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A Blueprint for Improving the Promotion and Delivery of Adult Vaccination in the United States

by Lori Uscher-Pines Soeren Mattke Katherine M. Harris Arthur L. Kellermann

Vaccine-preventable disease continues to take a heavy toll on adults despite the widespread availability of effective vaccines. This report identifies where efforts to improve the delivery of adult vaccination have stalled and recommends targeted strategies that are supported by available evidence and build on existing infrastructure.

Factors Affecting Physician Professional Satisfaction and Their Implications for Patient Care, Health Systems, and Health Policy

by Soeren Mattke Kristin R. Van Busum Mark W. Friedberg Peggy G. Chen Frances M. Aunon Chau Pham John P. Caloyeras Emma Pitchforth Denise D. Quigley Robert H. Brook

The American Medical Association asked RAND Health to characterize the factors that affect physician professional satisfaction. RAND researchers sought to identify high-priority determinants of professional satisfaction by gathering data from 30 physician practices in six states, using a combination of surveys and semistructured interviews. This report presents the results of the subsequent analysis.

Final Report: Evaluation of Tools and Metrics to Support Employer Selection of Health Plans

by Soeren Mattke Kristin R. Van Busum Grant Martsolf

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) places strong emphasis on quality of care as a means to improve outcomes for Americans and promote the financial sustainability of our health care system. Included in the ACA are new disclosure requirements that require health plans to provide a summary of benefits and coverage that accurately describes the benefits under the plan or coverage. These requirements are intended to support employers' procurement of high-value health coverage for their employees. This report attempts to help employers understand the structural differences between health plans and the performance dimensions along which plans can differ, as well as to educate employers about available tools that can be used to evaluate plan options. The report also discusses the extent to which these and other tools or resources are used by employers to inform choices between health plans.

Health and Well-Being in the Home

by Tewodaj Mengistu Soeren Mattke Jeffrey Garnett Jianhui Hu Lisa Klautzer

Technological advances have pushed the frontier of care management into the home setting and can help patients self-manage their conditions. A global study of the needs, priorities, and expectations of key stakeholders regarding home health care in six countries revealed that although such technologies represent a promising solution to current pressures on health care systems, they also face a number of barriers to adoption.

Medicines as a Service: A New Commercial Model for Big Pharma in the Postblockbuster World

by Tewodaj Mengistu Soeren Mattke Lisa Klautzer

The pharmaceutical industry can reconfigure its considerable resources to develop innovative and meaningful business models that are based on services that improve access and adherence to prescription drugs for common chronic conditions. Such innovation beyond drug development is consistent with the core capabilities of large pharmaceutical companies and has the potential to achieve profit levels similar to those of its traditional models.

Outcome Measures for Effective Teamwork in Inpatient Care

by Donna O. Farley Susan L. Lovejoy Melony E. Sorbero Soeren Mattke

Addresses one step in the process of moving from teamwork training to teamwork practices that improve outcomes of care: identifying outcomes that are most likely to be affected as teamwork practices improve in an implementing organization. Discusses a literature search, methods for selecting and testing candidate measures, measures highly rated by clinical experts, and results of measure testing on administrative data of the DoD health system.

A Review of the U.S. Workplace Wellness Market

by Soeren Mattke Christopher Schnyer Kristin Van Busum

This paper describes the current state of workplace wellness programs in the United States, including typical program components; assesses current uptake among U.S. employers; reviews the evidence for program impact; and evaluates the current use and the impact of incentives to promote employee engagement.

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