September 1, 2012 | Journal Article
November 30, 2012 | Report
This report discusses the challenges of evaluating continuous quality improvement, recommendations to address these challenges, and existing gaps in the research.
July 1, 2011 | Issue Brief
The federal government has stressed the value of health information technology by investing resources into building a national HIT infrastructure.
November 1, 2011 | Issue Brief
This paper reviews the evolution of QI initiatives, the current evidence about whether QI interventions work, QI's promise for the future, and how to help it find success in health care.
January 30, 2005 | Report
May 31, 2007 | Program Results Report
From 2004 to 2005, staff at the RAND Corporation developed a framework for a Web-based tool to help patients understand the quality of health care they are receiving and provide them with information to obtain additional health care services.
April 6, 2010 | Report
The rate of hip, knee, and shoulder replacements for Medicare patients is growing rapidly, and there is widespread variation in how likely patients are to undergo this surgery, depending on where they live and their race.
February 1, 2010 | Issue Brief
Paper explores the potential impact of comparative effectiveness research and looks at implications for quality of care and health outcomes.
March 1, 2007 | Evaluation
This report explores the goals of RWJF's Health e-Technologies Initiative: Building the Science of e-Health (HETI), which included expanding the body of knowledge about the efficacy, costs, cost effectiveness and overall quality of e-health applications currently in use for health behavior change and chronic disease management, and the expansion of the body of knowledge about how to evaluate, compare and improve them.
August 1, 2009 | Issue Brief
This analysis from the Urban Institute looks at the evidence on how quality of care in the United States compares to that in other countries and the implications for health reform.