Case Studies: Other (e.g., Association, Intermediary)

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The Business Case for a Corporate Wellness Program: A Case Study of General Motors and the United Auto Workers Union

August 23, 2004 - In 1996, General Motors and the United Auto Workers Union launched a comprehensive preventive health program for employees, LifeSteps, which involves education, health appraisals, counseling, and other interventions.

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The Business Case for Pharmaceutical Management: A Case Study of Henry Ford Health System

August 23, 2004 - To shorten hospitalization for deep vein thrombosis, Henry Ford experimented with the use of an expensive new drug, low molecular weight heparin, and set up a lipid clinic to maximize the benefit of powerful new cholesterol-lowering drugs.

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The Business Case for Tobacco Cessation Programs: A Case Study of Group Health Cooperative in Seattle

August 23, 2004 - Group Health Cooperative made tobacco cessation a priority by identifying smokers and engaging them in behavioral counseling.

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Caring for the Chronically Ill: Disease Management in Germany

August 13, 2004 - Germany aims to create incentives for health insurers to enroll chronically ill people and to improve quality and efficiency of care through the use of evidence-based guidelines, formularies of effective drugs, and improved coordination.

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Case Study: Iowa's Health Literacy Collaborative Is Transforming Patient-Provider Communication

March 12, 2007 - Iowa's largest integrated health care system converted health literacy research into practice and policy by using multidisciplinary teams to implement proven interventions and tools throughout its organization.

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Case Study: Promoting High Reliability Surgery at Kaiser Permanente

January 20, 2005 - Kaiser Permanente instituted a program to promote effective teamwork and communication among care teams working in high-risk areas such as surgery and obstetrics.

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Case Study: The Harvard Center for Medical Simulation's Labor and Delivery Crisis Resource Management Course

March 30, 2005 - To prepare clinicians to handle critical situations in labor and delivery, the Harvard Center for Medical Simulation created a simulation-based Labor and Delivery Crisis Resource Management training course designed to increase teamwork and procedural skills among teams of providers.

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Case Study: The National Surgical Quality Improvement Program

May 26, 2005 - The American College of Surgeons created a national program to measure and improve risk-adjusted surgical outcomes using validated methods first developed and proven in VA hospitals.

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Case Study: The Washington University Medicare Coordinated Care Demonstration Program

June 30, 2005 - CMS has launched several demonstration programs to find out whether chronic care management programs developed in the private sector can be effective for the Medicare population.

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Case Study: University of Tennessee Health Science Center's Telehealth Network

March 12, 2007 - A state university created a telehealth network to improve the health of nearby underserved and isolated populations through education, research, and service.

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Centura Health at Home: Home Telehealth as the Standard of Care

January 30, 2013 - This case study looks at the results from the year-long program that demonstrated successful outcomes in terms of reducing 30-day rehospitalizations, increasing patients' quality of life, improving patients' self-management skills and education, and reducing the frequency of home visits from registered nurses.

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Denver Health: A High-Performance Public Health Care System

July 12, 2007 - Denver Health, a comprehensive and integrated medical system that is Colorado's largest health care safety-net provider, has a national reputation as a high-performance organization

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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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Henry Ford Health System: A Framework for System Integration, Coordination, Collaboration, and Innovation

August 13, 2009 - Henry Ford Health System is a vertically integrated health care system in southeastern Michigan whose leadership is committed to systemic integration, clinical excellence, and customer value through the core competencies of collaboration, care coordination, and innovation and learning.

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Marshfield Clinic: Health Information Technology Paves the Way for Population Health Management

August 13, 2009 - Marshfield Clinic is a not-for-profit, physician-governed multispecialty group practice serving residents of rural Wisconsin through a regional ambulatory care system, an affiliated health plan, and related foundations supporting health research and education.

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