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  • Washington

    BACKGROUND In May 2007, the Washington State Legislature passed health reform legislation (Chapter 259, Laws of 2007, SB 5930), calling for payment reform, a shared decision-making demonstration project, and the establishment of the Washington State Quality Forum within the Washington State Health Care Authority. The HCA is a state agency that oversees seven health care […]

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    May 19, 2009 | Filed under: Washington

  • Washington

    The Washington State Department of Health instituted a reporting requirement for adverse events in 1999. Legislation was enacted in 2006 to codify reporting of adverse events.  The legislation requires the establishment of an adverse health event and incident reporting system designed to facilitate quality improvement in the health care system, improve patient safety, and decrease […]

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    March 17, 2009 | Filed under: Washington

  • Washington

    The ABCD project in Washington used multiple approaches to facilitate improvement in the provision of early child health and development services.  Through pilot efforts in three counties and a statewide initiative, the project focused on linking existing developmental health services for children and families, improving EPSDT screening rates, reviewing and promoting the use of developmental […]

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    February 26, 2009 | Filed under: Washington