Tools to Gauge Progress During Patient-Centered Medical Home Transformation
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.
Email-Based Care Transitions to Improve Patient Outcomes and Provider Work Experience in a Safety-Net Health System
A pilot of email-based care transitions between hospital and primary care teams improved patient attendance at follow-up visits, provider satisfaction, and work efficiency.
When Goals Are Not Met in Diabetes Care
A presentation at the fall live meeting of the ACO & Emerging Healthcare Delivery Coalition® focused on the clinical and economic consequences of not meeting glycemic goals in patients with type 2 diabetes.
Implications of DRG Classification in a Bundled Payment Initiative for COPD
Diagnosis-related group coding determines eligibility for many Medicare bundled payment initiatives. This approach excluded many patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease likely to benefit while including others without the disease.
Factors Associated With Timeliness in Academic General Surgery Clinics: A Prospective Quality Assessment
The participation of residents and physician assistants significantly increased patient wait time without reducing the attending surgeon’s consultation length in outpatient surgery clinics.
Transitioning Community Hospitals to Value-Based Care: Lessons From Massachusetts
This article examines the evolution of the Community Hospital Acceleration, Revitalization and Transformation investment program in Massachusetts and informs other states seeking to transform care delivery in community hospitals toward value-based care.
Enhancing Dementia Care Through Digital Health
There is ample opportunity to integrate digital health technologies into dementia care to promote independent living and prevent unnecessary healthcare utilization.
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