Disease Management Programs Improve Adherence to Evidence-Based Processes and Outcomes by Targeting Sickest Patients and Working Closely With Physicians
A hospital-based outpatient disease management program serves patients with asthma, chronic heart failure, and diabetes and offers smoking cessation services to smokers. Unlike traditional disease management programs, this initiative heavily involves physicians in the initial referral and throughout the process and targets services toward the sickest patients (rather than to all patients with the condition).
Medical Center Establishes Infrastructure to Manage Care Under Capitated Contracts, Leading to Better Chronic Care Management and Lower Utilization and Costs
A university hospital established an infrastructure based on the principles of an accountable care organization, leading to improved management of chronic disease and reduced hospital admissions and medical expenses.
Community Coalition Connects Medical Practices to Community Resources, Leading to Improved Asthma and Diabetes Outcomes in At-Risk Populations
King County Steps to Health connected medical practices to community resources by encouraging organizations to work together to identify common messages, leverage resources, and develop programs for populations at risk for diabetes, asthma, and obesity.
Statewide Measurement and Reporting System Stimulates Quality Improvement in Targeted Clinical Areas, Becomes Standard for Local and National Pay-for-Performance Programs
A statewide measurement and reporting system serves as a single, comprehensive, credible source of information on provider performance, leading to significant improvements in performance over time and to adoption and use of the system by local and national payers and other organizations.
Daily Patient-Provider Communication and Data Transfer Using Mobile Phones Improves Outcomes and Reduces Costs for Teens With Chronic Asthma
Patients with chronic illnesses communicate with and receive real-time feedback from providers on at least a daily basis using customized mobile phone software, leading to better adherence, increased peak flow assessments, and fewer emergency department visits and missed school days.
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Implementing High Quality Telephone Care in Pediatric Practice
This presentation provides pediatricians and their staff with information about the use of telephone care in pediatric practice, citing examples for the management of chronic diseases such as asthma.
Addressing Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care
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.
Asthma Care Quality Improvement: A Resource Guide for State Action
This 151-page resource guide was developed as a learning tool for State officials who want to improve the quality of health care for people with asthma in their States. The guide is designed to help officials assess quality of care, using State-level data, and fashion quality improvement strategies suited to State conditions.
Asthma Care Quality Improvement: A Workbook for State Action
This 39-page workbook will help State leaders develop the information needed to support quality improvement efforts for asthma-related health care
Asthma Health Disparities Collaborative Coalition Guide
The guide discusses the scientific foundation for the Michigan Asthma Health Disparities Collaborative and provides practical examples, tools, and materials that can be used or adapted in developing partnerships with federally qualified health centers.