Improving Health Care Delivery

NEHI’s research and analysis in care delivery focuses on identifying innovations that increase the value and reduce the costs of health care. Prior NEHI research has demonstrated that waste and inefficiencies in health care account for $800 billion in unnecessary costs, or a full third of the nation’s health care spending, and that eliminating it requires many clinical, systemic and behavioral changes in organizations across health care. Current NEHI projects focus on assessing the impact of comparative effectiveness research on innovation and identifying innovative practices and policy actions in areas such as reducing hospital readmissions, increasing medication adherence, preventing medication errors and improving patient safety.

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  • Themes Healthcare Spending Technology Adoption Telemedicine
    Publication Date: December 1, 2010

    Critical Care, Critical Choices: The Case for Tele-ICUs in Intensive Care

    The report's findings examine the clinical and financial benefits of tele-ICU technology on ICU mortality and ICU length of stay.
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  • Themes Health Reform Medication Adherence Patient Engagement
    Publication Date: September 23, 2010

    Medication Adherence and Care Teams: A Call for Demonstration Projects

    This report explains why care teams can help improve medication adherence and calls for more research on how to best use care teams in a wide variety of clinical settings.
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  • Themes Comparative Effectiveness Research Evidence-based Medicine Payment Reform
    Publication Date: September 1, 2010

    From Evidence to Practice: Making CER Findings Work for Providers and Patients

    This issue brief identifies a number of major factors found by NEHI research that could influence the creation of a coherent and effective CER dissemination strategy.
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  • Themes Healthcare Spending Patient Safety Waste
    Publication Date: March 30, 2010

    A Matter of Urgency: Reducing Emergency Department Overuse

    The overuse of U.S. emergency departments (EDs) is responsible for $38 billion in wasteful spending each year. Given the tremendous opportunity to lower health care costs by addressing this problem, NEHI launched an initiative to examine ED overuse in detail. Through this initiative, NEHI has identified the key factors driving this costly ED overuse, including who overuses the ED, what causes ED overuse and what can be done to reduce it.
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  • Themes Health Reform Patient Engagement Waste
    Publication Date: January 20, 2010

    Remaking Primary Care: A Framework for the Future

    This report delves into the basis of the current crisis in primary care and offers solutions for the future.
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  • Themes Healthcare Spending Health Reform Payment Reform
    Publication Date: September 10, 2009

    Rx for Health Reform

    NEHI has taken a leading role in informing and influencing the health care debate. The core of this initiative is our policy statement, Rx for Health Reform, calling for containing health care costs by preventing illness, managing chronic diseases and strengthening primary care. These goals can be realized by implementing a series of policy changes known as the NEHI Nine. NEHI supports increasing access to health care of uninsured Americans but believes that a lasting and cost conscious solution requires system-wide reform. If we change the way we finance, organize and deliver care, we can improve quality and save costs for all Americans by preventing illness, managing chronic diseases, and strengthening primary care.
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  • Themes Healthcare Spending Medication Adherence
    Publication Date: August 12, 2009

    Thinking Outside the Pillbox: A System-wide Approach to Improving Patient Medication Adherence for Chronic Disease

    This issue brief addresses the root causes of poor patient medication adherence - a significant contributor to overall health care waste - and offers promising solutions to improve adherence, particularly among chronic disease patients.
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  • Themes Health Behaviors Healthcare Spending
    Publication Date: June 30, 2009

    Healthy People in a Healthy Economy: A Blueprint for Action in Massachusetts

    The Boston Paradox report, published in 2007 by NEHI and the Boston Foundation, demonstrated that Massachusetts has plenty of health care but not enough health. The economic recession has only put challenges related to unhealthy behaviors - and resulting chronic illness - into starker relief. Healthy People in a Healthy Economy offers a blueprint for action that will help connect the missing links between health, healthy behaviors and a healthy economy.
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  • Themes Health Reform Patient Engagement Waste
    Publication Date: May 26, 2009

    Remaking Primary Care: From Crisis to Opportunity

    This report focuses on the factors contributing to the failure of our current primary care system and offers innovative approaches to reform its design and delivery.
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  • Themes Comparative Effectiveness Research Healthcare Spending Health Reform
    Publication Date: April 20, 2009

    Balancing Act: Comparative Effectiveness Research and Innovation in U.S. Health Care

    This white paper, representing the views of a broad range of health care stakeholders, provides a first-of-its-kind framework for designing and implementing a federal CER program that will sustain the unique dynamics of innovation in health care.
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