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Unobtrusive, Actionable Reminders and Performance Feedback Improve Physician Performance on Standardized Quality Measures 2/12/2014
Through its commercial electronic medical record system, a large internal medicine practice provides physicians with unobtrusive reminders related to 16 standardized measures and makes it easy for them to order recommended tests or treatment or document legitimate exceptions, leading to better performance on these measures.
Statewide Screening of Fifth Graders Leads to Identification and Treatment of Those With Genetic Predisposition to Early-Onset Heart Disease 1/15/2014
Screening of fifth graders in West Virginia identifies those with a genetic predisposition that can lead to early onset of heart disease and other health risks, with those identified (and their family members) receiving treatment for the condition. The program has screened 100,000 fifth graders and secured treatment for the vast majority of those identified as being at risk.
Policy Verizon Encourages Health Plans to Identify and Address Disparities, Leading to Enhanced Access to Information and Services for Minorities 9/11/2013
Verizon adopted a policy related to selecting vendors that emphasizes the ability to identify and address health disparities, leading to enhanced access to information and screening services for racial and ethnic minority employees, dependents, and retirees.
With Support From Web-Based Tools, Pharmacists Help Individuals Adopt Healthier Behaviors, Reduce Cardiovascular Risk 9/11/2013
With support from a Web-based program, pharmacists provide weekly feedback and host monthly group sessions to help individuals adopt healthier behaviors that reduce cardiovascular risk, leading to increased levels of physical activity, weight loss, and lower systolic blood pressure.
Policy Medical Center Improves Collection and Analysis of Demographic Information, Leading to Better Interpretation Services and Higher Quality Cardiac Care 8/14/2013
A medical center uses a standard protocol to improve collection of racial, ethnic, and language data from patients, leading to better interpretation services for patients with limited English proficiency and to more consistent, higher quality care for cardiac patients.
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The Community Health Worker's Sourcebook: A Training Manual for Preventing Heart Disease and Stroke 4/9/2014
This sourcebook serves as an instruction manual for training community health workers and as a reference and a resource for community health workers working with community members in preventing heart disease and stroke.
The CDC Worksite Health ScoreCard: An Assessment Tool for Employers To Prevent Heart Disease, Stroke, and Related Health Conditions 1/15/2014
This tool is designed to help employers assess the extent to which they have applied evidence-based health promotion interventions in their worksites to prevent heart disease, stroke, and related conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, and obesity.
Addressing Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care 12/18/2013
This fact sheet addresses how the differences in the health care that people receive contribute to disparities in health, and what strategies can overcome these differences in care.
Your Heart, Your Life: A Lay Health Educator's Program 12/18/2013
The Your Heart, Your Life program for lay health educators can help them learn about heart health and how to teach others.
2009 National Healthcare Quality Report 10/9/2013
The key function of the National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR) is to summarize the state of health care quality for the Nation and report on progress and opportunities for improving health care quality, as mandated by the U.S. Congress.
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Improving Access to Specialty Care for Medicaid Patients 3/26/2014

Last updated: April 09, 2014.