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Care Management Protocols and User-Friendly Forms Embedded in Electronic Medical Record Improve Documentation, Coding Accuracy, and Readability of Visit Notes 4/23/2014
Protocol-based care management tools and simplified documentation forms embedded in the electronic medical record improve documentation, the readability of notes, and coding accuracy in military health care facilities.
Culturally Tailored Lifestyle Counseling Tied To Readiness for Change Helps Underserved African-American Women Reduce Dietary Fat Intake 4/9/2014
Low-income African-American women at risk for cardiovascular disease received culturally appropriate motivational counseling and support tied to their readiness for change, leading to reductions in dietary fat intake.
Pharmacists Support Employees and Physicians in Managing Chronic Conditions, Leading to Better Care and Disease Control, Lower Costs, and Higher Productivity 3/12/2014
Pharmacists provide ongoing chronic care management support to employees and their physicians, leading to greater adherence to recommended care processes and self-management behaviors, lower costs, higher productivity, and a significant return on investment.
Hospital Systematically Screens and Initiates Treatment for Depression and Anxiety in Cardiac Patients, Improving Cardiac Symptoms and Mental Health 2/12/2014
A hospital screens all cardiac inpatients for depression and anxiety and initiates treatment for them as appropriate, leading to improvements in cardiac symptoms and mental health.
Cardiac Unit Features Acuity-Adjustable Rooms and Other Patient-Centered Programs, Leading to Well-Above Average Outcomes and Patient Satisfaction 10/23/2013
A cardiothoracic care unit uses a multifaceted approach to patient- and family-centered care, leading to a well-above-average performance with respect to patient outcomes and satisfaction.
QualityTools
2011 National Healthcare Disparities Report 10/9/2013
The purpose of the National Healthcare Disparities Report is to identify the differences or gaps through which some populations receive poor or worse care than others and to track how these gaps are changing over time.
2011 National Healthcare Quality Report 10/9/2013
The key function of the National Healthcare Quality Report is to summarize the state of health care quality and access for the nation and report on progress and opportunities for improving health care quality, as mandated by the U.S. Congress.
Cardiovascular Diseases: Patient Brochures and Clinician Fact Sheets 10/9/2013
These brochures for patients and fact sheets for health care providers explain the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendations for several cardiovascular diseases.
Understanding Your Body 10/9/2013
This Web site provides easy-to-understand explanations of body systems and disease conditions.
2012 National Healthcare Quality Report 9/25/2013
The key function of the NHQR is to summarize the state of health care quality and access for the nation and report on progress and opportunities for improving health care quality, as mandated by the U.S. Congress. This report measures trends in effectiveness of care, patient safety, timeliness of care, patient centeredness, and efficiency of care.

Last updated: April 23, 2014.