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Group Visits Expand Capacity to Serve Dementia Patients and Caregivers, Result in High Levels of Patient and Provider Satisfaction 7/16/2014
Group visits allow substantially more patients with dementia to be served with only a modest increase in clinician time, leading to high levels of patient, caregiver, and provider satisfaction.
Policy Health Plan's Multifaceted Strategy Involving Care Coordination, Disease Management and Physician Incentives Leads to Better Outcomes and Reduced Costs for Medicare Advantage Enrollees 7/8/2014
HealthSpring's Partnership for Quality program offers bonuses to physician practices and onsite care coordination and disease management support, leading to significantly better outcomes and reduced costs for Medicare Advantage enrollees.
Expanding Interpreter Role To Include Advocacy and Care Coordination Improves Efficiency and Leads to High Patient and Provider Satisfaction 7/2/2014
Unit-based Limited English Proficiency Patient Family Advocates expand the traditional interpreter role to include patient family education, advocacy, and care coordination, leading to more efficient and productive interpretation services and high levels of patient and provider satisfaction.
Health Center Combining Traditional and Western Medicine Enhances Access to Care, Improves Health Outcomes for Southeast Asian Immigrants 7/2/2014
A health center combines Western and traditional Southeast Asian medicine to better serve a large Southeast Asian population, leading to enhanced access to care, more setting of goals related to self-management of chronic disease, improved mental health and diabetes outcomes, and high levels of patient satisfaction.
Home Visits Using Reflective Approach Improve Functional Health Literacy Among Low-Income Pregnant Women and New Parents 7/2/2014
Reflective questions and conversations integrated into home visitation programs increased the health literacy of low-income pregnant women and new parents, thus empowering them to better manage their family's health and medical care.
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Toolkit for the Follow-Up Care of the Premature Infant 3/26/2014
This toolkit for health care professionals provides information and resources to help facilitate the care of premature infants and improve their outcomes.
Young Child Risk Calculator 3/26/2014
The Young Child Risk Calculator shows how many young children in a State face selected risk factors associated with poor health, school, and developmental outcomes.
Adherence Readiness Assessment 3/12/2014
This tool is used to help a patient/client be more adherent to their HIV medications by identifying possible barriers and helping the client overcome them.
Dementia Capability Toolkit 12/18/2013
The Dementia Capability Toolkit identifies resources that States and communities can use to design initiatives to ensure that programs are dementia-capable.
National Center of Medical Home Initiatives for Children With Special Needs Tools/Resources 12/18/2013
This Web site includes a variety of tools for families, youth, providers, insurers, communities, and States working to provide medical homes for children with special needs.

Last updated: July 16, 2014.