A solution set of care redesign for all sizes of health care organizations

In a January 2018 post in NEJM Catalyst by Onil Bhattacharyya, MD, PhD, David Blumenthal, MD, MPP & Eric C. Schneider, MD, MSc, authors note that innovating in clinical care redesign involves creating new products, services, or processes which is fraught with uncertainty.

The authors make the point that given the choice, most organizations are more comfortable with the predictability of quality improvement, labeling it innovation in some cases, but shunning the risk-taking that characterizes true innovation work. 

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AHRQ develops version of evidenced-based improvement program for doctors offices

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) today released TeamSTEPPS for office-based care, a version of the evidence-based program aimed at optimizing the use of evidence, information, people and resources to achieve the best outcomes for patients in settings such as primary, specialty and pediatric care offices, patient-centered medical homes and walk-in clinics. 

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Tennessee Hospital Collaborative improves surgical outcomes, reduces cost

Ten hospitals in Tennessee who joined together to and used the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) system to share surgical process and outcomes data were able to improve surgical outcomes and reduce cost, according to a study in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons.
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MAP has released list of quality and efficiency measures being considered for 2012

As part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the Measure Applications Partnership has released the list of quality and efficiency measures the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is considering adopting in 2012, according to AHA News Now.
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Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation announces $1billion initiative

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation has announced that it will award up $1 billion in grants to applicants who propose the most compelling new ideas to deliver better health, improved care and lower costs to people enrolled in Medicare, Medicaid and CHIP, particularly those with the highest health care needs, according to their website.
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Report examines strategies states are using to improve quality and efficiency

A number of states have recognized that the success of national health care reform will depend a great deal on their ability to address quality concerns and control costs in the delivery of health care, according to a publication by The Commonwealth Fund and the National Academy for State Health Policy.
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