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Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum: Chronic Care Standards

jessievenegas Jessie Venegas — 11/01/2009

Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum

The Quality Forum is committed to improving the quality of health and health care for everyone in Louisiana, whether they have private insurance, government insurance or no insurance at all. The Forum, based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is a private, nonprofit organization formed as part of the post-Katrina effort to rebuild the health care system in hurricane-affected areas of the state. The forum focuses on short-term recovery and long-term system redesign. A 13-person volunteer board sets priorities for evidence-based, collaborative initiatives to improve the health of the people of Louisiana. The recognition that things need to be done differently than in the past has provided additional impetus for stakeholders to come together, and the Forum has enjoyed broad provider participation and support. Current Forum priorities include measuring quality, adopting patient-centered medical homes, leveraging health information technology, and improving consumer access to health information


Goals Prevention:
Funding for detection programs , Promotes adecuate understanding levels on the community about the importance of prevention
Goals Detection:
Promotes early intervention through primary health care measures
Goals Treatment:
Provides support health policies to facilitate the planning and integration at locally and regionally , Strengthens cooperative local groups to provide integral services , Improving access to health services across the entire spectrum, from prevention to treatment , Ensures the best quality of health services , It facilitates the management by processes , Emphasizes the care of pluri-pathological and fragile patients , Promotes electronic health information systems to improve the quality of care
Goals self-management:
Refocuses the health system to support self-management , Promotes patient involvement in planning services , Improving support services with an emphasis on peer support, the disabled and carers , Allows home care , Allows remote support to patients and their carers from health professionals






Baton Rouge

304 Laurel Street Suite 2D Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70801
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