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Hospital Gain-Sharing Program Offers Incentives to Physicians Based on Their Efficiency, Producing Significant Cost Savings Without Decline in Quality 03/17/14

A group of 12 New Jersey hospitals offered upside incentives to individual physicians based on their performance on various efficiency metrics, leading to significant cost savings without negatively affecting quality of care.

Citywide Collaborative Implements Multiple Initiatives That Reduce Appointment Wait Times, Readmissions, and Emergency Department Use for Low-Income Minority Patients 11/10/13

A public–private urban health partnership develops multiple initiatives to expand access to high-quality, coordinated health care for vulnerable residents, leading to shorter wait times for appointments, improvements in patient–provider continuity, and reductions in readmissions and emergency department use.

Outpatient Center Evaluates Stable Patients Experiencing Recent Ministroke, Leading to Timely, Comprehensive Care and Lower Costs 12/24/12

As an alternative to inpatient care, an outpatient center located within a hospital with a stroke center evaluates stable patients who have experienced a recent transient ischemic attack, leading to more timely and comprehensive care, and to significant cost savings through the avoidance of unnecessary admissions.

Free Skin Cancer Screening and Education at Beaches and Other Outdoor Venues Identify Many With Suspected Cancer, Enhance Knowledge of Protective Strategies 10/29/12

Local organizations and volunteers provide free skin cancer education and screenings at beaches and other outdoor venues each summer, enhancing access to these services for thousands of at-risk individuals, identifying many with suspected cancer, and increasing knowledge about strategies to reduce the risk of skin cancer.

Verizon Encourages Health Plans to Identify and Address Disparities, Leading to Enhanced Access to Information and Services for Minorities 08/08/12

Verizon adopted a policy related to selecting vendors that emphasizes the ability to identify and address health disparities, leading to enhanced access to information and screening services for racial and ethnic minority employees, dependents, and retirees.

Medical Student–Run Primary Care Clinic Offers Valuable Training to Future Physicians and Enhances Access to Care for Low-Income Patients 01/20/12

Medical students operate a free primary care health clinic for visitors to a large, local soup kitchen, gaining invaluable experience and providing patients with medical care they would otherwise likely go without.

Formal Structures and Processes Promote System-Wide Focus on Core Measures, Leading to Significantly Better Performance 09/01/10

A health system uses formal structures and processes to ensure that performance on core measures remains a consistent focus throughout the organization, leading to a significant improvement in overall adherence to these measures.

Primary Care Physician and Health Coach Teams Improve Outcomes and Reduce Costs for Complex Patients 08/18/10

A primary care physician-health coach team delivers intensive, ongoing care management services to medically complex, chronically ill patients, leading to significant improvements in self-management behaviors, clinical outcomes, and patient satisfaction and to lower utilization and markedly slower growth in costs.

Corporate Health and Wellness Program Attracts High Levels of Participation, Significantly Reduces Health Risks and Overall Health Care Costs 02/22/10

A comprehensive, customizable corporate health and wellness program has attracted high levels of participation among employees, leading to significant reductions in risk factors, substantial cost savings, and a positive return on investment.

Regular Reminders via Text Message Increase Adherence to Medication Regimen, Significantly Reduce Risk of Organ Rejection in Pediatric Liver Transplant Patients 11/20/09

Regular reminders via text message enhance adherence to medication regimens and reduce risk of organ rejection in pediatric liver transplant patients.

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