Clinical Quality Fellowship Program: Publications

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Blueprint, Summer 2018

Publication Date: 07.31.2018

Our cover story looks at the critical importance of health insurance coverage and access to care—and UHF’s role in supporting major advances and analyzing impending threats in New York State; Tony Shih considers whether asking if health care is improving is really the right question; Partnerships for Early Childhood Development moves on to improving referral and feedback processes for connecting at-risk children and families with needed services; UHF initiatives analyze and target antibiotic misprescribing and a host of other quality improvement challenges; a new report posits “shared services” as a way to help small primary care practices become medical homes; and much more.

Blueprint, Spring 2018

Publication Date: 04.18.2018

Identifying and addressing patient needs is a theme running through the Spring 2018 Blueprint, with a cover story on two Quality Institute projects focused on patient-provider communication and health outcomes, and features on two other initiatives targeting patient's concerns and needs—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 of such collaborations in health care's "value equation." And a brief story on UHF's strategic "refresh" looks at how we're clarifying our mission.

Annual Report 2017: Quality and Efficiency

Publication Date: 02.14.2018

A Look Back—and Ahead: UHF’s Annual Report

Publication Date: 02.14.2018

UHF’s latest annual report highlights our work over the past year to build a more effective health care system for all New Yorkers.

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.

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. 

Quality Collaborative, Spring 2017

Publication Date: 06.02.2017

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.

Quality Collaborative, Fall/Winter 2016/17

Publication Date: 01.18.2017

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.

Quality Collaborative, Fall 2015

Publication Date: 11.20.2015

The fall issue of Quality Collaborative features the first update since the launch of our Antimicrobial Stewardship Program, which is helping metropolitan-area hospitals to establish or improve their antibiotic management practices.

Quality Collaborative, Spring 2015

Publication Date: 05.26.2015

This issue highlights a new program focused on the next generation of antibiotic resistance—working with predominantly metropolitan-area hospitals to assess current practices, barriers to optimal antibiotic use, and the need for stewardship programs.

Quality Collaborative, Fall 2014

Publication Date: 11.12.2014

This issue highlights the progress of the IMPACT to Reduce Readmissions Collaborative, which is helping hospitals and nursing homes work more effectively together in the care of nursing home residents requiring emergency care.

Quality Collaborative, Spring 2014

Publication Date: 06.02.2014

The spring 2014 issue of Quality Collaborative highlights new evidence affirming the approach of our STOP Sepsis Collaborative, as published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Blueprint, Spring 2014

Publication Date: 03.19.2014

A first look at New York State of Health, the new health insurance marketplace; Jim Tallon on the importance of patients' experiences of our dramatically changing health care system; helping patients get the nonmedical services they need through Fund grant-supported Health Leads; patient-centered medical homes; reducing hospital readmissions; the Clinical Quality Fellowship Program; Together on Diabetes; the Hospital Auxilian and Volunteer Achievement Awards; new grants...and more, in the March 2014 Blueprint.

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