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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.
Capitated Health Center Uses Health Coaches to Manage Chronic Illnesses, Leading to Improved Clinical Outcomes 7/30/2014
Trained, bilingual medical assistants in a capitated health center serve as health coaches to chronically ill (often diabetic) patients of similar ethnic or racial backgrounds, leading to better disease management and clinical outcomes for those with diabetes, very positive feedback from patients and center staff, and low turnover among medical assistants and coaches.
Case Management and Home Assessments Reduce Asthma-Related Admissions, Emergency Visits, and Missed School Days in Diverse Urban Children 7/30/2014
Case management combined with in-home environmental assessment and remediation of environmental triggers reduce asthma-related hospitalizations, emergency department visits, missed school days, and missed parent work days in diverse, low-income urban children with asthma.
Checklist-Plus-Technology System Eliminates Wrong-Site Surgery and Near-Misses, Enhances Required Preoperative Process Compliance 7/30/2014
Barnes-Jewish Hospital adopts an integrated checklist and armband technology system that ensures essential steps are completed during the outpatient preoperative process.
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QualityTools
Discharge Risk Assessment 7/30/2014
This risk assessment tool helps hospital discharge planners fully understand patient needs, thereby avoiding readmissions.
Informed Medical Decisions Foundation: Tools for Providers 7/30/2014
Shared decisionmaking is a collaborative process that allows patients and their providers to make health care treatment decisions together. These videos, for health care providers, provide information on the process and patient decision aids.
Mobile Health Roadmap 7/30/2014
The Mobile Health Roadmap provides guidance to professionals, organizations, corporations, and health systems on the adoption of mobile and mHealth (mobile health) devices.
Care Coordination Measures Atlas 7/2/2014
The Care Coordination Measures Atlas lists existing measures of care coordination, with a focus on ambulatory care, and presents a framework for understanding care coordination measurement.
Safety Net Medical Home Initiative: Resources and Tools 7/2/2014
This library of publicly available resources and tools can help safety net providers understand and implement the patient-centered medical home model of care.
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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
States Turn to Managed Care To Constrain Medicaid Long-Term Care Costs 4/23/2014
Using Tools for Idea Generation 4/23/2014
A Researcher’s Perspective on Clinical-Community Relationships 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
Delivering Preventive Services Through Clinical-Community Linkages 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
Public- and Private-Sector Initiatives Are Reducing Health Disparities Among Children 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
Formalization of the Pathways Model Facilitates Standards and Certification 2/26/2014
National Initiative Uses Medical Order Forms To Translate Patients’ End-of-Life Wishes Into Action 12/18/2013
Selecting an Innovation Strategy 12/4/2013
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Develops New Resources on Clinical-Community Relationships to Promote Research 8/14/2013
How To Think About Evidence When Deciding Whether To Adopt an Innovation 6/19/2013
Telehealth Improves Access and Quality of Care for Alaska Natives 5/22/2013
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
Strategies To Address Frequent Emergency Department Use 10/23/2013
Quality Improvement in Pediatric Care 10/9/2013
Improving Health Through Clinical–Community Collaboration 7/31/2013
Access to Specialty Care in Federally Qualified Health Centers 7/17/2013
Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care 6/19/2013
Health Information Exchanges 6/5/2013
Accountable Care Organizations 5/8/2013
Clinical-Community Linkages to Improve Chronic Disease Care 7/3/2012
Mental Health Care for Underserved Populations 2/15/2012
Partnerships to Improve Care Coordination 12/7/2011
Health IT in Care Coordination 7/20/2011
Core Measures in Hospitals 4/13/2011
Mental Illness Care 2/2/2011
Integrated Primary Care 8/18/2010
Connecting Health Care and Social Services 6/9/2010
Care Coordination 2/3/2010
Reducing Hospital Readmission Rates 7/20/2009
Implementing Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines 5/25/2009
Improve Patient Care upon Hospital Discharge and Patient Safety during Transfers 2/16/2009
Linking Clinical Practices and the Community 12/8/2008
VIDEOS

Healthcare Policy Innovations: Changing Care, Improving Health, Nancy Langenfeld, MS, RN
Care Management Plus Program: Can This Innovation Be Scaled?
Essentia Heart Failure Program: Can This Innovation Be Scaled?
Blueprint for Health: Foundations of the Blueprint (2 of 3)
Innovations Exchange: Sharing Ideas on Health Care
EVENTS
Chats on Change: Creating a Successful Health Information Exchange
12/3/2013
Clinical-Community Relationships as a Pathway To Improve Health: Tools for Research and Evaluation
8/7/2013
Building Health Information Exchanges To Support ACOs and Medical Homes: Delaware's Experience
6/5/2013
A Close Look at Care Coordination Within Patient-Centered Medical Homes: West Virginia’s Experience
5/9/2013
Vermont Blueprint for Health: Working Together for Better Care
9/25/2012
Chats on Change: Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care
8/29/2012
Connecting Those At-Risk to Care: A Guide to Building a Community "HUB"
9/16/2010
Learning From Disappointment: When Your Innovation Falls Short
11/1/2009
Roller Coaster: Implementation of the Arizona Medical Information Exchange (AMIE)
8/1/2009
Engaging Stakeholders: How to Obtain and Retain Buy-In for Your Innovations
1/1/2009
GUIDES
Connecting Those at Risk to Care: A Guide to Building a Community "HUB" to Promote a System of Collaboration, Accountability, and Improved Outcomes

Last updated: July 30, 2014.