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  States Turn to Managed Care To Constrain Medicaid Long-Term Care Costs by the Innovations Exchange Team (4/9/2014)

  Developing and Testing an Idea by Paul E. Plsek, MS, Paul E. Plsek & Associates, Inc.; Author, Accelerating Health Care Transformation with Lean and Innovation: The Virginia Mason Experience; Former Member, Innovations Exchange Editorial Board (3/12/2014)

  Formalization of the Pathways Model Facilitates Standards and Certification by the Innovations Exchange Team (2/26/2014)

  Factors That Influence the Scale Up and Spread of Innovations by Brian Mittman, PhD, Senior Advisor, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Center for Implementation Practice and Research Support; Senior Scientist, Department of Research and Evaluation, Kaiser Permanente Southern California; Member, Innovations Exchange Editorial Board (1/29/2014)

  Wellness and Health Promotion Programs Use Financial Incentives To Motivate Employees by the Innovations Exchange Team (1/15/2014)

  National Initiative Uses Medical Order Forms To Translate Patients’ End-of-Life Wishes Into Action by the Innovations Exchange Team (12/18/2013)

  Selecting an Innovation Strategy by Paul E. Plsek, MS, Paul E. Plsek & Associates, Inc.; Author, Accelerating Health Care Transformation with Lean and Innovation: The Virginia Mason Experience; Former Member, Innovations Exchange Editorial Board (12/4/2013)

  Screening Patients in the Emergency Department for HIV and Tobacco Use by the Innovations Exchange Team, based on an interview with two emergency physicians (11/20/2013)

  Connecting Underserved Patients to Primary Care After Emergency Department Visits by the Innovations Exchange Team, based on an interview with Herbert C. Smitherman Jr., MD, MPH, FACP, President and CEO, Health Centers Detroit Foundation; Member, Innovations Exchange Editorial Board (10/23/2013)

  A Researcher’s Perspective on Clinical-Community Relationships by the Innovations Exchange Team, based on an interview with Jodi Summers Holtrop, PhD, MCHES, Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of Colorado Denver (7/31/2013)

  The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Develops New Resources on Clinical-Community Relationships to Promote Research by the Innovations Exchange Team (7/31/2013)

  Improving Access to Specialty Care for Medicaid Patients by the Innovations Exchange Team, based on an interview with Laurie E. Felland, MS, Director of Qualitative Research at the Center for Studying Health System Change (7/17/2013)

  Integrating Behavioral Health With Primary Care by the Innovations Exchange Team, based on an interview with Benjamin F. Miller, PsyD, Department of Family Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and Member, Innovations Exchange Expert Panel (6/19/2013)

  Trends in Health Information Exchanges by the Innovations Exchange Team, based on an interview with J. Marc Overhage, MD, PhD, Chief Medical Informatics Officer at Siemens Healthcare, Health Services (6/5/2013)

  Telehealth Improves Access and Quality of Care for Alaska Natives by the Innovations Exchange Team (5/22/2013)

  The State of Accountable Care Organizations by the Innovations Exchange Team, based on an interview with health policy and management expert Stephen M. Shortell, PhD, MPH, MBA (5/8/2013)

  The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Will Soon Issue a Final Recommendation on HIV Screening for Adolescents and Adults by the Innovations Exchange Team, based on an interview with U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Member Douglas K. Owens, MD, MS (4/10/2013)

  Chronic Disease Management Can Reduce Readmissions by the Innovations Exchange Team, based on an interview with Jack Meyer, PhD, Managing Principal, Health Management Associates (3/13/2013)

  New Recognition Standards for Specialty Practices Emphasize Coordination With Primary Care by the Innovations Exchange Team (3/13/2013)

  How To Think About Evidence When Deciding Whether To Adopt an Innovation by Brian S. Mittman, PhD, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Kaiser Permanente Southern California, Innovations Exchange Editorial Board member; John Øvretveit, PhD, The Karolinska Institute, Innovations Exchange Expert Panel member; Paul Plsek, MS, Paul E. Plsek & Associates, Innovations Exchange Editorial Board member; Susanne Salem-Schatz, ScD, HealthCare Quality Initiatives (2/27/2013)

  Trends in Cancer Screening by the Innovations Exchange Team, based on an interview with two cancer researchers (2/27/2013)

  Public- and Private-Sector Initiatives Are Reducing Health Disparities Among Children by the Innovations Exchange Team, based on an interview with Kathryn Santoro, MA, Director of Policy and Development for the National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation (12/19/2012)

  A Next-Generation Personal Health Record System Enhances Preventive Care by the Innovations Exchange Team (12/5/2012)

  Antimicrobial Resistance Still Poses a Public Health Threat by the Innovations Exchange Team, based on an interview with Edward J. Septimus, MD, FIDSA, FACP, FSHEA, Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine at Texas A&M Health Science Center (11/21/2012)

  Challenges Facing Rural Health Care by the Innovations Exchange Team, based on an interview with Brock Slabach, Senior Vice President for Member Services at the National Rural Health Association (11/7/2012)

  Effective Palliative Care Programs Require Health System Change by the Innovations Exchange Team (10/24/2012)

  Technology Is Improving Patients' Access to Their Health Information by the Innovations Exchange Team, based on an interview with Mary P. Griskewicz, MS, FHIMSS, Senior Director of Health Information Systems, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (10/10/2012)

  Public Health Workforce Faces New Challenges and Opportunities by the Innovations Exchange Team (9/12/2012)

  Sustaining and Spreading Quality Improvement by the Innovations Exchange Team, based on a conversation with Julie Kliger, MPA, BSN, Director, Integrated Nurse Leadership Program, University of California San Francisco (8/1/2012)

  Innovation in Clinical-Community Relationships Post-Katrina by the Innovations Exchange Team, based on an interview with Eric Baumgartner, MD, MPH (7/3/2012)

  Moving an Innovative Depression Care Model from Research to Practice by the Innovations Exchange Team, based on an interview with IMPACT Implementation Center Director Jürgen Unützer, MD, MPH, MA (3/28/2012)

  Spreading Innovations To Enhance Care for Older Adults by the Innovations Exchange Team, based on an interview with Amy Berman of the John A. Hartford Foundation (3/28/2012)

  The Transformation of Health and Health Care Delivery by the Innovations Exchange Team, based on a conversation with Barbara Spurrier, MHA, Administrative Director of the Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation (3/28/2012)

  The Innovations Exchange Can Be an Effective, Practical Teaching Tool by the Innovations Exchange Team, based on an interview with Judith Kunisch, BSN, MBA, Lecturer, Yale School of Nursing, Innovations Exchange Expert Panel Member (3/14/2012)

  Building a Consultation Path for Spreading Innovation in Long-Term Care by Steve Shields, CEO/Principal, Action Pact Development, LLC (2/29/2012)

  Preventing and Mitigating the Effects of Childhood Violence and Trauma by the Innovations Exchange Team, based on an interview with Carl C. Bell, MD (2/15/2012)

  A National Campaign to Scale Up and Spread CUSP-CLABSI by the Innovations Exchange Team, based on interviews with Dr. James B. Battles and Dr. Stephen Hines (12/7/2011)

  Focusing on Priority Populations by the Innovations Exchange Team, based on an interview with Cecilia Rivera Casale, Senior Advisor for Minority Health, AHRQ (11/23/2011)

  Do Innovations Provide a Return on Investment? by Dr. John Øvretveit, Professor of Health Innovation, Implementation and Evaluation, and Director of Research at the Medical Management Centre, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden. E-mail: jovret@aol.com (11/9/2011)

  Collaborative Innovation Can Curb Obesity Across the Lifespan by Charles Homer, MD, MPH, President and Chief Executive Officer, National Initiative for Children’s Healthcare Quality (8/3/2011)

  Addressing Health Disparities by the Innovations Exchange Team, based on an interview with Thomas LaVeist, PhD, Director of the Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (7/20/2011)

  A Conversation on Cultural Competence With Cindy Brach, Senior Health Policy Researcher, AHRQ by the Innovations Exchange Team (5/25/2011)

  Delivering Preventive Services Through Clinical-Community Linkages by the Innovations Exchange Team, based on an interview with Ruta Valaitis RN, PhD, Dorothy C. Hall Chair in Primary Health Care Nursing, Associate Professor, School of Nursing, McMaster University (5/11/2011)

  How the Nurse-Family Partnership Became a National Model for Maternal Child Health Programs by the Innovations Exchange Team, based on an interview with Peggy Hill , MS, Chief Strategic Relations Officer, Nurse-Family Partnership National Service Office, Denver, CO (4/13/2011)

  Pushing for Innovation to Achieve Healthy Weight for All by Kyu Rhee, MD, MPP, FAAP, FACP, Former Chief Public Health Officer, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (3/2/2011)

  The Role of Health Care Innovation in the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award by the Innovations Exchange Team, based on an interview with Baldrige Judge Patricia Martinez, MD, MPH (12/8/2010)

  Applying Storytelling to Health Care Innovation by the Innovations Exchange Team, based on an interview with Steve Denning, organizational storytelling expert and award-winning author (3/31/2010)

  Applying Customer-Driven Innovation to Health Care by the Innovations Exchange Team, based on an interview with Jeneanne Rae, MBA, Co-Founder and President, Peer Insight, LLC (1/19/2009)

  How To Incorporate Innovation Into a Strategic Plan by Jennifer Phillips, Center for Innovation, Virginia Mason (VM) Medical Center (9/23/2008)

  Understanding Different Models of Innovation by the Innovations Exchange Team, based on an interview with Hal Stern, Senior Vice President at Sun Microsystems, Inc. (8/4/2008)

  How Non-Health Care Organizations Come Up With New Ideas and Approaches by Peter Coughlan, IDEO (3/24/2008)

  Striving for Vuja De: Developing Eyes for Creativity by Marilyn P. Chow, RN, DNSc, FAAN (Expert Panel member) and Christi J. Zuber, RN, MHA, Kaiser Permanente (3/24/2008)

Guides
Connecting Those at Risk to Care: A Guide to Building a Community "HUB" to Promote a System of Collaboration, Accountability, and Improved Outcomes
Connecting Those at Risk to Care: The Quick Start Guide to Developing Community Care Coordination Pathways
Will It Work Here? A Decisionmaker's Guide to Adopting Innovations

Last updated: February 29, 2012.