Formal Structures and Processes Promote System-Wide Focus on Core Measures, Leading to Significantly Better Performance
A health system uses formal structures and processes to ensure that performance on core measures remains a consistent focus throughout the organization, leading to a significant improvement in overall adherence to these measures.
Mailed Reminders to Heart Attack Patients Improve Compliance With Beta Blocker Medication Regimen
Four health maintenance organizations send two reminder letters to encourage recent heart attack patients to take their beta blocker medication as prescribed and to renew their prescriptions as needed.
Hospital Uses Data Analytics and Predictive Modeling To Identify and Allocate Scarce Resources to High-Risk Patients, Leading to Fewer Readmissions
A safety net hospital employs a software application that uses electronic health record data and predictive modeling to identify and allocate scarce resources to high-risk patients, leading to fewer readmissions and lower costs.
Hospital–Retail Pharmacy Partnership Provides Inhospital and Postdischarge Support to At-Risk Patients, Leading to Fewer Readmissions and High Patient Satisfaction
A partnership between a hospital and retail pharmacy company provides inhospital and postdischarge support to patients at high risk of readmission, leading to fewer readmissions and high levels of patient satisfaction.
Statewide Initiative Focuses on Early Diagnosis, Care Team Activation, and Patient Transfer, Leading to More Timely Treatment for Heart Attack Patients
A statewide program in North Carolina promotes early initiation of evidence-based heart attack treatment through collaboration with trained paramedics and partnerships between and within hospitals, leading to earlier initiation of therapy and faster transfer of patients.
The CDC Worksite Health ScoreCard: An Assessment Tool for Employers To Prevent Heart Disease, Stroke, and Related Health Conditions
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.
Risk Assessment Tool for Estimating 10-year Risk of Developing Hard Coronary Heart Disease (Myocardial Infarction and Coronary Death)
This calculator uses information from the Framingham Heart Study to estimate 10-year risk for "hard" coronary heart disease outcomes (myocardial infarction and coronary death).
Cardiovascular Diseases: Patient Brochures and Clinician Fact Sheets
These brochures for patients and fact sheets for health care providers explain the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendations for several cardiovascular diseases.
Risk Assessment Tool for Estimating Your 10-year Risk of Having a Heart Attack
This risk assessment tool uses information from the Framingham Heart Study to predict a person's chance of having a heart attack in the next 10 years.
Women's Health Care in the United States: Selected Findings From the 2004 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports, Fact Sheet
Using selected measures from the National Healthcare Quality Report and the National Healthcare Disparities Report, this fact sheet describes disparities in the health care received by women.