Automated, Telephone-Based Interactive, Language-Appropriate Monitoring Engages and Improves Health Behaviors of Low-Income Diabetes Patients
The Automated Telephone Diabetes Management program, a part of the IDEALL project, provided automated telephone monitoring of individuals with poorly controlled type II diabetes who receive their care at four safety net clinics in San Francisco.
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.
Emergency Department–Based Clinical Pharmacist Improves Quality of Care
The University of Rochester Medical Center placed a clinical pharmacist in the emergency department to serve as an integral member of the health care team, leading to an increase in quality care.
Specialists Train and Support Rural and Prison-Based Primary Care Clinicians, Enhancing Access to Hepatitis C Care
University-based specialists provide initial training and host weekly, case-based consultations with primary care clinicians, enhancing access to hepatitis C care for prisoners and rural patients throughout New Mexico.
Community Partnership Uses Lay Health Advisers to Reduce Chronic Disease Risk Factors, Leading to Improvements in Lifestyle and Health in Low-Income African Americans
A primary care center, county health department, community organizations, and lay health advisers jointly developed and implemented various activities to reduce risk factors for cardiovascular disease and diabetes in a low-income, largely African-American population, leading to improvements in health-related behaviors and better health.
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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.
Quality Improvement Intervention Spread Planner
This Spread Planner provides some guidance to develop a spread plan to move a new quality improvement effort forward.