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Implementation of a Medication Therapy Management Intervention in Ambulatory Care Settings: Experiences and Lessons Learned From the MyRx Pilot 08/31/16
This case study represents the collective work of the Medication Therapy Management Learning Community (MTM LC), a quality improvement initiative sponsored by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Health Care Innovations Exchange. The document distills the expertise, knowledge, and experiences of the members of the MTM LC. The MTM LC built upon a previous innovation called the...
Toolkit for Improving Hypertension Care & Outcomes 06/23/16
The Toolkit for Improving Hypertension Care & Outcomes presents several evidence-based strategies that health care provider organizations can use to improve hypertension control among their patients. This toolkit provides a variety of resources—such as guidelines, workflows, protocols, templates, videos, and Web links—to support implementing the improvement strategies. 
 
The toolkit covers the following topics:
  • Importance of improving hypertension...
Toolkit for Improving Diabetes Care & Outcomes 06/23/16
The Toolkit for Improving Diabetes Care & Outcomes presents several evidence-based strategies that health care provider organizations can use to improve diabetes control among their patients. This toolkit provides a variety of resources—such as guidelines, electronic health record screenshots, sample policies, templates, and Web links—to support implementing the improvement strategies.   
 
The toolkit covers the following topics:
  • Importance...
2015 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report and 5th Anniversary Update on the National Quality Strategy 05/21/16

Each year since 2003, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has produced the National Healthcare Quality Report and the National Healthcare Disparities Report. Beginning with the 2014 reports, findings on health care quality and health care disparities are integrated into a single document. For the first time, this year’s National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report and National Quality Strategy Update is a joint effort addressing the progress made against the National...

Chartbook on Patient Safety 05/10/16

This Patient Safety chartbook is part of a family of documents and tools that support the National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report (QDR). This chartbook includes a summary of trends across measures of patient safety from the QDR and figures illustrating select measures of patient safety. 

The chartbook includes the following sections: 

  • Patient safety
  • Summary
  • Patient safety measures
  • Patient safety in the hospital setting
  • ...
Chartbook on Health Care for Blacks 04/13/16
The Black Health Care chartbook is part of a series of tools and documents that support the National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report (QDR). This chartbook includes a summary of trends in measures of Black health care from the QDR and figures illustrating select measures of Black health care. Chartbook users can download a PowerPoint version for presentations.
 
The chartbook includes the following sections: 
  • Health care for Blacks
  • ...
Chartbook on Healthy Living 03/03/16

This Healthy Living chartbook is part of a family of documents and tools that support the National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report (QDR). This chartbook includes a summary of trends across measures of healthy living from the QDR and figures illustrating select measures of healthy living.

The complete chartbook is available for download, along with the individual sections. Users can also download PowerPoint versions for presentations.

The chartbook is organized into...

Connecting Those at Risk to Care: The Quick Start Guide to Developing Community Care Coordination Pathways 03/03/16

This quick start guide complements the Pathways Community HUB Manual: A Guide To Identify and Address Risk Factors, Reduce Costs, and Improve Outcomes, published in 2016 by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). That manual provides beginning tools and strategies for ensuring that individuals most at risk of poor health outcomes are served in a timely, coordinated manner.

The quick start guide is a reference and resource for public and private stakeholders engaged in...

Patient and Family Engagement Resource Compendium 02/23/16

The Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET) developed this compendium to link patient and family engagement concepts and strategies to available resources. The compendium resources are designed to support hospital efforts to partner with patients and families to improve health care quality. 

The compendium includes the following sections:

  • Leadership
  • Organizational assessments
  • Patient and family advisory council/committee: resources for...
Chartbook on Rural Health Care 12/07/15

The Rural Health Care chartbook is part of a series of tools and documents that support the National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report (QDR). This chartbook includes a summary of the trends across measures of rural health care from the QDR and figures illustrating select measures of rural health care.  

The chartbook includes the following sections: 

  • Rural health care
    • Organization of the chartbook on rural...

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