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Church-Health System Partnership Facilitates Transitions From Hospital to Home for Urban, Low-Income African Americans, Reducing Mortality, Utilization, and Costs 9/10/2014
A partnership between a large health system and 512 churches supports the transition from the hospital back into the community, leading to lower mortality, health care utilization, and health care costs and to higher satisfaction with hospital care.
Policy Inclusive Design Process and Extensive Promotion and Support Generate Widespread Use of Health Information Exchange, Leading to Improvements in Health Outcomes 9/10/2014
Use of an inclusive design process and the investment of significant time and resources in promoting and supporting use of a health information exchange generates widespread participation by providers, which in turn leads to more patients having an electronic health record, better management of high cholesterol, and increased provision of tobacco cessation counseling and screening for depression and breast cancer.
Emergency Department–Based Asthma Clinic Improves Self-Management Behaviors and Reduces Acute Episodes for Low-Income, Inner-City Children and Teenagers 9/10/2014
An asthma clinic located within the emergency department of a children’s hospital provides education, nonurgent medical care, referrals to primary care providers, and followup support to low-income, inner-city children and teenagers, leading to improvements in self-management behaviors, fewer acute asthma episodes, and better quality of life.
Community-Based Clinic Enhances Access to Medical Care and Reduces Emergency Department Visits for Chronically Ill Recently Released Prisoners 8/27/2014
Community-based clinic enhances access to medical care and reduces emergency department visits for chronically ill individuals who have recently been released from prison.
Comprehensive Palliative Care Program Improves End-of-Life Care and Pain Control for Terminally Ill Patients 8/27/2014
Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian established a comprehensive end-of-life program that includes pain control and emotional support for patients unlikely to survive the next few days; a multidisciplinary palliative care that assists physicians who are treating dying patients; compassionate care for parents who lose children before or after birth; and support for hospital staff who work with dying patients.
QualityTools
2010 National Healthcare Disparities Report 8/13/2014
The purpose of the National Healthcare Disparities Report 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.
Health Care Coordination Toolkit 8/13/2014
The Health Care Coordination Toolkit is designed to assist individuals, guardians, and teams in the proper coordination of health care for adults with developmental disabilities.
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.
Closing the Quality Gap: A Critical Analysis of Quality Improvement Strategies, Volume 3—Hypertension Care 5/7/2014
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality sponsored a critical analysis of the existing literature on quality improvement (QI) strategies for hypertension care, to bring data to bear on QI opportunities. This report aims to help readers assess whether a QI strategy might work in their practice or patient population.
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ARTICLES
How Middle Managers Can Influence Innovation Implementation 5/7/2014
States Turn to Managed Care To Constrain Medicaid Long-Term Care Costs 4/23/2014
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
The State of Accountable Care Organizations 3/26/2014
Formalization of the Pathways Model Facilitates Standards and Certification 2/26/2014
New Recognition Standards for Specialty Practices Emphasize Coordination With Primary Care 4/17/2013
ISSUES
Strategies To Address Frequent Emergency Department Use 10/23/2013
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
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
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
Linking Clinical Practices and the Community 12/8/2008
VIDEOS
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
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: September 10, 2014.