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Western New York: Community Partnership Smashes Silos

In the current health care delivery system, care often seems fragmented, as though various providers and patients are all working in separate silos, with limited communication. The care any one provider delivers ... Medicare beneficiaries are re-hospitalized within 30 days of discharge, and the Medicare Payment Advisory ...

May 21,2012

Resource Type: Bright Spot

Maine: Leveraging Existing Infrastructure for Statewide Practice Improvement

In 2006, Medical Care Development (MCD) successfully obtained grant funding over two years to ... regional Physician Hospital Organizations, the Maine Medical Association, the Maine Primary Care Association, and multiple physician practices throughout the state, to form the Maine Practice Improvement ...

May 21,2012

Resource Type: Bright Spot

Positive Deviance Webinar: Slide Presentation 1 of 2

care hospitals and over 50 academic and private healthcare systems in the US, Canada, Central and South ... implement a PD initiative focused on MRSA prevention in the acute and long term care facilities of the ... -None- (Patient-Centered Care) ...

Apr 13,2012


Cost and Price Transparency: Building Blocks for Value, November 2011

consumer compare prices on just about any good or service in America. The exception: health care. Health care costs in America are such a mystery that often even doctors and most people who work in hospitals or clinics don’t know what they’re charging. In a new commentary, Robert Graham, MD, National ...

Nov 15,2011

Resource Type: Article/Commentary/Opinion

Case for Cost and Resource Use Reporting

The cost of medical care in the United States has been rising steadily over the ... use of resources could produce significant savings without adversely affecting the quality of care. In addition, the health reform law and other payment innovations are expected to reshape health care delivery ...

Jan 10,2012


AF4Q Race, Ethnicity, and Language (R/E/L) Training

in identifying and reducing disparities in health care Outline key decision points that ... racial and ethnic minorities often receive lower-quality health care than white patients, regardless of ... high-quality, equitable care, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) has identified the following framework: ...

Oct 14,2011

Resource Type: Presentation

Displays of Trend Data: Findings from the Field

its usefulness to consumers is uncertain at best, trend data can help providers (e.g., hospitals ... administrators reported health care purchasers use trend data to inform purchasing decisions, payment ...

May 21,2012

Resource Type: Lessons Learned

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