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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.

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.

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. 

The Quality Institute: A Year of Progress

Release Date: 02.14.2018
Contact: Catherine Arnst

With a focus on three strategic building blocks of safe, effective health care, the Quality Institute at United Hospital Fund has made real progress on key initiatives over the past year. 

Pooja Kothari: Why UHF is Spearheading Antibiotic Stewardship Efforts

Release Date: 01.30.2018
Contact: Catherine Arnst

Why UHF expanded its antibiotic stewardship to the outpatient setting and to nursing homes.

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.

Comprehensive Review Finds Meaningful Health Care Quality Information for New York State Consumers Severely Lacking

Release Date: 12.12.2017
Contact: Catherine Arnst

A comprehensive UHF Quality Institute report reveals that the information New York State consumers most want when making health care choices is severely lacking.

United Hospital Fund Receives Grant from New York State Health Foundation to Study Ways to Improve Discharge Planning by Improving Patient and Family Communications

Release Date: 10.20.2017
Contact: Catherine Arnst

UHF was awarded a grant of $219,606 by the New York State Health Foundation to improve the ability of patients and their families to make the best possible decisions about post-acute care. 

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.

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.

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