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Mercy Medical Center: Reducing Readmissions Through Clinical Excellence, Palliative Care, and Collaboration

March 17, 2011 - Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, had readmission rates in the lowest 3 percent among U.S. hospitals in all three clinical areas—heart attack, heart failure, and pneumonia—reported to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for the selection period.

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Sentara Healthcare: Making Patient Safety an Enduring Organizational Value

March 15, 2011 - Sentara Healthcare, an integrated health care delivery system serving parts of Virginia and North Carolina, has developed a systematic program to foster a culture of safety throughout its member hospitals, with the aim of reducing the potential for patient harm.

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Advancing Patient Safety in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

March 15, 2011 - As part of a systemwide transformation, the VA formed its National Center for Patient Safety to foster an organizational culture of safety within its nationwide network of hospitals and outpatient clinics.

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Johns Hopkins Medicine: Embedding Patient Safety in a University-Affiliated Integrated Health Care Delivery System

March 15, 2011 - Johns Hopkins Medicine—an academic medical center and nonprofit integrated health care delivery system—set a goal in 2002 of making its care the safest in the world.

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OSF HealthCare: Promoting Patient Safety Through Education and Staff Engagement

March 15, 2011 - OSF HealthCare, an integrated health care delivery system serving parts of Illinois and Michigan, was an early leader in promoting a collaborative approach to patient safety improvement.

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Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center: Excellence in Heart Attack Care Reduces Readmissions

February 16, 2011 - Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center (Memorial City) achieved superior readmission rates in two of the three clinical areas reported to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

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Intermountain Healthcare's McKay-Dee Hospital Center: Driving Down Readmissions by Caring for Patients the "Right Way"

February 16, 2011 - McKay-Dee Hospital Center in Ogden, Utah, part of the Intermountain Healthcare System, had readmission rates in the lowest 3 percent of hospitals across the nation for all three clinical areas reported to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for the selection period.

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Rhode Island Quality Institute: A Statewide Partnership to Improve Health Care Quality

December 28, 2010 - Rhode Island was the first state to begin moving toward establishing statewide public–private partnerships for quality improvement and is the only state to have established an independent nonprofit organization to house and coordinate such efforts.

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Montefiore Medical Center: Integrated Care Delivery for Vulnerable Populations

October 19, 2010 - Montefiore Medical Center, an academic medical center in New York City, has created an integrated system of care for its primarily low-income patients. This patient-centered system of hospitals, community clinics, and school-based clinics uses innovative practices for managing chronic disease, provides access to high-quality specialty hospital care, and employs targeted care management and robust health information technology in support of integrated care.

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The Triple Aim Journey: Improving Population Health and Patients' Experience of Care, While Reducing Costs

July 22, 2010 - These three case studies of organizations participating in the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's Triple Aim initiative shed light on how partnering with providers and organizing care can improve the health of a population and patients' experience while lowering—or at least reducing the rate of increase in—the per capita cost of care.

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QuadMed: Transforming Employer-Sponsored Health Care Through Workplace Primary Care and Wellness Programs

July 22, 2010 - This case study looks at how Wisconsin-based printing company Quad/Graphics transformed itself from a purchaser of health insurance to an investor in employee health and productivity by creating worksite health clinics that focus on comprehensive primary care and wellness programs.

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Genesee Health Plan: Improving Access to Care and the Health of Uninsured Residents Through a County Health Plan

July 22, 2010 - Genesee Health Plan is a community-based nonprofit that provides primary care and other basic health care services to low-income, uninsured adults in Michigan. This case study looks at how, by increasing access to physician services and supporting patients to adopt healthy behaviors and manage chronic disease, the plan significantly reduced its enrollees' use of emergency department services and hospital admissions.

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Genesys HealthWorks: Pursuing the Triple Aim Through a Primary Care-Based Delivery System, Integrated Self-Management Support, and Community Partnerships

July 22, 2010 - Genesys HealthWorks is a model of care developed by Genesys Health System in metropolitan Flint, Michigan. This case study looks at how Genesys aims to improve population health and the patient experience of care while reducing or controlling increases in the per capita cost of care.

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CareOregon: Transforming the Role of a Medicaid Health Plan from Payer to Partner

July 22, 2010 - This case study looks at how CareOregon, an Oregon-based nonprofit Medicaid health plan, is transforming its role from payer to integrator of care on behalf of its members by partnering with health care providers to create and pursue a common vision for improving primary care delivery.

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The Mount Auburn Cambridge Independent Practice Association

July 20, 2010 - This case study provides an example of how a Boston-area independent practice association forged relationships among physicians and a hospital to share in savings generated by improved quality and lower costs.

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