Electronic and Telephone Reminders Increase Medication Adherence in Adults With Uncomplicated Hypertension
A specially designed pill-bottle system supplied visual and auditory reminders to patients, along with telephone reminders after missed doses and progress reports to be shared with providers; the program significantly increased medication adherence in those with uncomplicated hypertension.
New York State Legislation Leads to More HIV Testing and Linking of HIV-Positive Patients to Followup Care
A New York State law requires hospitals and primary care providers to offer an HIV test to all patients between the ages of 13 and 64 years, streamlines the consent process, and requires providers to schedule patients with positive results for followup care; the law increased testing rates and helped link HIV-positive patients to care.
Comprehensive Electronic and Personal Health Record System Enhances Patient Engagement and Improves Efficiency of Physician Practice
A large group practice operates an electronic health record system that is closely integrated with a personal health record system that gives patients (and authorized caregivers as proxy users) secure access to key components of their medical records and the ability to request appointments, renew prescriptions, and communicate with physicians electronically. The integrated system has generated high levels of satisfaction among patients and caregivers, who report increased involvement in their health care, and physicians who report being able to practice more efficiently.
Sexual Health Clinics Provide Most Test Results via Text Message, Leading to Faster Diagnosis and Treatment, Greater Capacity to Serve Patients
Sexual health clinics communicate most test results via text message, leading to faster diagnosis and treatment and greater clinic capacity for handling new cases.
School-Based Health Centers Enhance Access to Mental Health Services for Adolescents, Particularly African-American and Hispanic Males
Connecticut’s 78 school-based health centers offer a broad array of confidential mental health services to elementary, middle, and high school students co-located with traditional primary and acute medical services. The school-based centers have enhanced access to mental health services and generated high levels of satisfaction for students (particularly African-American and Hispanic males), and have led to less missed class time.
Health Information Security and Privacy Collaboration Toolkit
This toolkit provides guidance for conducting organization-level assessments of business practices, policies, and State laws that govern the privacy and security of health information exchange.
After an Attempt: A Guide for Medical Providers in the Emergency Department Taking Care of Suicide Attempt Survivors
This brochure provides health care professionals with tips to enhance care in the emergency department (ED) for people who have attempted suicide.
Know Your Rights
This tool gives mental health patients information about their rights.
Health Information Exchange Toolkit
This toolkit is designed to assist health care leaders in managing the challenges associated with developing, adopting, operating, and sustaining a health information exchange (HIE).
Why Screen for Chlamydia? An Implementation Guide for Healthcare Providers
This guide provides health care professionals with information and tools to improve the delivery of chlamydia screening to patients; make chlamydia screening and care a routine part of a medical practice; provide confidential care to adolescents; and take a sexual history with adolescent and adult patients.