Quality

Cost, access, and quality have long formed a health policy triad. Over the years, greater attention has been paid to quality at the plan, system, and provider level. From establishing evidence-based treatment guidelines to setting and achieving clinical performance targets, insurers, plan sponsors, federal and state governments, and consumers want to help providers ensure the delivery of high-quality health care. Many believe that health information technology (health IT) capabilities, including electronic health records, health information exchange, and mobile health applications will play an increasingly important role in improving the quality of the health care system, enhancing both the safety and appropriateness of care.

The Forum's work on quality focused on performance measurement and reporting, health IT, medical team training and practice, patient-centered medical homes, goal-oriented care, and provider scope of practice.

Diagnostic Errors: A Threat to Health and Impediment to Health Reform
Forum Session — March 25, 2016
Authors: Sally Coberly, PhD & William J. Scanlon, PhD, Senior Consultant

When There's Harm in the Hospital: Can Transparency Replace "Deny and Defend"?
Forum Session — March 11, 2016
Author: Lisa Sprague, MBA

Geriatric-Friendly Emergency Departments: Better Options for Patients and Providers?
Forum Session — February 19, 2016
Author: Lisa Sprague, MBA

Meaningful Use: The Right Path for Health IT?
Forum Session — December 4, 2015
Author: Lisa Sprague, MBA

Meaningful Use of Health Information Technology: Proving Its Worth?
Issue Brief No. 856 — November 16, 2015
Author: Lisa Sprague, MBA

Goal-Oriented Chronic Care: Defining Concepts and Developing Tools
Forum Session — September 25, 2015
Author: Lisa Sprague, MBA

Improving the Quality and Efficiency of Care for Older Adults: Lessons From the Field
Forum Session — September 18, 2015
Author: Sally Coberly, PhD

Quality Stars: Medicare Advantage Plans and the Star Rating System
Forum Session — May 8, 2015
Author: Lisa Sprague, MBA

The Star Rating System and Medicare Advantage Plans
Issue Brief No. 854 — May 5, 2015
Author: Lisa Sprague, MBA

Annual Report 2014
Annual Report — April 1, 2015
Author: Forum Staff

Incorporating Patient Perspectives in Measuring Quality and Value
Forum Session — March 13, 2015
Author: Lisa Sprague, MBA

Health Policy Essentials 2015
Briefing Book — February 6, 2015
Authors: Sally Coberly, PhD, Jennifer Jenson, MPH, MPP & Lisa Sprague, MBA

Community Collaboration to Improve Population Health
Forum Session — January 30, 2015
Author: Jennifer Jenson, MPH, MPP

Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) Surveys: Assessing Patient Experience
The Basics — December 18, 2014
Author: Lisa Sprague, MBA

Patient-Centered Care, Payment, and Policy: The Leading Edge
Forum Session — November 17, 2014
Authors: Lisa Sprague, MBA & Michael Millenson, Consultant

Promoting Evidence-Based Interventions: The Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program
Forum Session — October 10, 2014
Author: Eileen Salinsky, MBA, Consultant

Sociodemographic Risk Adjustment: Protecting the Safety Net?
Forum Session — September 26, 2014
Authors: Sally Coberly, PhD & William J. Scanlon, PhD, Senior Consultant

Achieving Health Information Exchange: Vision, Progress, Prospects
Forum Session — September 12, 2014
Author: Lisa Sprague, MBA

Coordinating Chronic Care: Will New Incentives Spur Primary Care-Specialist Collaboration?
Forum Session — June 6, 2014
Author: Lisa Sprague, MBA

Transforming Payment and Health Care Delivery: Early Reports from the State Innovation Model (SIM) Initiative
Forum Session — April 18, 2014
Author: Jessamy Taylor, MPP

Telehealth: Into the Mainstream?
Forum Session — April 11, 2014
Author: Lisa Sprague, MBA

Annual Report 2013
Annual Report — April 1, 2014
Author: Forum Staff

Management of Chronic Care Needs: What Will It Really Take to Coordinate Care?
Forum Session — March 14, 2014
Author: Lisa Sprague, MBA

Telehealth: Into the Mainstream?
Issue Brief No. 853 — March 10, 2014
Author: Lisa Sprague, MBA

Medicaid Health Homes: Delivery System Glue for People with Chronic Health Conditions
Forum Session — December 13, 2013
Author: Jessamy Taylor, MPP

Seeking Value in Medicare: Addressing Quality and Cost
Forum Session — November 22, 2013
Author: Lisa Sprague, MBA

Implementing Pediatric Medical Homes: Challenges of Improving Primary Care for Children
Forum Session — November 8, 2013
Author: Eileen Salinsky, MBA, Consultant

Seeking Value in Medicare: Performance Measurement for Clinical Professionals
Issue Brief No. 852 — October 30, 2013
Author: Lisa Sprague, MBA

Transforming Behavioral Health Practice, Payment, and Policy: Too Fast, Too Slow, or Just Right?
Forum Session — September 20, 2013
Author: Jessamy Taylor, MPP

Replacing the SGR: Changing the Paradigm for Medicare Physician Payment?
Forum Session — September 20, 2013
Authors: William J. Scanlon, PhD, Consultant & Sally Coberly, PhD

Patient-Centered Medical Home: Research Results Mixed, Experience Yields Optimism
Forum Session — September 13, 2013
Author: Lisa Sprague, MBA

Payers and Patients: Searching for Value
Forum Session — July 12, 2013
Author: Lisa Sprague, MBA

The Medicare Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program: Time for an Update?
Forum Session — June 21, 2013
Authors: Sally Coberly, PhD & William J. Scanlon, PhD, Consultant

EMS "Hot Spotting": San Diego's Experience Creating a System of Care for Frequent Users of Emergency Medical Services
Forum Session — June 14, 2013
Author: Jessamy Taylor, MPP

Health Information Exchange: Promise, Practice, Prospects
Small-Group Session — May 22, 2013
Author: Lisa Sprague, MBA

Annual Report 2012
Annual Report — April 1, 2013
Author: Forum Staff

Pursuing High-Quality Care for an Aging Population: Challenges and Opportunities
Forum Session — March 29, 2013
Author: Lisa Sprague, MBA

The "Coopetition" Model: Caring for San Diego's Low-Income Population
Site Visit — February 19–20, 2013
Authors: Lisa Sprague, MBA & Jessamy Taylor, MPP

Family Caregivers: The Primary Providers of Assistance to People with Functional Limitations and Chronic Impairments
Background Paper No. 84 — January 11, 2013
Author: Carol V. O'Shaughnessy, MA

Safety Net Integration: Tackling Fragmentation While Improving Access to Care and Efficiency
Forum Session — December 7, 2012
Author: Jessamy Taylor, MPP

Assisted Living Facilities and Their Growing Role in Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS)
Forum Session — November 30, 2012
Author: Carol V. O'Shaughnessy, MA

Breaking Down Silos of Care: Integration of Social Support Services with Health Care Delivery
Forum Session — October 19, 2012
Author: Carol V. O'Shaughnessy, MA

Technologies, Games, Incentives: Patient Engagement and Cost Containment
Forum Session — September 21, 2012
Author: Lisa Sprague, MBA

Bundled Payment in Medicare: Promise, Peril, and Practice
Forum Session — April 20, 2012
Author: Kathryn Linehan

Caesar's Ghost: The Effect of the Rising Rate of C-Sections on Health Care Costs and Quality
Forum Session — March 30, 2012
Authors: Jessamy Taylor, MPP & Michele J. Orza, ScD

Beacon Communities: Signaling Success in Health Information Exchange?
Forum Session — March 2, 2012
Author: Lisa Sprague, MBA

Mission Possible II: Reducing Health Care Costs Through Administrative Simplification
Forum Session — February 24, 2012
Author: Michele J. Orza, ScD

Bridging the Silos: Care Coordination for Kids with Serious Behavioral Health Conditions
Forum Session — December 16, 2011
Author: Lisa Sprague, MBA

Mission Possible? Saving on Health Care Costs by Reducing Unnecessary Services
Forum Session — December 2, 2011
Author: Michele J. Orza, ScD

Feverish Activity: Global, National, and Local Lessons Learned from the 2009 H1N1 Flu Pandemic
Forum Session — November 18, 2011
Author: Michele J. Orza, ScD

Preventing Hospital Readmissions: How Can Care Transitions for Medicare Beneficiaries Be Improved?
Forum Session — October 28, 2011
Author: Carol V. O'Shaughnessy, MA

Reengineering Health Care Delivery: What Lies Ahead?
Special Briefing — October 14, 2011
Author: Lisa Sprague, MBA

Who’s Using Whom? Experience with User Fee Programs at FDA
Forum Session — September 23, 2011
Author: Michele J. Orza, ScD

Aligning Graduate Medical Education with Public Policy
Background Paper No. 82 — September 14, 2011
Author: Rob Cunningham, Consultant

Medical Care for the Elderly Living at Home: Home-Based Primary Care (HBPC) and Hospital-at-Home Programs
Forum Session — July 22, 2011
Author: Carol V. O'Shaughnessy, MA

Tiered Provider Networks: Steps to Cost Containment?
Forum Session — June 24, 2011
Author: Kathryn Linehan

Still Smoking After All These Years: Tobacco Control Update
Forum Session — June 10, 2011
Author: Michele J. Orza, ScD

Rocky Mountain Highs and Lows: Efforts to Improve Health and Reduce Costs in Denver
Site Visit — May 31–June 2, 2011
Authors: Michele J. Orza, ScD & Jessamy Taylor, MPP

Home, but Not Alone: Evidence-Based Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visitation
Issue Brief No. 843 — May 26, 2011
Author: Eileen Salinsky, Consultant

Medicare's Vision of Accountable Care Organizations: Will Providers Have the Same View?
Forum Session — May 20, 2011
Author: Laura A. Dummit

Pioneering Transformation: Treating Chronic and Complex Disease in Underserved Areas
Forum Session — April 8, 2011
Author: Lisa Sprague, MBA

The Hospitalist: Better Value in Inpatient Care?
Issue Brief No. 842 — March 30, 2011
Author: Lisa Sprague, MBA

Caring for Patients with Advanced and Serious Illnesses: Changing Medical Practice and Patient Expectations
Forum Session — March 18, 2011
Author: Carol V. O'Shaughnessy, MA

Oral Health Update: Ten Years After the Surgeon General’s Report
Forum Session — January 21, 2011
Author: Jessamy Taylor, MPP

Insurer-Provider Payment Negotiations: Implications for Health Spending
Forum Session — December 10, 2010
Author: Mary Ellen Stahlman

Health Impact Assessments: What, Why, How, Who, Where?
Forum Session — December 3, 2010
Author: Michele J. Orza, ScD

The Elder Justice Act: Addressing Elder Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation
The Basics — November 30, 2010
Author: Carol V. O'Shaughnessy, MA

Pioneering Transformation: Technology, Data, and Safety Net Outcomes
Forum Session — November 18, 2010
Author: Lisa Sprague, MBA

Calls for Patient-Centered Care: Physician and Hospital Response
Forum Session — October 22, 2010
Author: Lisa Sprague, MBA

Transforming Primary Care: Implications for Practice Design and Workforce
Forum Session — October 15, 2010
Authors: Lisa Sprague, MBA & Rob Cunningham, Consultant

Patient-Centered Care: What Consumers and Families Want
Forum Session — October 1, 2010
Author: Lisa Sprague, MBA

High Hopes: Public Health Approaches to Reducing the Need for Health Care
Background Paper No. 78 — September 27, 2010
Author: Michele J. Orza, ScD

Getting Real: Data Sources, the Evidence Base, and Strategies for Improving the Health of Communities
Forum Session — September 24, 2010
Authors: Michele J. Orza, ScD & Jessamy Taylor, MPP

Implementing Incentives for Health IT: The Meaningful Use Regulation and Beyond
Forum Session — September 24, 2010
Authors: Lisa Sprague, MBA & Rob Cunningham, Consultant

Focus on Reform: Health Care Safety Net-Related Provisions
Forum Session — July 16, 2010
Author: Jessamy Taylor, MPP

Focus on Reform: Public Health Provisions
Forum Session — June 25, 2010
Authors: Jessamy Taylor, MPP & Michele J. Orza, ScD

Health Care Cost Drivers in Massachusetts: Lessons for Federal Policymakers
Forum Session — June 21, 2010
Author: Mary Ellen Stahlman

Incorporating Innovations in Health Care: Workforce Implications
Forum Session — June 11, 2010
Author: Lisa Sprague, MBA

Quality Measures for Children’s Health: A Place to Start
Forum Session — April 23, 2010
Author: Lisa Sprague, MBA

Transforming Health Care Delivery: Insights from the New Orleans Safety Net
Forum Session — April 16, 2010
Authors: Jessamy Taylor, MPP & Michele J. Orza, ScD

Information and Incentives: Improving the Health of New York City's Low-Income Population
Site Visit — April 5–7, 2010
Authors: Kathryn Linehan & Lisa Sprague, MBA

The State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)
The Basics — March 29, 2010
Author: Carol V. O'Shaughnessy, MA

Ensuring Nursing Home Quality: Continuing Challenges to Oversight and Enforcement of Nursing Home Reform
Forum Session — March 25, 2010
Author: Carol V. O'Shaughnessy, MA

CHIPRA One Year Later: Where Does Implementation Stand?
Forum Session — March 19, 2010
Author: Judith D. Moore

Not Your Father's Drug Approval Process: FDAAA and the Evolving Pharmaceutical Marketplace
Forum Session — March 12, 2010
Author: Michele J. Orza, ScD

Health Information Exchange: Building the Infrastructure for Better Care
Forum Session — January 14, 2010
Authors: Rob Cunningham, Consultant & Lisa Sprague, MBA

Conflicts of Interest in Medicine II: Issues Surrounding Industry Funding of Physician Education
Forum Session — December 11, 2009
Author: Michele J. Orza, ScD

The Role of Ombudsmen in Assuring Quality for Residents of Long-Term Care Facilities: Straining to Make Ends Meet
Background Paper No. 71 — December 2, 2009
Author: Carol V. O'Shaughnessy, MA

Prevention and Early Detection of Health Care Fraud, Abuse, and Waste
Forum Session — October 30, 2009
Author: Mary Ellen Stahlman

Stimulus Bill Implementation: Expanding Meaningful Use of Health IT
Issue Brief No. 834 — August 25, 2009
Author: Rob Cunningham, Consultant

Encouraging Cost-Reducing Innovations in Health Care: New Technology Apps, New Business Models
Small-Group Session — July 17, 2009
Author: Lisa Sprague, MBA

Building the Medical Home: Under Construction in the States
Forum Session — June 5, 2009
Author: Lisa Sprague, MBA

Conflicts of Interest in Medicine: What's the Problem?
Forum Session — May 15, 2009
Author: Michele J. Orza, ScD

Coordinating Care for People with Multiple Chronic Conditions: The Guided Care Model and Other Innovative Approaches
Site Visit — April 17 & August 7, 2009
Authors: Judith D. Moore & Carol V. O'Shaughnessy, MA

Health Care-Associated Infections: Is There an End in Sight?
Forum Session — April 8, 2009
Author: Lisa Sprague, MBA

Promising Models of Care Coordination for Adults with Multiple Chronic Conditions: Getting Closer to the Holy Grail?
Forum Session — April 3, 2009
Author: Carol V. O'Shaughnessy, MA

Coordinating Care for Adults with Multiple Chronic Conditions: Searching for the Holy Grail
Forum Session — March 27, 2009
Author: Carol V. O'Shaughnessy, MA

Health Care-Associated Infections: Is There an End in Sight?
Issue Brief No. 830 — March 13, 2009
Author: Lisa Sprague, MBA

Exploring Comparative Effectiveness: Lessons from Across the States and Around the World
Forum Session — February 27, 2009
Author: Michele J. Orza, ScD

Comparative Effectiveness: What Is It? Who Does It? And Where Is It Going?
Fundamentals Briefing — February 13, 2009
Author: Michele J. Orza, ScD

Exploring Comparative Effectiveness: Options for Expanding U.S. Capacity
Forum Session — December 17, 2008
Author: Michele J. Orza, ScD

A Tale of Three Cities: Local Health Care Markets and Health Care Reform
Forum Session — November 14, 2008
Authors: Laura A. Dummit & Lisa Sprague, MBA

Exploring Comparative Effectiveness: Fundamentals and Controversies of Cost-Effectiveness Analysis
Forum Session — October 30, 2008
Author: Michele J. Orza, ScD

Building the Medical Home: Surveying the Floor Plans
Forum Session — October 28, 2008
Author: Lisa Sprague, MBA

Exploring Comparative Effectiveness: Activities of CDC, VA, and CMS to Advance Evidence-Based Health
Forum Session — October 3, 2008
Author: Michele J. Orza, ScD

Exploring Comparative Effectiveness: Activities of NIH, FDA, and AHRQ to Advance Evidence-Based Health
Forum Session — September 26, 2008
Author: Michele J. Orza, ScD

Working the System: Filling Jobs During Presidential Transitions
Small-Group Session — September 10, 2008
Authors: Judith D. Moore & Safiya Mojerie

Medicare's Hospice Benefit: In the Spotlight
Forum Session — August 1, 2008
Author: Mary Ellen Stahlman

Medicare Demonstrations
The Basics — July 30, 2008
Author: Amanda Cassidy, Consultant

Exploring Comparative Effectiveness: Fundamentals of Evidence-Based Health and Introduction to the Cochrane Collaboration
Forum Session — July 25, 2008
Author: Michele J. Orza, ScD

The Fundamentals of Medicare Demonstrations
Background Paper No. 63 — July 22, 2008
Author: Amanda Cassidy, Consultant

Building the Medical Home: Evaluating the Blueprints
Forum Session — June 27, 2008
Author: Lisa Sprague, MBA

Competition and Collaboration, Chicago-Style
Site Visit — March 16–18, 2008
Authors: Laura A. Dummit & Lisa Sprague, MBA

The Physician Group Practice Demo: Where Do We Take What We've Learned?
Forum Session — March 7, 2008
Author: Lisa Sprague, MBA

Shampoo, Sunscreen, and Strep Tests: The Retail Approach to Primary Care
Forum Session — November 9, 2007
Author: Lisa Sprague, MBA

Practicing in Groups: The Way to Quality and Efficiency?
Small-Group Session — September 14, 2007
Author: Lisa Sprague, MBA

Physician Profiling: Can Medicare Paint an Accurate Picture?
Issue Brief No. 825 — September 10, 2007
Author: Laura A. Dummit

Health Information Technology Adoption Among Health Centers: A Digital Divide in the Making?
Background Paper — July 23, 2007
Authors: Adil Moiduddin & Daniel S. Gaylin, Consultants

What Can Physician Profiling Do for Medicare?
Forum Session — July 13, 2007
Author: Laura A. Dummit

Advancing Evidence-Based Health Care: New Tools, New Data, New Opportunities
Forum Session — June 8, 2007
Author: Lisa Sprague, MBA

Children's Health Care Quality: Time to Grow Up?
Forum Session — April 13, 2007
Author: Lisa Sprague, MBA

Competition and Collaboration: The Spirit of St. Louis
Site Visit — April 3–5, 2007
Authors: Laura A. Dummit & Lisa Sprague, MBA

Review of Access and Quality of Care in SCHIP Using Standardized National Performance Measures
Technical Paper — April 4, 2007
Author: Lee Partridge, Consultant

Health Care Price Transparency and Price Competition
Background Paper — March 28, 2007
Author: Mark Merlis, Consultant

Personal Health Records: The People's Choice?
Forum Session — March 16, 2007
Author: Lisa Sprague, MBA

Personal Health Records: The People's Choice?
Issue Brief No. 820 — November 30, 2006
Author: Lisa Sprague, MBA

Value-Based Coverage Policy in the United States and the United Kingdom: Different Paths to a Common Goal
Background Paper — November 29, 2006
Author: Wilhelmine Miller, Consultant

The Electronic Health Record in Practice: Why, How, and What Next?
Site Visit — June 23, 2006
Authors: Lisa Sprague, MBA & Sally Coberly, PhD

LA Story: Improving Care Management for the Chronically Ill and Chronically Underserved
Site Visit — April 18–20, 2006
Authors: Eileen Salinsky & Jessamy Taylor, MPP

Improving Care Management in Los Angeles: A Site Visit Overview
Special Briefing — April 5, 2006
Authors: Eileen Salinsky, Jessamy Taylor, MPP & Judith D. Moore

Caring for “Ryan White”: Balancing Quality, Access, Equity, and Finite Resources
Forum Session — March 14, 2006
Author: Jessamy Taylor, MPP

Fitness, Knowledge, Progress: Assessing Physician Qualification
Issue Brief No. 809 — February 28, 2006
Author: Lisa Sprague, MBA

Redesigning Practice to Improve Care Delivery (Boston)
Site Visit — December 4–6, 2005
Authors: Laura A. Dummit & Lisa Sprague, MBA

The Bean, the Cod and the Medical Establishment: A Boston Market Overview
Special Briefing — November 30, 2005
Authors: Laura A. Dummit & Lisa Sprague, MBA

Clinical Preventive Services: When Is the Juice Worth the Squeeze?
Issue Brief No. 806 — August 24, 2005
Author: Eileen Salinsky

Caring for "Ryan White": The Fundamentals of HIV/AIDS Treatment Policy
Background Paper — August 22, 2005
Author: Jessamy Taylor, MPP

Keeping Track of Care: Quality and Technology at LifeBridge Health System (Baltimore)
Site Visit — August 5, 2005
Authors: Judith D. Moore & Lisa Sprague, MBA

Charting the Quality Roadmap: A Conversation with Mark McClellan
Forum Session — May 20, 2005
Author: Lisa Sprague, MBA

Hospital Oversight in Medicare: Accreditation and Deeming Authority
Issue Brief No. 802 — May 6, 2005
Author: Lisa Sprague, MBA

Quality Improvement in Maryland: Partnerships and Progress
Site Visit — December 9–10, 2004
Authors: Judith D. Moore & Lisa Sprague, MBA

Electronic Health Records: How Close? How Far to Go?
Forum Session — October 27, 2004
Author: Lisa Sprague, MBA

Lost in Transition: Challenges and Opportunities in Moving Patients Between Health Care Settings
Forum Session — October 7, 2004
Author: Nora Super

Electronic Health Records: How Close? How Far to Go?
Issue Brief No. 800 — September 29, 2004
Author: Lisa Sprague, MBA

Paying for Performance in Health Care: Getting a Better Deal?
Forum Session — July 9, 2004
Author: Lisa Sprague, MBA

The Economics of Quality: Changing Incentives in Cincinnati
Site Visit — May 24–25, 2004
Authors: Lisa Sprague, MBA & Nora Super

Toward a National Health Information Infrastructure: Local, National, and Global Opportunities
Forum Session — May 21, 2004
Author: Lisa Sprague, MBA

Veterans' Health Care: Balancing Resources and Responsibilities
Issue Brief No. 796 — April 1, 2004
Author: Lisa Sprague, MBA

Toward Safer, Better, More Accountable Health Care: A Conversation with George Halvorson
Forum Session — January 27, 2004
Authors: Lisa Sprague, MBA & Sally Coberly, PhD

Rural Health Care in the Electronic Age (Danville, PA)
Site Visit — November 6–7, 2003
Authors: Lisa Sprague, MBA & Nora Super

Disease Management to Population-Based Health: Steps in the Right Direction?
Forum Session — June 12, 2003
Author: Lisa Sprague, MBA

Disease Management to Population-Based Health: Steps in the Right Direction?
Issue Brief No. 791 — May 16, 2003
Author: Lisa Sprague, MBA

Pursuing Perfection in Health Care Delivery: Insights from Innovators
Forum Session — February 12, 2003
Author: Lisa Sprague, MBA

Converging on Nursing Home Quality
Forum Session — January 31, 2003
Author: Lisa Sprague, MBA

Converging on Nursing Home Quality
Issue Brief No. 787 — January 9, 2003
Author: Lisa Sprague, MBA

Depression: A Decade of Progress, More to Do
Issue Brief No. 786 — November 22, 2002
Author: Veronica V. Goff, Consultant

Contracting for Quality: Medicare's Quality Improvement Organizations
Forum Session — September 27, 2002
Author: Lisa Sprague, MBA

Contracting for Quality: Medicare's Quality Improvement Organizations
Issue Brief No. 774 — June 3, 2002
Author: Lisa Sprague, MBA

Medicare Coverage: Lessons from the Past, Questions for the Future
Forum Session — November 2, 2001
Author: Robin J. Strongin, Consultant

Meeting Employees' Information Needs in an Evolving Health Care Marketplace
Background Paper — November 2001
Author: Lise Rybowski, Consultant

Medicare Coverage: Lessons from the Past, Questions for the Future
Background Paper — August 2001
Author: Robin J. Strongin, Consultant

Quality in the Making: Perspectives on Programs and Progress
Background Paper — April 2001
Author: Lisa Sprague, MBA

Bad News/Good News in the Asthma Epidemic: Prevalence Jumps Sharply, But Symptoms Can Be Controlled
Forum Session — September 26, 2000
Author: Richard Hegner

The Asthma Epidemic: Prospects for Controlling an Escalating Public Health Crisis
Background Paper — September 2000
Author: Richard Hegner

Applying Science to Public Policy: The Context of the Surgeon General's Report on Mental Health
Background Paper — April 2000
Author: Richard Hegner

Improving Quality and Preventing Error in Medical Practice
Issue Brief No. 753 — March 15, 2000
Author: Lisa Sprague, MBA

Improving Quality and Preventing Error in Medical Practice
Forum Session — March 15, 2000
Author: Lisa Sprague, MBA

Physician Connectivity: Electronic Prescribing
Issue Brief No. 752 — February 23, 2000
Author: Robin J. Strongin

Physician Connectivity: Electronic Prescribing
Forum Session — February 23, 2000
Author: Robin J. Strongin

Mental Health Coverage Parity: Separating Wheat from Chaff
Issue Brief No. 745 — July 20, 1999
Author: Karl Polzer

Mental Health Coverage Parity: Separating Wheat from Chaff
Forum Session — July 20, 1999
Author: Karl Polzer

Reducing Medical Error: Can You Be As Safe in a Hospital As You Are in a Jet?
Issue Brief No. 740 — May 14, 1999
Author: Lisa Sprague, MBA

Reducing Medical Error: Can You Be As Safe in a Hospital As You Are in a Jet?
Forum Session — May 14, 1999
Author: Lisa Sprague, MBA

Substance Abuse Prevention: Could an Improved D.A.R.E. Program Help Bridge the Gap between Research and Practice?
Issue Brief No. 737 — April 15, 1999
Author: Coimbra Sirica, Consultant

Substance Abuse Prevention: Could an Improved D.A.R.E. Program Help Bridge the Gap between Research and Practice?
Forum Session — April 15, 1999
Author: Coimbra Sirica, Consultant

Dual Diagnoses: The Challenge of Serving People with Concurrent Mental Illness and Substance Abuse Problems
Issue Brief No. 718 — April 14, 1998
Author: Richard Hegner

Dual Diagnoses: The Challenge of Serving People with Concurrent Mental Illness and Substance Abuse Problems
Forum Session — April 14, 1998
Author: Richard Hegner

Increasing the Federal Cigarette Tax: A Means of Reducing Consumption?
Issue Brief No. 717 — April 3, 1998
Authors: Lauren Tran & Richard Hegner

Increasing the Federal Cigarette Tax: A Means of Reducing Consumption?
Forum Session — April 3, 1998
Authors: Lauren Tran & Richard Hegner

Authenticating Healthcare Quality: Information and Accountability
Forum Session — March 6, 1998
Author: Lisa Sprague, MBA

Health Care Quality: From Data to Accountability
Background Paper — February 1998
Author: Mary Darby, Consultant

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