Quality measurement, benchmarking, data feedback
A regional health commission made up of a diverse group of stakeholders promotes various activities and policies to support the safety-net health system, enhancing access to coverage, medical and dental care, and medical homes, and reducing readmissions and inappropriate use of the emergency department.
A jointly governed consortium of more than 100 local organizations, the Milwaukee Enrollment Network helps county residents (particularly low-income and uninsured individuals) learn about and enroll in public and private health insurance plans.
As an adjunct to traditional morbidity and mortality reviews, a teaching hospital convenes representatives from its 11 surgical groups on a quarterly basis to review mortality-related data and discuss trends, problems, and opportunities for systematic improvement, leading to lower mortality rates and better performance on a composite quality measure.
The Quality Health Network used an inclusive design process and invested significant time and resources in promoting and supporting use of its health information exchange, which serves patients and providers in seven counties in rural western Colorado.
Primary care practices leverage information technologies to identify patients at risk of undiagnosed hypertension and schedule them for automated office blood pressure measurement, reducing the likelihood of remaining undiagnosed by more than 70 percent.
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.
The State of Maryland provides financial and technical support to five communities designated through a competitive bidding process as health enterprise zones, leading to an expansion of primary care capacity in these areas.
A hospital-affiliated physician group offers modest performance-based incentives to salaried physicians, leading to sustained improvements in performance on a broad array of quality-related metrics.
A State-led accountable care collaborative provides comprehensive, coordinated care to Medicaid beneficiaries through primary care medical homes, reducing use of inpatient, imaging, and emergency department services, and generating estimated savings of $6 million for the State.
A group of 14 long-term care facilities cede control of immunization policies to a regional pharmacy, leading to a significant increase in influenza vaccination rates among facility workers.