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Improving Health Care Quality Through Community Collaboratives

September 2, 2011 Comments off

Improving Health Care Quality Through Community Collaboratives (PDF)
Source: Alliance for Health Reform

Fast Facts

  • A national strategy for quality improvement in health care was published in March 2011, as required by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
  • Aligning Forces for Quality (AF4Q) aims to improve the overall quality of health care in targeted communities, reduce racial and ethnic disparities, and provide models for national reform.
  • AF4Q touches nearly 37 million people across 15 states, involves more than 31,000 primary care providers and includes one out of eight hospitals in the U.S.
  • The Beacon Community Program, overseen by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, funds 17 demonstration communities to develop innovations that improve the quality of health care delivery while slowing the growth of health care spending.
  • A Chartered Value Exchange is a multi-stakeholder collaborative involving community purchasers, health plans, providers and consumers. The 24 CVE collaboratives, under the auspices of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, involve more than 600 health care leaders and represent 124 million lives.
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