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Policy Health Department Promotes Implementation and Use of Electronic Health Records in Underserved Areas To Improve Clinical Preventive Services in Primary Care 7/2/2014
The health department in New York City uses subsidies, upfront and ongoing technical support, and quality of care feedback to promote implementation and use of electronic health records by primary care practices in medically underserved areas, leading to better care for patients in these practices.
Policy Multistakeholder Community Collaborative Spurs Development of Initiatives That Collectively Have Improved Blood Pressure Control Among Hypertensive Individuals 7/2/2014
A multistakeholder collaborative, the Rochester Blood Pressure Initiative supports the development and implementation of a variety of provider-, employer-, and community-based programs that have collectively improved blood pressure control among hypertensive individuals in metropolitan Rochester, NY.
Policy State Health Department Support Spurs Development of Many Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs After Passage of Legislative Mandate 7/2/2014
The California Department of Health provides education and support to hospitals throughout the state, allowing many to create programs to address appropriate use of antimicrobials in response to State legislation.
Policy State-Mandated Tracking and Public Reporting Reduce Incidence and Costs of Common Hospital-Acquired Infections 7/2/2014
As required by law, hospitals in New York track and report information on select hospital-acquired infections to the State Department of Health, which publicly releases hospital-specific performance data and supports hospitals with quality improvement initiatives; the program has reduced infection rates and generated substantial cost savings.
Policy State-Financed, Primary Care–Led, Accountable Care Collaborative Provides Comprehensive, Coordinated Care to Medicaid Beneficiaries, Reducing Admissions, Use of Imaging Services, and Costs 7/2/2014
A State-led accountable care collaborative provides comprehensive, coordinated care to Medicaid beneficiaries through primary care medical homes, reducing use of inpatient, imaging, and emergency department services, and generating estimated savings of $6 million for the State.
QualityTools
Cancer Clusters: A Toolkit for Communicators 6/18/2014
This toolkit provides resources for public health communicators when dealing with reports of suspected cancer clusters in a residential or community setting.
Common Ground: Public Health Preparedness Toolkit 5/7/2014
The Common Ground Project was designed to assist chronic disease and preparedness departments in public health agencies by documenting and defining business processes common to each of them and identifying the requirements for information systems that would support these processes.
CLABSI Toolkit – Preventing Central Line–Associated Bloodstream Infections: Useful Tools, An International Perspective 1/29/2014
The overarching goal of the central line–associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) toolkit is to provide the most current information and guidance on practices and technology, as well as the most appropriate tools, resources, and education to assist health care organizations in reducing the current burden associated with CLABSIs.
Eliminating Health Care–Associated Infections: State Policy Options 7/3/2013
The purpose of this toolkit is to provide guidance to senior policy makers on various promising ways to use legal and policy interventions as tools to implement comprehensive HAI prevention programs.
ASCO/CAPĀ Guideline Recommendations for HER2 Testing in Breast Cancer: Reporting Elements for IHC and FISH 4/10/2013
This tool from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and College of American Pathologists (CAP) lists all the elements that should be reported in each HER2 (Human epidermal Growth Factor Receptor 2) status report.
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