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Advanced Primary Care (APC) Quality Improvement Resource Compendium

Publication Date: 06.05.2017

Supporting the quality improvement efforts of primary care practices in New York’s APC program, this new compendium of resources covers the 13 quality measures that will be included in the first iteration of the State’s APC Scorecard.

Advanced Primary Care Core Measure Set

Publication Date: 05.15.2017

Aiding practices in New York State's Advanced Primary Care (APC) program, the APC Core Measure Set consists of 28 measures providing multipayer performance data across six domains.

Blueprint, Spring 2017

Publication Date: 04.24.2017

UHF’s Partnerships for Early Childhood Development initiative links primary care and social services agencies to identify and address social determinants of health that pose particular risks to children 5 and under. Also in this issue: the upending of a historic federal-state partnership on Medicaid; enlisting health care in preventing homelessness; the latest class of Clinical Quality Fellows; engaging family caregivers before patients’ hospital discharge; and much more.

Bronx Behavioral Health Integration Project and Patient-Reported Outcomes

Publication Date: 04.24.2017
Author: Henry Chung, MD

An overview of behavioral health screening and follow up in an urban primary care practice setting, and lessons for workflow and quality monitoring, are the focus of this PROPC-NY learning collaborative webinar presentation.

Caring for Your Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter (PICC): A Guide for Patients and Family Caregivers

Publication Date: 03.15.2017

With growing numbers of hospitalized patients being sent home with central lines in place, safely maintaining these common home care devices often falls to home care patients and their family caregivers. This detailed guide, produced by two UHF grantees, uses simple language and graphics to help caregivers and patients safely manage this complex task.

Bridging the Gap: Moving from Planning to Routinization

Publication Date: 01.24.2017
Author: Lucy Savitz, PhD

Guidance on testing and assessment to aid in the adoption of Patient-Reported Outcome Measures are offered in this webinar presentation from the PROPC-NY learning collaborative.

Quality Collaborative, Fall/Winter 2016/17

Publication Date: 01.18.2017

Patient-Reported Outcomes: Moving PROs into Practice

Publication Date: 12.13.2016
Author: Kurt Kroenke, MD

Pragmatic approaches to choosing the right Patient-Reported Outcomes instrument for a practice’s clinical priorities, patient population, and resources are discussed in this webinar presentation from the PROPC-NY learning collaborative.

Building a More Effective Health Care System for Every New Yorker

Publication Date: 12.07.2016

This year’s annual report focuses on how UHF’s initiatives are addressing the challenges of a changing health care landscape and having a real impact on the quality, accessibility, affordability, and patient experience of health care.

New York State’s “Get Smart” Campaign

Publication Date: 11.16.2016
Author: Emily Lutterloh, MD, MPH

A presentation from the webinar “New York State’s ‘Get Smart’ Campaign,” held on November 16, 2016. 

Developing a Core Measure Set to Assess Quality and Value of Primary Care in New York State

Publication Date: 11.16.2016
Author: Roopa Mahadevan, MA, and Anne-Marie Audet, MD, MSc, SM

This poster presentation describes the development of a set of quality and value measures for advanced primary care.

Using PROMs in Primary Care: Making the Case and Experience from the Field

Publication Date: 11.16.2016
Author: Neil Wagle, MD

A presentation at the initial meeting of the PROPC-NY learning collaborative makes the case for the role of Patient-Reported Outcome Measures in primary care.

Antimicrobial Stewardship in Outpatient Facilities

Publication Date: 10.06.2016
Author: Guillermo V. Sanchez, PA-C, MPH

Webinar presentation on effective interventions to improve outpatient antibiotic prescribing.

Preventing Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection (CLABSI) in the Home Care Setting

Publication Date: 06.14.2016

This toolkit offers practical approaches and tools for home care professionals and hospital acute care providers to systematically assess the risks for and reduce the incidence of central line–associated bloodstream infections in patients receiving home health care services.

Quality Collaborative, Spring 2016

Publication Date: 05.20.2016

The cover story of this issue reports on the broadening of GNYHA/UHF efforts to fight antibiotic resistance beyond the inpatient focus, expanding to outpatient settings.

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