September 1, 2012 | Journal Article
Project ECHO: A Model for Complex, Chronic Care in the Pacific Northwest Region of the United States
September 28, 2012 | Journal Article
This article discusses Project ECHO’s expansion in the U.S. Pacific Northwest in 2009. Weekly videoconferences focused on hepatitis C, chronic pain, integrated addictions and psychiatry, and HIV/AIDS.
January 1, 2013 | Journal Article
Using statistical learning on clinical and laboratory test patterns, this study resulted in a Kawasaki Disease scoring metric and associated data system available online.
A Simulation Shows Limited Savings From Meeting Quality Targets Under The Medicare Shared Savings Program
October 3, 2012 | Journal Article
Making Greater Use of Dedicated Hospital Observation Units for Many Short-Stay Patients Could Save $3.1 Billion a Year
September 26, 2012 | Journal Article
Using observation units in hospitals to provide care to certain patients can be more efficient than admitting them to the hospital and can result in shorter lengths-of-stay and lower costs.
Integrating Community Health Centers Into Organized Delivery Systems Can Improve Access to Subspecialty Care
August 1, 2012 | Journal Article
These researchers determined that the Integrated System model appears to provide the most comprehensive and cohesive access to subspecialty care.
Six Features of Medicare Coordinated Care Demonstration Programs that Cut Hospital Admissions of High-Risk Patients
June 1, 2012 | Journal Article
This study found that four of 11 programs that were part of the Medicare Coordinated Care Demonstration, reduced hospitalizations by 8 percent to 33 percent among high-risk enrollees.
May 5, 2014 | Journal Article
Patients who have been hospitalized often experience care coordination problems that worsen outcomes and increase costs.
Qualitative Evaluation of a Mobile Phone and Web-Based Collaborative Care Intervention for Patients with Type 2 Diabetes
May 1, 2011 | Journal Article
For patients with chronic illness such as type 2 diabetes, the day-to-day management of their health can be a challenge.
Hospitals With Higher Nurse Staffing Had Lower Odds Of Readmissions Penalties Than Hospitals With Lower Staffing
October 7, 2013 | Journal Article
The aim of the program is to reduce readmissions while aligning hospitals’ financial incentives with payers’ and patients’ quality goals.