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24-Hour, Bilingual Nurse Line Provides Advice and Interpreter Services for Plan Members, Leading to Wiser Decisions and Cost Savings 7/30/2014
Molina Healthcare, a Medicaid managed care organization, instituted a 24-hour bilingual advice line to address the health and language needs of its low-income, Spanish-speaking members; the program helped members make wiser choices, leading to fewer emergency department visits and significant cost savings.
Adaptation and Expansion of Existing Bundle of Inpatient Interventions Reduces Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia at Long-Term Care Facility 7/30/2014
Coler-Goldwater Specialty Hospital and Nursing Facility modified and expanded an existing set of known-to-be-effective inpatient interventions for use in the long-term acute care setting, leading to a 58 percent reduction in ventilator-associated pneumonia.
Policy Alliance Creates Community Health Workers’ Scope of Practice, Training Curriculum, Certificate Program, and Reimbursement Strategy, Expanding Their Integration Into the Health System to Reduce Health Disparities 7/30/2014
A statewide consortium of community health workers, public agencies, and nonprofits aimed to reduce health disparities by developing a standardized scope of practice, creating a training and certificate program and a stable funding strategy to secure reimbursement from Medicaid. Their work resulted in greater integration for these workers in the health care work force.
Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative Leads to Sustained Increases in Breastfeeding Among Low-Income Whites and Minorities 7/30/2014
Boston Medical Center adopted the Baby-Friendly™ Hospital Initiative, a 10-step program that has led to sustained increases in the initiation of breastfeeding.
Bundle of Interventions Targeting High-Risk Patients Reduces Falls and Fall-Related Injuries on Medical-Surgical Units 7/30/2014
A hospital implemented a bundle of interventions that reduced falls and fall-related injuries on two medical-surgical units.
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QualityTools
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.

Discharge Risk Assessment 7/30/2014
This risk assessment tool helps hospital discharge planners fully understand patient needs, thereby avoiding readmissions.
Electronic Preventive Services Selector (ePSS) 7/30/2014
This tool, based on the current evidence-based recommendations of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), is designed to help primary care clinicians identify the screening, counseling, and preventive medication services that are appropriate for their patients.
A Family Guide: Integrating Mental Health and Pediatric Primary Care 7/16/2014
This guide for families provides practical information about the integrated care movement and how this approach can improve the quality of care children receive in pediatric primary care settings.
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ARTICLES
Integrating Behavioral Health With Primary Care 6/18/2014
How Middle Managers Can Influence Innovation Implementation 5/7/2014
Harnessing Disruptive Innovation in Health Care 4/23/2014
How To Build Sustainability Into the Innovation Process 4/23/2014
Taking a Fresh Look at Problems 4/23/2014
A National Campaign to Scale Up and Spread CUSP-CLABSI 3/26/2014
A Researcher’s Perspective on Clinical-Community Relationships 3/26/2014
Antimicrobial Resistance Still Poses a Public Health Threat 3/26/2014
Challenges Facing Rural Health Care 3/26/2014
Chronic Disease Management Can Reduce Readmissions 3/26/2014
Connecting Underserved Patients to Primary Care After Emergency Department Visits 3/26/2014
Focusing on Priority Populations 3/26/2014
How the Nurse-Family Partnership Became a National Model for Maternal Child Health Programs 3/26/2014
Improving Access to Specialty Care for Medicaid Patients 3/26/2014
Moving an Innovative Depression Care Model from Research to Practice 3/26/2014
Preventing and Mitigating the Effects of Childhood Violence and Trauma 3/26/2014
Public- and Private-Sector Initiatives Are Reducing Health Disparities Among Children 3/26/2014
Screening Patients in the Emergency Department for HIV and Tobacco Use 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
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Will Soon Issue a Final Recommendation on HIV Screening for Adolescents and Adults 3/26/2014
Trends in Cancer Screening 3/26/2014
Trends in Health Information Exchanges 3/26/2014
Wellness and Health Promotion Programs Use Financial Incentives To Motivate Employees 1/15/2014
National Initiative Uses Medical Order Forms To Translate Patients’ End-of-Life Wishes Into Action 12/18/2013
A Conversation on Cultural Competence With Cindy Brach, Senior Health Policy Researcher, AHRQ 10/9/2013
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Develops New Resources on Clinical-Community Relationships to Promote Research 8/14/2013
Telehealth Improves Access and Quality of Care for Alaska Natives 5/22/2013
A Next-Generation Personal Health Record System Enhances Preventive Care 4/17/2013
New Recognition Standards for Specialty Practices Emphasize Coordination With Primary Care 4/17/2013
Public Health Workforce Faces New Challenges and Opportunities 4/17/2013
ISSUES
Identifying At-Risk Patients in the ED 11/20/2013
Quality Improvement in Pediatric Care 10/9/2013
Innovations in Medicaid Policy 9/11/2013
Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care 6/19/2013
Using Patient-Reported Data To Improve Chronic Disease Care 4/24/2013
HIV Screening and Care for HIV-Positive Patients 4/10/2013
Innovative Strategies To Increase Cancer Screening 2/13/2013
Reducing Inappropriate Antibiotic Use 11/21/2012
State Health Care Legislation and Statewide Initiatives 9/26/2012
Enhancing Primary Care Access After Emergency Department Visits 8/29/2012
Sepsis Management 8/1/2012
Clinical-Community Linkages to Improve Chronic Disease Care 7/3/2012
Support Following Unexpected Clinical Events 6/20/2012
Mental Health Care for Underserved Populations 2/15/2012
Remote Monitoring of Chronic Conditions 2/1/2012
Reducing Hospital-Acquired Infections 10/12/2011
Palliative Care 8/31/2011
Health IT in Care Coordination 7/20/2011
Text Messaging & Sexual Health 4/27/2011
Core Measures in Hospitals 4/13/2011
eMedication Monitoring 3/16/2011
Mental Illness Care 2/2/2011
eBehavioral Health 11/24/2010
Integrated Primary Care 8/18/2010
Chronic Disease Management 7/21/2010
Integrating Mental Health Care and Primary Care 12/23/2009
Healthcare-Associated Infections 10/14/2009
Mental Health Care 6/8/2009
Prevention Through Screening 4/27/2009
Teamwork and Communication 3/30/2009
Improve Patient Safety and Reduce Medical Errors 3/2/2009
Improve Patient Care upon Hospital Discharge and Patient Safety during Transfers 2/16/2009
Improving the Detection, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Mental Illness 9/1/2008
Preventing and Managing Infections in Health Care Settings 7/21/2008
Management of Chronic Illnesses 7/7/2008
Managing Chronic Health Conditions 5/26/2008
VIDEOS

Healthcare Policy Innovations: Changing Care, Improving Health, Nancy Langenfeld, MS, RN
Brenner Children’s Hospital BrennerFIT program
Care Management Plus Program: Can This Innovation Be Scaled?
Church-Based Initiative Supports Volunteers in Providing Education and Screenings to 150,000+ Memphis Residents, Leading to Improved Health Status
Essentia Heart Failure Program: Can This Innovation Be Scaled?
Heart Failure Disease Management Improves Outcomes and Reduces Costs
Post-discharge Care Management Integrates Medical and Psychosocial Care of Low-Income Elderly Patients
Practice Enhancement Assistants Improve Quality of Care in Primary Care Practices
Remote Visits by Pediatricians for Sick Children at Inner-City and Other Child Care Centers/Schools Reduce Absences and Emergency Department Use
Blueprint for Health: Adoptability and Challenges (3 of 3)
EVENTS
Clinical-Community Relationships as a Pathway To Improve Health: Tools for Research and Evaluation
8/7/2013
Vermont Blueprint for Health: Working Together for Better Care
9/25/2012
Chats on Change: Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care
8/29/2012
Linking Clinical Care and Communities for Improved Prevention
9/1/2011
Learning From Disappointment: When Your Innovation Falls Short
11/1/2009
Engaging Stakeholders: How to Obtain and Retain Buy-In for Your Innovations
1/1/2009
Highlighting Innovations from the Health Care Innovations Exchange
9/9/2008
Using AHRQ's Health Care Innovations Exchange to Take on the Challenges of Care Delivery
5/1/2008

Last updated: July 30, 2014.