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Researchers Inappropriately Blast Innovation Center

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An article in the New York Times recently criticized Medicare’s Innovation Center for not using placebo controlled double blind study design. According to the article: “But now that the Center has gotten started, many researchers and economists are disturbed that it is not using randomized clinical trials, the rigorous method that is widely considered the […]

The Ohio State University and ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value partner on research

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The Center for Lean Healthcare Research (CLHR) is a formalization of work that has been going on informally for the last two years. Involving healthcare researchers at some of America’s most prestigious academic institutions, the CLHR will focus on scientific study of the lean methodology applied to healthcare. Sharon Schweikhart, associate professor and director of the […]

CMMI announces The Healthcare Innovation Challenge

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A billion dollars will be awarded in grants open to providers,payers,local government,public-private partnerships,and multi-payer collaboratives. Yesterday, the Innovation Center announced the Health Care Innovation Challenge. On the call, ThedaCare was mentioned by Dr. Gilfillin as an example of an innovative organization. This new program will award up to a total of $1 billion in grants […]

CMMI looking for 200 “Innovation Advisors”

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Today the Innovation Center announced a new initiative – the Innovation Advisors Program.  Innovation Advisors will support the Innovation Center in testing new models of care delivery, use their knowledge and skills in their organization in pursuing the three-part aim, work with local organizations and groups to drive delivery system reforms, and gather new ideas […]

Healthcare Value Network Welcomes New Members

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  Scripps Health, San Francisco General and Providence Little Company of Mary Join Network Appleton, Wisconsin (Aug. 6, 2015) — The Healthcare Value Network (HVN) welcomes three new members to its peer-to-peer learning community: Scripps Health, San Francisco General Hospital, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. All three are California-based providers. The […]

Healthcare Value Network Members Share New Quarterly Results

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information contact: Nicole Singer [email protected] (414) 270-3000, ext. 231 Appleton, Wis. (Nov. 12, 2014) — Members of the Healthcare Value Network (HVN) released results of their latest healthcare improvement efforts in May and again in July, and now are continuing that commitment to transparency with their latest quarterly results on […]

Healthcare Value Network Members Share New Quarterly Results

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  Lean Principles and Peer-to-Peer Learning Improve Patient Value Throughout 2014, members of the Healthcare Value Network (HVN) released results of their healthcare improvement efforts. That commitment to transparency now continues into the first quarter of 2015 with the HVN’s latest batch of results on the power of lean principles to drive improvement in care […]

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