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14-Hospital Telepharmacy Program Reduces Order Processing Time, Frees Up Pharmacists for Quality-Enhancing Initiatives, and Saves Money 7/16/2014
A telepharmacy program enables offsite pharmacists to review and approve medication orders in 14 hospitals, leading to expanded hours of service, reduced order processing times, enhanced pharmacy services, higher nurse satisfaction, freed up pharmacist time, and more than $1 million in annual cost savings.
Archived Adopting "Flow Management" Improves Efficiency, Throughput, and Quality of Care in Hospital Surgery Units 7/16/2014
Borrowing from other industries, a large hospital implemented principles of "flow management" to redesign the flow of operations in its surgical department, leading to enhanced quality of care, improved patient and provider satisfaction, and reductions in the frequency of delayed and canceled surgeries.
Adult Daycare Program Offers Nursing and Rehabilitative Services, Leading to Improved State of Mind for Low-Income Elders and Disabled Adults 7/16/2014
Six adult day health centers provide nursing and rehabilitative services, as well as social programs and activities to elders and other vulnerable adults to maintain and/or improve physical, social, and cognitive functioning, thus avoiding the need for placement in a long-term care facility.
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 Clinician Prompts and Referrals Facilitate Access to Counseling Services, Leading to Positive Behavior Changes Among Patients 7/16/2014
Automated clinician prompts and referrals facilitates access to behavior counseling, leading to improved behaviors related to diet and exercise and higher quit rates among smokers.
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A Family Guide: Integrating Mental Health and Pediatric Primary Care 7/16/2014
This guide for families provides practical information about the integrated care movement and how this approach can improve the quality of care children receive in pediatric primary care settings.
Alliance of Filipino-American Community Health Workers: Resource Library 7/16/2014
The resource library provided by The Alliance of Filipino-American Community Health Workers provides information to assist in many different areas of conducting a community health program.
Family Health History Toolkit 7/16/2014
The Family Health History Toolkit will help patients talk about their family health history, write down what they learn, and then share it with their doctor and family members.
Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 2014 7/16/2014
The Guide to Clinical Preventive Services includes USPSTF recommendations on screening, counseling, and preventive medication topics and includes clinical considerations for each topic. This new pocket guide is an authoritative source for making decisions about preventive services.
Quality Indicators in Epilepsy Treatment Tool 7/16/2014
The Quality Indicators in Epilepsy Treatment Tool (QUIET) is designed to help primary care and general neurology clinics benchmark the quality of care for adults with epilepsy.
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Integrating Behavioral Health With Primary Care 6/18/2014
How Middle Managers Can Influence Innovation Implementation 5/7/2014
Building a Consultation Path for Spreading Innovation in Long-Term Care 4/23/2014
Capturing and Nurturing Good Ideas 4/23/2014
Creating a Culture of Innovation 4/23/2014
Harnessing Disruptive Innovation in Health Care 4/23/2014
How To Build Sustainability Into the Innovation Process 4/23/2014
Identifying Problems To Address Through Adoption of Innovations 4/23/2014
Nurturing Innovative Thinking 4/23/2014
Recognizing the Importance of Innovation in Health Service Delivery 4/23/2014
States Turn to Managed Care To Constrain Medicaid Long-Term Care Costs 4/23/2014
Taking a Fresh Look at Problems 4/23/2014
Using Tools for Idea Generation 4/23/2014
A National Campaign to Scale Up and Spread CUSP-CLABSI 3/26/2014
A Researcher’s Perspective on Clinical-Community Relationships 3/26/2014
Addressing Health Disparities 3/26/2014
Antimicrobial Resistance Still Poses a Public Health Threat 3/26/2014
Applying Customer-Driven Innovation to Health Care 3/26/2014
Applying Storytelling to Health Care Innovation 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
Focusing on Priority Populations 3/26/2014
How the Nurse-Family Partnership Became a National Model for Maternal Child Health Programs 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
Preventing and Mitigating the Effects of Childhood Violence and Trauma 3/26/2014
Public- and Private-Sector Initiatives Are Reducing Health Disparities Among Children 3/26/2014
Screening Patients in the Emergency Department for HIV and Tobacco Use 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 Innovations Exchange Can Be an Effective, Practical Teaching Tool 3/26/2014
The Role of Health Care Innovation in the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award 3/26/2014
The State of Accountable Care Organizations 3/26/2014
The Transformation of Health and Health Care Delivery 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
Understanding Different Models of Innovation 3/26/2014
Developing and Testing an Idea 3/12/2014
Formalization of the Pathways Model Facilitates Standards and Certification 2/26/2014
Factors That Influence the Scale Up and Spread of Innovations 1/29/2014
Wellness and Health Promotion Programs Use Financial Incentives To Motivate Employees 1/15/2014
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
A Conversation on Cultural Competence With Cindy Brach, Senior Health Policy Researcher, AHRQ 10/9/2013
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
A Next-Generation Personal Health Record System Enhances Preventive Care 4/17/2013
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
Do Innovations Provide a Return on Investment? 9/12/2012
Collaborative Innovation Can Curb Obesity Across the Lifespan 5/30/2012
Pushing for Innovation to Achieve Healthy Weight for All 5/30/2012
Identifying At-Risk Patients in the ED 11/20/2013
Better Access Through Virtual Visits 11/6/2013
Strategies To Address Frequent Emergency Department Use 10/23/2013
Quality Improvement in Pediatric Care 10/9/2013
Policies To Reduce Health Care Disparities 9/25/2013
Innovations in Medicaid Policy 9/11/2013
Using Decision Aids in Shared Decisionmaking 8/28/2013
Culturally Appropriate Care and Health Education 8/14/2013
Improving Health Through Clinical–Community Collaboration 7/31/2013
Access to Specialty Care in Federally Qualified Health Centers 7/17/2013
Value-Based Reimbursement Structures 7/3/2013
Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care 6/19/2013
Health Information Exchanges 6/5/2013
Improving Care for Frontier Populations 5/22/2013
Accountable Care Organizations 5/8/2013
Using Patient-Reported Data To Improve Chronic Disease Care 4/24/2013
HIV Screening and Care for HIV-Positive Patients 4/10/2013
School-Based Health Programs for At-Risk Youth 3/27/2013
Alternative Care Settings To Reduce Hospital Use 3/13/2013
Dental Health Programs for Underserved Populations 2/27/2013
Innovative Strategies To Increase Cancer Screening 2/13/2013
Medical Home Models for Specialty Care 1/30/2013
Patient-Centered Hospital Design 1/16/2013
Reducing Health Disparities Among Children 12/19/2012
Using Information Systems To Promote Prevention 12/5/2012
Reducing Inappropriate Antibiotic Use 11/21/2012
Health Care for Underserved Populations 11/7/2012
Increasing Patient Involvement in Health Care 10/10/2012
State Health Care Legislation and Statewide Initiatives 9/26/2012
Workforce Development and the Role of Community Health Workers 9/12/2012
Enhancing Primary Care Access After Emergency Department Visits 8/29/2012
Innovative Payment Policies 8/15/2012
Sepsis Management 8/1/2012
Reducing Disparities Through Peer Support 7/18/2012
Clinical-Community Linkages to Improve Chronic Disease Care 7/3/2012
Support Following Unexpected Clinical Events 6/20/2012
Health Care Policy Innovations 6/6/2012
Coordinating Community Care for Seniors 5/23/2012
Pediatric Asthma Care 5/9/2012
Improving the Diet of Low-Income Families 4/25/2012
Patient-Centered Care 4/11/2012
Spreading Innovations for Cardiovascular Health 3/28/2012
Improving Health of Urban, Low-Income Populations 3/14/2012
Caregiver Support 2/29/2012
Mental Health Care for Underserved Populations 2/15/2012
Remote Monitoring of Chronic Conditions 2/1/2012
Culturally Tailored Programs 1/18/2012
Redesigning Care Processes Through Technology 12/21/2011
Partnerships to Improve Care Coordination 12/7/2011
Patient Engagement 11/23/2011
Algorithm-Based Treatment Decision Support 11/9/2011
Evaluation and Treatment of Alcohol Dependence 10/26/2011
Reducing Hospital-Acquired Infections 10/12/2011
Smoking Cessation Programs 9/28/2011
Home Health Programs 9/14/2011
Palliative Care 8/31/2011
Reducing Readmissions in Special Settings 8/17/2011
Clinical & Community Linkages 8/3/2011
Health IT in Care Coordination 7/20/2011
Medical Electronic Alerts 7/6/2011
Health Care for Prisoners 6/22/2011
Patient Self-Management 6/8/2011
Cultural Competence 5/25/2011
Health in Underserved Women 5/11/2011
Text Messaging & Sexual Health 4/27/2011
Core Measures in Hospitals 4/13/2011
Healthy Weight in Children 3/30/2011
eMedication Monitoring 3/16/2011
Refugee Health 3/2/2011
Personal Health Records 2/16/2011
Mental Illness Care 2/2/2011
Phone-Based Care Management 1/19/2011
Workplace Wellness 12/22/2010
eBehavioral Health 11/24/2010
Childhood Obesity 11/10/2010
Medication Management 10/13/2010
Inpatient Flow Strategies 9/29/2010
Community Care Coordination 9/15/2010
Integrated Primary Care 8/18/2010
Language/Culture Matching 8/4/2010
Chronic Disease Management 7/21/2010
Shared Decisionmaking 7/7/2010
Medical Error Reporting 6/23/2010
Connecting Health Care and Social Services 6/9/2010
Clinical Decision Support Tools 5/26/2010
Coaches/Patient Navigators 5/12/2010
Reducing Youth Health Disparities 4/28/2010
Waste Reduction 4/14/2010
Medical Homes 3/31/2010
Delivering Culturally Competent Care 3/17/2010
Pressure Ulcers 3/3/2010
Health Promotion and Disease Prevention 2/17/2010
Care Coordination 2/3/2010
Nursing Leadership 1/20/2010
Integrating Mental Health Care and Primary Care 12/23/2009
Social Media 12/9/2009
Elderly Health 11/25/2009
Health Literacy 11/11/2009
Oral Health Disparities 10/28/2009
Healthcare-Associated Infections 10/14/2009
Developmental Disabilities 9/30/2009
Worksite Wellness 9/16/2009
The Patient-Centered Medical Home 9/2/2009
Long-Term Care 8/19/2009
Integrating Health Information Technology with Care Delivery 8/5/2009
Reducing Hospital Readmission Rates 7/20/2009
Service Delivery Changes in Caring for Children with Disabilities 7/6/2009
Women's Health 6/22/2009
Mental Health Care 6/8/2009
Implementing Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines 5/25/2009
Management of Asthma 5/11/2009
Prevention Through Screening 4/27/2009
Improving the Health of Obese and Overweight Youth 4/13/2009
Teamwork and Communication 3/30/2009
Culturally Competent Care 3/16/2009
Improve Patient Safety and Reduce Medical Errors 3/2/2009
Improve Patient Care upon Hospital Discharge and Patient Safety during Transfers 2/16/2009
Using the Pathways Model to Increase Access to Health Care 2/2/2009
Delivering Health Care to Uninsured and Low-Income People 1/19/2009
Improving the Health Literacy of Patients 12/22/2008
Linking Clinical Practices and the Community 12/8/2008
Improving HIV Prevention, Detection, and Treatment 11/24/2008
Using Teams to Improve Health Care Delivery 11/10/2008
Improving the Health and Care of the Elderly 10/27/2008
Cultural Competence 10/13/2008
Role of Nurses in Improving Health Care Delivery 9/29/2008
Improving the Health of Children, Adolescents, and Their Families 9/15/2008
Improving the Detection, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Mental Illness 9/1/2008
Improving the Care of Elderly in Hospitals, Nursing Homes, and Other Settings 8/18/2008
Enhancing Patient Safety 8/4/2008
Preventing and Managing Infections in Health Care Settings 7/21/2008
Management of Chronic Illnesses 7/7/2008
Health and Health Care Disparities Among Vulnerable Populations 6/23/2008
Providing Access to Care in Rural and Community-based Settings 6/9/2008
Managing Chronic Health Conditions 5/26/2008
Patient Flow Management 5/12/2008
Patient-centered Care 4/28/2008

Healthcare Policy Innovations: Changing Care, Improving Health, Nancy Langenfeld, MS, RN
Scaling and Spreading the Heart 360® Innovation: Part 2
Brenner Children’s Hospital BrennerFIT program
Care Management Plus Program: Can This Innovation Be Scaled?
Church-Based Initiative Supports Volunteers in Providing Education and Screenings to 150,000+ Memphis Residents, Leading to Improved Health Status
Essentia Heart Failure Program: Can This Innovation Be Scaled?
Field-Based Outreach Workers Facilitate Access to Health Care and Social Services for Underserved Individuals in Rural Areas
Heart Failure Disease Management Improves Outcomes and Reduces Costs
Open Space Conference 2010
Post-discharge Care Management Integrates Medical and Psychosocial Care of Low-Income Elderly Patients
Practice Enhancement Assistants Improve Quality of Care in Primary Care Practices
Remote Visits by Pediatricians for Sick Children at Inner-City and Other Child Care Centers/Schools Reduce Absences and Emergency Department Use
Blueprint for Health: Adoptability and Challenges (3 of 3)
Blueprint for Health: Foundations of the Blueprint (2 of 3)
Innovations Exchange: Sharing Ideas on Health Care
Chats on Change: Creating a Successful Health Information Exchange
Using the Innovations Exchange To Develop Health Professional Competencies
Chats on Change: Using Social Media To Reduce Childhood Obesity
Clinical-Community Relationships as a Pathway To Improve Health: Tools for Research and Evaluation
Chats on Change: Home Base Program for Veterans With PTSD
Building Health Information Exchanges To Support ACOs and Medical Homes: Delaware's Experience
A Close Look at Care Coordination Within Patient-Centered Medical Homes: West Virginia’s Experience
Chats on Change: Supporting At-Risk LGBT and Homeless Youth
Innovative Policies: Using ACO Principles and Financial Incentives to Improve Health Outcomes
Chats on Change: Nurse-Led Innovations
Vermont Blueprint for Health: Working Together for Better Care
Chats on Change: Domestic Violence Prevention
Chats on Change: Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care
Capturing and Spreading Change to Advance Health Care Quality
Linking Clinical Care and Communities for Improved Prevention
Meeting the Health Care Needs of Underserved Women
Chats on Change: New Ways to Communicate With Patients
Spread Models and Lessons: Learning from the AHRQ Health Care Innovations Exchange
Chats on Change: Using New Media for Innovation in Health Care Delivery
New Approaches to Pediatric Obesity: Helping Families Help Kids
Connecting Those At-Risk to Care: A Guide to Building a Community "HUB"
Realizing the Benefits of Guided Care Nursing
Innovative Roles of Pharmacists in Health Service Delivery
Ensuring Cultural Competence Across Care Settings
Clinical Nurse Leader as Quality Champion: A Dialogue About an Effective Nursing Innovation
Learning From Disappointment: When Your Innovation Falls Short
Effective Patient-Provider Email: A Pediatrician's Experience
Roller Coaster: Implementation of the Arizona Medical Information Exchange (AMIE)
Improving Innovations: How to Make Data Work for You
Engaging Stakeholders: How to Obtain and Retain Buy-In for Your Innovations
Highlighting Innovations from the Health Care Innovations Exchange
Using AHRQ's Health Care Innovations Exchange to Take on the Challenges of Care Delivery
Connecting Those at Risk to Care: A Guide to Building a Community "HUB" to Promote a System of Collaboration, Accountability, and Improved Outcomes
Connecting Those at Risk to Care: The Quick Start Guide to Developing Community Care Coordination Pathways
Will It Work Here? A Decisionmaker's Guide to Adopting Innovations

Last updated: July 16, 2014.