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Help for Michigan’s Health Care Safety Net

For many who struggle with health care costs or lack of insurance, free clinics and other health care “safety net” organizations provide services that are truly life-saving. In partnership with the Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation, a team of University of Michigan (U-M) researchers is looking for ways to help Michigan’s safety net providers meet the challenges of caring …

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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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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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Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation releases Cover Michigan — a report on healthcare coverage and access

Cover Michigan, a report on healthcare coverage released today by the Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation (CHRT) shows that while Michigan compares well to the country as a whole, the state is losing ground in critical areas, including the number of Michigan’s children and adults who are uninsured and the percentage of the population covered by private insurance. “Cover …

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Covering the Uninsured: Who Has the Will and Who Has the Way?

On Friday, May 2, 2008, the Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation (CHRT) will convene a panel of experts to explore the problem of America’s 47 million uninsured. “In this election year, voters, candidates and the media are increasingly focused on the issue of healthcare and the uninsured – and rightfully so,” said Marianne Udow-Phillips, CHRT’s director. “We know the …

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U-M Health System and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan announce Marianne Udow as director for joint venture

The board of directors of the joint venture between the University of Michigan Health System and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan has named Marianne Udow as the organization’s first director. Called the Center for Healthcare Quality & Transformation, the joint venture is dedicated to improving the quality of Michigan’s health care, and transforming the way patient care is delivered …

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BCBSM and U-M Health System launch Michigan HealthQuarters, a new organization devoted to improving Michigan’s health care

A new Michigan organization is dedicated to improving the quality of the state’s health care system, and transforming the way patient care is delivered in the state and beyond. Called Michigan HealthQuarters LLC, it is a joint venture of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and the University of Michigan Health System. In recent weeks, the organization held the first …

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