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Blueprint, Fall-Winter 2014

Publication Date: 12.16.2014

New York's Medicaid program is at the heart of the major reforms in the State's health care system, and the Fund's Medicaid Institute is playing a vital role in shaping those changes. This issue's cover story explores the Institute's work and expectations for the coming year. Plus: Jim Tallon on perceptions of health care reform, and features on the challenges of creating healthier behaviors, fighting "superbugs" through a new partnership, the annual Gala, and much more.

Quality Collaborative, Fall 2014

Publication Date: 11.12.2014

This issue highlights the progress of the IMPACT to Reduce Readmissions Collaborative, which is helping hospitals and nursing homes work more effectively together in the care of nursing home residents requiring emergency care.

Work in Progress

Publication Date: 11.03.2014

New York’s health care system is on the move, with dramatic changes being made in its basic elements. The Fund is playing an important role in that transformation, as this 2014 annual report highlights.

Reducing Hospital Readmissions

Publication Date: 10.14.2014
Author: Hillary Jalon and Elaina Heagerty

The Preventable Hospital Readmission Initiative, a structured initiative involving several New York City hospitals, launched in 2011. This report gives an overview of the initiative: how it was run, results from its two stages, and lessons learned from its various findings and interventions.

Blueprint, Summer 2014

Publication Date: 06.26.2014
The Fund's Preventable Hospital Readmission Initiative is helping create new practices and protocols to reduce avoidable readmissions among specific high-risk patient populations; this issue's cover story looks at the early experiences of four participating institutions. Plus: Jim Tallon on New York's model health care reforms; a hospital-based program offers family caregivers essential information and support; insurance market shifts documented; and much more.

Quality Collaborative, Spring 2014

Publication Date: 06.02.2014

The spring 2014 issue of Quality Collaborative highlights new evidence affirming the approach of our STOP Sepsis Collaborative, as published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Quality Collaborative, Winter 2014

Publication Date: 02.28.2014

The winter 2014 issue features on the cover our new IMPACT to Reduce Readmissions Collaborative, which is bringing together nearly 20 hospitals and their chosen nursing home partners to improve patient care and prevent avoidable admissions.

Blueprint, Fall/Winter 2013

Publication Date: 12.16.2013
The fall/winter 2013 issue of Blueprint explores the Fund/GNYHA Clinical Quality Fellowship Program, an intensive training and mentoring experience that is creating a new generation of quality champions to lead patient safety and quality improvement efforts. Also featured: Jim Tallon on New York's long-term health care reform efforts; an innovative effort to treat depression within the primary care setting; the Fund's annual gala; and more news of the Fund's latest program initiatives.

Making Change Work

Publication Date: 10.29.2013

The 2013 annual report explores how substantive, timely Fund initiatives continue our historic role of speaking to health care’s most important challenges and opportunities—and shaping a system that truly works for all.

Quality Collaborative, Fall 2013

Publication Date: 10.25.2013

This issue features a guest column by by Alan Aviles, President of the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation, who discusses how the 18 current and past program participants in the Clinical Quality Fellowship Program from his public health system have played an important role in the system’s ongoing efforts to improve patient safety.

Reducing Cardiopulmonary Arrest Rates in a Three-Year Regional Rapid Response System Collaborative

Publication Date: 07.15.2013
Author: Mark J. Rosen, MD; Andrea J. Hoberman, MPH; Rafael E. Ruiz, PhD, ScM; Zeynep Sumer, MS; Hillary S. Jalon, MS
A Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety article reports on the work of the Fund/GNYHA Rapid Response System Collaborative in reducing cardiopulmonary arrest rates.

Quality Collaborative, Spring 2013

Publication Date: 05.31.2013
This issue features the new STOP Sepsis Collaborative Toolkit, which aims to help hospitals to better address the challenges of severe sepsis.

Blueprint, Spring 2013

Publication Date: 03.25.2013

The Spring 2013 issue of Blueprint spotlights the Fund's quality improvement partnerships; offers commentary by Jim Tallon; celebrates hospital auxilians and volunteers; and highlights the latest Fund news.

Quality Collaborative, Winter 2012/2013

Publication Date: 01.11.2013

Among the articles in this issue is one about the Clinical Quality Fellowship Program, providing data from a survey of the 43 alumni to date showing the program’s positive impact on participants’ career paths and quality improvement skills.

Blueprint, Fall/Winter 2012

Publication Date: 12.31.2012
The Fall/Winter Blueprint examines the new realities of family caregiving, offers commentary by Jim Tallon on the Affordable Care Act, spotlights this year's Gala honorees, and features the latest news of Fund projects.

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