Weekly Roundup: Health care news and notes

February 27, 2015 · NCQA

Every Friday NCQA gives a rundown of some of the health care news stories from the past week. Here are some of our picks for this week:

  • Dr. Donald Berwick will help streamline and refocus the patient-safety movement.  [Modern Healthcare]
  • Vitamin D deficiency in childhood may be linked to later heart risks. [The New York Times]
  • CMS plans to test more value-based oncology payments for Medicare. [Modern Healthcare]
  • Patient-centered medical homes (PCMHs) may raise cancer screening rates, especially among groups of lower socioeconomic status. [Medscape]
  • Doctors tackle how to measure patient suffering. [The New York Times] 
  • Accountable care and quality metrics must combine for improvement. [EHR Intelligence]
  • Maine’s Beacon Health Accountable Care Organization tackles health care’s ‘triple aim’ challenge. [Maine Biz]
  • CMS Innovation Center revived the Partnership for Patients, a nation-wide patient-safety initiative. [Modern Healthcare]
  • Oncology patient-centered medical home (PCMH) increases care coordination by incorporating special triage clinics into the model. [HealthLeaders Media]
  • New hospital building designs define the future of health care. [NPR]
  • Reminder and recall notifications increase immunization rates among young children. [JAMA]
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