Hospital at Homesm Care Reduces Costs, Readmissions, and Complications and Enhances Satisfaction for Elderly Patients
Hospital at Homesm provides hospital-level care in a patient's home as a full substitute for acute hospital care for selected conditions common among seniors.
Comprehensive Program to Promote “Fair and Just Principles" Improves Employee Perceptions of How a Health System Responds to Errors
A comprehensive program to promote adoption of a "fair and just" culture improves employee perceptions of how a health system responds to errors.
Health Department Promotes Implementation and Use of Electronic Health Records in Underserved Areas To Improve Clinical Preventive Services in Primary Care
The health department in New York City uses subsidies, upfront and ongoing technical support, and quality of care feedback to promote implementation and use of electronic health records by primary care practices in medically underserved areas, leading to better care for patients in these practices.
Heart Failure Disease Management Improves Outcomes and Reduces Costs
Essentia Health Heart and Vascular Center created a heart failure program combining chronic care and disease management principles to improve outcomes and reduce costs associated with heart failure care.
Hospital-Based Program Protects Newborns by Providing Pertussis Vaccinations to Medically Underserved Hispanic Mothers and Caregivers
Hospital-based program increases use of pertussis vaccinations for mothers who have just given birth and others who will be in regular contact with the infant at home (and who therefore represent a potential source of infection to the infant).
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This tool provides patients with information on how well the hospitals in their area care for all their adult patients with certain medical conditions, such as heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, or surgical infection prevention.
CalQualityCare.org features information on California hospitals, medical groups, nursing homes, and other long-term care facilities, along with tips and checklists about how to choose a health care provider, questions to ask, how to pay for care, and what to do if something goes wrong.
Medicare Plan Finder
This database enables users to view and print a personalized chart comparing Medicare health plans in their area and provides information about the various types of Medicare plans.
Center for Healthy Aging: Resource Library
This library of resources for community-based organizations provides materials to help develop and implement evidence-based programs to promote healthy lives for older adults.
National Committee for Quality Assurance's (NCQA's) Health Plan Report Card
This interactive tool allows users to generate a customized report card for the health plans they want to know about.