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2014-07-30 23:16:48

Model of care can aid in faster access to doctors, better outcomes, and higher satisfaction. Kansas City, MO (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 Saint Luke’s Medical Group’s 11 primary care practices have recently been awarded the Patient-Centered Medical Home 2011 Level 3 Recognition—the highest level bestowed by the National Committee for Quality Assurance. Only one out of four physicians' groups nationwide has achieved NCQA Level I, Level 2, or Level 3 recognition. Patients of primary care...

2014-07-29 12:35:28

Designed to bring care closer to home, improve quality of care and better serve communities ROCKVILLE, Md., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaiser Permanente and Johns Hopkins Medicine today announced plans to strengthen the successful collaboration between the two health care organizations. With the new agreement, Kaiser Permanente and Johns Hopkins Medicine will expand ways to deliver quality care by sharing evidence-based best practices, advancing population health programs, collaborating on...

2014-07-10 12:30:55

Three-Year Grant to Support New Model of Care for Patients with Complex Cancer CLEVELAND, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced a three-year grant to University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center Seidman Cancer Center totaling $4.7 million to support a new national model aimed at improving care for patients with complex cancer. Titled "Evidence-Conformant Oncology Care," the project will test a unique model developed at...

2014-07-03 12:26:17

SPOKANE, Wash., July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Group Health Cooperative and Providence Health Care have announced a new name and brand for their jointly-owned accountable care organization (ACO). Called CareUnity, the new name and brand identity expresses the vision of both organizations-- collaborating to deliver care that is in the best interest of the community. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140703/124373 Group Health and Providence formed an ACO in 2012, a group...

2014-06-20 08:23:26

DALLAS, June 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Premier Patient Health Care (Premier PHC) and Encompass Home Health & Hospice (Encompass) are pleased to announce a new partnership that actively manages the quality and cost of care for patients across multiple settings, in order to meet quality benchmarks and improve patient outcomes. Premier PHC is an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) serving over 20,000 Medicare patients in north Texas and south Oklahoma. Encompass serves as a preferred...

2014-06-04 16:25:39

Collaboration among Experts in Geriatric Research and Care, Older Adults and Caregivers Aims to Stem Debilitating Problem Affecting One in Three Older People WASHINGTON, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) and the National Institute on Aging (NIA) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) today announced a five-year, $30 million national study of the effectiveness of a multi-pronged strategy that includes deploying nurses...

2014-04-15 23:06:24

Solution to Drive Breakthroughs in Both Quality and Efficiency of Care Bellevue, Washington (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 Geisinger Health Plan (GHP), a leader in population health management, has deployed Caradigm Care Management to achieve breakthroughs in care efficiency, care coordination and patient outcomes. “For 15 years, we have built and refined innovative care models. We found without data or decision support tools, we were not going to achieve the continuous learning that’s...

2014-01-10 08:24:25

OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new contract of nearly $7 million will take advantage of Kaiser Permanente's pioneering expertise in health care research to build a data network aimed at improving patient outcomes in colorectal cancer, heart disease and obesity. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130718/SF49717LOGO) The Kaiser Permanente-led clinical data research network is one of 29 individual network projects that were approved for a total of $93.5...

2013-11-26 10:45:54

Randomized controlled trial, now in practice at Group Health When Group Health patients received support from a nurse navigator, or advocate, soon after a cancer diagnosis, they had better experiences and fewer problems with their care—particularly in health information, care coordination, and psychological and social care—according to a randomized controlled trial in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Patients with a nurse navigator reported feeling better supported emotionally and...

2013-11-12 12:19:31

Meanwhile, United States has much higher medical costs and worse outcomes than Over the last decade, the biggest driver of the high health care costs in the United States has been neither the aging of the population nor the large numbers of tests and treatments being prescribed. Instead, new Johns Hopkins-led analysis described in the Nov. 13 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association suggests it has been the increasing prices of drugs, medical devices and hospital costs...


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