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What's New | July 07, 2008

Management of Chronic Illnesses
More than 90 million Americans live with a chronic illness and many live with more than one. Seventy-five percent of the nation's aggregate health care spending is devoted to treating chronic illnesses. 

Health care providers and payers have responded to this challenge by developing innovations in disease and/or care management services.
Featured Innovations:
Featured QualityTools:

 Child Asthma Risk Assessment Tool© (CARAT)
Developed by National Cooperative Inner-City Asthma Study

 Designing and Implementing Medicaid Care Management Programs: A User’s Guide
Developed by The Lewin Group

 Patient Self-Management Support Programs: An Evaluation
Developed by RAND Health

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Also in This Issue:
Innovations >
QualityTools >

 Becoming a High Reliability Organization: Operational Advice for Hospital Leaders
Developed by Delmarva Foundation; The Lewin Group

 Cultural Competence Health Practitioner Assessment
Developed by National Center for Cultural Competence, Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development

 Health Information Technology Survey Compendium

Developed by Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 Healthy People 2010
Developed by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

 HIV/AIDS: A Manual for Faith Communities
Developed by National Coalition of Pastors' Spouses; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

 Inner-City Asthma Study Questionnaires
Developed by Inner-City Asthma Study

 Lean Hospitals: Six Sigma and Lean Healthcare Forms
Developed by Lean Hospitals

 Pay for Performance: A Decision Guide for Purchasers
Developed by Harvard University; University of California, San Francisco