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More outcomes please!

by Rick Ybarra  On June 3, I posted on Hogg Blog, Measure Activities or Measure Outcomes? And the Answer is . . . based on Jason Saul’s May 28th piece in The Chronicle of Philanthropy highlighting the difference between activities (or outputs) and outcomes. Well, our...

On the Tragedy at Fort Hood

  As a nation we'll spend the next weeks and months trying to piece together the details of the shootings this week at Fort Hood. One thing we know right now, which is the most important thing, is that four people are dead (one of them the shooter), 16 are...

Introducing Hogg News

If you do a search for "Hogg Foundation newsletter" at The University of Texas Digital Repository, you will find examples dating back to 1955. Since at least that time, the Hogg Foundation has recognized the importance of timely and regular communication with the...

Three keys to successful patient engagement

A Robert Wood Johnson Foundation brief highlighted an area that does not get enough attention in the health care reform dialogue: patient engagement (PE). Yes, we talk about it. Our friends at the RWJF are sharing first-hand accounts and lessons learned from grantee...

Big Ideas 2014: Creating a Culture of Health

I was intrigued by a LinkedIn post by Dr. Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, president and CEO at Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. She talks about her big idea of creating a culture of health. She’s absolutely right on! Often we get caught up in the minutia of attempting to solve...

The Value of Coordinated and Integrated Care

In a new video released by the Commonwealth Fund, vice president Anne-Marie J. Audet, M.D., explains how care teams, health IT, and new ways of paying health care providers can improve health care for patients while lowering costs: [brightcove...

Five Ways to Bring Down Health Care Costs

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLikbHWwq4o&w=640&h=360] The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) recently solicited opinions from 18 physicians with a diverse range of experiences and specialties to share their ideas on what’s needed to control...

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