Study protocol for “Healthy Hearts Northwest”: a 2 × 2 randomized factorial trial to build quality improvement capacity in primary care

This Implementation Science paper describes the protocol of our Healthy Hearts Northwest, a randomized trial designed to address the comparative effectiveness of combined strategies to build quality improvement (QI) capacity while improving risk factors for cardiovascular disease.

Monitoring local impacts of Medicaid expansion on primary care provider capacity: A case study from King County, Washington

Paula Rae Blasi, MPH, Eva Y. Wong, PhD, Nathan M. Johnson, MA, & Eli Kern, MPH RN. Monitoring local impacts of Medicaid expansion on primary care provider capacity: A case study from King County, Washington. February 1, 2017. This report is produced by the Assessment, Policy Development & Evaluation Unit at Public Health – Seattle & King County.

Perspectives of Patients, Clinicians, and Health System Leaders on Changes Needed to Improve the Health Care and Outcomes of Older Adults With Multiple Chronic Conditions

Perspectives of Patients, Clinicians, and Health System Leaders on Changes Needed to Improve the Health Care and Outcomes of Older Adults With Multiple Chronic Conditions ascertains perspectives of multiple stakeholders on contributors to inappropriate care for older adults with multiple chronic conditions

A First Step on the Journey to High-Quality Chronic Illness Care

A First Step on the Journey to High-Quality Chronic Illness Care. Wagner, EH. Healthc Pap. 2016;15 Spec No:62-5; discussion 97-123.    The Atlantic Healthcare Collaboration conducted a quality improvement initiative to improve chronic disease prevention and management for the four Atlantic provinces and their regional health authorities. Leaders and front-line teams carried out a range of projects, each suited to the needs of that region.

Primary Care Clinic Re-Design for Prescription Opioid Management

Primary Care Clhnic Re-Design for Prescription Opioid Management

Background: The challenge of responding to prescription opioid overuse within the United States has fallen disproportionately on the primary care clinic setting. Here we describe a framework comprised of 6 Building Blocks to guide efforts within this setting to address the use of opioids for chronic pain.

Taking Action on Overuse Action Planning Framework

Taking Action on Overuse Action Planning Framework

The Taking Action on Overuse Action Planning Framework (formerly Supporting Provider Engagement to Reduce Low-Value Care) is a promising approach to engage healthcare providers and care teams in undertaking the difficult work of reducing low-value, unnecessary care. The MacColl Center for Health Care Innovation developed this framework with the support of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF).