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Nine lessons for the leaders of health and human services integration initiatives (and for the grantmakers that want them to succeed)

In Health Affairs’ GrantWatch column, Marianne Udow-Phillips, Kathryne O’Grady, and Phyllis Meadows share Nine lessons for the leaders of health and human services integration initiatives (and for the grantmakers that want them to succeed). “Collectively addressing the environmental and social factors that influence health, a process known as health and human services integration, is not a new concept in the …

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Rising Deductibles and the Underinsured

Co-authors Leah Corneail, Health Policy Analyst and CHRT Policy Fellowship Program Manager Josh Fangmeier, Senior Health Policy Analyst November 1st of this year marked the beginning of the Affordable Care Act’s third marketplace open enrollment period. As consumers, health plans, and exchanges prepared for open enrollment, much of the current health policy debate shifted from reducing the number of uninsured …

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Consider the Conversation 2 Film and Panel

Download the flyer! Event: Consider the Conversation 2 Film and Panel When: Tuesday, Nov. 17th Time: 6:00pm – 8:30pm Doors open at 5:00pm with an hors d’oeuvres reception Where: Michigan Theater, 603 E Liberty St, Ann Arbor This event is free and open to the public. Registration not required, but encouraged (see below) The Washtenaw Health Initiative (WHI) will bring together …

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No Matter Where

CHRT, in partnership with six co-sponsors, presents a pair of events examining the value of health information exchanges. On June 29, 2015 at the Michigan Theater, CHRT co-presents a free screening of the documentary, No Matter Where. In the 76-minute documentary, filmmaker Kevin B. Johnson, MD, MS, examines the concept of health information exchange and its importance to effective and safe …

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In health care costs, Michigan is doing something right

Editor’s Note: This column was published in Bridge Magazine. Variation in health care spending between states has been well documented for decades by many researchers, most notably, those who produce the Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care. The reasons behind this variation in spending have generally been less understood and much debated. Our center wanted to understand this variation better, particularly …

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Covering the Uninsured: Who has the will and who has the way?

Panel Discussion on the Uninsured Sponsored by the Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation On Friday, May 2, 2008, Marianne Udow-Phillips, director of the Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation, will convene a panel of experts to explore the problem of America’s 47 million uninsured. Panelists Catherine McLaughlin, Professor of Health Management & Policy and director of the Economic Research …

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Atul Gawande

Free Public Lecture Sponsored by U-M Clinical Affairs and Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation Harvard surgeon Atul Gawande, M.D., is nationally known for his writing in the New Yorker, New York Times and and his books on health care quality, patient safety, and the culture of medicine. His most recent book, Better: A Surgeon’s Notes on Performance, is …

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Collaborative Quality Initiatives (CQI): A Strategy That Works For Improving Health Care Quality & Cost

Health Care Quality Symposium 12:00 noon – 2:00 p.m. University of Michigan’s Palmer Commons, Forum Hall Can quality improvement and cost savings go hand in hand? Michigan physicians and hospitals, working together in Collaborative Quality Initiatives sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network (BCBSM/BCN), are achieving outstanding results in both. For example: Hospital deaths following …

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Adapting to Change: Health Care Safety Net Services and Health Care Reform

Health Care Symposium 1:30–4:30 PM Danto Auditorium (in the Cardiovascular Center on the University of Michigan campus) 11/01/2010 Related blog post by Marianne Udow-Phillips: The Safety Net and Health Care Reform The health care safety net will continue to be a vital component of the overall health care system as the environment changes under health reform. This symposium, Adapting to …

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Patient Centered Medical Home: Obstacles and Opportunities

Health Care Symposium 1:30–5:00 pm Forum Hall, University of Michigan Palmer Commons Patient-centered medical home (PCMH) is a model of care delivery that includes an ongoing relationship between provider team and patient, using a comprehensive approach to coordination of care. Today, numerous medical organizations have adopted the principles of PCMH, and purchasers of health care services are interested in the …

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