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Modeling and Measuring Nursing Home Reform: Workbook and DVD

April 4, 2006 - A DVD and accompanying workbook, "A Tale of Transformation: Four Stages Tell the Story," offer learning points and inspiration for teams working to change the culture of nursing homes. These resources are designed to work hand in hand with the Culture Change Staging Tool.

Tool

Monarch HealthCare: Leveraging Experience in Population Health Management to Attain Accountable Care

January 27, 2012 - Monarch HealthCare, a physician-led independent practice association in Orange County, Calif., is one of the provider groups participating in the Brookings–Dartmouth ACO Pilot Program to form accountable care organizations, which assume responsibility for improving patient care and lowering total costs and, in turn, share in the savings achieved.

Case Study

Monitoring Medical Home Implementation

July 10, 2013 - The Patient-Centered Medical Home Assessment is a self-assessment tool that was developed by the MacColl Center for Health Care Innovation and Qualis Health for the Safety Net Medical Home Initiative to help practices understand to what degree they function as a medical home and to identify opportunities for improvement.

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Montana Passes Healthy Montana Kids Plan Act

January 23, 2009 - In November, Montana residents overwhelmingly passed Initiative 155, which establishes the Healthy Montana Kids plan to expand and coordinate coverage for uninsured children under Medicaid and SCHIP.

State Profile

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.

Case Study

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.

Case Study

A Multi-Pronged Quality Initiative in Maine

April 7, 2008 - In Maine's pursuit of quality improvement, it is using measurement, public reporting of data, and identification of high achievers to understand its health care delivery systems and improve outcomes.

State Profile

Munson Medical Center: Constant Focus on Patient Satisfaction

December 19, 2008 - By focusing on patient satisfaction and engaging frontline staff in improving care, Munson Medical Center has become one of the better large hospitals in the United States in terms of overall patient satisfaction.

Case Study

National Standards for Medical Interpreters

November 15, 2005 - For the first time, national standards of practice for health care interpreters have been established to improve the quality and consistency of interpreting in U.S. hospitals, health plans, and other medical settings.

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New Jersey: Cultural Competency Training

October 4, 2005 - New Jersey has recently become the first state to enact legislation mandating that physicians receive cultural competency training.

State Profile

New Jersey's Children's Mandate and Coverage Expansion for Parents

November 7, 2008 - In July, New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine signed into law comprehensive health reform that helps the state move toward universal access to health coverage.

State Profile

New Mexico Implements State Coverage Insurance Program

October 4, 2005 - New Mexico created a public-private partnership that uses unspent CHIP funds to subsidize premiums for low-income uninsured adults.

State Profile

New Mexico: Outreach Grant Funding for "Enrollment Kiosks"

May 19, 2010 - The New Mexico Human Services Department is receiving nearly $1 million for 2009 to 2011 to design and install standalone kiosks that consumers can use to electronically apply for CHIP and Medicaid at community centers and schools, rather than visiting enrollment offices.

State Profile

New York: State and City Innovations to Scale Up Health IT

November 4, 2009 - Since 2006, New York State has awarded $226 million in public funds to develop and implement a comprehensive health information infrastructure—more than in all other states combined.

State Profile

New York's Plan to Expand Coverage and Combat Obesity

April 21, 2009 - New York Governor David Paterson (D) outlined four key health reform initiatives in his State of the State address on January 7: public coverage expansion, enrollment reforms, private insurance expansion for dependents, and multiple efforts to combat obesity.

State Profile