Partnering to Succeed: How small health centers can improve care and thrive under value-based payment
We're excited to announce the release of “Partnering to Succeed: How Small Health Centers Can Improve Care and Thrive Under Value Based Payment,” a California Health Care Foundation report developed in partnership with JSI Research & Training Institute. It outlines the core features and strategies small health centers need to flourish while providing great care in a changing, value-based health care environment.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation awarded $2.5 million to the MacColl Center for Health Care Innovation at Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute, John Snow, Inc., and the Center for Care Innovations to launch The Delta Center for a Thriving Safety Net (Delta Cente
While strategies to evaluate the influence of engaging patient partners in research are beginning to emerge, a systematic set of measures for assessing the impact of patient engagement in research (PER) on study approaches and outcomes is lacking. Existing measures skew more toward measuring the process of engagement and less toward measuring downstream outcomes of patient-partner engagement in all phases of research.
"The Medical Neighborhood: What is beginning to work, and what isn't" traces the last 25 years of the MacColl Center for Health Care Innovation's work in primary care quality improvement, and leaves us with recommendations for moving forward. This was MacColl Center Director (Emeritus) Ed Wagner;s last seminar before his retirement in June 2017. (June 29, 2017 Seattle WA.)
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
I am writing to let you know that In June 2017 I will be retiring from Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute's MacColl Center for Health Care Innovation.
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.
Effective measurement is key to better care, better health, and lower costs across the health care system. In a high-performing system, it drives progress towards safe, effective, efficient, timely, equitable, and patient-centered care. Measurement helps identify areas for improvement, evaluates what works, promotes accountability, and informs how health care is paid for.
We have a new resource for health care organizations working to reduce low-value care. Our Taking Action on Overuse Framework and Change Package offer a roadmap to reduce the unnecessary diagnostic tests, treatments, and hospitalizations that can drive up costs and sometimes result in patient harm. The Framework identifies evidence-based strategies for obtaining buy-in, motivating behavior changes, and providing the necessary support and infrastructure for health care providers to engage and lead their peers in making the changes that improve the value of health care.
I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life, by Ed Yong. Penguin / Random House, New York 2016, ISBN-10: 1476709645.
The opioid crisis touches all sectors of America’s patient population — especially underserved patients like agricultural workers in rural areas. In Washington and Idaho, six rural health clinics representing over 20 sites are working to ensure their policies, workflow, and clinical visits are aligned and implemented to address the crisis that has swept the nation.