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WGTE Public Media: Deadline Now: Health Care Reform

CHRT director Marianne Udow-Phillips is featured along with Dr. Jeffrey Gold, Dean of the College of Medicine at the University of Toledo, in a discussion of health reform on the July 31, 2009 edition of “Deadline Now” on Toledo’s WGTE public media.

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Measuring Transformation: Patient Centered Medical Home in Michigan

The preliminary results of a new study of patient centered medical home (PCMH) demonstrate the challenges researchers face when attempting to measure physicians’ progress toward adoption of this primary care practice model. University of Michigan researcher Christopher G. Wise, Ph.D., led the team that analyzed responses to a survey about the degree of implementation of PCMH, which showed significant variation …

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Wall Street Journal: Slump Spreads to Health Care as Michigan Loses Auto Jobs

CHRT director Marianne Udow-Phillips was interviewed extensively and the CHRT staff provided data (principally from Cover Michigan) for a comprehensive Wall Street Journal report on the challenges facing Michigan workers and retirees as the auto industry rapidly downsizes. State finances, losses and layoffs at health care providers and the prospects for basing economic recovery hopes on health care growth are …

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The Ann Arbor News: New University of Michigan Health System leader faces financial challenge

In an Ann Arbor News profile introducing U-M’s new executive VP for medical affairs Ora Hirsch Pescovitz and discussing the challenges facing the UMHS, CHRT is described as among the opportunities for the Health System to help shape health care reform by improving care, reducing errors and lowering cost.

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Collaborative Quality Initiatives: A strategy that works for improving health care quality & cost

Can better health care and cost savings go hand in hand? Michigan physicians and hospitals working together in collaborative quality initiatives (CQIs) sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and the Blue Care Network (BCBSM/BCN) are proving that collaboration is indeed a powerful model for saving both lives and dollars for patients throughout Michigan. For example: In one Michigan …

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Traverse City Record-Eagle: Health care crisis hurts kids

CHRT Director Marianne Udow-Phillips discusses how the health care crisis impacts children in her May 22, 2009, op-ed in the Traverse City Record-Eagle.

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Detroit Free Press: Health-care reform: A shot in the arm for Detroit 3?

CHRT director Marianne Udow-Phillips and vice-chair and U-M associate VP for medical affairs Dr. John E. Billi are quoted in a recent Detroit Free Press story about the potential for national health care reform to boost the recovery of Detroit’s automakers.

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