Spreading Innovations for Cardiovascular Health
Spreading Innovations for Cardiovascular Health Wednesday, March 28, 2012
The goal of AHRQ’s Health Care Innovations Exchange is to speed the implementation of innovative ways to improve and deliver health care. This issue focuses on cardiovascular health and the spread of innovations, from the infrastructure needed to dissemination strategies.
The Featured Innovations describe programs that developed improvements in the management of cardiovascular disease and chronic conditions.
The Featured QualityTools provide resources that consumers can use to assess their cardiovascular health and health care professionals can use to spread innovations.
- Language Concordant Health Coaches Team with Residents to Help Improve Patients' Self Care Skills, Leading to Better Diabetes Management
- Weekly Home Monitoring and Pharmacist Feedback Improve Blood Pressure Control in Hypertensive Patients
- Pharmacists Support Employees and Physicians in Managing Chronic Conditions, Leading to Better Care and Disease Control, Lower Costs, and Higher Productivity
- Culturally Competent Disease Management Improves Self-Monitoring and Blood Pressure Control in Hypertensive African Americans
Also in This Issue:
- Mobile Outreach Program Enhances Access to Culturally Competent Dental, Mental, and Physical Health Care Services for Underserved, Uninsured Immigrants
- Plan-Funded Team Coordinates Enhanced Primary Care and Support Services to At-Risk Seniors, Reducing Hospitalizations and Emergency Department Visits
- Implementation of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Guidelines With Community-Based Physicians Results in Fewer Hospital Referrals and Improved Outcomes
- Multidisciplinary Program Combining Medical, Counseling, and Behavior Modification Services Helps Overweight Children and Adolescents Lose Weight, Reduce Body Mass Index