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As part of a larger statewide, collaborative initiative targeting four key settings, a pediatric health system promotes policy and practice changes in primary care, leading to increased support by providers in helping youth adopt healthier behaviors.
Financial incentives used by all Maryland public and private payers significantly reduce hospital-acquired conditions in hospitals throughout the state.
A personal health record for hypertensive patients to monitor blood pressure and other health data had no impact on blood pressure control; health services utilization; and patient activation, empowerment, and satisfaction.
A statewide, all-payer initiative creates financial incentives tied to hospital performance on process, patient experience, and outcomes measures, leading to better and less variable performance.
The American Academy of Pediatrics and four of its state chapters trained and supported pediatric practices on asthma care, leading to better adherence to established guidelines and improved asthma control.
A state-based, public–private partnership supports medical homes in managing the care of Medicaid managed-care enrollees, leading to higher quality and significant reductions in utilization and costs.
Connecticut's 78 school-based health centers offer a broad array of confidential mental health services to elementary, middle, and high school students co-located with traditional primary and acute medical services. The school-based centers have enhanced access to mental health services and generated high levels of satisfaction for students (particularly African-American and Hispanic males), and have led to less missed class time.
A collaborative initiative features standardized care elements and fixed per-patient payments for treatment of depression in the primary care setting, leading to high rates of remission and response to treatment and high levels of provider satisfaction.
A multistakeholder collaborative, the Rochester Blood Pressure Initiative supports the development and implementation of a variety of provider-, employer-, and community-based programs that have collectively improved blood pressure control among hypertensive individuals in metropolitan Rochester, NY.
A New York State law requires hospitals and primary care providers to offer an HIV test to all patients between the ages of 13 and 64 years, streamlines the consent process, and requires providers to schedule patients with positive results for followup care; the law increased testing rates and helped link HIV-positive patients to care.