Facing the possibility of serious financial penalties, a Minnesota clinic engaged the Lake Superior Quality Innovation Network to improve its workflow for quality reporting.
The Mid-Atlantic Renal Coalition’s peer-to-peer mentoring program successfully reduced missed appointments among dialysis patients. Find out more about peer support and self-management.
Two individuals living with diabetes in Pennsylvania find love and peer support at an Everyone with Diabetes Counts education class.
Donald M. Berwick, MD, MPP, FRCP -- President Emeritus and Senior Fellow, Institute for Healthcare Improvement -- shares some of his latest endeavors and thoughts on quality improvement ahead of his keynote presentation at the 2015 CMS Quality Conference.
Atlantic Quality Innovation Network’s EDC Program Improves Quality of Life for Beneficiaries Living with Diabetes in New York
The QIN-QIO for New York, the District of Colombia and South Carolina has graduated over 6,500 Medicare beneficiaries in New York since it began offering EDC workshops in 2008.
The QIN-QIO for Alabama, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi and Tennessee has a robust practice recruitment strategy that helps engage underserved beneficiaries living with diabetes from the onset of their diagnosis, greatly improving health outcomes and quality of life.
Arizona QIN-QIO Teams Up with City of Phoenix to Promote Local Seniors Getting Fit and Managing Diabetes
Health Services Advisory Group helped organize FitPHX Senior Field Day for more than 200 Phoenix-based seniors and used the event as an opportunity to engage directly with beneficiaries in need of diabetes self-management services.
The Texas QIN-QIO’s sustainability model has lead to a 14 percent increase in the number of certified diabetes educators in Texas since work began in 2010, with 95 percent of those educators continuing diabetes training following their certification.
Read how one family’s diabetes education helped transform their health and motivated them to spread knowledge and healthy eating practices.
Learn how the QIN-QIO for Colorado, Illinois and Iowa is working with community partners to fight health disparities and raise immunization rates by providing vaccine education and administration in select Chicago communities.
Read why this Washington-based provider was named the 2014 Million Hearts® Hypertension Control champion.
Learn how CMS’ Everyone with Diabetes Counts program helped one Medicare beneficiary take charge of his health before it was too late.
New media campaign aims to promote awareness of the patient experience and encourage open discussion of topics involving palliative and geriatric care.
Lakewood Health System Care Center took a different approach to developing long-term care plans by working directly with residents and families.
Thelma Botelho, a 92-year-old terminally ill patient and former jazz singer, found her voice again after her doctor encouraged her to do what she loved in her waning days.
Health Services Advisory Group Partners with San Diego Senior Facility to Host Successful Community Wellness Health Fair
Together with Serving Seniors, HSAG brought together more than 20 community partners and health providers to offer resources and health screenings to around 350 seniors.
In Sacramento, California, HSAG's eight-week blood pressure reduction program enabled patients to improve their health and to become more active participants in their care.
Jeffrey A. Flaks is Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Hartford HealthCare (HHC), a more than $2 billion health care system based in Connecticut’s state capital. Flaks previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Hartford Hospital, HHC’s flagship tertiary care center. Before being named CEO, Flaks served as Hartford Hospital’s COO and implemented the “How Hartford HealthCare Works” (H3W) campaign to create a culture of ownership and accountability.
Research has shown that when patients are actively involved in their health care, they tend to have better outcomes. One emerging strategy that conveys this idea is shared decision-making (SDM) – the process of using medical evidence and patient values to come to a conclusion about treatment.
Virna Elly, a patient with Type 1 Diabetes and Chronic Kidney Disease, tells how becoming her own spokeswoman led to a life of educating others with chronic conditions and inspiring them to leverage every available resource to create a healthier life. The roots of her work in patient advocacy are in her childhood.
Brian Jack, M.D. is Professor of Family Medicine and Chair of the Department of Family Medicine at Boston Medical Center and Boston University School of Medicine. As the Principal Investigator for the "Re-Engineered Discharge" (Project RED) process, he leads a research team whose work to improve hospital discharge processes has been adapted by the National Quality Forum as a national "Safe Practice" used in 50 states and over 10 countries.
Health industry thought leaders gathered recently in Washington, D.C. to introduce the November 2014 Issue of Health Affairs.