Affordable Housing Community Offers Seniors Onsite Health Care Coordination and Support, Reducing Hospital Admissions and Falls and Improving Resident Health
Onsite care coordination and support of seniors in affordable housing community leads to fewer falls, reduced hospital admissions, improved nutritional status, and increased levels of physical activity, promoting seniors' ability to remain in their homes as they age.
Care Managers Enhance Access to Medical Care for Low-Income Individuals With Severe Mental Illness, Leading to Improved Physical and Mental Health
Care managers working with low-income patients with severe mental illness in a community mental health clinic enhanced access to recommended preventive, primary, and specialty medical services, leading to the diagnosis of previously undetected conditions and improved physical and mental health.
Comprehensive, Hospital-Based Program Significantly Reduces Pressure Ulcer Incidence and Associated Costs
OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria, IL, developed a comprehensive program called "Save Our Skin" that significantly reduced the incidence of pressure ulcers.
Faith-Based Exercise Program Increased Physical Activity in Older African-American Women
A faith-based exercise program run through churches increased levels of physical activity and reduced blood pressure and pain levels in older African-American women.
Group Visits Expand Capacity to Serve Dementia Patients and Caregivers, Result in High Levels of Patient and Provider Satisfaction
Group visits allow substantially more patients with dementia to be served with only a modest increase in clinician time, leading to high levels of patient, caregiver, and provider satisfaction.
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Partners In Health: Mental Health, Primary Care And Substance Use Inter-Agency Collaboration Tool Kit, 2nd Edition
The purpose of this tool kit is to help primary care clinics, mental health agencies, and substance abuse programs work together seamlessly, coordinating needed care for the whole person, not just a portion, for easier access, greater consumer satisfaction, and better outcomes.
Vermont Child Health Improvement Program: Tools and Resources
This Web site provides tools and resources developed by the VCHIP that can assist in carrying out quality improvement projects.
Health Information Exchange Toolkits
This Web page from the HIMSS offers three toolkits that provide information about HIE organizations, networks, and initiatives at the local, regional, and State level.
National Rural Health Resource Center: Health Information Exchange Toolkit
The National Rural Health Resource Center developed this HIE toolkit, which contains resources designed for rural providers including hospitals, health networks, and others.
This Web site, for health care providers, offers “how to” resources on using technology to assist care coordination and improve the independence of older adults.