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Affordable Housing Community Offers Seniors Onsite Health Care Coordination and Support, Reducing Hospital Admissions and Falls and Improving Resident Health 7/16/2014
Onsite care coordination and support of seniors in affordable housing community leads to fewer falls, reduced hospital admissions, improved nutritional status, and increased levels of physical activity, promoting seniors' ability to remain in their homes as they age.
Automated, Telephone-Based Interactive, Language-Appropriate Monitoring Engages and Improves Health Behaviors of Low-Income Diabetes Patients 7/16/2014
The Automated Telephone Diabetes Management program, a part of the IDEALL project, provided automated telephone monitoring of individuals with poorly controlled type II diabetes who receive their care at four safety net clinics in San Francisco.
Daily Multidisciplinary Patient Rounds and Best Practice Bundle Decrease Use of Ventilators in the Intensive Care Unit 7/16/2014
The implementation of daily multidisciplinary patient rounds and a bundle of best practice guidelines reduced the use of ventilators for patients in the intensive care unit.
Community Pediatricians Use Software to Diagnose and Manage Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Leading to Improvements in Symptoms 7/2/2014
Pediatricians in community practice use computer software and a manual to diagnose and manage attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, leading to significant improvements in symptoms.
Community-Based Volunteer Program Postpones or Avoids Nursing Home Admissions Among Neighborhood Seniors, Saving Millions of Dollars 7/2/2014
The Payne-Phalen Living at Home/Block Nurse Program is a community-based program that provides medical and social services to neighborhood seniors, enabling them to live at home rather than in a nursing home.
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Alarm Safety Resource Site 6/18/2014
The Alarm Safety Resource Site provides guidance and tools to help health care facilities improve their alarm safety.
Strategies for Managing Alarm Fatigue 6/18/2014
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 6/4/2014
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 5/7/2014
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 1/29/2014
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.

Last updated: July 16, 2014.