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Suzanne Brundage Named UHF’s Patricia S. Levinson Fellow

Release Date: 04.20.2018
Contact: Catherine Arnst

Suzanne Brundage, director of the Children’s Health Initiative at United Hospital Fund, has been selected as UHF’s Patricia S. Levinson Fellow.

UHF Hosts Release of Report Calling for Integration of Health and Human Services

Release Date: 04.20.2018
Contact: Catherine Arnst

UHF President Anthony Shih chaired a meeting and panel at UHF to introduce a report published by the Human Services Council of New York on integrating health and social services.

UHF and New York State Partner to Benefit Youngest Children

Release Date: 04.18.2018
Contact: Catherine Arnst

UHF plays a lead role in guiding development of a ten-point action plan for New York State’s First 1000 Days on Medicaid initiative.

Milestone for Quality Leadership Program

Release Date: 04.18.2018
Contact: Catherine Arnst

The Clinical Quality Fellowship Program reaches a milestone: its tenth—and largest—class of leaders-in-training.

Child Health Project Highlights Value of Partnership

Release Date: 04.18.2018
Contact: Catherine Arnst

First-year results show the promise of UHF’s Partnerships for Early Childhood Development model.

President’s Letter: To Increase Value, Go Beyond Health Care

Release Date: 04.17.2018
Contact: Catherine Arnst

Increasing the “value equation”—and overall health—requires going beyond the health care system to engage in effective clinical-community partnerships. 

UHF’s Quality Institute Fosters Patient-Driven Improvement

Release Date: 04.17.2018
Contact: Catherine Arnst

Two Quality Institute projects, Patient-Reported Outcomes in Primary Care–New York (PROPC-NY) and Difficult Decisions about Post-Acute Care, reflect a growing awareness that eliciting patients’ perceptions and goals plays an important role in patient-provider communication, development of an appropriate care plan, and health outcomes.

29th Annual Symposium on Health Care Services in New York: Research and Practice—Call for Posters

Release Date: 03.22.2018
Contact: Hollis Holmes

Abstracts of posters to be considered for presentation at the annual Research Symposium may now be submitted, with a deadline of June 22, 2018.

Carol Levine: Getting Ready for Medicare’s New ID Cards: What Providers and Beneficiaries Need to Know and Do

Release Date: 03.15.2018
Contact: Catherine Arnst

New Medicare ID cards, meant to reduce identity theft, require updates to providers' office systems—and some guidance and reassurance for patients.

UHF Welcomes New Partner, Junto Health

Release Date: 03.07.2018
Contact: Catherine Arnst

United Hospital Fund and health care technology consortium Junto Health are partnering to share information and expertise that will benefit both organizations.

UHF’s Chad Shearer Testifies Before City Council on Public Hospital Challenges, Progress

Release Date: 03.02.2018
Contact: Catherine Arnst

In invited testimony before the New York City Council Committee on Hospitals, Chad Shearer laid out the importance of the Health + Hospitals safety net and the need to ensure it sustains its vital role.

Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship Learning Session Explores Interventions and Patient-Provider Communication

Release Date: 03.02.2018
Contact: Catherine Arnst

Teams from seven hospitals and health systems shared their progress and challenges as they seek to reduce antibiotic overuse and misuse for adults with acute respiratory infections.

UHF Awards $219,107 in Grants to Improve Primary Care in New York

Release Date: 02.26.2018
Contact: Catherine Arnst

UHF awarded two grants totaling $219,107 for projects aimed at improving primary care by addressing the social determinants of health.

Learning Retreat Marks Tenth Class of Clinical Quality Fellows

Release Date: 02.20.2018
Contact: Catherine Arnst

The tenth class of the Clinical Quality Fellowship Program started intensive training as quality improvement experts with a two-day retreat in January. 

Tony Shih: Interesting Times

Release Date: 02.14.2018
Contact: Catherine Arnst

Unprecedented uncertainty at the federal level about health policy hs clarified the continued relevance and importance of UHF, says Tony Shih in his annual report president’s message.

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