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Rating the Raters - Strengths and Weaknesses Assessment of the Four Public Hospital Quality Rating Systems - 2a

Care Redesign

Rating the Raters: An Evaluation of Publicly Reported Hospital Quality Rating Systems

Some promising innovation is taking place among organizations that rate hospital performance, but major systemic change is needed in the field to ensure access to meaningful comparisons through better data and relevant metrics, and to establish integrated oversight through robust audits and peer review.

Rowe01_pullquote - clinician well-being - fighting clinician burnout and creating culture of wellness takes all stakeholders

Leadership

Defending the Term “Burnout”: A Useful Tool in the Quest to Ease Clinician Suffering

Health care leaders must take a preemptive approach to clinician well-being that is supported by all stakeholders and prioritized on an equal footing with essential clinical and financial measures.

McKee01_pullquote - the need for coordinated care IPUs for Parkinson's disease

Care Redesign

Creating “One-Stop Shop” Care for Parkinson’s

Integrated Practice Units (IPUs) can revolutionize the care of specialty disease conditions, and Parkinson’s disease is a good place to start.

Good Shepherd culturally competent hospice care home visit to the widow of a recently deceased patient

Care Redesign

Strangers No More: Culturally Competent Add-On Programs for Diverse Seniors

Creating specialized culturally competent programs to improve patient satisfaction and address the unique health care needs of older immigrants.

Opelka01_pullquote - ACS IPU team-based surgical care bundles playbook

New Marketplace

Developing a Playbook for IPU-based Surgical Care and New Payment Models

The complexity associated with most surgery lends itself to the integrated practice unit structure, with its focus on the care team and value-based payment.

Miller03_pullquote social determinants whole-person

Leadership

How a State Advances Whole-Person Health Care

Pennsylvania addresses social determinants of health by bringing together managed care and social services organizations to expand access to vital resources.

Abigail Geisinger Scholars Program for Medical Students -Ryu02_pullquote

Leadership

Why a Teaching Hospital Offers an Employment-Based Tuition Waiver Program

Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine subsidizes medical students’ education in exchange for their willingness to practice at Geisinger Health System.

Payer-Provider Partnerships Produce Better Quality Outcomes 3 - community health plan - physician partnership

New Marketplace

New Research Shows How Payer-Provider Partnerships Can Accelerate Adoption of Evidence-Based Care

Five best practices that are replicable and scalable are facilitating improved clinical and financial outcomes today.

Ghafur01_pullquote -digital health health care consumer patient experience

Patient Engagement

Engaging Patients Using Digital Technology — Learning from Other Industries

Providers can benefit patients and disrupt health care by learning from the experience of other industries.

30-Day Mortality Rates at Non-Teaching and Major Teaching Hospitals 2013-2014 - value-based care at academic medical centers

New Marketplace

What Value-Based Payment Means for Academic Medical Centers

Academic medical centers must become as dedicated to advancing operational and clinical efficiency as they have been to advancing the science of medicine.

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