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Creating Incentives for Quality: General Practitioners in Britain's NHS

August 13, 2004 - While employers and insurers in the U.S. are experimenting with "value purchasing," the U.K. has implemented an ambitious initiative to reward primary care providers for improved performance.

Case Study

Database Showcases "Pay for Performance" and Incentive Initiatives

July 15, 2004 - The Leapfrog Group's new "Incentive and Reward Compendium" puts information on incentive and reward programs aimed at improving health care at the public's fingertips.

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Dedicated Surgical Care Improvement Team Guides Changes at Reid Hospital and Health Care Services

November 10, 2009 - This case study describes the strategies and factors that appear to contribute to high performance on surgical care improvement measures at Reid Hospital. It is based on information obtained from interviews with key hospital personnel and materials provided by the hospital during the spring of 2009.

Case Study

Defining and Measuring Person-Centered Care in Assisted Living

February 27, 2012 - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is in the process of identifying person-centered attributes and indicators for its Medicaid home and community-based services programs. To assist CMS and assisted living stakeholders, the Center for Excellence in Assisted Living, a nonprofit collaborative of 11 national organizations, has published recommendations for person-centered HCBS attributes and assisted living indicators.

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Delaware: First State, First Statewide Health Information Exchange

November 4, 2009 - Delaware established the first statewide clinical health information exchange (HIE) in 1997. Compared with other states, it has taken more of a public sector approach to HIE governance, though this strategy may be shifting.

State Profile

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

Case Study

Designing Incentives to Improve Care: Tools from the Leapfrog Group

May 4, 2006 - Resources from the Leapfrog Group offer guidance to employers, health plans, states, and other payers in designing and implementing pay-for-performance and other incentive programs.

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Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics: Training Modules on Clinical Issues in Primary Care

March 13, 2006 - These 24 training modules for physician faculty explore common developmental and behavioral pediatric issues relevant to primary care for children ages 0–5 and their families.

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Disease Management: Florida's MediPass Program

August 3, 2004 - MediPass, Florida's Medicaid managed care program, uses primary care case management to target patients with HIV/AIDS, hemophilia, diabetes, asthma, cancer, congestive heart failure, and other chronic conditions.

State Profile

Dual Eligible Demonstrations: Resources for Advocates

May 22, 2012 - A new Commonwealth Fund–supported Web site offers educational resources for consumer groups and can serve as a platform for sharing ideas and strategies for improving care for dual eligibles.

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Duke University Hospital: Organizational and Tactical Strategies to Enhance Patient Satisfaction

December 19, 2008 - Duke University Hospital leaders say that ensuring patient satisfaction requires both organizational and tactical strategies.

Case Study

Englewood Hospital and Medical Center: Seven Consecutive Quarters Without a Central Line–Associated Bloodstream Infection

December 28, 2011 - This case study describes the strategies and factors that appear to contribute to the low incidence of CLABSIs at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. It is based on information obtained from interviews with key hospital personnel, publicly available information, and materials provided by the hospital from December 2009 to January 2010.

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Enhancing Child Development Services in Medicaid Managed Care

November 1, 2005 - This report, a resource for health plans and other organizations, presents a quality framework for improving developmental services for low-income children. It highlights strategies for improving the delivery of these services, including the early identification of developmental problems in infants and young children.

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Enhancing Cross-Cultural Communication By Telling Patients' Stories

July 12, 2004 - A series of four short films and an accompanying facilitator's guide are designed to teach medical students and others about how to better communicate with minorities and patients from other countries.

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Enhancing the Performance of Local Long-Term Care Ombudsman Programs: A Toolkit

December 4, 2006 - The Local Long-Term Care Ombudsman Programs toolkit is designed to help state and local Long-Term Care Ombudsman Programs improve their performance as advocates for residents of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities.

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