Rodney K. McCurdy

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BACKGROUND An increasing number of people suffer from chronic illness. Processes exist to provide better chronic illness care and yet for the most part, they are not used. OBJECTIVE To examine the change in use of commonly recommended chronic illness care management processes (CMPs) in large medical groups between 2000 and 2006 and the factors associated(More)
In recent years, spurred by developments in evidence-informed medicine, a movement to strengthen evidence-informed managerial decision making in healthcare organizations has emerged in the United States and in other countries. The drivers of this movement include demands by payers and consumer groups for improved quality of care, increased operational(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine the association between performance on clinical process measures and intermediate outcomes and the use of chronic care management processes (CMPs), electronic medical record (EMR) capabilities, and participation in external quality improvement (QI) initiatives. STUDY DESIGN Cross-sectional analysis of linked 2006 clinical performance(More)
The use of evidence-based care management processes (CMPs) in physician practice is an important component of delivery-system reform.The authors used data from a 2006-2007 national study of large physician organizations-medical groups and independent practice associations (IPAs) to determine the extent to which organizations use CMPs, and to identify(More)
Before meaningful gains in improving the value of health care in the US can be achieved, the fragmented nature in which health care is financed and delivered must be addressed. One type of healthcare organization, the Integrated Delivery System (IDS), is poised to play a pivotal role in reform efforts. What are these systems? What is the current evidence(More)
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