Care management processes
The Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) series provide best practices guidance to clinicians, program administrators, and payors to help improve the treatment of substance use disorders.
This TIP focuses primarily on the teaching, coaching, consulting, and mentoring functions of clinical supervisors. It is organized into three parts:
- Part 1 for substance abuse clinical supervisors focuses on providing appropriate supervision methods and frameworks.
- Part 2 for...
This guide, for use by infection preventionists and quality improvement teams, provides step-by-step guidance to facilitate the bedside implementation of relevant clinical evidence and best practices for eliminating catheter-related bloodstream infections (CRBSIs). It presents simple, practical implementation strategies, tools, and resources to prevent infections, and strategies for process improvement.
Topics covered include:
- Purpose and objectives...
These toolkits were designed to reduce health care–associated infections (HAIs) that patients acquire during the course of receiving treatment for other conditions within a health care setting. The toolkits provide information on improvements in clinical practice, medical procedures, and the ongoing development of evidence-based infection control guidance and prevention successes to detect infections and develop new strategies to prevent health care–associated infections.
This tool is designed to help hospital executives and others develop best practices in tobacco use policies and protocols.
The 32-page Destination Tobacco-Free: A Practical Tool for Hospitals & Health Systems, was vetted by hospital administrators and clinicians from across the United States. It contains step-by-step directions, examples, and tools that can help hospitals achieve their missions, improve care, bolster employee health, and boost the bottom line.
This toolkit for home health agencies, private duty nursing services, home-based hospices, and other organizations providing health care services, provides resources and tools to plan and implement health information technology in the home health location.
Each tool includes a statement of purpose, instructions for use of the tool, and tool structure. The toolkit consists of seven stages categorized into three main sections:
- Section 1: Adopt
- Assess ...
This guide for hospital leaders and administrators provides strategies to assess, prioritize, implement, and monitor efforts to reduce avoidable readmissions and reduce costs in the health care system. A four-step approach is presented as an approach to follow at different stages of the care. The four steps are:
- Examine your hospital’s current rate of readmissions
- Assess and prioritize your improvement opportunities
- Develop an action plan of strategies to implement...
INTERACT is a quality improvement program designed to improve the early identification, assessment, documentation, and communication about changes in the status of residents in skilled nursing facilities. The goal of INTERACT is to improve care and reduce the frequency of potentially avoidable transfers to the acute hospital.
The specific tools are designed for use by selected members of the care team. Some of the tools included are:
- Communication tools
The STate Action on Avoidable Rehospitalizations (STAAR) Initiative of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and The Commonwealth Fund aims to reduce avoidable rehospitalizations and is focused on two components:
- A multistate learning community to improve transitions of care
- Targeted technical assistance to address systemic barriers to reducing avoidable rehospitalizations
The project Web site includes the following materials:
These tools are organized around the Framework for Building Clinic–Community Partnerships to Support Chronic Disease Control and Prevention. This framework suggests that partnerships, specifically clinic– community partnerships, are key to building community support for chronic disease care and management. It outlines how essential partnership characteristics build capacity necessary to achieve specified intermediate and long-term outcomes.
Although developed with diabetes in...
This Continuity of Care Document (CCD) is part of the Health Information Technology Toolkit for Physician Offices. CCDs provide standard content and a structure for the exchange of health information. It provides for safe and appropriate patient care. Understanding CCD will help prepare physicians to electronically exchange information with other health care organizations.
Tool is listed under Section 2.2 Effective Use on site.