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By John Gauthier | Monday, May 05, 2014
Amy Reid is a Senior Research Associate on the Results and Evaluation team at IHI and Don Goldmann, MD, is IHI’s Chief Scientific and Medical Officer. Reid and Goldmann are members of IHI’s Diversity and Inclusion Council and are passionate about health equity.In the United States, the National Quality Forum (NQF) is considering when and how to use risk adjustment for sociodemographic factors to assess quality of care, while balancing the need to make health inequities visible and hold the healt ... read full post

 

Tag(s): Triple Aim - The Best Care for the Whole Population at the Lowest Cost, Triple Aim for Populations, Health Equity, equity, Equitable Care Delivery, Mobile Health Map, innovation, innovation with value in healthcare
By John Gauthier | Wednesday, Mar 19, 2014
Nigel Deen is a Research Assistant, Innovation, at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. Last week, members of IHI’s Diversity and Inclusion Council traveled along the East Coast highlighting the positive impact mobile health clinics have in their respective communities. At each stop, we were amazed by the stories, the shared experiences, and the partnerships that these clinics have built within their communities. The tour proved to be a lens into work that has spanned decades; work that ex ... read full post

 

Tag(s): Mobile Health Map, Disparities, Equitable Care Delivery, equity, Population based management Medicare, Public Health, Triple Aim - The Best Care for the Whole Population at the Lowest Cost, Community, community based access and care for underserved populations
By John Gauthier | Saturday, Mar 08, 2014
Our second stop on the Mobile Health Tour brought us to the heart of Manhattan. Five mobile clinics lined 14th Street just beyond Union Square Park. During a bustling Friday morning, we heard from Marie Schall, an IHI Director, Anthony Vavasis, Director of Medicine with Callen-Lorde Community Health Center, and Delaney Gracy, CMO for the http//www.childrenshealthfund.org/health-care-for-kids/national-network/nyc-homeless. Marie spoke to the importance of innovation. Great health care requires co ... read full post

 

Tag(s): Disparities, Equitable Care Delivery, equity, Mobile Health Map, Community, community based access and care for underserved populations, Triple Aim - The Best Care for the Whole Population at the Lowest Cost, Reducing Avoidable ED Visits - Triple Aim Prototyping
By John Gauthier | Thursday, Mar 06, 2014
We kicked off the first stop of our mobile health tour in Mattapan, MA! Morning Star Baptist Church hosted today’s event. We began with some powerful words as Bishop John Borders taught us about the Power of Five – a focus on the full picture of health. The church community is focused on improving their spiritual gifts, relationship with God, financial health, physical health, and social stability. As a community, they are committed to making improvements as a group – even losing a collective 10 ... read full post

 

Tag(s): Health Equity, equity, Equitable Care Delivery, Triple Aim - The Best Care for the Whole Population at the Lowest Cost, Mobile Health Map, Disparities
By John Gauthier | Thursday, Mar 06, 2014
On Friday, IHI’s Mobile Health Tour heads south to New York City, where a diverse group of mobile health clinics are bringing the right care, at the right time, to neighborhoods all over the Big Apple. Callen-Lorde Community Health Center's Health Outreach to Teens (HOTT) ProgramIf it sounds like a lot, it’s because the HOTT Program does a lot. This mobile service providesa non-judgmental, confidential, and welcoming program designed to meet the medical and mental health needs of LGBTQ adolescen ... read full post

 

Tag(s): Disparities, Equitable Care Delivery, equity, Mobile Health Map
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