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Twenty-six states and the District of Columbia have reporting systems that collect information from hospitals and other facilities about adverse medical events resulting in patient death or serious harm. With support from Massachusetts’ Betsy Lehman Center for Patient Safety and Medical Error Reduction, NASHP surveyed officials representing each of these reporting systems, and conducted follow-up […]

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    Part 5 in the Transforming the Workforce to Provide Better Chronic Care: The Role of Registered Nurses series. Click to see the rest of the series. Yamhill Community Care Organization (YCCO), one of 16 coordinated care organizations in Oregon, utilizes a community health nurse to manage its Community HUB program, which helps “super-utilizer” patients more […]

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    January 26, 2015 | Filed under: Oregon, Publications
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    Part 4 in the Transforming the Workforce to Provide Better Chronic Care: The Role of Registered Nurses series. Click to see the rest of the series. Minnesota Health Care Homes (HCH), a patient-centered medical home initiative, utilizes regionally-based nurse planners to ensure that HCH practices are meeting specific standards of care that aim to foster […]

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    January 7, 2015 | Filed under: Minnesota, Publications
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    Part 3 in the Transforming the Workforce to Provide Better Chronic Care: The Role of Registered Nurses series. Click to see the rest of the series. Hennepin Health, a safety-net accountable care organization in Minnesota, has begun to integrate primary care into Hennepin County Mental Health Center through a behavioral health nurse care coordinator. The […]

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    December 31, 2014 | Filed under: Behavioral Health, Minnesota, Publications
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    This publication offers the first comprehensive look at the opportunities in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to drive better outcomes for children and parents together.

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    Federal and state policymakers are faced with the challenge of integrating services to address both the physical and behavioral health needs of the population. This brief summarizes key lessons and opportunities for federal and state alignment that surfaced during a meeting supported by The Commonwealth Fund of high-level federal and state leaders. Several case studies […]

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    Health care payers are increasingly turning to accountable care strategies, linking payments to value for a defined population of patients across a continuum of care, as they seek to control costs and improve quality. We examined publicly available sources to identify and analyze state-led activity to promote accountable care. We found that 17 states are […]

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    October 24, 2014 | Filed under: Publications
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    Oregon has taken significant steps to transform its health care and early education systems. Recognizing that good health is a key component of ensuring children enter school ready to succeed, Oregon is now aligning the two systems with the ultimate goal of improving kindergarten readiness. This report, supported by the Build Initiative, describes Oregon’s approach […]

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    Part 2 in the Transforming the Workforce to Provide Better Chronic Care: The Role of Registered Nurses series. Click to see the rest of the series. Community Care of North Carolina utilizes community-based obstetric (OB) nurse coordinators to help administrate and support North Carolina’s Pregnancy Medical Home program—a program that aims to improve birth outcomes […]

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    October 20, 2014 | Filed under: North Carolina, Publications
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    Many factors catalyze the current trend toward primary care teams: payers’ demands for more integrated care and the varied skills such care requires; the complexity of today’s health care environment; the cost-effectiveness of using non-physician practitioners for some care; as well as insufficient numbers of primary care physicians in many areas of the country. Delivery […]

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    October 11, 2014 | Filed under: Primary Care and Medical Homes, Publications