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the overall quality of health care in targeted communities, reduce racial and ethnic disparities and provide models for national reform. AF4Q asked the people who get care, give care and pay for care to work together toward common, fundamental objectives to lead to better care. The 16 geographically, ...

May 03,2011

The Retention of Stakeholders

Health (NBCH). Before joining  NBCH, she was the vice president  for value-driven health care at ... [stakeholders], you don’t get them back.”   Karen Linscott, chief operating officer at the ... “They don’t do health care. They feel forced into it because of the way our system is set up.” ...

Jun 06,2013

Breakout 7 - The Far-Reaching Value of a Patient-Centered Culture

permeating the existing culture and transforming it into one that is patient-centered at every level. AF4Q ... change at the regional level. The experiences of the AF4Q communities suggest that sustained, effective, and meaningful consumer engagement at all levels can catalyze a patient-centered culture shift. The ...

Jul 07,2014

Primary care is at a crossroads. Practices are transforming from procedure-based, physician-centric care delivery to more advanced primary care models that put patients and their families at the center. These ... primary care models. Little is known, however, about the capacity of practices serving large numbers ...

Aug 16,2012

The State of Partnering With The States

healthcCare at Johns Hopkins Medicine, moderated the session.   Strong partnerships with ... Colmers shared his outlook on the Affordable Care Act. “The ACA is going to have major effects, especially ... Mylia Christensen is the executive director of the Oregon Health Care Quality Corporation, which is an ...

Jun 04,2013

Pulling Back the Curtain on Primary Care

program, one or two patients take a behind-the-scenes look at the health care practice and give feedback to ... giving patients the tools they need; at its most advanced, it also can mean that patients work directly ... patients and equips the partners with four hours of training on PCMHs, health care payment, group dynamics, ...

May 07,2014

Innovations that Matter to Patients

Council facilitates the TCAB team’s understanding of the patient experience, improved care, and increased ... feedback received during council meetings, the TCAB unit has been able to trial innovations that matter to ... Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey were at an all-time high, with the most improvement in the ...

Jun 06,2012

Collaboratives Overview

language services empower nurses at the bedside. In the ambulatory setting, ... Through our work in Aligning Forces for Quality, we can improve the quality of health care by supporting ambulatory practices and hospitals in how they can make improvements in caring for patients. ...

Jun 20,2011

Regional Perspectives on the Triple Aim

tenet of health care system transformation, and it is widely accepted as the trifecta goal for reform. ... 2012-08-08 (All day) By improving both the patient experience of care and the health of populations—while reducing the cost of that care—we can improve the health and health care ...

Aug 08,2012

Redesigning Primary Care Helps Fill Critical Gaps

through a complex health care system. These efforts are part of a larger primary care transformation ... are improving primary care, one patient at a time.   (Ambulatory Care ... Ambulatory Care ...

Jun 27,2014

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