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Updated Revamped Processes and Systems Enhance Access to High-Quality Interpretation Services for Patients With Limited English Proficiency 7/30/2014
A comprehensive process ensures that patients with limited English proficiency have timely access to high-quality interpreter services, leading to more service offerings, better quality, and shorter length of stay.
Physician Practices Use Software-Facilitated System to Complete Medicare Annual Wellness Visit, Improving Preventive Care and Generating High Satisfaction 6/18/2014
Primary care practices use a software-facilitated process to proactively schedule and efficiently complete required components of Medicare’s Annual Wellness Visit and to identify and address care gaps, leading to improvements in the provision of preventive services and high physician and patient satisfaction.
Deaf Community Health Workers Provide Culturally Appropriate Education and Support to Deaf Patients, Improving Patient Knowledge and Engagement 4/9/2014
Trained community health workers accompany members of the Minnesota Deaf community on medical appointments and conduct home visits, leading to improved access to culturally appropriate care, improvements in patient understanding, trust and confidence, and better adherence to recommended care.
Educational Programs Bridge Communication Gaps Between Providers and Deaf Community, Leading to Enhanced Knowledge About Cancer Among Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Patients 2/12/2014
Targeted educational initiatives, including videos on cancer education and a fellowship program on American Sign Language and the deaf culture, increase the knowledge of patients who are deaf or hard of hearing, and improve the cultural competency of providers.
QualityTools
Understanding Your Body 10/9/2013
This Web site provides easy-to-understand explanations of body systems and disease conditions.
Toolkits for Children and Youth With Special Health Care Needs 2/13/2013
This series of toolkits offers tips and tools that families and providers could use to support quality improvement within systems of care for children and youth with special health care needs.
Early Intervention: Communication and Language for Families of Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Infants 3/14/2012
This 12-page tool answers questions about hearing loss in infants, focusing on communication and language strategies for families.
Questions You May Want to Ask Your Child's Audiologist 3/7/2012
This wallet card explains what an audiologist is and lists questions that parents/guardians may want to ask their child's audiologist.
Questions You May Want to Ask Your Child's Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) Doctor 3/7/2012
This wallet card explains what an ear, nose, and throat (ENT) doctor is and lists questions about hearing loss that parents/guardians may want to ask their child's ENT doctor.
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Last updated: July 30, 2014.