State Health Care Legislation and Statewide Initiatives

State Health Care Legislation and Statewide Initiatives Wednesday, September 26, 2012

State legislative initiatives play an important role in efforts to improve health care services and patient outcomes. Statewide programs that demonstrate the value of health care innovation can provide models for other states seeking to achieve similar goals.

The featured policy Innovations describe four different state programs- one that reduced hospital-acquired infection rates in New York, one that boosted hospital nurse staffing in California, one that supported development of patient-centered medical homes in Maryland, and a program that improved services for persons with mental illness in Florida.

The featured QualityTools include a toolkit for state health care reform, materials to support state efforts in reducing avoidable rehospitalizations, and an online dashboard about state initiatives in health information technology.

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