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Using Data to Reduce Disparities and Improve Quality: A Guide for Health Care Organizations

interpret race, ethnicity, and language data to improve equity for their patients. It is intended for health care organizations that already have quality data stratified by race, ethnicity, and language. This ... Organizations who are engaged in quality improvement efforts can use data-driven strategies to identify and ...

Apr 15,2014

Resource Type: Primer/Brief

Releasing Medicare Claims Data to Support Quality Improvement Initiatives: Legal Barriers and Opportunities

Primer/Brief A brief from the George Washington University School of Public Health & Health Services examines ... Pereira and Sara Rosenbaum conclude that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has ...

Aug 01,2011

Resource Type: Primer/Brief

Cincinnati: Program Spurs Improvements in Care Transitions

& Medicaid Services Innovation Center (CCMI). Her participation in the program brought an added ...

May 21,2012

Resource Type: Bright Spot

A Tale of Three Practices: How Medical Groups are Improving the Patient Experience

Medical practices are facing increasing pressure to improve their patient experience survey scores. Forces ... programs. A growing demand among patients for an enhanced service experience and greater participation in ... (tale three practices how medical groups are improving the patient experience) (Patient-Centered ...

Sep 09,2011

Resource Type: Case Study

Improving Health Care Quality and Equity: Considerations for Building Partnerships Between Provider Practices and Community Organizations

trust of patients and families, and serve as a referral service for much-needed support. This brief ...

Apr 26,2013

Resource Type: Report

Aligning Forces to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Disparities: Findings from an Assessment of AF4Q Hospital, Provider and Health Plan R/E/L Data Collection Practices

standardized patient race, ethnicity and language (R/E/L) data; Analysis of performance measures by R/E/L; and Identification and evaluation of quality improvement interventions targeted to ...

Aug 01,2011

Resource Type: Report

Predicting Outcomes of Organizational Change Survey

groups and networks (e.g. IPAs) Survey published in Health Services ... Ambulatory Quality Improvement Public ...

Sep 17,2011


Beyond Widgets: The Pursuit of Payment Reform

act to improve the product or service for consumers. Prices fall, value rises, and the economy expands ... consumers, usually drive demand for health care services. Employers and other purchasers of care should be ...

Jul 08,2013


Kansas City: A Patient’s Story: Integrating Equity in PCMH Kansas

patients. To improve and sustain high-quality, patient centered and equitable care, the Kansas City Quality Improvement Consortium (KCQIC) partnered with Swope Health Services, a federally qualified health center and one of the city’s major safety net clinics, in the AF4Q Equity Quality Improvement Initiative. ...

May 21,2012

Resource Type: Bright Spot

How to Report Cost Data to Promote High Quality, Affordable Choices: Findings from Consumer Testing

multiple initiatives to improve the quality of care while lowering costs in their communities. As part of ... price of service or out-of-pocket cost to the consumer, and general or specific to an insurer and ...

Mar 12,2014

Resource Type: How-to

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