Coping Skills Training Helps Adolescents Improve Quality of Life and Ability to Manage Their Diabetes
A coping skills training program for adolescents with type 1 diabetes teaches communication and social problem-solving skills, leading to better disease management skills and blood glucose control.
Interdisciplinary Clinic Using Team-Based Approach Improves Outcomes and Reduces Costs for Frail, Vulnerable Elderly
An interdisciplinary, hospital-based outpatient clinic staffed by geriatricians and other health professionals cares for seniors with one or more chronic health conditions, leading to improved outcomes and lower costs.
Nurse Home Visitation Program Reduces Readmissions, Emergency Department Visits, Child Abuse, and Foster Home Placements for Medically Fragile Infants
Bridge to the Future provides nursing home visits to low-income families with medically fragile infants who have been discharged from the neonatal intensive care unit, thus ensuring a smooth transition to long-term care in the home.
Pharmacists Monitor Hypertensive Patients and Make Recommendations to Physicians, Leading to Better Blood Pressure Control and Increased Physician Adherence to Established Guidelines
Clinical pharmacists collaborated with physicians to manage patients with uncontrolled high blood pressure by assessing the causes of poor blood pressure control, developing a guideline-based care plan, monitoring the patient's treatment response, and making recommendations for medication additions and adjustments as needed, leading to better blood pressure control and increased physician adherence to established guidelines.
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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Alarm Safety Resource Site
The Alarm Safety Resource Site provides guidance and tools to help health care facilities improve their alarm safety.
Strategies for Managing Alarm Fatigue
Strategies for Managing Alarm Fatigue is a clinical toolkit that provides evidence-based strategies, resources, best practices, and change implementation tools for reducing the impact of environmental alarms, thereby improving patient safety and increasing workplace effectiveness.
Consumer Health Information Technology in the Home: A Guide for Human Factors Design Considerations
This guide, for designers, developers, and health professionals, provides information to help create and design health information technology (IT) applications that are easy to use by consumers to achieve better health at home.
Risk Management and Quality in Home- and Community-Based Services (HCBS): Individual Risk Planning and Prevention, System-wide Quality Improvement
This report explores the topic of effective individual risk management in community-based services among States engaged in risk planning for Medicaid home- and community-based services (HCBS) waiver participants.
Using Telehealth to Improve Quality and Safety: Findings From the AHRQ Health Information Technology Portfolio
This report provides an overview of technical and organizational findings from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality health information technology grantees when developing, implementing, or evaluating telehealth interventions.