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Bright Futures Clinical Guide to Performing Preventive Services

July 8, 2010 - This Clinical Guide—designed to accompany the Bright Futures Guidelines for Health Supervision of Infants, Children, and Adolescents—provides authoritative, evidence-based guidance about the most effective and efficient ways to deliver child preventive services.

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Bright Futures: Training and Implementation Materials for Pediatric Practices

April 29, 2010 - The Bright Futures training and implementation materials are designed to help office staff improve developmental screening and preventive services for children under age 5.

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Bronson Methodist Hospital: Reducing Central Line Bloodstream Infections in Critical Care Units and Beyond

December 28, 2011 - This case study describes the strategies and factors that appear to contribute to the low incidence of CLABSIs at Southern Ohio Medical Center. It is based on information obtained from interviews with key hospital personnel, publicly available information, and materials provided by the hospital from January to February 2011.

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Building Electronic Infrastructure in Connecticut

April 7, 2008 - Connecticut has begun an effort to develop a range of electronic infrastructure tools that will be shared across health care providers to speed the delivery of necessary health care services.

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Building Quality into RIte Care: How Rhode Island Is Improving Care for Low-Income Residents

August 6, 2004 - Many states are struggling with how to cover ever-increasing health care costs for their low-income residents. Rhode Island is seeking to reduce costs by improving quality of care for these populations.

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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 Clinical Pathways and Outcomes Management: A Case Study of Children's Hospital and Health Center of San Diego

August 19, 2004 - These standardized processes of care have reduced lengths of stay, increased the health system's organizational capacity, and attracted business.

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The Business Case for Drop-In Group Medical Appointments: A Case Study of Luther Midelfort Mayo System

August 23, 2004 - Group medical appointments have the potential to increase access to physicians, improve patient satisfaction, and increase physician productivity.

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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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California First with Exchange Legislation Under National Reform

March 11, 2011 - As the first state to enact legislation to create a health insurance exchange since the passage of the Affordable Care Act, California is an early example of how the law's vision of state-based exchanges can be implemented.

State Profile

California Governor's Health Care Proposal

March 27, 2007 - Governor Schwarzenegger's reform proposal incorporates measures that would cover virtually all Californians through an individual mandate, premium assistance, State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) expansion, and a new purchasing mechanism.

State Profile

California's Children's Health Initiatives: County-Based Programs to Guarantee Coverage

May 26, 2005 - California counties are taking creative approaches to guarantee that all low- to mid-income children have access to health coverage.

State Profile

Cardinal Primary Care Medical Group, Inc.: A Case Study of Patient- and Family-Centered Primary Care Practice

June 26, 2008 - The Cardinal Primary Care Medical Group is one of 12 practice sites featured in Commonwealth Fund case studies of high-performing patient-centered primary care practices.

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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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