Automated Pharmacy Alerts Followed by Pharmacist-Physician
Collaboration Reduce Inappropriate Prescriptions Among Elderly
Kaiser Permanente Colorado developed a computerized alert system to notify pharmacists when elderly patients are prescribed potentially inappropriate medications; alerted pharmacists consult with the physicians to discuss the prescription, leading to a reduction in inappropriate prescribing.
Comprehensive Evidence-Based Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program Cuts Teen Pregnancies in Half
A comprehensive primary adolescent pregnancy prevention program that provides daily academic assistance, job skills training, family life and sex education, self-expression, lifetime sports, and no cost medical and dental care, leads to fewer teenage pregnancies and births, better academic performance, and improved work readiness.
Health Navigators Support Self-Management With Primary Care Patients, Leading to Improved Behaviors and Lower Utilization
Health navigators help primary care patients access medical and community resources, leading to significant improvements in health-related and self-management behaviors and health outcomes and to meaningful declines in emergency department and inpatient utilization.
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.
Multidisciplinary Team–Generated Interventions Improve Medication Reconciliation and Patient Safety
Multidisciplinary teams implemented a comprehensive medication reconciliation program for patient admissions, transfers, and discharge to significantly improve the reconciliation process.
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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.
CalHospitalCompare.org is a site that rates quality of care, patient experience, and safety measures for hospitals in California.
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.
National Survey of Children's Health: Data Resource Center
This data query tool provides immediate access to the National Survey of Children's Health data, as well as resources and assistance for interpreting and reporting findings.