Resources

How can health care systems across the nation effectively address social needs? An expert committee created by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) sought to address...
This resource describes a new model that moves high-need patients out of the emergency department and into a network of social supports. Regional One Health, a large health system in Tennessee, has...
This resource analyzes preventable ED visits and identifies mechanisms for preventing them. To identify opportunities to prevent ED visits, Premier, a health care improvement company, analyzed nearly...
This resource builds on the seminal Home Alone study, the first national examination at how family caregivers manage medical and nursing tasks. Major findings of this new study include: Today’s...
This resource describes the findings from a symposium called “The Dual Imperative: What’s Next for Medicare-Medicaid Enrollees,” which brought together policymakers, consumers, advocates, researchers,...
This resource describes the strategies employed by ACOs that have comprehensive care management programs for complex patients. This report is from the six-foundation collaborative and is based on...
This resource collects the most innovative initiatives in Medicaid managed care that emerge each year. Health plans submit their best practices for consideration of inclusion in this exclusive...
This report is a compendium of five case studies that describe lessons learned from implementing innovative interprofessional education (IPE) approaches at the Veterans Health Administration (VHA). In...
Since 2015, the Peterson Center on Healthcare has been working to improve the quality and lower the cost of care for high-need, high-cost patients. This resource provides a summary of what has been...
The Massachusetts Health Policy Commission's Community Hospital Acceleration, Revitalization, and Transformation (CHART) investment program has engaged 25 community hospitals to advance readiness for...
This resource describes the findings of the International Experts Working Group on Patients with Complex Needs. The Commonwealth Fund established this group in 2014 to outline the components of a high...
This resource describes strategies that health care organizations and plans can use to provide care for patients with serious illness. Palliative care — specialized care that focuses on addressing the...