Blueprint, Spring 2018
Identifying and addressing patient needs is a theme running through the Spring 2018 Blueprint. Our cover story focuses on two Quality Institute projects reflecting a growing awareness that patients’ perceptions and goals play important roles in patient-provider communication and in health outcomes. That same attention to patients’ concerns—especially to social determinants of health—is at the heart of two other efforts featured in this issue, New York State's First 1000 Days on Medicaid initiative, in which UHF plays a leadership role, and our own Partnerships for Early Childhood Development.
Reinforcing the theme of effective clinical–community partnerships, Tony Shih’s President's Letter speaks to the role such collaborations play in the continuing challenge of health care’s “value equation.” And a brief story on UHF’s strategic “refresh” looks at how we’re clarifying our mission and ensuring that all our work is aligned with our goals and values.
Download full issue below or read selected features:
- Blueprint, Spring 2018 (794KB)
Resources for family caregivers and health care providers are available at our Next Step in Care website.