This toolkit offers a comprehensive set of resources to assist providers in managing heart failure (HF). It focuses on several key areas in the management of HF with downloadable documents. The tools are organized by their source: Veterans Affairs (VA), non-VA, or other.
Tools are available in the following categories:
- HF practice guidelines
- HF clinical pathways
- HF clinical algorithms
- HF screening forms and chart reminders
- HF admission...
Medal.org has compiled and manages the largest pool of algorithms and computational procedures for health care evaluation, treatment, and administration. This resource consists of more than 17,000 authentic algorithms and computational instructions categorized into 45 medical specialties for all aspects of the medical field, complete with authoritative documentation and references for each algorithm.
- Pulmonary medicine and...
This Web site introduces the concept of a success and effect diagram and provides guidance and specific steps for constructing such a diagram.
A success and effect diagram is a quality improvement tool that can help organizations analyze an efficient and effective process. Understanding successful processes can uncover what is working well and transfer that knowledge to other processes to make them more efficient and effective.
This toolkit, designed for small- and medium-sized health care practices and organizations, provides a workflow analysis for the planning, design, implementation, and use of health information technology (health IT). The analyses and redesign incorporates what is currently being used, what will be used during transition and the end result of implementing health IT to improve workflow.
Tools available in the kit include:
- Flowchart ...
This Web site contains materials from a poster presentation about barriers to care that was presented at the Seventh National Conference on Quality Health Care for Culturally Diverse Populations. Downloadable materials include:
- A poster that presents the concept of barriers to health care from the patient’s point of view, depicting the various system interface points at which patients can encounter barriers, with examples and suggestions for eliminating each barrier
This guide is intended to be used by community quality collaboratives who are interested in evaluating quality of care and resource use measures. The guide answers 26 questions for collaboratives that are striving to improve the quality of health care in their communities.
The questions are grouped into five parts:
- Introduction to performance data
- Introduction to measures of quality
- Introduction to resource use/efficiency measures
This Web site provides electronic versions of the documents from the book Integrated Behavioral Health in Primary Care: Step-by-Step Guidance for Assessment and Intervention . Clinicians, including psychologists and social workers, family physicians, physician assistants, nurses, and health care educators, can use these resources to build an integrated primary care service in various health settings. The tools cover multiple behavioral health issues and can be adapted or altered to...
This guide, for health care organizations and professionals in clinical settings, provides information on how to implement language access services (LAS) for individuals with limited English proficiency (LEP). It lays out the basic steps for implementing LAS, and the process for carrying out each step is explained in detail and supplemented with links to resources and tips on alternative ways to complete the step.
The guide is organized into the following sections:
The Urgent Matters Toolkit is a collection of strategies and tools designed to target specific issues facing hospital emergency departments. This toolkit was developed by hospitals across the country in conjunction with the Urgent Matters national program office at The George Washington University. The Urgent Matters team identified the most innovative patient flow quality improvement strategies implemented by participating pilot hospitals and developed this unique Web-based toolkit...
This guide is a planning template for health care professionals working with long-term care patients to improve and sustain performance improvement strategies. The template can be customized through forms and analytical tools to apply in settings such as nursing and skilled nursing facilities, subacute care facilities, assisted living facilities and programs, residential care settings, and adult medical day health care services. The exhibits, forms, and tools include: