Xiaoyan Huang, Lesley Jones Larson, Lian Wang, Kateri J. Spinelli & Meredith Rosenthal
Despite significant primary care reform around patient-centered medical home models, specialty care remains fragmented, with poor communication between primary care and specialists. How should specialty practices be reformed to deliver more coordinated, patient-centered care?
Elizabeth L. Métraux, Dana Hiniker & Patrick Kinner
Can a simple dinner create community among health care providers?
Cynthia J. Sieck, Daniel M. Walker, Sheldon Retchin & Ann Scheck McAlearney
Patient engagement assessments often don’t dig deep enough to identify why patients don’t participate in their own health care. We present a new model to help providers pinpoint the reasons for lack of engagement and address them more effectively.
Kedar S. Mate & Jeff Rakover
Adoption of a clear rhythm-of-performance measurement and communication via huddles and visual management can affect a culture of staff engagement and continuous value improvement.
Focused and innovative health systems are managing to control blood pressure for 9 in 10 patients, which is well above the national average of 50% to 60%.
Mahesh Krishnan & Kent Thiry
The U.S. dialysis sector has been criticized for its lack of innovation, but this criticism disregards the kidney community’s success in creating — and continuously improving on — dialysis as a safe, globally scaled, quality-oriented outpatient therapy.
John P. Andrawis, Mark McClellan & Kevin J. Bozic
Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin has improved outcomes and reduced costs for musculoskeletal care with a multidisciplinary Musculoskeletal Institute and bundled payment model.
A study in system change.
Lala Tanmoy Das, Erika L. Abramson & Rainu Kaushal
More home health care and after-hours clinics, telemedicine, and home delivery of medications are among top solutions.
David Lansky & Jeff Micklos
Care management should be payer-agnostic at its core.