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Policy Statewide Measurement and Reporting System Stimulates Quality Improvement in Targeted Clinical Areas, Becomes Standard for Local and National Pay-for-Performance Programs 6/18/2014
A statewide measurement and reporting system serves as a single, comprehensive, credible source of information on provider performance, leading to significant improvements in performance over time and to adoption and use of the system by local and national payers and other organizations.
Clinical Microsystem Uses Front-Line Teams to Redesign Hospital Processes, Leading to Fewer Delays and BetterĀ Patient Service 4/9/2014
A hospital uses a clinical microsystem improvement process to quality improvement, leading to significant enhancements in efficiency and reductions in care delays.
Community-Wide Education, Trained Facilitators, and Improved Processes Lead to More Advance Care Planning, Consistency Between Plans and End-of-Life Decisions, and Low Care Costs 12/9/2013
Standardized, community-wide education, trained facilitators, and improved management processes lead to more advance care planning by patients, high levels of consistency between such plans and actual end-of-life decisions, and low care costs in the last 2 years of life.
Onsite Nurses Manage Care Across Settings to Increase Satisfaction and Reduce Cost for Chronically Ill Seniors 10/23/2013
Specially trained nurses work with primary care physicians in their offices to improve the quality and efficiency of care for seniors with multiple chronic illnesses by coordinating care, facilitating transitions in care, and acting as the patient's advocate across health care and social settings.
QualityTools
Dartmouth Atlas Project 10/24/2012
The Dartmouth Atlas Project Web site provides data and information on how medical resources are distributed and used in the United States.
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