Monitoring local impacts of Medicaid expansion on primary care provider capacity: A case study from King County, Washington

Paula Rae Blasi, MPH, Eva Y. Wong, PhD, Nathan M. Johnson, MA, & Eli Kern, MPH RN. Monitoring local impacts of Medicaid expansion on primary care provider capacity: A case study from King County, Washington. February 1, 2017. This report is produced by the Assessment, Policy Development & Evaluation Unit at Public Health – Seattle & King County.

Perspectives of Patients, Clinicians, and Health System Leaders on Changes Needed to Improve the Health Care and Outcomes of Older Adults With Multiple Chronic Conditions

Perspectives of Patients, Clinicians, and Health System Leaders on Changes Needed to Improve the Health Care and Outcomes of Older Adults With Multiple Chronic Conditions. Rosie Ferris, MPH, Caroline Blaum, MD, MS, Eliza Kiwak, BA, Janet Austin, PhD, Jessica Esterson, MPH, Gene Harkless, DNSc, APRN, FAANP, CNL, Gary Oftedahl, MD, Michael Parchman, MD, MPH, Peter H. Van Ness, PhD, MPH, and Mary E. Tinetti, MD.

A First Step on the Journey to High-Quality Chronic Illness Care

A First Step on the Journey to High-Quality Chronic Illness Care. Wagner, EH. Healthc Pap. 2016;15 Spec No:62-5; discussion 97-123.    The Atlantic Healthcare Collaboration conducted a quality improvement initiative to improve chronic disease prevention and management for the four Atlantic provinces and their regional health authorities. Leaders and front-line teams carried out a range of projects, each suited to the needs of that region.

Primary Care Clinic Re-Design for Prescription Opioid Management

Primary Care Clhnic Re-Design for Prescription Opioid Management

Background: The challenge of responding to prescription opioid overuse within the United States has fallen disproportionately on the primary care clinic setting. Here we describe a framework comprised of 6 Building Blocks to guide efforts within this setting to address the use of opioids for chronic pain.

Taking Action on Overuse Action Planning Framework

Taking Action on Overuse Action Planning Framework

The Taking Action on Overuse Action Planning Framework (formerly Supporting Provider Engagement to Reduce Low-Value Care) is a promising approach to engage healthcare providers and care teams in undertaking the difficult work of reducing low-value, unnecessary care. The MacColl Center for Health Care Innovation developed this framework with the support of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF).

Taking action on overuse: Creating the culture for change

Our team has spent the past two years developing an approach for engaging providers in reducing medical overuse. It focuses on the real-world aspects of implementing change, centering on the conditions and practices that help providers transform established practice patterns. You can read the story of the Taking Action on Overuse framework in Healthcare: The Journal of Delivery Science and Innovation.