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St. Charles Hospital: Improving Surgical Care Through Best-Practice Literature and Order Sets

September 22, 2009 - From 2004 to 2008, St. Charles Hospital achieved dramatic improvement on process-of-care measures, particularly on those intended to reduce surgical complications. This case study examines how they achieved these quality improvements.

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Family Council Manual and Toolkit: A Guide for Creating and Sustaining Effective Nursing Home Family Councils

August 28, 2009 - The Family Council Manual and Toolkit: A Guide for Creating and Sustaining Effective Nursing Home Family Councils is a practical handbook for family members interested in setting up a new family council as well as a comprehensive resource for more experienced leaders facing new issues or wanting to reinvigorate an existing council.

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Resident-Centered Regulation: Achieving Resident-Centered Nursing Home Care Through the Regulatory Process

August 28, 2009 - With support from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and partial funding from The Commonwealth Fund, the Rhode Island Department of Health conducted a project called the Individualized Care Pilot.

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How to Retain Nursing Home Staff and Improve Organizational Performance

August 28, 2009 - Based on the experiences of more than 400 nursing homes, the Staff Stability Toolkit is designed to serve as an evidence-based resource for nursing homes that are working to reduce staff turnover.

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Mayo Clinic: Multidisciplinary Teamwork, Physician-Led Governance, and Patient-Centered Culture Drive World-Class Health Care

August 13, 2009 - The Mayo Clinic is the world's oldest and largest integrated multispecialty group medical practice, combining clinical practice, education, and research at the regional, national, and international levels for the benefit of individuals with routine as well as complex health care needs.

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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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Minnesota: Community Action Plans and Health Care Homes

July 13, 2009 - Minnesota's 2008 Health Reform bill has four elements intended to work together: population health, health care market transparency and enhanced information about the quality and cost of care, payment reform, and consumer engagement.

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Vermont: Community Care Teams and Health IT

July 13, 2009 - Vermont's Blueprint for Health is a statewide, public–private initiative designed to reduce the health and economic impacts of common chronic conditions.

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Group Health Cooperative: Reinventing Primary Care by Connecting Patients with a Medical Home

July 2, 2009 - Group Health Cooperative (GHC) is a nonprofit, consumer-governed health care organization serving 580,000 members in Washington State and Idaho through an integrated multispecialty group practice and a network of community providers.

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United Hospital Center: Improving Surgical Care Through Evidence-Based Education and Standardization

July 2, 2009 - In just a few years, the United Hospital Center (UHC) rose from being one of the lower-performing U.S. hospitals on process-of-care measures to being one of the top performers. This case study focuses on UHC's achievement in providing recommended treatment related to surgical care.

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Organizing for Higher Performance: Case Studies of Organized Delivery Systems--Series Overview, Findings, and Methods

July 2, 2009 - Fifteen case studies illustrate how diverse types of organized health care delivery systems promote higher performance through information continuity, patient engagement, care coordination, team-oriented care delivery, continuous innovation and learning, and convenient access to care.

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NorthShore University Health System: Achieving Rapid Improvement on Core Measures

July 2, 2009 - In 2007, NorthShore University Health System achieved 97 percent compliance with Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) process-of-care measures, a 12-point increase in one year. The measures relate to achievement of recommended treatment in: heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, and surgical care.

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The Valley Hospital: Leaders Set the Tone for Patient Service and Satisfaction

May 22, 2009 - At The Valley Hospital, hospital leaders exemplify on a daily basis the hospital's dedication to patient service. Each morning, the chief executive officer and chief financial officer visit patients.

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Investing in Nursing Home Transformation: A Toolkit for States

April 21, 2009 - The State Investment in Culture Change Toolkit, created by the Institute for the Future of Aging Services, the research arm of the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging, aims to help states play an active role in getting nursing homes to initiate or expand "culture change" efforts.

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