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have become a transformational influence at the national level, helping shape policy around care ... discussions and decision-making, providing a reality check about how they access and experience care, the ... their providers, and helping patients choose treatment options wisely. [1]  Both at the policy ...

May 14,2015

AF4Q Hospital Initiatives Press Release

bad health care,” said Susan Mende, BSN, MPH, senior program officer at the Robert Wood Johnson ... language barriers, and improved timely care in emergency departments Princeton, NJ – The Robert ... improve the quality and safety of patient care in hospitals. The effort is part of Aligning Forces for Quality ...

Jul 25,2012

Speaker Biographies

physician, bestselling author, and Professor for the Theory and Practice of Medicine at the ... elsewhere. A moving speaker, he is also acclaimed as a dedicated and inspiring teacher of medicine at the ... medically underserved populations. She is lead author of Law and the American Health Care System (Foundation ...

Sep 06,2012

Quality Teams Making Quality Improvements

collaborative in New Mexico, Quality Transformation in Practice (QTIP), is helping primary care practices (PCPs) ... focus was using the chronic care model. The idea was to teach the sites and their providers how to use ... processes.  “We had to identify how the chronic care model would meet the needs of all patients. We ...

Oct 30,2013

SCPA Improves Quality and Reduces Super-Utilizer Re-Hospitalizations

address the larger issues that repeat visitors face. By enhancing primary care, emergency room overuse will decrease, and costs. AF4Q SCPA also aims to improve the quality of care and reduce ... percent. The clinics in Pennsylvania vary in the model of care they deliver; some are more like ...

Mar 27,2014

Minnesota: Partnering for a Better Patient Experience

all survey respondents said they experienced the top level of access to care at their clinics. The ... in health care transformation, MN Community Measurement was chosen by the Minnesota Department of ... care—known as the Clinician and Group Surveys–Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems ...

Oct 30,2013

2012 May National Meeting - Agenda

from the hotel. We will meet downstairs at the hotel at 5:00. Don’t be late - you will NOT want to miss ... drop you on Bourbon Street at the conclusion of the event if you still feel the night is young. ... available onsite to help you make a reservation at one of the many amazing restaurants in the area. ...

Mar 27,2012

Driving an Aligned Agenda for Quality Improvement

care quality and value. Alliances can facilitate alignment by identifying and prioritizing variations ... agreed upon goals. [1] Such coordination can accelerate change in care delivery and payment reform, and maximize improvement across a geographic area. Improving health care quality and value ...

May 14,2015

Market Analysis

A major premise of the AF4Q initiative is that health care is local. Each market has unique factors that affect the health care industry and that can influence the level of collaboration and willingness of market stakeholders to transform health care. An analysis of these stakeholders, including ...

May 14,2015

AF4Q May 2013 National Meeting Sessions

considerable effort to navigate the federal and state health care landscapes, consider and pitch funding ... aimed at discovering the approaches and behaviors of the most visionary companies of the past two ... EFFORTS: This session explored the features of projects that have been able to transform stakeholder ...

Feb 26,2013

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