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Patel01_pullquote - interprofessional education and collaboration

Leadership

The Health System Crisis: A Call to Action

To overcome current failures within our health systems, we need to improve interprofessional education and collaboration.

Effect of Value-Based Payment Programs on Providers That Serve the Poor

New Marketplace

Financial Incentives and Vulnerable Populations — Will Alternative Payment Models Help or Hurt?

Understanding APMs’ potential consequences for vulnerable populations is critical if we wish to maximize benefits and reduce harms.

Standard Daily Management Visual Board at Baptist Health

Leadership

Using Daily Management and Visual Boards to Improve Key Indicators and Staff Engagement

Baptist Health leverages Daily Management as a way to engage frontline staff and create a data-driven problem-solving culture to help the health system achieve its goals.

HaH-Plus Program Reduces Patient Days Spent in Health Care Facilities in Final 180 Days of Life

Care Redesign

Hospital at Home–Plus Reduces Days Spent in Hospitals and Other Inpatient Facilities

Patients enrolled in Mount Sinai Health System’s HaH-Plus program spend about one-third as many days in health care facilities as inpatients in the last 180 days of life.

Example 4-Quadrant Analysis and Price Setting for a Single-Procedure Bundle - Lessons Learned from DRG Implementation

New Marketplace

Making Bundled Payments Work: Leveraging the CMS DRG Experience

Given its clout and experience, CMS is uniquely positioned to lead the U.S. health system toward high-value care. Bundled pricing based on real costs, leveraging lessons from DRG implementation, would establish the right types of provider incentives.

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New Marketplace

Opportunities for Risk-Taking Primary Care Providers

Embracing two-sided risk while adopting workflow redesign and reviewing benchmarks is leading to improved clinical and financial outcomes.

Novant Health Leadership Development Program Physician Engagement

Leadership

Physician Resiliency and Wellness for Transforming a Health System

Novant Health is helping physicians find meaning and thrive again through a novel program that builds self-awareness, teaches coping skills, and increases their engagement, resulting in greater fulfillment in their personal and professional lives.

Bridgeport Hospital Senior Staff Safety Rounds - Improving Serious Safety Event Rate

Care Redesign

Senior Staff Safety Rounds: A Commitment to Ensure Safety Is the Top Priority

Bridgeport Hospital leaders find that face-to-face feedback from physicians and staff leads to real-time improvements that have positively impacted safety.

Responding to Opioids Epidemic - chronic pain, opioids epidemic data

Care Redesign

The Physicians’ Quandary with Opioids: Pain versus Addiction

The national addiction crisis has led to a crackdown on physician prescribing abilities for opioids. Frontline physicians and clinical leaders are torn between wanting to prevent addiction and wanting to treat chronic pain.

East London NHS Foundation Trust Non-Clinical Quality Improvement Days Taken to Complete Disciplinary Process

Leadership

Quality Improvement for Non-Clinical Teams

Administrative QI projects save money, streamline processes, and even improve patient care for the U.K.’s National Health Service.

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