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The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) has dramatically changed the health care landscape, creating new opportunities to advance health promotion, prevention, and treatment for children, parents, and families. However, the programmatic and fundin ...
July 27, 2016
Measurement is a critical tool for monitoring progress and driving improvement in health care. However, without meaningful coordination and management—particularly when public reporting is required—the effectiveness of measurement activities is limited and the ...
Authors: Nancy E. Dunlap, David J. Ballard, Robert A. Cherry, Wm. Claiborne Dunagan, Will Ferniany, Aaron C. Hamilton, Thomas A. Owens, Terry Rusconi, Steven M. Safyer, Paula J. Santrach, Abby Sears, Michael R. Waldrum and Kathleen E. Walsh
July 25, 2016
I am sure many of you do not want to hear the word “audit” now that tax season is over, but the type of audit I am going to write about can be fun and enlightening. A food waste audit can help any organization better understand how much food, which types of fo ...
Authors: Jimmy Nguyen
July 21, 2016
Declining or stagnant research and development (R&D) productivity has led many observers to argue that the current paradigm for drug discovery and development requires disruptive innovation to break out of a current crisis by identifying and rapidly bringi ...
July 20, 2016
New Summary Measures of Population Health and Well-being for Implementation by Health Plans and Accountable Care Organizations
Health plans and accountable care organizations measure many indicators of patient health, with standard metrics that track factors such as patient experience and cost. They lack, however, a summary measure of the third leg of the Triple Aim, population health ...
Authors: Thomas E. Kottke, Jason M. Gallagher, Sachin Rauri, Juliana O. Tillema, Nicolaas P. Pronk and Susan M. Knudson
July 07, 2016
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