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“Convenient Care,” a Growing Trend in Ambulatory Care

Release Date: 04.16.2015
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In this Q&A, originally published in the Spring 2015 issue of Blueprint, Greg Burke, director of Iinnovation strategies, discusses issues examined in the report Convenient Care: Retail Clinics and Urgent Care Centers in New York State.

A New Chapter: Anthony Shih, MD, MPH, Becomes UHF President

Release Date: 08.14.2017
Contact: Catherine Arnst

Dr. Anthony Shih has become the new president of United Hospital Fund, bringing an extensive background in health policy, health system performance improvement, quality improvement, and population health.

Aiming for “Best Practices”: UHF Learning Collaborative Focuses on Outpatient Antibiotic Use

Release Date: 08.08.2017
Contact: Catherine Arnst

UHF’s Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship Initiative has entered its second stage, with participating health systems and hospitals joining in a Learning Collaborative to improve prescribing for adults with acute respiratory infections.

Bolstering Small-Practice “Medical Home” Capabilities

Release Date: 02.14.2018
Contact: Catherine Arnst

Small independent primary care providers are a vital lifeline for New Yorkers, but these practices are at risk of falling behind in the race toward medical home recognition and value-based purchasing. A UHF partnership with New York City is yielding valuable guidance on potential ways forward.

Clinical Quality Fellows Share Practical Lessons

Release Date: 05.13.2014
Contact: Bob de Luna

New graduates of the Clinical Quality Fellowship Program marked the completion of their intensive quality improvement training with the presentation of three of the program’s required “capstone” projects. The class is the sixth to participate in the nationally recognized program— sponsored by United Hospital Fund and the Greater New York Hospital Association—that is preparing a new generation of quality improvement and patient safety experts and “champions.”

Clinical Quality Fellows: Agents of Health Care Change

Release Date: 05.19.2017
Contact: Catherine Arnst

The latest graduating class of Clinical Quality Fellows are addressing the challenges of increasing system-wide connections and patient-centered care.

Crain’s Health Pulse Interview: “New UHF President Sets Policy Agenda Amid D.C.’s Ever-Changing Health Care Landscape”

Release Date: 12.18.2017
Contact: Catherine Arnst

Crain’s New York York Health Pulse interviews UHF President Anthony Shih, MD, MPH, about health care trends.

Diabetes Strategy Yielding Improved Senior Health

Release Date: 04.15.2014
Contact: Bob de Luna

The Fund's Together on Diabetes-NYC community partnership is significantly improving seniors' health and outlook, early analysis shows.

Family Caregiving Summit: Innovations Needed for Overlooked Groups of Caregivers

Release Date: 12.15.2017
Contact: Catherine Arnst

Speakers at a family caregiving summit said much more needs to be done to support young caregivers and isolated caregivers in rural areas.

Health Research Symposium Focuses on Using Data in Patient Engagement

Release Date: 11.27.2017
Contact: Catherine Arnst

The 28th annual Symposium on Health Care Services in New York: Research and Practice focused on the use of data in improving patient care. Read about and view the presentations.

Home Health Care Refusals: Bridging the Communications Gap

Release Date: 12.14.2016
Contact: Catherine Arnst

A roundtable sponsored by UHF and the Alliance for Home Health Quality and Innovation examines the reasons some people refuse follow-up home care services.

Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care: Small Practices Tackle the Challenge

Release Date: 12.19.2017
Contact: Catherine Arnst

With training and some additional resources, even small primary care practices can routinely screen for and treat depression and anxiety—bringing care to the bulk of patients with those conditions who now go undiagnosed and untreated. A new UHF-supported project is testing a step-by-step approach to taking on that challenge.

Learning Collaborative: How Do We Prioritize Patients’ Goals?

Release Date: 07.19.2017
Contact: Catherine Arnst

The second meeting of participants in a learning collaborative that is part of the Patient-Reported Outcomes in Primary Care–New York (PROPC–NY) initiative took place at United Hospital Fund on June 20. A project of UHF’s Quality Institute, PROPC–NY, supported by a $300,000 grant from the Engelberg Foundation, aims to better capture how patients experience and evaluate their own health care, in order to improve care planning and its impact.    

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. 

Measures that Matter: Team Seeks Data that Consumers Can Use for Health Care Decisions

Release Date: 10.04.2017
Contact: Catherine Arnst

For New Yorkers trying to choose a doctor or hospital, finding valid, relevant, and accessible quality comparisons is remarkably difficult. A Quality Institute project is tackling the problem, examining publicly available quality measures, what consumers most want to know, and the obstacles to finding that information.

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