote Value
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Published: Sep. 02, 2011

The performance measurement and public reporting for the Maine AF4Q alliance is spearheaded by the Maine Health Management Coalition (MHMC) and provides a great example of using community-level ...

Dimensions of Value: A Look at Resource Utilization in Puget Sound
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Published: Sep. 02, 2011

The Puget Sound Health Alliance released its first major report on resource utilization for high-volume hospitalizations. The report was created by analyzing data for highly utilized hospital se...

Patients Benefit From Becker Clinic's Push on Diabetes
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Published: Sep. 06, 2011

In 2008, CentraCare, a clinic in Becker, Minn, was not pleased with its percentage of patients who were receiving optimal care. Just 5% of their diabetes patients were receiving proper care as o...

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