Low-Overhead Medical Home Leverages Information Technology to Attract Both Providers and Patients in Underserved Rural Areas
A low-overhead medical home leverages information technology to produce a financially viable, high-quality primary care experience that proves to be attractive to both physicians and patients in an underserved rural area.
Electronic Standing Orders Highlight Care Gaps and Allow Nonphysicians to Address Them, Leading to Increased Provision of Preventive Services
Primary care practices incorporate standing orders for preventive care services into the electronic health record, allowing nonphysician clinical staff to fill gaps in care; the program substantially increased the provision of needed services to eligible patients.
Chronic Care and Disease Management Improves Health, Reduces Costs for Patients With Multiple Chronic Conditions in an Integrated Health System
The Sutter Care Coordination Program combines chronic care and disease management to address the medical and psychosocial needs of individuals with multiple chronic conditions.
Hair Stylists Who Serve as Lay Health Educators Encourage Clients To Adopt Behaviors That Reduce Health Risks
Healthy Hair Starts with a Healthy Body™ is a salon-based campaign to educate African-American adults in urban areas of Michigan about how to reduce the risks of chronic kidney disease, diabetes, and hypertension.
Hospital System-Based Changes Enhance Throughput and Meet Increased Demand Without Adding New Facilities
The Lehigh Valley Health Network made systems-based changes to a variety of key processes related to patient throughput, allowing the network to meet increased demand for its services.
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Quality Improvement Intervention Spread Planner
This Spread Planner provides some guidance to develop a spread plan to move a new quality improvement effort forward.
Women and Domestic Violence: Programs and Tools That Improve Care for Victims
This report describes training programs and tools that health care providers, social workers, and facilities and their staff can use to provide better care for victims of domestic violence.
Excel Spreadsheet for Computing Grams of Alcohol Product Used per 100 Patient Days
This spreadsheet can be used to calculate the use of hand-sterilizing alcohol per 100 patient days by combining the use of wall-mounted and pocket-sized alcohol-based hand rubs.
Excel Spreadsheet for Computing Grams of Alcohol Product Used per 1000 Patient Days
This Microsoft® Excel spreadsheet can be used to calculate the use of hand-sterilizing alcohol per 1000 patient days as a means to evaluate and improve hand hygiene practices.
Asthma Care Quality Improvement: A Resource Guide for State Action
This 151-page resource guide was developed as a learning tool for State officials who want to improve the quality of health care for people with asthma in their States. The guide is designed to help officials assess quality of care, using State-level data, and fashion quality improvement strategies suited to State conditions.