Assessing Organizational Characteristics for Effective Patient-Centered Health System Reform and Innovation

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Recent legislative initiatives in the state of Washington present an opportunity to explore how different types of health care organizations respond to delivery and payment system reforms, and what impact these reforms have on costs and quality of care. This project will document how five organizations selected for their diversity in culture, organizational structure, delivery system integration, and market environment respond to three innovations being implemented throughout that state: 1) the patient-centered medical home; 2) shared patient–physician decision-making; and 3) experimentation by individual purchasers with new methods for paying primary care providers. This work will inform policymakers, health care leaders, and others in their efforts to reform health care delivery at the organizational, state, and national levels.

Grant Details

Grantee Organization:
University of Washington
Principal Investigator:
Douglas A. Conrad, Ph.D., M.B.A., M.H.A.
Award Amount:
$359,183.00
Approval Date:
November 10, 2009
Related Topics
Health Care Delivery

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