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QualityTools

LTCFocUS.org (Long-Term Care: Facts on Care in the US) 09/01/11

This Web site for researchers and policymakers provides data, tools, and results to better understand the long-term care system in areas of the United States and to achieve improvements. It allows users to customize and download maps and tables to gather information by state, county, or individual facility. Custom tables can include information on facility characteristics, locations, resident characteristics, local characteristics, facility staffing, admissions, quality, and long-term care...

PreventObesity.net 06/21/11

This Web site, for community leaders and organizers, helps build on the movement to reverse childhood obesity. The Web site connects individuals working to change policies and environments to help children and families eat well and move more, especially in communities at highest risk for obesity. It provides tools to help people organize more easily, more powerfully and with greater reach and awareness.

Free registration is required to gain full access to all of the tools and...

Performance Measurement Network Q&A Forum 03/31/11

The Performance Measurement Network Q &A Forum is a Joint Commission Web site that offers users the ability to browse and search Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and to pose new questions regarding The Joint Commission's ORYX ® initiative, performance measurement requirements, and measure specifications. It also provides links to measure specifications manuals for the National Quality Core Measures and National Hospital Quality Measures.

Users can search the...

Health Shack™ 02/01/11

Health Shack assists in the development of independent and emancipated youth by providing an electronic Personal Health Information System (PHIS) designed for and with these youth. It offers informational resources, as well as safe keeping and accessibility for important life documents.

This service allows its members to download and store important health information, so that when a member or a care provider needs the information, they can get it quickly. Health Shack members...

Baldrige Resource Library 11/04/10

The Baldrige Resource Library is a repository of articles, podcasts, and videos about organizational improvement, quality methods, and leadership approaches that can help change organizations. It is a service of the Alliance for Performance Excellence–a group of State and local associations dedicated to advancing organizational excellence through Baldrige-based programs.

The content of the library is searchable by organization sector, key words, and industry. Health care-related...

NHQRDRnet 10/14/10

NHQRDRnet is an an interactive tool to explore data from the National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR) and the National Healthcare Disparities Report (NHDR). This system allows users to access national and State data on the quality of, and access to, health care from scientifically credible measures and data sources.

With NHQRDRnet, users can:

  • Display estimates from national tables that are specific to particular subpopulations (e.g., particular age groups, as well...
Eldercare Locator 10/13/10

The Eldercare Locator Web site provides users with information and tools to help older persons live independently and safely in their homes and communities for as long as possible. As a public service of the Administration on Aging, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, it offers many useful resources for older adults, caregivers, and aging professionals, including:

  • A nationwide database designed to link those who need assistance with State and local agencies on aging and...
WhyNotTheBest.org 09/20/10

This Web site is designed for health care professionals interested in tracking performance on various measures of health care quality. The resources available assist organizations to compare their performance against that of peer organizations, against a range of benchmarks, and over time. The site provides tools like case studies, publications, and methodology.

Map My Community 08/19/10

Map My Community is an interactive mapping tool that consumers can use to locate federally supported health and social programs for youth in their communities. Users can search by full address or ZIP code to find programs. If programs are found, the location is marked on a map and further information is provided, including the program title, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number, department, funding agency, recipient name, and full address. Results can be filtered by topic and...

Hospice PEACE Project 07/22/10

This Web site provides information and clinical tools from the PEACE (Prepare, Embrace, Attend, Communicate, and Empower) Project. The PEACE Project developed quality measures for hospice and palliative care organizations to assess quality of care and target areas for improvement. The tools, covering all domains of quality of care included in the National Consensus Project for Quality Palliative Care and endorsed by the National Quality Forum, include:

  • Recommended assessment...

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