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Massachusetts Employers and Health Plans Continue to Support Quality Care by Rewarding Physicians through Bridges to Excellence Programs
Date:9/24/2007

doption of better systems of care, including the adoption and use of interoperable health information technology; (2) publicly display and make available to consumers information on the quality of care of physicians in the community; and (3) create specific financial rewards for physicians to improve the quality of care they deliver. The programs have helped deliver improved health care quality for employees and their families by recognizing and rewarding health care providers who demonstrate safe, timely, and cost-effective patient-centered care.

"AstraZeneca participates in BTE and HHS' Four Cornerstones in support of our commitment to put the health of patients at the forefront of everything we do; provide additional access to high quality medical care; and further enhance health management for our employees and their families," said Penny Stoker, vice president of human resources for AstraZeneca.

About Bridges to Excellence

Bridges to Excellence (BTE) is a non-profit coalition-based organization created to encourage significant leaps in the quality of care by recognizing and rewarding healthcare providers who demonstrate that they deliver safe, timely, effective, and patient-centered care. BTE works with large employers, health plans, providers and a wide range of organizations that have a shared goal of improving quality and patient outcomes. For more information, visit http://www.bridgestoexcellence.org.


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