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A New Chapter: Anthony Shih, MD, MPH, Becomes UHF President

Release Date: 08.14.2017
Contact: Catherine Arnst

Dr. Anthony Shih has become the new president of United Hospital Fund, bringing an extensive background in health policy, health system performance improvement, quality improvement, and population health.

Medicaid in New York: Innovating in an Era of Uncertainty

Release Date: 08.09.2017
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The themes of innovation and efficiency ran through UHF's annual Medicaid Conference, held July 20, 2017, at the New York Academy of Medicine and attended by more than 450 people.

Aiming for “Best Practices”: UHF Learning Collaborative Focuses on Outpatient Antibiotic Use

Release Date: 08.08.2017
Contact: Catherine Arnst

UHF’s Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship Initiative has entered its second stage, with participating health systems and hospitals joining in a Learning Collaborative to improve prescribing for adults with acute respiratory infections.

Learning Collaborative: How Do We Prioritize Patients’ Goals?

Release Date: 07.19.2017
Contact: Catherine Arnst

The second meeting of participants in a learning collaborative that is part of the Patient-Reported Outcomes in Primary Care–New York (PROPC–NY) initiative took place at United Hospital Fund on June 20. A project of UHF’s Quality Institute, PROPC–NY, supported by a $300,000 grant from the Engelberg Foundation, aims to better capture how patients experience and evaluate their own health care, in order to improve care planning and its impact.    

Health Affairs Article Highlights UHF’s Partnerships in Early Childhood Development Initiative

Release Date: 07.11.2017
Contact: Catherine Arnst

An innovative partnership among United Hospital, the Altman Foundation, and The New York Community Trust is helping health care and neighborhood social services providers address social, environmental, and economic factors influencing early childhood health and long-term well-being. A Health Affairs blog article about the collaboration, Interest in Early Childhood Health Leads to Three Funders Working Together, describes the groundbreaking project.

PECD Learning Collaborative: Getting to Know You

Release Date: 06.13.2017
Contact: Catherine Arnst

Building working relationships was the challenge at the first Partnerships for Early Childhood Development learning collaborative meeting, when health care providers and community agencies, many of them strangers to each other, brainstormed on a common vision.

Clinical Quality Fellows: Agents of Health Care Change

Release Date: 05.19.2017
Contact: Catherine Arnst

The latest graduating class of Clinical Quality Fellows are addressing the challenges of increasing system-wide connections and patient-centered care.

UHF Kicks Off Learning Collaborative to Help Hospital-Community Partnerships Help Children

Release Date: 04.27.2017
Contact: Catherine Arnst

The Partnerships for Early Childhood Development, addressing social determinants of health, brings pediatric primary care and social service agencies together for the initial webinar of its Learning Collaborative, to boost skills and share experiences.

Non-Profit Leaders Discuss the Future of Health Care Reform

Release Date: 02.03.2017
Contact: Catherine Arnst

At a panel discussion on January 24, 2017, hosted by Philanthropy New York, David Sandman and Jim Tallon discussed health care reform and the prospect of replacing the Affordable Care Act.

Home Health Care Refusals: Bridging the Communications Gap

Release Date: 12.14.2016
Contact: Catherine Arnst

A roundtable sponsored by UHF and the Alliance for Home Health Quality and Innovation examines the reasons some people refuse follow-up home care services.

Seeking New Health Care Models in an Uncertain Time

Release Date: 11.18.2016
Contact: Catherine Arnst

Health policy expert Kavita Patel, MD, lays out competing visions for cost and payment reforms in her keynote to the 27th Annual Symposium on Health Care Services in New York.

Medicaid Conference Takes Stock on Value-Based Payment

Release Date: 07.15.2016
Contact: Bob de Luna

A summary of UHF's 2016 Medicaid conference, "Medicaid in New York: Progressing to Value-Based Payment."

Quality Fellows Use New Skills to Improve Patient Care

Release Date: 04.21.2016
Contact: Bob de Luna

Having completed an intensive 15-month program to learn proven techniques to advance quality and patient safety programs in their hospitals, the 2015/2016 class of the Clinical Quality Fellowship Program and their Capstone projects were celebrated and featured at a culminating meeting and dinner at United Hospital Fund on April 14.

“Convenient Care,” a Growing Trend in Ambulatory Care

Release Date: 04.16.2015
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In this Q&A, originally published in the Spring 2015 issue of Blueprint, Greg Burke, director of Iinnovation strategies, discusses issues examined in the report Convenient Care: Retail Clinics and Urgent Care Centers in New York State.

Research Symposium Examines Incentives for Healthy Behavior

Release Date: 12.08.2014
Contact: Bob de Luna

Promoting healthy behavior through incentives was the theme of the 25th Annual Symposium on Health Care Services in New York, co-hosted by the Fund and the GNYHA Foundation.

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