Patient Care Process
The purpose of the National Healthcare Disparities Report (NHDR) is to identify the differences or gaps through which some populations receive poor or worse care than others and to track how these gaps are changing over time. This report measures trends in effectiveness of care, patient safety, timeliness of care, patient centeredness, and efficiency of care.
The 2013 report presents expanded analyses on quality of care and access to care for people with disabilities, who represent 20...
The key function of the National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR) is to summarize the state of health care quality and access for the Nation and report on progress and opportunities for improving health care quality, as mandated by the U.S. Congress. This report measures trends in effectiveness of care, patient safety, timeliness of care, patient centeredness, and efficiency of care.
The theme of the 2013 report highlights one of AHRQ's priority populations, individuals with...
This library of publicly available resources and tools can help safety net providers understand and implement the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model of care. Users can navigate these free resources by type or topic or by the registry of tools and resources, which includes all resources and tools hosted on the Web site and those hyperlinked within documents on the site.
Resource types include the following:
- PCMH assessment
- Change concept resources:...
Strategies for Managing Alarm Fatigue is a clinical toolkit that provides evidence-based strategies, resources, best practices, and change implementation tools for reducing the impact of environmental alarms, thereby improving patient safety and increasing workplace effectiveness.
Alarm fatigue materials include the following:
- Managing Alarm Fatigue: New Approaches and Best Practices
- American Association of Critical-Care Nurses practice alert: Alarm...
The IMPaCT ™ model is an evidence-based system for community health worker (CHW) recruitment, training, and care. In the IMPaCT model, CHWs provide tailored support to help high-risk patients achieve individualized health goals. This toolkit is designed to help other organizations adapt and implement this model.
The toolkit includes the following resources:
- Director manual
- Participatory action research manual
- Manager manual
Leaders in infectious disease and infection control, as well as those concerned with patient safety and performance improvement, can use the carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) control and prevention toolkit to develop interventions to control CRE.
The toolkit is organized into seven sections:
- Assessing your readiness for change
- Starting your project
- Putting your intervention into practice
- Implementing best practices
The Alarm Safety Resource Site provides guidance and tools to help health care facilities improve their alarm safety. The site includes links to guidance articles published by ECRI Institute through ECRI’s various membership groups, articles from the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority, blog posts, and news.
The free educational Web site is divided into the following sections:
- Health devices webinars
- Joint Commission resources
- ECRI Institute alarms-...
The Prehospital Medical Information System (PreMIS) is a State-mandated, Internet-based emergency medical services (EMS) information system that collects data on each EMS call report made within the States of Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and West Virginia. Submitted data provide hospitals and EMS administrators the capability to evaluate EMS patient care and system performance.
The PreMIS Web page includes video instructions and patient handoff forms. Although...
Latch On NYC is a citywide initiative designed to support mothers who choose to breastfeed. The initiative includes a public awareness campaign highlighting the health benefits of breast milk, such as reducing the risk of ear infections, diarrhea, and pneumonia.
The Latch On NYC Web site provides the following materials:
- Initiative description
- Subway ads
- Hospital posters
- Myths and facts about Latch On NYC
- Latch On NYC hospital...
This Web site helps uninsured and underinsured consumers in California navigate the application process for discounted care from hospitals. It also provides information about health insurance plans and pricing to protect against medical debt and underinsurance through policy change, public education, and legal assistance.
The Web site includes shared stories, an insurance calculator, and information in Spanish.