Remaking American Medicine is a four-part primetime television series that was broadcast on PBS in October 2006. The series was produced by the award-winning media company, Crosskeys Media. KQED in San Francisco was the presenting PBS station.
The series tells stories of change, focusing on the breathtaking advances being made in improving the quality of patient care. It features compelling profiles of providers and patients who are working together to change fundamentally the way health care is delivered in this country. The goal of Remaking American Medicine is to inspire and empower viewers, both members of the general public and health care professionals, to join in efforts to transform American health care.
The series and accompanying national outreach campaign was made possible thanks to the following:
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Nathan Cummings Foundation
Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Blue Cross Blue Shield
American Health Quality Foundation
Film Arts Foundation
To learn more about the pioneering work of these innovative individuals and institutions click on Champions of Change.
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Remaking American Medicine, a four-part television series was broadcast on PBS in October 2006 telling stories of change. The goal was to inspire and empower viewers, both members of the general public and health care professionals, to join in efforts to transform American health care.
A national public outreach campaign was created to help spread the word about the pioneering work being accomplished in improving health care, and to generate the widest possible audience for the public television series. As of the broadcast of the series in October 2006, 49 national organizations signed on as National Partners, including health care providers, purchasers, consumers and patient advocates, health care experts and government and regulatory groups. These organizations alerted their members and encouraged them to participate in community-based activities designed to draw public attention to improving the quality of health care. In many regions of the country, such efforts were led by the nation's Quality Improvement Organizations (QIOs) that formed coalitions comprised of other groups equally committed to improving health care. Collectively, National Partners reached more than 100 million Americans with information about improving health care quality.