Tag Archives: 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 […]

    March 17, 2009 | Filed under: 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 […]

    February 26, 2009 | Filed under: Washington
  • Since 2000, the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) and The Commonwealth Fund have conducted two state learning consortia dedicated to improving the delivery of child development services to young children who are Medicaid beneficiaries. The work of the states involved in the Assuring Better Child Health and Development (ABCD) initiative has shown that […]

    December 1, 2006 | Filed under: Children's Health, Medicaid, Publications