Cancer

Innovations

Hospital-Affiliated Physician Group Offers Modest Performance-Based Incentives to Salaried Physicians, Leading to Sustained Improvement on Quality-Related Metrics 03/07/14

The Massachusetts General Physicians Organization Quality Incentive Program offers modest financial incentives to salaried physicians every 6 months based on their performance on three designated...

Community Cancer Coalition Employs Navigators Who Enhance Access to Free Colonoscopy Screening for Uninsured Rural Patients 01/17/14

As part of the Community Cancer Screening Program ™, the Cancer Coalition of South Georgia employs trained professional health navigators from the local community who support community health...

Community-Based Oncology Practice Redesigns Processes Based on Patient-Centered Medical Home Model To Enhance Access, Improve Quality, and Reduce Costs 11/12/12

A community-based oncology practice (Consultants in Medical Oncology and Hematology, PC) reengineered its care delivery processes using evidence-based frameworks, including the National Committee...

Major Health Systems Collaborate on Organizational Structures and Policies, Enhancing Access to Care and Reducing Uncompensated Care Costs for the Uninsured 08/13/12

The Voices of Detroit Initiative brought together Detroit's four major health care systems (Henry Ford Health System, Detroit Medical Center, St. John Health, and Mercy Hospital) with local...

Standardized Order Bundles and Ongoing Care Coordination Expedite Testing and Specialty Consults for Primary Care Patients With Common Conditions 01/14/12

To facilitate test ordering and specialty referrals and thus expedite patient care, the Northwestern Memorial Physicians Group bundles orders and referrals for “inflection points” in a patient's...

QualityTools

2013 National Healthcare Disparities Report 06/26/14

The purpose of the National Healthcare Disparities Report (NHDR) is to identify the differences or gaps through which some populations receive poor or worse care than others and to track how these gaps are changing over time. This report measures...

2013 National Healthcare Quality Report 06/19/14

The key function of the National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR) is to summarize the state of health care quality and access for the Nation and report on progress and opportunities for improving health care quality, as mandated by the U.S....

Cancer Clusters: A Toolkit for Communicators 01/28/14

This toolkit provides resources for public health communicators when dealing with reports of suspected cancer clusters in a residential or community setting. Outlines the most essential communication needs surrounding cancer clusters and the most...

Alaska Community Health Aide Program: Cancer Education Resources 12/31/13

This Web page, developed by the Alaska Community Health Aide Program, provides cancer education resources for community health aides/practitioners, community health representatives, and other people interested in learning more about cancer. These...

How To Increase Cancer Screening Rates: A Quality Improvement Toolkit for Busy Office Practices 01/16/13

This toolkit, for physicians and clinical staff, provides evidence-based action steps and tools to improve cancer screening rates in their practice. By increasing cancer screening rates, practices can improve quality performance measures.
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