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How Primary Care Can Move Towards a Patient-Centered and Outcomes-Focused Approach to Care Management

Publication Date: 11.13.2017
Author: Gene Nelson, MD

This presentation from the PROPC-NY learning collaborative's fourth webinar demonstrates how using a variety of outcomes and experience measures together can advance understanding of what patients value and where they fall within a "compass" of outcomes, experience, and cost.

Quality Collaborative, Fall 2017

Publication Date: 11.08.2017

The cover story of this issue reports on an intensive effort training nursing home staff in setting up and sustaining antibiotic stewardship programs.

Blueprint, Summer 2017

Publication Date: 08.01.2017

An introduction to incoming UHF President Tony Shih, tributes to retiring UHF President Jim Tallon, Jim’s look back at the major trends in health care during his tenure, and more.

The Clinical Quality Fellowship Program: Developing Clinical Quality Leadership in the Greater New York Region

Publication Date: 07.14.2017
Author: Rohit Bhalla, MD, MPH; Hillary S. Jalon, MS; and Lorraine Ryan, MPA, Esq

The Institute of Medicine has noted that a key factor underlying patient safety problems in the United States is a paucity of quality and safety training programs for clinicians. The Greater New York Hospital Association and United Hospital Fund created the Clinical Quality Fellowship Program (CQFP) to develop quality improvement leaders in the New York region, and this article describes the CQFP’s structure and curriculum, program participants’ perceived value, improvement projects, and career paths. 

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.

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