At the Quality Institute, three new policy staff members with impressive real-world experience have joined our mission to drive health care quality, access, and  affordability. Their backgrounds in government, administration, hospitals, and finance will strengthen our impact in New Jersey. I’m excited to introduce them to you. First, let me tell you about Amanda R. Burd, […]

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Every day Maternity Care is in the news, as interest and focus on this topic continually grows. In our state, the Murphy administration and others are investing in improving maternal and child health. With so many different grants, quality collaboratives, and competing priorities we need an effective path forward to create sustainable change. That’s why […]

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We turn to the Internet to help us make all kinds of decisions — especially in health care.  And we’ve come a long way in our ability to obtain consumer friendly and accessible information on hospital safety and quality. Moreover, based on research by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and other respected […]

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Last week I traveled to the gymnasium at the Woodbridge Community Center to see Gov. Phil Murphy sign legislation to protect consumers from surprise out-of-network billing. During the bill signing, Murphy recalled a campaign-season dinner with Sen. Joseph Vitale at the nearby Reo Diner, where Murphy promised to sign an out-of-network bill if the legislature […]

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I hope you all can join us June 12 for our Conversation of Your Life (“COYL”) Breakfast, which will highlight the innovative efforts taking place in New Jersey communities to change the culture around end-of-life care discussions. Leaders in our COYL program will talk about the truly interesting ways they are facilitating these conversations. Here […]

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We’re sharing our exclusive interview here with Carole Johnson, New Jersey’s new Commissioner of Human Services, as she outlines her vision to strengthen the state’s Medicaid program for today — and tomorrow. At the Quality Institute, we often talk about the power of purchasers to drive innovation to improve quality and reduce costs. As we move […]

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At the Quality Institute, we believe payment reform can drive quality and reduce costs — and help make sure we only pay for health care that’s truly valuable to patients.  We’re working hard with our partners to collect data and measure quality as we drive alternative payment models that move us away from fee-for-service. Are our […]

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If you saw the advertisement on late night TV, you would not believe the claims. Improve your cardio vascular system! Alleviate depression! Improve your skin! Lose weight! Strengthen your bones! I’m talking about exercise — with benefits that are wide-ranging and scientifically proven. If exercise were a pill, it would be a blockbuster. But while we […]

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