During this webinar, attendees learned about coverage pathways for testing and treatment, Medicaid strategies that support providers, and state budget considerations.
Disagreement about the role of markets lies at the root of many of our fiercest health care controversies. One side believes that unleashing market forces will rescue our health care system. From this viewpoint, government involvement is inherently destructive, except in rare circumstances. Many opponents of the Affordable Care Act share this opinion.
Learn about development of Maine’s innovative Dirigo Health Plan, an ambitious, comprehensive health care reform initiative. Dirigo Health will offer a health insurance product to individuals, the self-employed, and small businesses; expand eligibility in Maine’s Medicaid program; and improve quality and contain costs.
Reducing medical errors and heightening patient safety are critical to health care quality improvement. This Issue Focus looks at specific error and patient safety issues and how grantmakers, researchers, hospitals, and health systems are working together to address them.
This GIH Issue Focus on collaboration draws from President & CEO Lauren LeRoy’s remarks at GIH’s 2012 Meeting, Collaborating for Change: Exploring Health Partnerships That Work.
This Views from the Field spotlights the Pittsburgh Regional Healthcare Initiative, a regional health care quality and patient safety improvement program. With initial funding from the Jewish Healthcare Foundation and support from a wide variety of community stakeholders, this initiative has evolved into a nationally recognized model for improving health care quality.
Despite the most sophisticated medical care in the world, each year more Americans die at the hands of our health care system than from some of life’s deadliest diseases. This Issue Focus presents information on what medical errors are, how they occur, and what strategies grantmakers can adopt to prevent them.
As our population ages, and the need for long-term care services grows, issues surrounding the quality of care, as well as the quality of life, will become increasingly important. Based on a recent GIH Issue Dialogue, this Issue Focus explores ways in which grantmakers can partner with policymakers, health care professionals, advocacy groups, and patients and their families to improve the quality of long-term care.