Education Health Center Toolkit 07/01/13

The Education Health Center Toolkit is a comprehensive guide to training family medicine residents in community health centers. The toolkit is built around four areas designed to improve the quality of primary care training by supporting effective affiliation between health centers and family medicine residencies:

  • Mission and governance
  • Administration and operations
  • Finance
  • Legal
Each of these areas has its own section in the toolkit and is a...
Children's Hospital Safety Climate Questionnaire 06/19/13

The Children's Hospital Safety Climate Questionnaire is intended for health care administrators, researchers, and clinicians interested in understanding patient and family perceptions of the safety climate at their hospital. The questionnaire contains 14 questions on parent perceptions of the hospital safety climate that were adapted from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture. Although the questionnaire was developed for parents of...

Patients as Partners Training Guide 06/18/13

These guides explain how health care providers and patients and families can work together to effect safer delivery of care, help realize better expected medical outcomes, reduce risk and liability, reduce medical costs, and advance an authentic culture of safety throughout hospitals in the United States. The guides provide hospitals with a clearly delineated path to successful collaboration complete with comprehensive instructions and a unique customizable road map.

There are six...

Lexicon for Behavioral Health and Primary Care Integration: Concepts and Definitions Developed by Expert Consensus 05/29/13

The Lexicon for Behavioral Health and Primary Care Integration is a set of concepts and definitions developed by expert consensus for what is meant by behavioral health and primary care integration—a functional definition of what things look like in practice. A consensus lexicon enables effective communication and concerted action among clinicians, care systems, health plans, payers, researchers, policymakers, business modelers, and patients working for effective, widespread implementation...

National Rural Health Resource Center: Health Information Exchange Toolkit 05/15/13

The National Rural Health Resource Center developed this Health Information Exchange (HIE) toolkit, which contains resources designed for rural providers including hospitals, health networks, and others.

The toolkit includes the following:

  • HIE policy matrix: Includes “policy models” adapted from the Connecting for Health Common Framework
  • HIE DIRECT guide: This guide to DIRECT connectivity standards is designed to...
Influenza-Fecal Immunochemical Test and Influenza–Fecal Occult Blood Test Program Materials 05/15/13

The influenza-fecal immunochemical test (FLU-FIT) and influenza–fecal occult blood test (FLU-FOBT) Programs allow health care providers to increase access to colorectal cancer screening by offering home tests to patients at the time of their annual influenza shots. This Web page offers information and program materials to help providers implement a FLU-FIT or FLU-FOBT Program.

The downloadable materials are provided in an editable format so you can customize them for your...

Developing and Running a Primary Care Practice Facilitation Program: A How-to Guide 05/09/13

This how-to guide was developed by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to support organizations interested in starting a practice facilitation program for primary care transformation with the goal of improving health and patient experience and lowering costs. The guide is intended for future and existing directors of facilitation programs to use as they make important decisions about the startup and administration of their own programs. Through the tools and links provided in the...

Health Information Exchange Toolkits 05/09/13

This Web page from the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) offers three toolkits that provide information about Health Information Exchange (HIE) organizations, networks, and initiatives at the local, regional, and State level. The toolkits can help providers build a solid foundation of knowledge around HIE and include overview summaries, concept information, implementation examples, and other HIE information and perspectives.

The following toolkits are...

Private Performance Feedback Reporting for Physicians: Guidance for Community Quality Collaboratives 05/03/13

This resource document is intended to provide practical information and guidance primarily to Chartered Value Exchanges and other community quality collaboratives interested in the design, dissemination, and use of private feedback reports on physician performance. It offers 13 specific recommendations for consideration by community quality collaboratives that are either currently engaged in or are contemplating private feedback reporting. These recommendations include overall strategic...

Implementing the ABCDE Bundle at the Bedside 05/03/13

This toolkit, from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), provides validated, evidence-based clinical knowledge, resources, and guidelines for implementing the ABCDE Bundle to prevent the unintended consequences of critical illness such as delirium, prolonged ventilation, and excessive muscular deterioration. The toolkit simplifies sharing of critical learning and implementation of new initiatives in patient care units. Most tools are available in a customizable format that...


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