Automated Clinician Prompts and Referrals Facilitate Access to Counseling Services, Leading to Positive Behavior Changes Among Patients
Automated clinician prompts and referrals facilitates access to behavior counseling, leading to improved behaviors related to diet and exercise and higher quit rates among smokers.
Community Partners Offer Financial Incentives and Support for Primary Care Practices, Improving Access and Reducing Utilization for Children on Medicaid
The Children's Healthcare Access Program offers financial incentives and support services to primary care medical homes serving children covered by Medicaid and their families; the program enhanced access to primary care, increased the percentage of children with asthma action plans, reduced emergency department visits and hospital admissions, increased well-child visits, and reduced costs.
Community Referral Liaisons Help Patients Reduce Risky Health Behaviors, Leading to Improvements in Health Status
A community health educator referral liaison receives physician referrals of patients with risky health behaviors; the liaison links patients with community resources, offers counseling and encouragement over the telephone, and provides feedback to the physicians.
Multidisciplinary Team, Real-Time Information, and Incentives Help Medical Homes Improve Mental Health and Patient Experience, Reduce Utilization and Costs
As part of a statewide public-private initiative, the diverse Burlington (Vermont) health service area supports 18 patient-centered medical home practices via a multidisciplinary team, real-time electronic information, and financial incentives, leading to more appropriate care, better health outcomes and patient experiences, and lower utilization and costs.
Plan-Funded Team Coordinates Enhanced Primary Care and Support Services to At-Risk Seniors, Reducing Hospitalizations and Emergency Department Visits
Commonwealth Care Alliance developed a health plan that provides low-income, dually eligible, elderly enrollees in Massachusetts with a primary care team made up of a physician, nurse practitioner, and geriatric specialist who work out of the enrollee's primary care clinic.
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Improving Your Office Testing Process: A Toolkit for Rapid-Cycle Patient Safety and Quality Improvement
This toolkit provides information and resources to help physicians' offices, clinics, and other ambulatory care facilities assess and improve the testing process in their offices.
Atlas of Integrated Behavioral Health Care Quality Measures
This guide, for primary health care practitioners, researchers, and measurement experts, provides measures and practices for integrating behavioral health care into primary care, or preparing for integration.
How to Create an Accurate Medication List in the Outpatient Setting Through a Patient-Centered Approach
This tool kit outlines the steps necessary to create a community-based, patient-centered medication reconciliation process.
Medical Office Survey on Patient Safety Culture
This survey, designed to be administered to outpatient medical office providers and staff, asks for opinions about the culture of patient safety and health care quality in medical offices.
Asthma Care Quality Improvement: A Resource Guide for State Action
This 151-page resource guide was developed as a learning tool for State officials who want to improve the quality of health care for people with asthma in their States. The guide is designed to help officials assess quality of care, using State-level data, and fashion quality improvement strategies suited to State conditions.