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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.

UHF Welcomes New Partner, Junto Health

Release Date: 03.07.2018
Contact: Catherine Arnst

United Hospital Fund and health care technology consortium Junto Health are partnering to share information and expertise that will benefit both organizations.

UHF’s Chad Shearer Testifies Before City Council on Public Hospital Challenges, Progress

Release Date: 03.02.2018
Contact: Catherine Arnst

In invited testimony before the New York City Council Committee on Hospitals, Chad Shearer laid out the importance of the Health + Hospitals safety net and the need to ensure it sustains its vital role.

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. 

Bolstering Small-Practice “Medical Home” Capabilities

Release Date: 02.14.2018
Contact: Catherine Arnst

Small independent primary care providers are a vital lifeline for New Yorkers, but these practices are at risk of falling behind in the race toward medical home recognition and value-based purchasing. A UHF partnership with New York City is yielding valuable guidance on potential ways forward.

Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care: Small Practices Tackle the Challenge

Release Date: 12.19.2017
Contact: Catherine Arnst

With training and some additional resources, even small primary care practices can routinely screen for and treat depression and anxiety—bringing care to the bulk of patients with those conditions who now go undiagnosed and untreated. A new UHF-supported project is testing a step-by-step approach to taking on that challenge.

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.

Family Caregiving Summit: Innovations Needed for Overlooked Groups of Caregivers

Release Date: 12.15.2017
Contact: Catherine Arnst

Speakers at a family caregiving summit said much more needs to be done to support young caregivers and isolated caregivers in rural areas.

Health Research Symposium Focuses on Using Data in Patient Engagement

Release Date: 11.27.2017
Contact: Catherine Arnst

The 28th annual Symposium on Health Care Services in New York: Research and Practice focused on the use of data in improving patient care. Read about and view the presentations.

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.

A New Chapter: Anthony Shih, MD, MPH, Becomes UHF President

Release Date: 08.14.2017
Contact: Catherine Arnst

Dr. Anthony Shih has become the new president of United Hospital Fund, bringing an extensive background in health policy, health system performance improvement, quality improvement, and population health.

Medicaid in New York: Innovating in an Era of Uncertainty

Release Date: 08.09.2017

The themes of innovation and efficiency ran through UHF's annual Medicaid Conference, held July 20, 2017, at the New York Academy of Medicine and attended by more than 450 people.

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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