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Policy Medicaid Managed Care Plan Offers Patient-Specific, Pay-for-Performance Program, Leading to Improvements in Immunization Rates and Diabetes Care 7/2/2014
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 Multistakeholder Community Collaborative Spurs Development of Initiatives That Collectively Have Improved Blood Pressure Control Among Hypertensive Individuals 7/2/2014
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.
Overnight "Day Care" Offers Safe and Stimulating Environment to Those With Severe Dementia, Respite to Overburdened Caregivers 7/2/2014
An overnight "daycare" program offers a safe, stimulating environment to those with severe dementia who face challenges at night, providing respite to overburdened caregivers and delaying the need for nursing home placement.
Policy State-Mandated Tracking and Public Reporting Reduce Incidence and Costs of Common Hospital-Acquired Infections 7/2/2014
As required by law, hospitals in New York track and report information on select hospital-acquired infections to the State Department of Health, which publicly releases hospital-specific performance data and supports hospitals with quality improvement initiatives; the program has reduced infection rates and generated substantial cost savings.
Policy New York State Legislation Leads to More HIV Testing and Linking of HIV-Positive Patients to Followup Care 4/9/2014
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.
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: July 16, 2014.