Administrative Overhaul Improves Access to Substance Abuse Services for Iowa Patients
Using tools and resources developed by NIATx, the Iowa Department of Public Health and local providers conducted an administrative overhaul of substance abuse services to improve access to care for patients in Iowa.
Community Collaborative Improves Accuracy of Medication Lists for Elderly Patients in Outpatient Clinic Setting
Aurora Health Care spearheaded a community-wide medication reconciliation initiative, involving health care consumers, providers, pharmacists, and community stakeholders, to improve the accuracy of elderly patients' medication lists.
Increasing Patient Health Literacy Leads to Improved Reporting of Medication Allergies
The West Los Angeles Healthcare Center implemented a program to improve nurses' and patients' awareness and reporting of medication allergies and adverse drug reactions. Key program elements include a training module for nurses, educational brochures for patients, and distribution of an allergy/adverse drug reaction questionnaire to patients.
Low-Overhead Medical Home Leverages Information Technology to Attract Both Providers and Patients in Underserved Rural Areas
A low-overhead medical home leverages information technology to produce a financially viable, high-quality primary care experience that proves to be attractive to both physicians and patients in an underserved rural area.
Rheumatology Clinics Leverage Technology and Redesign Care Processes to Provide Physicians Relevant Patient Information, Improving Symptoms and Adherence to Recommended Care
Rheumatology clinics used information technology and redesigned associated care process to allow clinicians to access relevant patient information and focus scarce visit time on solving problems, leading to improvements in the provision of needed services and patient-reported symptoms.
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Beacon Patient-Reported Outcome Quality-of-Life Tool
This assessment tool helps in identifying and addressing diabetes patients' biggest quality-of-life concerns.
Healthy Pregnancy: When to Call the Baby's Doctor Print and Go Guide
This guide helps new mothers identify some of the symptoms which require a pediatrician's attention.
Tools for Health Care Coordination
This system of forms and tools is designed to assist in the coordination of health reporting and communication.
The Center for Medical Genetics has created MyGenerations to help patients document their family cancer history and determine their own risk of developing cancer. MyGenerations also serves as a guide as to whether patients should seek genetics consultation and consider genetic testing.
U.S. Surgeon General's Family History Initiative: My Family Health Portrait Download
This Web-based tool helps users organize family history information and then print it out for presentation to the family doctor.