Alerts, Standing Orders, and Care Pathways Boost Quality of Care for Pneumonia, Heart Attack, and Heart Failure
Reid Hospital created a computer-based system of alerts, standing orders, and care pathways to eliminate gaps in the care of patients with pneumonia, acute myocardial infarction, and heart failure, and to address surgical complication and infection prevention, leading to significant improvements in quality of care.
Chronic Care and Disease Management Improves Health, Reduces Costs for Patients With Multiple Chronic Conditions in an Integrated Health System
The Sutter Care Coordination Program combines chronic care and disease management to address the medical and psychosocial needs of individuals with multiple chronic conditions.
Community Partnerships and Provider Training Increase Service Capacity and Access to Long-Term Treatment for Individuals With Heroin Addiction
Community partnerships and provider training increase service capacity and access to long-term treatment for individuals addicted to heroin.
Daily Text Messages and Nurse Followup Improve Self-Management Behaviors in Patients with Diabetes, Leading to Better Glycemic Control and Lower Costs
Daily automated text messages combined with nurse followup improved self-management behaviors among patients with diabetes, leading to significant
improvements in glycemic control, fewer doctor visits, lower costs, and high patient satisfaction.
Faxed Physician Reminders Fail to Improve Antidepressant Adherence
Automatically generated fax alerts did not succeed in improving patients' adherence to their antidepressant treatment plans.
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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.