CAREWare 11/10/08

CAREWare is a free, easy-to-use, standardized tool for HIV/AIDS service providers to collect client information. It can monitor quality of care at clinics, maintain schedules, track how clients use medications, and produce required reports. The Health Resources and Services Administration developed the software to enable service providers funded by the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program to complete required data reports detailing information on the clients they serve. However, any providers working...

National Organizations That Offer Services to People With Cancer and Their Families 09/26/08

People with cancer and their families sometimes need assistance coping with the emotional as well as the practical aspects of the disease. This database, provided by the National Cancer Institute, provides some of the national, nonprofit organizations that provide such services.

Lab Tests Online 08/20/08

Lab Tests Online is a searchable database that can help patients or family caregivers to better understand and talk with doctors about the many clinical lab tests that are part of routine care, as well as diagnosis and treatment of a broad range of conditions and diseases.

For medical professionals, this site can serve as a quick reference tool or as a resource for keeping up with advances in laboratory science.

The site includes a search box and menus to access...

Health Information Technology Survey Compendium 06/10/08

This compendium contains a set of publicly available surveys to assist organizations in evaluating health information technology (IT). The surveys cover a broad range of topics, including user satisfaction, usability, technology use, product functionality and the impact of health IT on safety, quality and efficiency. They have been categorized in four ways:

  • Survey type
  • Type of technology
  • Care setting
  • Respondent type 03/19/08 features information on California hospitals, medical groups, nursing homes, and other long-term care facilities, along with tips and checklists about how to choose a health care provider, questions to ask, how to pay for care, and what to do if something goes wrong.

National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP) 03/19/08

The National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP) is a searchable database of interventions for the prevention and treatment of mental and substance use disorders. This tool helps people, agencies, and organizations implement programs and practices in their communities.

National Guideline Clearinghouse (NGC) 12/17/07

This Web-accessible database provides access to evidence-based clinical practice guidelines. The National Guideline Clearinghouse’s (NGC’s) mission is to provide physicians, nurses, health care providers and professionals, health plans, integrated delivery systems, purchasers, and others an accessible mechanism for obtaining objective, detailed information on clinical practice guidelines and to further their dissemination, implementation, and use.

Key components of NGC include:...

Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity: State-based Physical Activity Program Directory 12/17/07

This Web site provides information about physical activity programs involving State departments of health. The site can be used to research programs, gather ideas, and share information.

This site includes the following sections:

  • Search by State for ongoing programs involving State departments of health (choose to display inventory of programs or profile of State department of health)
  • Search by keyword (search by program setting, target population, primary program...
Healthcare Cost & Utilization Project (HCUP) 12/17/07

The Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) is a family of health care databases and related software tools and products developed through a Federal-State-industry partnership. The HCUP databases, which are available for purchase, bring together the data collection efforts of State data organizations, hospital associations, private data organizations, and the Federal government to create a national information resource of patient-level health care data. HCUP databases contain a core...

Healthy School Environments Assessment Tool (HealthySEAT) Version 2 12/17/07

This software tool has been developed to help school districts evaluate and manage their school facilities for key environmental, safety, and health issues. It can be customized and used by district-level staff to conduct voluntary self-assessments of their school (and other) facilities and to track and manage information on environmental conditions school by school.

The following are the primary categories included in HealthySEAT:

  • Central office
    • Chemical management...


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