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High Value Health Care

22 03, 2017

STEPS Forward: Practical Strategies for Optimizing Medical Practice

2017-03-22T10:36:19-04:00March 22nd, 2017|

The pressure on health care practices to be accountable for quality and cost is real and intensifying.  But sometimes we need to optimize our underlying practice structure and culture before we can devote adequate time and thought to producing quality breakthroughs that really matter.  STEPS Forward can help by providing quick-start ideas for streamlining workflow and creating more time for clinicians to do what they do best.

STEPS Forward is a practice-based initiative produced by the American Medical Association. As stated on the STEPS Forward website:

Our goal is to provide you with proven strategies that can improve practice efficiency and help you reach the Quadruple Aim — better patient experience, […]

9 03, 2017

The 6:18 Initiative: Accelerating Evidence into Action

2017-03-14T10:37:14-04:00March 9th, 2017|

The 6:18 initiative targets 6 common and costly health conditions using 18 proven interventions.  6:18 is a national initiative of the CDC that can be implemented in every community and practice setting.  From the 6:18 website:

CDC is partnering with health care purchasers, payers, and providers to improve health and control health care costs. CDC provides these partners with rigorous evidence about high-burden health conditions and associated interventions to inform their decisions to have the greatest health and cost impact. This initiative offers proven interventions that prevent chronic and infectious diseases by increasing their coverage, access, utilization and quality. Additionally, it aligns evidence-based preventive practices with emerging value-based payment […]

12 07, 2016

AHA Resources on Collaborative Leadership and the New Health Care

2016-10-31T08:29:34-04:00July 12th, 2016|

These reports can be found at www.hret.org (Health Research and Education Trust) and www.hpoe.org (Hospitals in Pursuit of Excellence).

8 07, 2016

The Value Imperative

2016-10-31T08:29:34-04:00July 8th, 2016|

Health care purchasers are moving toward value-driven systems of service delivery and payment, as evidenced by current strategies of Medicaid, Medicare, health plans, and employers.  Generally speaking, purchasers are challenging providers to advance the ‘triple aim‘ of better health, better care, and lower per capita costs.  The emerging framework for meeting this challenge is population health management focused on clinical excellence and community health improvement.  Community Health Centers can and do deliver triple aim value that should place them in strong competitive position.  The challenge is to prove this value with data, and communicate it with clarity.

Scan the resources below for evidence of the new value imperative for […]

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