Formal Processes Ensure System-Wide Focus on Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Pneumonia, and Surgical Care, Improving Performance on Core Measures
A health system uses formal processes to track patients who meet core measure inclusion criteria, monitor gaps in care, investigate care variances, and share data and best practices, leading to a significant improvement in overall performance on the measures.
Health System Expands Pharmacy and Nursing Staff Roles and Institutes Focus on Accountability, Improving Performance on Core Measures
Norman Regional Health System uses an expanded role for pharmacists and nurses, ongoing monitoring and reporting, physician peer review, and financial incentives to improve performance on core measures, achieving adherence rates of 96 percent or more on 17 of 25 measures (above both State and national averages).
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.
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.
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 Community Health Worker's Sourcebook: A Training Manual for Preventing Heart Disease and Stroke
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.
Heart Attack Risk Calculator
This risk assessment tool, for people age 20 or older, provides information to assess a person’s risk for heart disease, heart attack, or other future heart problems.
A Lifetime of Good Health: Your Guide to Staying Healthy
This 42-page guide for women presents healthy behaviors to help prevent and manage the many health conditions that can affect them.
Pay Attention: Symptoms of Serious Health Conditions
This tool presents some signs and symptoms of serious health conditions, which should be checked by a doctor or nurse.
D2B™: An Alliance for Quality Implementation Manual
The purpose of the D2B™: An Alliance for Quality Implementation Manual is to provide participants with the evidence-based strategies and supporting tools necessary to reduce door-to-balloon times.