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Quality Strategy

Opinion: Three ways to maximize the benefits of physician assistantsHow Phoenix Children’s improved access, value and outcomes through a dedicated focus on advanced practice providers.
Pop health dashboard gives U.S. cities access to key data An initiative that aims to expand the use of population health strategies has received funding to be used in 500 U.S. cities.
PCMHs thrive with use of pop health technologyBy using a patient-centered, physician-led model of care, Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) of Michigan lowers recidivism and healthcare costs.
Four questions to ask about healthcare benchmarkingHere’s how successful strategy leaders look to industry benchmark data to map out where they want to take their service line, practice or institution.
Five ways to drive patient satisfactionA West survey has revealing findings about patient satisfaction.
What do patients value in healthcare?National surveys from Public Agenda, supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, examine public perceptions of quality in diabetes care, joint replacement and maternity care.
Provider relations are key when incentives are absentIn lines of care where improved outcomes aren’t paired with bonus payments, motivating providers and members to close gaps in care can be difficult.
How one health plan aims to improve qualityDeveloping and carrying out a unified strategy for quality improvement can be difficult. CareSource is outlining its goals and supporting the front lines to initiate change.
How to boost your Star ratingsThe Stars ratings are meant to ensure that every health plan is providing adequate services for members. For payers, meeting these ever-changing measures can be a challenge.
Simplify gaps in care and improve member complianceData is key to helping providers increase member compliance, and technology has made this delivery simpler and more effective.