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Improving Medicaid Managed Care for Youth with Serious Behavioral Health Needs: A Quality Improvement Toolkit 03/04/10

This toolkit is designed primarily for managed care organizations that want to improve administrative and clinical practices that support the delivery of services to children and youth with serious behavioral health needs, as well as their families. In addition, purchasers of managed care services for this population can use the toolkit to identify promising approaches for their managed behavioral health care programs. Providers can also learn from the initiatives described, and implement...

Medical Home Practice-Based Care Coordination Workbook 03/04/10

The Medical Home Practice-Based Care Coordination Workbook includes the tools and supports needed for a primary care practice to develop its capacity to offer a pediatric care coordination service, particularly for children with special health care needs.

The workbook goals and objectives are as follows:

  • Goal: To put forth a practice-based medical home care coordination framework from which practices can select and suitably customize. Contents...
Tools for Health Care Coordination 01/20/10

This system of forms and tools is designed to assist in the coordination of health reporting and communication. These forms may also be useful to families and individuals.

The materials available include the following:

  • Health review checklist: A simple form that direct support professionals or a supervisor would use to record changes in an individual’s health status.
  • Forms for the health care appointment: ...
Nurse Manager Inventory Tool 01/08/10

The Nurse Manager Inventory Tool captures the skills and behaviors that are envisioned for the successful nurse manager. This inventory allows the nurse manager to perform a self-evaluation that can be paired with the nurse manager’s supervisor’s assessment to create an individualized professional development plan. The inventory is based on the three domain model initially developed by three national nursing associations:

  • The Science: Managing the business
  • The Art:...
Toolkit for the Implementation of the Clinical Nurse Leader 01/08/10

This toolkit serves as a resource for practice and educational institutions/organizations implementing the Clinical Nurse Leader into their care delivery systems. Elements of the toolkit are organized around Kotter’s (1996) eight stages of change:

  1. Establishing a sense of urgency
  2. Creating the guiding coalition
  3. Developing a vision and strategy
  4. Communicating the change vision
  5. Empowering broad-based action
  6. Generating short-term wins
  7. ...
Patient Flow Toolbox 01/08/10

The Patient Flow section of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Web site provides a suite of tools developed and adapted by IHI to help organizations accelerate their work to improve patient flow. In addition, organizations have developed tools in the course of their improvement efforts—successful protocols, forms and worksheets, instructions and guidelines for implementing key changes—and are making them available at http://www.IHI.org for others to use or adapt in their own...

Chronic Disease Cost Calculator 12/16/09

The Chronic Disease Cost Calculator is a downloadable tool that supports States in:

  • Estimating State Medicaid expenditures for six chronic diseases–congestive heart failure, heart disease, stroke, hypertension, cancer, and diabetes.
  • Generating estimates of the costs to Medicaid of selected chronic diseases using customized inputs (e.g., prevalence rates and treatment costs).
Newborn Screening Coding and Terminology Guide 10/07/09

This guide for State health officials and physicians promotes and facilitates the use of electronic health data standards in recording and transmitting newborn screening test results. The Web site provides physicians with standard codes and terminology for newborn tests and the conditions infants are screened for to reduce variations in how screenings are conducted and results are recorded.

Use of these standards can:

  • Speed the delivery of newborn screening reports...
Community Oriented Correctional Health Services Mapping Arrestee Population Tool (COCHS M.A.P. Tool©) 10/02/09

Community Oriented Correctional Health Services Mapping Arrestee Population Tool (COCHS M.A.P. Tool (c) ) is a Web-based program that allows correctional center staff to locate community services such as health clinics, mental health centers, and substance abuse treatment centers that detainees are likely to need after their release. The MAP Tool records user-entered data to determine the relative relationship between the location of arrestees and the location of various...

AskDrWiki.com 10/02/09

AskDrWiki.com is a Web site designed to provide health information for physicians, nurses, and medical students. The site provides a source of reliable medical information that is easy to access on the Internet. The information published on the site is not meant to supersede medical training but to serve as an online repository of medical review articles for medical professionals.

At AskDrWiki.com, registered providers can publish review articles, clinical notes, pearls, and medical...

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