March 1, 2010 | Issue Brief
December 1, 2010 | Journal Article
An exploration of physician organizations' administrative changes and changes in health promotion practices found that physician organizations employ no standard set of health promotion practices, and that health promotion practices and organizational structure evolve over time.
November 1, 2010 | Journal Article
Most larger U.S. medical practice groups have some strategy in place to treat patients' tobacco dependence. But few have instituted a broad, multistrategy effort as recommended by Public Health Service guidelines, according to this survey-based study.
September 16, 2010 | Program Results Report
Depression in Primary Care: Linking Clinical and System Strategies aimed to spur health care organizations to use a chronic care model to recognize and treat depression, and to develop financial and other incentives to support the use of the model.
June 1, 2010 | Journal Article
This article examines the use of evidence-based care management processes by large physician organizations. Care management processes are designed to improve care for people with chronic illness. Over 90 million Americans have a chronic illness and chronic illness is responsible for more than three-quarters of national health care costs.
April 19, 2010 | Program Results Report
The Diabetes Initiative and its individual projects have contributed to the expansion of diabetes self-management at the state level and nationwide.
January 7, 2009 | Story
While there is slow adoption of the patient-centered-medical home (PCMH), the largest of the large medical groups have the most comprehensive PCMH infrastructures.
Financial Incentives, Quality Improvement Programs, and the Adoption of Clinical Information Technology
April 1, 2009 | Journal Article
Various factors influence the adoption of clinical information technology in health service organizations. More than 500 medical groups and independent practice associations participated in this study. Detailed tabulations present findings related to a broad range of electronic capabilities.
April 21, 2009 | Program Results Report
The National Committee for Quality Assurance created, tested and disseminated tools to measure practice systems: formal processes and information systems used to ensure high-quality care and prevention of chronic illness.
July 1, 2009 | Journal Article
This survey on quality-based payment found that the prevalence of external performance bonuses paid by insurers to large medical groups is larger than the prevalence of performance bonuses paid by the medical groups to the primary care and specialist physicians.