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Talking Health: Long-Term Care

October 11, 2011 - This episode of "Talking Health," airing on CUNY-TV in October 2011, features interviews with Larry Minnix of LeadingAge and Lynn Friss Feinberg of the AARP Public Policy Institute. Play »


AARP Solutions Forum: Raising Expectations: A State Scorecard on Long-Term Services and Supports

September 9, 2011 - On September 8, 2011 AARP held a Solutions Forum highlighting the findings of "Raising Expectations: A State Scorecard on Long-Term Services and Supports." Speakers included: Susan Reinhard, AARP Senior Vice President for Public Policy; Mary Jane Koren, M.D., Vice President, The Commonwealth Fund; and Bruce Chernof, M.D., President and CEO, The SCAN Foundation; as well as state and federal officials and national experts in caregiving and LTSS policy. Play »


Scorecard Offers Vision of Improved Long Term Services

September 7, 2011 - The first of 70 million baby boomers turn 65 this year, and long-term services and supports (LTSS), which include home care, assisted living, and nursing home care, are on the rise. To help states identify gaps, AARP’s Public Policy Institute, The Commonwealth Fund, and The SCAN Foundation, developed the first state LTSS scorecard. Play »


Delivering on the Promise of the Patient-Centered Medical Home: Reducing Avoidable Emergency Department Use and Hospitalizations

August 1, 2011 - In this presentation, Commonwealth Fund president Karen Davis, Ph.D., looks at the ways the Affordable Care Act can help support the medical home. Davis gave the talk at the March 2011 meeting of the Safety Net Medical Home Initiative. Play »


Evolving Role of Nurses in the Medical Home

August 1, 2011 - In this presentation, Catherine Tantau of Tantau & Associates, and the clinic team from Cambridge Health Alliance, look at optimizing the role of nurses in primary care practices. The talk was given at the March 2011 meeting of the Safety Net Medical Home Initiative. Play »


Team-Based Care: Transforming Jobs, Transforming Care

August 1, 2011 - In this presentation, Tom Bodenheimer of the University of California San Francisco and Berdi Safford of the Family Care Network discuss the value of teams in creating continuity in care, as well as how the teams function in practice. The two speakers gave the talk at the March 2011 meeting of the Safety Net Medical Home Initiative. Play »


Practice Transformation: What It Really Takes

August 1, 2011 - In this presentation, Ed Wagner of MacColl Institute for Healthcare Innovation looks at the factors that distinguish practices that succeed in improving their performance indicators from those that fail. Wagner gave the talk at the March 2011 meeting of the Safety Net Medical Home Initiative. Play »


Patient Compensation for Medical Injuries: International Approaches

July 14, 2011 - In the U.S., the complex process of seeking compensation for medical injuries makes it difficult for patients to receive compensation, and fear of lawsuits leads to defensive medicine. This episode looks at countries like New Zealand, which separate patient compensation and issues of medical malpractice. Play »


Health Reform—Opportunities and Challenges for Providers

June 13, 2011 - Relatively little attention has been paid to the ways the health reform law seeks to strengthen the delivery system. This episode addresses how provisions to improve transparency, encourage more organized care, and promote payment reform affect those on the frontlines. Play »


13th International Health Ministers Symposium

May 24, 2011 - See highlights of the health ministers' roundtable discussion from The Commonwealth Fund's 13th International Symposium on Health Care Policy. Play »


Safety Net Medical Home Initiative: Transforming Primary Care

May 4, 2011 - The Commonwealth Fund is sponsoring a five-year demonstration program to help 65 low-income or safety net clinics in five states transform into patient-centered medical homes. Program administrators and participants discuss their progress in this video. Play »


Talking Health: Health Care Cost vs. Income

March 16, 2011 - This episode of the Commonwealth Fund-supported CUNY-TV program "Talking Health," "Health Care: Cost vs. Income," focuses on how effectively the health reform law will reduce health care costs for individuals, businesses, and providers. Play »


The Future of Regional Health Collaboratives

March 11, 2011 - An audio interview with Karen Wolk Feinstein, President and Chief Executive Officer, Pittsburgh Region Health Initiative. Play »


Innovations in Primary Care: What's in the Affordable Care Act?

February 14, 2011 - In this Dec. 13 Alliance for Health Reform/Commonwealth Fund briefing, speakers discussed primary care provisions in the Affordable Care Act, and how innovation in primary care can improve health system performance and control costs. Speakers included Melinda Abrams of The Commonwealth Fund, Kevin Grumbach, M.D., of the University of California, San Francisco, and Paul Grundy, M.D., director of healthcare transformation at IBM. Play »


The 2011 Child Health Scorecard: Learning from Top-Performing States

February 8, 2011 - The 2011 State Scorecard on Child Health System Performance showed wide variation among states in health insurance coverage, the affordability of care, receipt of preventive care and treatment, and the opportunity for children to lead healthy lives. Scorecard authors Cathy Schoen and Ed Schor discuss how lower-performing states can learn from the best states and meet achievable benchmarks. Play »


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