A Multistakeholder Effort in Pennsylvania to Improve the Accuracy of Reporting Fatal Drug Overdoses
The authors describe a novel training program for death certifiers in Pennsylvania, which has been designed to specifically focus on some of the main challenges in the death certification process and resulted in a useful model that can potentially be adopted by other states or municipalities.
Patient Need and Provider Referrals to Diabetes Self-management Education
This article demonstrates that few patient encounters with indicators of need for diabetes self-management education result in a provider referral to the service.
Health Information Technology for Ambulatory Care in Health Systems
Health systems are important in driving electronic health record adoption in ambulatory clinics, although the uptake of key functionalities varies across systems.
Trends in the Use of Clinical Decision Support by Health System–Affiliated Ambulatory Clinics in the United States, 2014-2016
Use of clinical decision support (CDS) in ambulatory clinics is increasing but remains modest. The CDS function with the greatest use is basic medication screening, which increased from 52% of clinics nationally in 2014 to 61% in 2016.
Opioid Misuse, Labor Market Outcomes, and Means-Tested Public Expenditures: A Conceptual Framework
Leveraging Health Information Technology for Accountable Care: Thoughts From the Field
The authors discuss health information technology in the context of health systems, the potential harm of electronic health record vendor consolidation, and overcoming barriers in providers’ experience.
State Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs and Fatal Drug Overdoses
This study investigates the impact of state prescription drug monitoring programs on drug overdose mortality rates for all drug categories.
From Rhetoric to Reality: Consumer Engagement in 16 Multi-Stakeholder Alliances
The Longitudinal Impact of Aligning Forces for Quality on Measures of Population Health, Quality and Experience of Care, and Cost of Care
Evaluating a Complex, Multi-Site, Community-Based Program to Improve Healthcare Quality: The Summative Research Design for the Aligning Forces for Quality Initiative
Leader Perceptions of Multi-Sectoral Healthcare Alliance Response to Health Reforms
The authors investigated multi-sectoral healthcare alliance responses to the ACA and whether these responses differed between states supportive and unsupportive of health reform.
Are Healthcare Quality "Report Cards" Reaching Consumers? Awareness in the Chronically Ill Population
Using longitudinal data, this paper examines to what extent comparative quality information in the form of healthcare "report cards" is reaching chronically ill adults.
Evaluating a Community-Based Program to Improve Healthcare Quality: Research Design for the Aligning Forces for Quality Initiative
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