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Author: Michael Painter and Michael Chernew
Health care spending in the United States continues to escalate; it is now nearly 18 percent of the gross domestic product. A number of major efforts across country are attempting to u...

Author: AF4Q National Program Office
The Aligning Forces for Quality (AF4Q) Puget Sound Health Alliance had long been reporting physician and hospital performance when the local provider community asked, “When are you [a...

Author: AF4Q National Program Office
The Aligning Forces for Quality (AF4Q) Puget Sound Health Alliance knew that increasing generic prescribing could translate into significant savings without compromising quality. Armed ...

Author: AF4Q National Program Office
  Aligning Forces for Quality is, at its heart, about innovation. The communities and people who engage with this unique program are not only open to new ideas, but also enthusiastic to...

National Meeting, May 2011 (Broomfield, Colorado)

The May 2011 National Meeting of Aligning Forces for Quality was titled "Inspiration, Innovation, Implementation: Translating Big Ideas into Real-World Results." Bookened with ins...

National Meeting, November 2010 (Orlando, FL)

Post Meeting Resources The National Meeting was held in Orlando, Florida.  Select the links below to access presentation slides and resources. Day 1 | Day 2 Thursday, N...

Centering on the Patient: How Electronic Health Records Enable Care Coordination
Published: Aug. 18, 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...

Minnesota Medical Group Improves Patient Experience through Public Reporting
Published: Sep. 16, 2011

Stillwater Medical Group, one of nine medical groups participating in the Minnesota AF4Q Alliance, has made an early commitment to publicly reporting patient experiences in relation to quality o...

‘We've still only scratched the surface’
Published: Feb. 22, 2012

The Wisconsin Sentinel covers the challenges and complexity groups in the state such as the Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality, the state’s AF4Q Alliance, face to gather health...

Engaging Purchasers, Driving Improvement
Published: May. 23, 2012

The Aligning Forces for Quality (AF4Q) Puget Sound Health Alliance had long been reporting physician and hospital performance when the local provider community asked, “When are you [also] ...

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