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Oregon Health Care Quality Corporation

June 30, 2008 - The Oregon Health Care Quality Corporation, based in Portland, Oregon, is a nonprofit partnership that brings together physician groups, nurses, hospitals, health plans, purchasers, consumers, and policymakers in an effort to improve the quality of health care in Oregon through community-wide collaboration.

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Wheaton Franciscan Medical Group: A Case Study of Patient- and Family-Centered Primary Care Practice

June 26, 2008 - The Spring Street site of the Wheaton Franciscan Medical Group (WFMG) is one of 12 primary care practices featured in Commonwealth Fund case studies of high- performing patient-centered primary care practices.

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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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Oklahoma's SoonerCare Health Management Program

June 25, 2008 - The Oklahoma Health Care Authority has contracted the Iowa Foundation for Medical Care to administer the SoonerCare Health Management Program for high-risk Medicaid members and primary care providers.

State Profile

North Carolina Healthcare Quality Alliance

June 25, 2008 - The North Carolina Healthcare Quality Alliance (NCHQA) is a plan to standardize care across the state for five of the most common and costly chronic conditions.

State Profile

Strategies to Enhance Patient-Centered Communication

May 29, 2008 - Despite the value many family physicians place on communicating with their patients, patients' expectations are often not met in routine primary care visits.

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The North Dakota Experience: Achieving High-Performance Health Care Through Rural Innovation and Cooperation

May 21, 2008 - North Dakota faces health care challenges common to many rural areas of the U.S., but the state's health care system appears to be performing better than that in many other states--rural or urban. A new Fund report shows how North Dakota is getting it done.

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Case Study: Reducing Hospital Readmissions Among Heart Failure Patients at Catholic Healthcare Partners

March 20, 2008 - A quality improvement program implemented at a large nonprofit health system relied on performance reporting, financial incentives, and a nursing intervention to promote evidence-based care for heart failure patients and to lower readmissions among these patients.

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Case Study: Qualifying as a Patient-Centered Medical Home

January 24, 2008 - Hudson River HealthCare's experience in multiple quality improvement collaboratives and in meeting its requirements as a federally qualified health center has proved beneficial in its efforts to provide high-quality, patient-centered care.

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Collecting Race, Ethnicity, and Language Data: A How-To Guide

January 14, 2008 - This toolkit provides comprehensive guidance to health plans, hospitals, and other health care providers on how to collect information about patients' race, ethnicity, and preferred language, and how to do so with efficiency and respect.

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Case Study: Improving Performance at Charleston Area Medical Center

November 29, 2007 - Multidisciplinary improvement teams at a medical center in Charleston, W. Va., implemented new care processes, supported by "change agents" and rapid-response data reporting, that led the hospital to achieve benchmark performance across multiple indicators of health care quality.

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Washington State: Cultural Competency Training

October 11, 2007 - In an effort to reduce racial and ethnic disparities in health care, Washington State has joined New Jersey in requiring cultural competency training for certain health care professionals.

State Profile

Case Study: Looking Behind the Top Heart Failure Mortality Rating at Maimonides Medical Center

September 20, 2007 - A heart failure program implemented at an independent teaching hospital appears to have lowered readmission and mortality rates for these patients, suggesting that other institutions can improve their health outcomes for this condition.

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Summa Health System's Care Coordination Network

August 29, 2007 - Increasing demand for acute care beds led an Ohio health system to establish a network that aimed to improve transitional care between its hospitals and local post-acute care facilities.

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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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