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Clinician's Perspective

As a family physician I have not one but two jobs these days: take great care of my patients and continually improve my practice. I look forward to working with the practice improvement facilitators in the Great Lakes Practice Transformation Network to help me do both of these jobs better. An extra pair of skilled hands will be a welcome addition to our improvement team.John Hickner, MD, MSc Professor and Head, Family Medicine University of Illinois at Chicago

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A Population Health Approach to Dementia

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

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3 Robust Approaches to Dementia Care

Thursday, January 1, 1970

3 Robust Approaches to Dementia Care Programs integrate services in the hospital and out, and among ...

2017 Million Hearts Hypertension Control Challenge

Thursday, January 1, 1970

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How collaboration is giving practices the resources they need

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Certain practice changes can help physicians deliver higher quality care at lower costs, but many physicians don’t have the time, staff or resources to make the necessary transformations or ensure that they take hold. Find out how one health care system is using a peer-based learning network to establish effective long-term changes. Read more here.

Providers progressing toward pay-for-value but have many needs, HIMSS survey finds

Thursday, March 3, 2016

About half of respondents participate in some type of an alternative payment model, but few view their organization as highly prepared for the transition, the survey says. Read the article here.

CMS and major commercial health plans, in concert with physician groups and other stakeholders, announce alignment and simplification of quality measures

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), as part of a broad Core Quality Measures Collaborative of health care system participants, released seven sets of clinical quality measures. Read the full story here here.

Altarum Institute to Lead Clinical Practice Transformation Effort in Michigan

Friday, October 2, 2015

Altarum Institute is excited to announce that it will lead the Michigan arm of a three-state quality improvement effort funded by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. View full story here

IU School of Medicine receives Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative Award

Thursday, October 1, 2015

The Indiana University School of Medicine is one of 39 health care collaborative networks selected to participate in the Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative, announced today by Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell. The IU School of Medicine will receive up to $46.4 million to provide technical assistance support to help equip clinicians in […]

IU Med school Leading ‘Transformational’ Program

Thursday, October 1, 2015

A new $46 million program spearheaded by the Indiana University School of Medicine is taking on the lofty goal of improving health care while lowering costs. The Great Lakes Practice Transformation Network involves training and deploying “quality improvement advisors” to transform the way 10 million patients are cared for by 11,500 medical professionals at hospitals […]

HHS announces $685 million to support clinicians delivering high quality, patient-centered care

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell today announced $685 million in awards to 39 national and regional health care networks and supporting organizations to help equip more than 140,000 clinicians with the tools and support needed to improve quality of care, increase patients’ access to information, and reduce costs. The Transforming Clinical Practice […]

IU Med School receives $46M from feds to improve health care

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Indiana University School of Medicine has received a federal grant of up to $46.4 million over four years to help physicians in transforming the way they practice to meet the Affordable Care Act’s goals of reducing costs and improving patient care. View Full Story

Purdue Healthcare Advisors to provide Indiana health care providers with technical assistance through Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

As part of an award announced Tuesday (Sept. 29) by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Purdue Healthcare Advisors will support 3,000 clinicians in Indiana with tools, information, and network support needed to improve quality of care, increase patients’ access to information, and spend health care dollars more wisely. View Full Story

How Community-Based Organizations Can Support Value-Driven Health Care

Friday, July 10, 2015

As our health care system transforms more quickly than ever from paying for volume to paying for value, providers have strong incentives to ensure that their patients’ care plans are reinforced and supported outside the clinical setting in people’s homes and communities. Read more here.

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