IOM Domains of Quality
This tool is designed to help clinical practices improve their approach to hypertension care. The tool provides guidelines for evaluating current systems, making changes that support accurate blood pressure measurement, and improving hypertension screening, prevention, and management.
This tool has the following sections:
- How to use this implementation tool
- Preparing for a quality improvement initiative
- Hypertension change...
This Web site provides access to the annual County Health Rankings, which ranks each county within the 50 States according to its health outcomes and the multiple health factors that determine a county’s health. Each county receives a summary rank for its health outcomes and health factors and also for the four different types of health factors: health behaviors, clinical care, social and economic factors, and the physical environment. Each county can also see specific county-level data (as...
The POWER Program is an innovative project designed to help participating veterans manage high blood pressure and other chronic conditions. This Web site provides training materials for the peer health leaders who are the centerpiece of the program.
The POWER Curriculum contains everything the POWER team used to plan, conduct, and evaluate a community-level training program that taught a group of volunteers to effectively lead health education sessions and activities at their...
The Self-Management Support Resource Library was developed to help primary care team members learn about self-management support and develop their self-management support skills in working with chronically ill patients. The Resource Library contains multimedia and action-oriented educational materials from various sources.
The resources include the following:
- Materials for patients
- Training ...
Go4Life is an exercise and physical activity campaign from the National Institute on Aging. It is designed to help adults 50 and older fit exercise and physical activity into their daily lives. The Go4Life Web site provides materials that health care professionals can share with their patients.
The materials include the following:
- Tip sheets
- Success stories
- Exercise guide
- Bookmarks and posters
- Motivational flyers
The Integrating Primary Care Practices and Community-Based Resources To Manage Obesity toolkit was developed to help primary care practices manage obesity. It provides tools and concepts informed by the real-world experience of six practices in three rural Oregon communities.
The toolkit includes the following materials:
- Staff meeting discussion guide
- Chart audit form and instructions
- Clinical care observation guide
- Patient waiting room survey...
The Mobile Health Roadmap provides guidance to professionals, organizations, corporations, and health systems on the adoption of mobile and mHealth (mobile health) devices. Mobile devices are becoming increasingly present in the health community for providers and patients alike. The roadmap gives background information on each topic, followed by the current state of adoption and possible future improvements.
This roadmap has the following sections:
- New care models ...
This toolkit was developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to help health care facilities protect patients from carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) and to prevent transmission of CRE. Expanding on 2009 CDC recommendations, the toolkit offers prevention strategies for acute and long-term care facilities, as well as regional prevention strategies for health departments. It includes measures based on history of identified CRE (none, rare, or common).
The Wisconsin Quality of Life Index (W-QLI) is a multidimensional model for measuring patients’ quality of life. It takes into account the different perspectives of the patient, the patient’s family, and the clinician, both currently and over time. The W-QLI Web site provides five instruments, an assessment manual, coding and scoring books, and validation papers.
The following instruments are available to download:
- Caregiver questionnaire
This online tool from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is designed to help small and medium-sized health care provider organizations conduct information security risk assessments required under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Security Rule. Risk assessment helps an organization ensure it is complying with HIPAA’S administrative, physical, and technical safeguards. Assessment also helps reveal areas where an organization’s protected health...