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Weekly Feedback to Patients on Use of Rescue Medications Leads to Better Asthma Control 8/27/2014
Individuals with asthma receive weekly reports via e-mail that provide detailed information on the use of rescue medications (tracked by a device attached to the rescue inhaler), leading to better asthma control, fewer asthma-related symptoms, enhanced knowledge and awareness, and greater adherence to preventive medication regimens.
Crisis Management Simulation Course Receives Positive Reviews, Enhances Communication and Teamwork Among Labor and Delivery Practitioners During Crises 8/13/2014
Crisis Resource Management is a 7-hour course for labor and delivery practitioners that uses various strategies of crew resource management, a safety program developed by the aviation industry, to create realistic simulations designed to facilitate improvement of teamwork and communication skills in a real labor and delivery crisis.
Archived Policy Medicaid Managed Care Plan Offers Patient-Specific, Pay-for-Performance Program, Leading to Improvements in Immunization Rates and Diabetes Care 8/13/2014
A Medicaid managed care plan offers a patient-specific pay-for-performance program tailored to the needs of both large and small practices serving vulnerable populations, leading to improvements in immunization rates and diabetes care.
Policy Medical Center Establishes Infrastructure to Manage Care Under Capitated Contracts, Leading to Better Chronic Care Management and Lower Utilization and Costs 8/13/2014
A university hospital established an infrastructure based on the principles of an accountable care organization, leading to improved management of chronic disease and reduced hospital admissions and medical expenses.
Policy Multistakeholder Community Collaborative Spurs Development of Initiatives That Collectively Have Improved Blood Pressure Control Among Hypertensive Individuals 8/13/2014
A multistakeholder collaborative, the Rochester Blood Pressure Initiative supports the development and implementation of a variety of provider-, employer-, and community-based programs that have collectively improved blood pressure control among hypertensive individuals in metropolitan Rochester, NY.
QualityTools
Toolkit for Reduction of Clostridium difficile Infections Through Antimicrobial Stewardship 10/9/2013
The aim of this toolkit is to assist hospital staff and leadership in developing an effective antimicrobial stewardship program with the potential to reduce Clostridium difficile infection.
New York State Department of Health HIV Testing Resources 4/10/2013
This Web site offers a collection of information and resources on HIV testing from the New York Department of Health AIDS Institute. The resources, for health care professionals, include reports, toolkits, forms, training, and health screening information.
Antimicrobial Stewardship Toolkit 11/21/2012
This toolkit is designed to provide health care facilities with a general guide to the implementation of a successful antimicrobial stewardship program.
Mental Health Screening: A Quick Reference Guide for HIV Primary Care Clinicians 7/14/2010
This reference card helps primary care clinicians conduct mental health screening assessments of HIV-infected patients.
Diabetes Prevention and Management Toolkit 6/27/2008
The Diabetes Prevention and Management Toolkit contains tools for adults, children and health care providers.
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Last updated: September 10, 2014.