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.
Better Integration of Home Health Aides Into the Health Care Team Improves Patient Functionality
A team-building program at the largest home care agency in the country integrated home health aides into the health care team and resulted in enhanced functional status for patients, including being better able to move independently from a bed to a wheelchair or chair and better able to walk without support.
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.
Culturally Competent Teams Provide Comprehensive Diabetes Care Management and Education, Improving Outcomes for Underserved Patients
Project Dulce enhances diabetes care for underserved individuals by connecting primary care physicians with a team of bilingual, culturally competent professionals who are specially trained in techniques for managing diabetes, including case management, patient education and counseling, and diabetes self-management.
Postdischarge Telephone Followup With Chronic Disease Patients Reduces Hospitalizations, Emergency Department Visits, and Costs
A chronic care coordination program employs coordinators to provide telephone-based support to recently discharged patients and other high-risk enrollees, leading to fewer hospitalizations and emergency department visits and lower costs.
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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.
Breast Cancer Follow-Up & Management in the Adjuvant Setting Slide Set and Surveillance Flow Sheet: 2006 Update
American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) convened an Expert Panel to review and update evidence-based strategies for breast cancer followup and management in asymptomatic patients following primary, curative therapy. The Panel observed the 1996 outcomes criteria that justify the use of a drug or technology in the guideline development process. Therapy was recommended when compelling positive effects to survival, quality of life, and/or cost-effectiveness was demonstrated.
Colorectal Cancer Surveillance: 2005 Update, American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2005 Guideline Update Slide Set
This slideshow summarizes the American Society of Clinical Oncology's (ASCO's) guidelines for the surveillance of patients following treatment for stage II or III colorectal cancer.
Opioid Dosing Guideline for Chronic Noncancer Pain
This guideline for primary care providers is a resource for treating adult patients for chronic noncancer pain. It provides information on the scope of the challenge, recommendations for prudent prescribing and monitoring, advice on how to get consultative assistance, and resources for educating patients.
Telehealth Technology Assessment Center Toolkits
This collection of toolkits can help health care organizations become better informed consumers of telehealth technology.