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American Indian Nation–Owned Skilled Nursing Facility Provides Culturally Responsive Services, Leading to High Patient Satisfaction and Low Staff Turnover 7/30/2014
A Native American tribe–owned skilled nursing facility provides culturally competent services using a holistic approach to health and well-being, leading to high patient and family member satisfaction and low staff turnover.
Capitated Health Center Uses Health Coaches to Manage Chronic Illnesses, Leading to Improved Clinical Outcomes 7/30/2014
Trained, bilingual medical assistants in a capitated health center serve as health coaches to chronically ill (often diabetic) patients of similar ethnic or racial backgrounds, leading to better disease management and clinical outcomes for those with diabetes, very positive feedback from patients and center staff, and low turnover among medical assistants and coaches.
Case Management and Home Assessments Reduce Asthma-Related Admissions, Emergency Visits, and Missed School Days in Diverse Urban Children 7/30/2014
Case management combined with in-home environmental assessment and remediation of environmental triggers reduce asthma-related hospitalizations, emergency department visits, missed school days, and missed parent work days in diverse, low-income urban children with asthma.
Community- and Practice-Based Teams, Real-Time Information, and Financial Incentives Help Medical Homes Improve Care, Reduce Utilization and Costs 7/30/2014
As part of a statewide, public-private initiative, a largely rural Vermont community supports its six medical patient-centered medical home practices with a multidisciplinary provider team, real-time electronic information, and insurer-funded financial incentives, leading to more appropriate care and services and lower utilization and growth in health care spending.
Community-Based Volunteer Program Postpones or Avoids Nursing Home Admissions Among Neighborhood Seniors, Saving Millions of Dollars 7/30/2014
The Payne-Phalen Living at Home/Block Nurse Program is a community-based program that provides medical and social services to neighborhood seniors, enabling them to live at home rather than in a nursing home.
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2013 National Healthcare Disparities Report 7/30/2014
The purpose of the National Healthcare Disparities Report (NHDR) is to identify the differences or gaps through which some populations receive poor or worse care than others and to track how these gaps are changing over time.
2013 National Healthcare Quality Report 7/30/2014
The key function of the National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR) is to summarize the state of health care quality and access for the Nation and report on progress and opportunities for improving health care quality, as mandated by the U.S. Congress. This report measures trends in effectiveness of care, patient safety, timeliness of care, patient centeredness, and efficiency of care.

Quality Indicators in Epilepsy Treatment Tool 7/16/2014
The Quality Indicators in Epilepsy Treatment Tool (QUIET) is designed to help primary care and general neurology clinics benchmark the quality of care for adults with epilepsy.
Care Coordination Measures Atlas 7/2/2014
The Care Coordination Measures Atlas lists existing measures of care coordination, with a focus on ambulatory care, and presents a framework for understanding care coordination measurement.
AIDSinfo Drug Database 6/18/2014
The AIDSinfo Drug Database provides HIV/AIDS drug fact sheets for the drugs most commonly use to treat patients with HIV/AIDS. For each drug, patient, health professional, and Spanish versions are available.
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ARTICLES
Integrating Behavioral Health With Primary Care 6/18/2014
How Middle Managers Can Influence Innovation Implementation 5/7/2014
Challenges Facing Rural Health Care 3/26/2014
Chronic Disease Management Can Reduce Readmissions 3/26/2014
Improving Access to Specialty Care for Medicaid Patients 3/26/2014
Public- and Private-Sector Initiatives Are Reducing Health Disparities Among Children 3/26/2014
Spreading Innovations To Enhance Care for Older Adults 3/26/2014
Technology Is Improving Patients' Access to Their Health Information 3/26/2014
The State of Accountable Care Organizations 3/26/2014
Wellness and Health Promotion Programs Use Financial Incentives To Motivate Employees 1/15/2014
New Recognition Standards for Specialty Practices Emphasize Coordination With Primary Care 4/17/2013
ISSUES
Quality Improvement in Pediatric Care 10/9/2013
Using Patient-Reported Data To Improve Chronic Disease Care 4/24/2013
HIV Screening and Care for HIV-Positive Patients 4/10/2013
Clinical-Community Linkages to Improve Chronic Disease Care 7/3/2012
Remote Monitoring of Chronic Conditions 2/1/2012
Chronic Disease Management 7/21/2010
Management of Chronic Illnesses 7/7/2008
Managing Chronic Health Conditions 5/26/2008
VIDEOS
Brenner Children’s Hospital BrennerFIT program
Care Management Plus Program: Can This Innovation Be Scaled?
Essentia Heart Failure Program: Can This Innovation Be Scaled?
EVENTS
Chats on Change: Using Social Media To Reduce Childhood Obesity
9/10/2013

Last updated: July 30, 2014.