Culturally Competent Self-Management Program Increases Confidence and Knowledge for African Americans With or at Risk for Diabetes
The Center for African American Health Focus on Diabetes project offered a culturally competent diabetes self-management course and related services to people with or at risk for diabetes and their caregivers.
E-Mail and Telephone Contact Replaces Most Patient Visits in Primary Care Practice, Leads to More Engaged Patients and Time Savings for Physicians
GreenField Health in Portland, OR, uses e-mail and telephone communications for the majority of patient contacts, thus saving physician time and freeing up capacity to serve patients who need inperson care more quickly.
Employer-Based Telephone Screening, Outreach, and Care Management for Depressed Workers Improves Clinical and Workplace Outcomes
An employer-based intervention to systematically screen workers for depression; provide telephonic outreach for needs assessment, monitoring, and support; and conduct telephonic psychotherapy demonstrated significantly improved clinical and workplace outcomes.
Telephone Counseling by Trained Volunteers Cuts Rate of Postnatal Depression Nearly in Half
Trained volunteers who have experienced and recovered from postnatal depression provide phone-based peer counseling to new, at-risk mothers over a 12-week period, leading to a significant reduction in postnatal depression.
Web-Facilitated Home Monitoring and Ongoing Pharmacist Support Improve Blood Pressure Control in Hypertensive Patients
A patient-centered model of care for controlling hypertension incorporates three elements: education and training on use of an existing Web-based system, home monitoring of blood pressure, and periodic contact from pharmacists to review blood pressure readings and adjust therapy as needed.
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My Family Health Portrait
This tool helps users organize family history information and then print it out for presentation to the family doctor. In addition, the tool helps users save their family history information to their own computer and share family history information with other family members.
Mobile Health Roadmap
The Mobile Health Roadmap provides guidance to professionals, organizations, corporations, and health systems on the adoption of mobile and mHealth (mobile health) devices.
Accessible Health Information Technology (IT) for Populations With Limited Literacy: A Guide for Developers and Purchasers of Health IT
This guide and checklist for developers and purchasers of health information (IT) provides structure, strategies, and other resources for the development of accessible health IT products.
The OpenNotes Toolkit provides step-by-step strategies to help health care providers implement open notes in their health systems and offers tips for both patients and clinicians on maximizing the benefits of open notes.
FAIR Health Consumer Cost Lookup
FAIR Health Consumer Cost Lookup is a free tool that consumers can use to get an estimate of how much health care providers charge for medical and dental services in their area.