Unusual Community Partnerships Offer New Mental Health Interventions

Bexar County, Texas (where San Antonio is located) has launched an initiative to expand behavioral health services for county youth and families in an effort to prevent youth from entering the criminal justice system. Scouting Health, an effort funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, has...

April 6, 2017

Reaching Beyond Delivery System Walls To Improve Colorectal Cancer Screening

Many value-based payment arrangements hold delivery systems accountable for achieving population health goals, which can best be met by engaging people who may never enter a medical office. Kaiser Permanente learned to reach beyond its walls to engage healthy members in colorectal cancer screening.

March 24, 2017

Redesigning New Jersey’s Medicaid Program: Philanthropy Steps Up

When state governments do not take the lead in fundamentally transforming their Medicaid programs, foundations can step up to support Medicaid modernization. A foundation in the Garden State saw an opening to provide the next governor's administration with a ready-to-roll, nonpartisan plan for...

March 21, 2017

Private Payer Participation In Coverage With Evidence Development: A Case Study

Coverage with Evidence Development is a promising solution to funding investigations of experimental services. Blue Shield's participation in the Wisdom study shows that private payers can help address the critical funding gap for comparative effectiveness studies.

March 14, 2017

Geisinger’s Transformation: Balancing Growth And Risk

By the dawn of the millennium, Geisinger Health System was facing a bleak future. It recruited a new leader, Dr. Glenn Steele. How Steele reinvigorated Geisinger raises questions about how integration actually works and what drives success in the Integrated Delivery Network model.

March 8, 2017

Solving The Rural Health Care Access Crisis With The Freestanding Emergency Center Care Model

A 2016 study identified over 650 rural hospitals vulnerable to closure in 42 states with 38 percent of 1,332 Critical Access Hospitals operating at a financial loss. Freestanding Emergency Centers present a practical solution to this crisis.

February 21, 2017

Hospitals, Hospital Medicine, And Health For All

The field of hospital medicine---which combines knowledge in acute care and inpatient medicine with expertise in hospital care delivery---can steward the valuable resource of hospital care toward high performance. The global community should manage and cultivate it across health care contexts.

February 16, 2017

Let’s Work Together To Improve Care For Older Adults With Complex Needs

The urgency of treating patients with complex needs, regardless of age, prompted five funders to collaborate. They are working with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement on a Playbook, which curates information about improving care for this population. The John A. Hartford Foundation's...

February 14, 2017

How Shared Decision Making In The Emergency Department Can Improve Value

Research into "Chest Pain Choice" decision aids highlights the benefit of bringing shared decision making into the ED.

February 7, 2017

A Look Forward To Health Care In 2017: Top Five Trends

With an eagerness for change, health care is in flux, and difficult decisions will need to be made that will directly affect Americans both socially and economically.

February 1, 2017