California Right Care Initiative: Community Wide Efforts to Prevent Heart Attacks and Strokes – 1
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Improving the quality of America’s managed health care organizations is a project being funded in part by the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Robert Kaplan at the NIH shares an example.
Kaplan: California Right Care Initiative is a program in California to try and improve the quality of care in California managed care organizations. In particular we hope that we can save a significant number of lives by getting people to adhere to the best evidence-based approaches to the prevention of cardiovascular disease and stroke.
Narrator: He says the program helps doctors redesign their practices to incorporate new technology. Learn more at the website obssr.od.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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