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By John Gauthier | Wednesday, Mar 26, 2014
On February 26, JAMA published the results of a large pilot study of patient-centered medical homes (PCMH). The study found no cost reduction and only modest improvement in quality over usual care. We asked Don Goldmann, MD, IHI’s Chief Medical and Scientific Officer, about his take on the study and its findings – and what it tells us about the promise of patient-centered medical homes. One of the authors of the study and Dr. Goldmann will be among the featured guests discussing what sort of res ... read full post


Tag(s): Medical Home, Cost of Care, Quality, Cost, and Value, Cost Containment and Clinical Risk Management, Leadership, Measurement, Measurement for Improvement, study design, Readmission, STate Action on Avoidable Rehospitalizations (STAAR), Reducing Readmissions, Improvement advisor working with teams to improve chronic conditions care., Improvement Methods and Tools, Quality measurement, Quality Measures
By Maureen Bisognano | Monday, Mar 24, 2014
I’m excited to be returning to Doha next month for the 2014 Middle East Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare (April 25-27). I was in Qatar several months ago to speak at the country’s first National Patient Safety Awareness Week, and what I observed during my trip was much more than just a growing awareness about quality and safety. In clinician after clinician, I saw a genuine, demonstrated passion for improving care. In leaders, I saw that same passion and also an understanding of their c ... read full post


Tag(s): Quality, Middle East, National Forum, Improvement
By Niñon Lewis | Wednesday, Mar 19, 2014
What are the differences between population health, population management, and other terms related to the Triple Aim? Use this handy primer to get some clarity.


Tag(s): Triple Aim - The Best Care for the Whole Population at the Lowest Cost, Population based management Medicare, Public Health, Triple Aim for Populations, population management, accountable care, Population Health
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