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Percentage of U.S. Adult Hemodialysis Patients Achieving Dialysis Adequacy, 2013-2016. Data will be released in early 2019.

Care Redesign

Innovation in Dialysis: Continuous Improvement and Implementation

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.

Hip or Knee OA Care Management - Musculoskeletal Institute and Bundled Payment Program at Dell Medical

New Marketplace

Bundled Payments Are Moving Upstream

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.

Nobody Wants a Waiting Room sketch

Care Redesign

Nobody Wants a Waiting Room

A study in system change.

What High-Need, High-Cost Patients Say About How to Reduce High Utilization of ED and Inpatient Services

Patient Engagement

High-Need, High-Cost Patients Offer Solutions for Improving Their Care and Reducing Costs

More home health care and after-hours clinics, telemedicine, and home delivery of medications are among top solutions.

Elements of a Sustainable Complex Care Management Contract

New Marketplace

Sustainable Financing for Complex Care Management Is Critical to a Value-Driven Health Care System

Care management should be payer-agnostic at its core.

Top Physician Pain Points Identified by Chronic Patients

Patient Engagement

Unmet Needs: Hearing the Challenges of Chronic Patients with Artificial Intelligence

With natural language processing and machine learning, researchers are identifying patient emotional and medical needs that are not being met by clinicians and patient advocacy groups.

ajor Themes from Cleveland Clinic Town Halls 2016

Leadership

Reigniting the Passion to Practice Through a Multi-Pronged Approach

Cleveland Clinic formed the Practice Innovation and Professional Fulfillment Office to create and sustain an environment that allows clinicians and scientists to thrive through barrier removal, culture change, and support for personal well-being.

Orszag02_pullquote - In Defense of the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program HRRP

Care Redesign

In Defense of the Federal Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program

In the current debate about HRRP, the evidence tilts toward no effect or a beneficial one on mortality, says the former Director of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget.

Comparison of Certain Model Features in Blue Cross NC Blue Premier vs Next-Generation ACO Model vs BCBSMA Alternative Quality Contract

New Marketplace

Engineering a Rapid Shift to Value-Based Payment in North Carolina: Goals and Challenges for a Commercial ACO Program

We believe North Carolina can be a model for the nation.

Percent in Highest Bracket in Patient Satisfaction Scores - Pre-Post Arm Differences for Hospitalists - Duke Coaching Communication Skills Study

Leadership

Coach, Don’t Just Teach

The effect of one-on-one communication coaching on clinicians’ communication skills and patients’ satisfaction.

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