November 24, 2009 - Drawing on a recent Commonwealth Fund report, Making Care Coordination a Critical Component of the Pediatric Health System: A Multidisciplinary Framework, the authors of this Fund-supported article discuss strategies for coordinating care in medical homes. They report that having committed leadership and a process to shift care delivery from "reactive encounters" to "proactive interactions" are key to success.
July 29, 2011 - A new report synthesizing findings from four hospital case studies showcases opportunities for all hospitals to achieve greater efficiency. The case studies focus on four of the 13 Leapfrog Group–designated "Highest Value Hospitals."
May 21, 2009 - Rather than wait and see how health reform legislation unfolds, physicians should help lead the effort to establish affordable, high-quality health care in this country, say Elliott S. Fisher, M.D, M.P.H., Donald M. Berwick, M.D., M.P.P., and Karen Davis, Ph.D., in a New England Journal of Medicine "Perspectives" column.
November 3, 2008 - In a new commentary on The Commonwealth Fund/Modern Healthcare Opinion Leaders Survey, Glenn Hackbarth outlines steps for implementing payment reform in Medicare.
August 5, 2010 - In a chapter for Partners in Health: How Physicians and Hospitals Can Be Accountable Together, Stuart Guterman, The Commonwealth Fund's vice president for payment and system reform, and Anthony Shih, chief quality officer for the health care consultancy IPRO, outline their vision for health care payment reform.
September 23, 2004 - Community-wide efforts to prevent and treat chronic public health problems are gaining traction both here and abroad. In a new report, researchers from the National Rehabilitation Hospital Center for Health & Disability Research evaluate one such effort, Taking on Diabetes, and document 50 key attributes for successful, sustainable partnerships.
November 5, 2004 - This Issue Brief was prepared for The Commonwealth Fund/John F. Kennedy School of Government Bipartisan Congressional Health Policy Conference, January 15–17, 2004.
August 8, 2012 - This brief examines seven Medicaid agencies that have worked to develop the programs, policies, and infrastructures needed to identify and reduce women's health risks either prior to or between pregnancies in an effort to lower high rates of maternal mortality, infant mortality, and preterm births.
July 11, 2011 - Several countries, including New Zealand, Sweden, and Denmark, have replaced litigation with administrative compensation systems for patients who experience an avoidable medical injury. Such schemes enable patients to file claims for compensation without using an attorney.
March 28, 2007 - New federal initiatives to cover the uninsured include many proposals to use fully refundable federal income tax credits to subsidize uninsured individuals' purchase of coverage. A new Fund issue brief points out that policymakers can learn from the country's only current use of tax credits to cover the uninsured--the Health Coverage Tax Credits (HCTCs).
April 10, 2006 - A new Commonwealth Fund study in the Archives of Internal Medicine finds that America's doctors still have a way to go in adopting information technology, practicing team-based care, and collecting feedback from their patients.
In the Literature
April 6, 2012 - This Commonwealth Fund-supported campaign is reinvigorating efforts to improve the quality of care and quality of life for those living or recuperating in America's nursing homes.
March 15, 2011 - This case study provides a fifth-year update on patient safety initiatives at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
September 13, 2013 - This Commonwealth Fund–supported study looks at factors that are associated with successful field experience, also known as a practicum.
January 1, 2004 - Australia's mixed public-private health care system provides a unique opportunity to address safety and quality considerations.