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Case Study: Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital

September 15, 2008 - Legacy Good Samaritan hospital is part of the Legacy Health System, which includes two tertiary hospitals, three community hospitals, the largest children's hospital in Oregon, as well as primary and specialty care clinics, hospice care, and a full-service research facility.

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Case Study: Rankin Medical Center

September 15, 2008 - Rankin Medical Center in Brandon, Mississippi, is a small community hospital with about 90 active acute care beds and serving five rural and suburban counties.

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Case Study: St. Mary's Health Care System

September 15, 2008 - St. Mary's Health Care System recently celebrated its 100th year of service in Athens, Georgia. Located 70 miles from downtown Atlanta, it operates 165 beds (with a capacity of 195), and has about 10,000 inpatient admissions annually.

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Arizona's Statewide HIE Utility

September 15, 2008 - The Arizona Medicaid Health Information Exchange Utility is a Web-based system for exchanging patients' health records and other medical information among the state's Medicaid providers.

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Florida's "Network of Networks"

September 15, 2008 - The Florida Health Information Network operates at the community level, with the state supporting and encouraging local collaborations focused on health information exchange, particularly the development of regional health information organizations.

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Oregon's Patient Safety Commission

September 15, 2008 - Oregon's Patient Safety Commission is an independent agency with a mission to reduce patient harm.

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Pennsylvania's Patient Safety Reporting System

September 15, 2008 - With Governor Ed Rendell's support, Pennsylvania is undertaking a multifaceted approach to improve both health care quality and safety. State officials are working to align initiatives led by the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Commission, departments of Health, Public Welfare, and Insurance, and an independent Patient Safety Authority.

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Utah's Patient Safety Activities

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Massachusetts' Action Plan

August 25, 2008 - Realizing that coverage expansion, the focus of the state's 2006 health reform legislation, is not enough to improve overall health system performance, Massachusetts is undertaking what some policymakers are calling "Health Care Reform 2.0," with a focus on improving health care quality.

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Minnesota: Payment Reform and Price Transparency

August 25, 2008 - In May 2008, Minnesota legislators and Governor Tim Pawlenty reached agreement on a comprehensive package of health care payment reforms designed to promote medical homes, quality measurement, and cost and quality transparency.

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Vermont: Patient Registry and Tracking System

August 25, 2008 - Through the Vermont Blueprint for Health, a public-private initiative to improve chronic care, Vermont is creating a patient registry to track patient medical conditions and treatments, guide chronic care treatment decisions, and measure health outcomes at the group and individual levels.

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Is It Quality Improvement or Research?

July 24, 2008 - Case studies of two leading health care organizations show that they share a common perspective of quality improvement (QI) as integral to excellence in clinical practice and, therefore, subject to the same ethical obligation to deliver the best possible care to patients.

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Arizona Uses ROI Calculator for P4P Design

June 30, 2008 - Arizona's Medicaid program, Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System or AHCCCS, used the ROI calculator to help design a statewide Medicaid pay-for-performance (P4P) system for its contracted managed care organizations (MCOs).

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Pennsylvania Uses ROI to Target Disease Management Populations

June 30, 2008 - Pennsylvania's Medicaid agency, the Office of Medical Assistance Programs or OMAP, used the ROI Calculator to examine the impacts of its existing disease management program on specific populations and determine how to enhance future disease management efforts.

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Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum

June 30, 2008 - The Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum, based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is a private, nonprofit organization formed as part of the post-Katrina effort to rebuild the health care system in hurricane-affected areas of the state.

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