Quality of Care

December 15, 2017
Implementation of the Quality Blue Primary Care program in Louisiana was associated with a shift in primary care delivery and reductions in overall cost.
December 15, 2017
We reviewed operational details and content of tools designed to evaluate patient-centered medical home (PCMH) transformation. These tools assist practice leaders in understanding specific information about the process and progress of becoming a PCMH.
December 14, 2017
The conclusion drawn by panelists participating at the National Comprehensive Cancer Network’s Oncology Policy Summit on Redefining Quality Measurement in Oncology was that ensuring access to appropriate data and using that information to improve healthcare outcomes remains an ongoing challenge.
December 14, 2017
Speaking at the National Comprehensive Cancer Network Oncology Policy Summit on Redefining Quality Measurement in Oncology, Ronald Walters, MD, MBA, MHA, MS, associate vice president of medical operations and informatics at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, emphasized the need to focus on the patient’s preferences and values in cancer care delivery.
December 14, 2017
There is some controversy in healthcare about whether or not healthcare performance measures should be adjusted for social risk factors, and Shantanu Agrawal, MD, MPhil, CEO and president of (NQF), outlined both sides of the debate.
December 14, 2017
Despite effective pharmacology, many patients with asthma have impaired quality of life, but a new breathing retraining intervention can be used as a nonpharmacological intervention to treat asthma.
December 13, 2017
An analysis of behaviors, community environment, policy, clinical care, and outcomes data has found a disturbing trend in mortality in the United States, with premature deaths, drug deaths, and cardiovascular deaths all increasing.
December 13, 2017
The FDA has recognized the need to include the patient's voice in the drug development process. The question is: what is the best way to do this?
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