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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).
Colorectal Cancer Risk Assessment Tool 01/22/09

This interactive calculator is designed for use by health professionals and patients. It estimates the risk of developing colorectal cancer for non-Hispanic white men and women ages 50 to 85 during the next 5-year and 10-year period up to age 90. The risk calculator uses the respondent’s answers about risk and preventive factors to calculate that person’s absolute risk for developing colorectal cancer for a specific time period.

Quitline.com 12/11/08

This Web site contains tips and tools that consumers can use to quit tobacco use and that health care providers can use to help patients quit tobacco use. The site includes a toll-free number consumers can call for support as well as instructions on how health care providers can order free materials for patients such as reference cards and brochures. Washington State residents may also receive free nicotine patches or gum by calling the quit line and speaking to a quit coach.

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healthfinder.gov 10/21/08

This gateway Web site provides information and tools to help consumers stay healthy. The site includes general health information as well as contact information and resources on a wide range of health topics from over 1,600 Government and non-profit organizations. The topics covered are related to the focus areas of Healthy People 2010.

The site, also available in Spanish, provides the following information:

  • Quick guide to health living
    • Eat healthy
    • Get...
Return on Investment Calculator for Medicaid Quality Initiatives 09/22/08

This calculator helps Medicaid stakeholders allocate resources and demonstrate a return on investment (ROI) from quality improvement initiatives. The forecast results help decisionmakers invest in programs that more effectively manage the care of high-risk, high-cost beneficiaries, and can improve health outcomes, reduce unnecessary utilization, and control Medicaid expenditures.

To calculate an ROI forecast, the user must input information on:

  • Intervention
  • ...
NICHD Neonatal Research Network: Extremely Preterm Birth Outcome Data 09/16/08

This Web site for the Neonatal Research Network is intended to better inform health care providers and families about possible outcomes for extremely preterm infants based on standardized assessments. It is not intended to be the only information that care decisions are based on, nor is it intended to be a definitive means of predicting infant outcomes. Users should keep in mind that every infant is an individual, and that factors beyond those used to formulate these standardized assessments...

Develop Your "Hospital At Home" Program 08/08/08

Hospital At Home is an innovative health care model that can provide hospital-level care in a patient’s home as a full substitute for acute hospital care until the patient is ready for discharge to their primary care physician.

The Web site contains the following information and tools for organizations that are considering starting their own program:

  • Is your organization ready for Hospital At Home?
    • Innovation readiness assessment
    • Readiness and...
Excel Spreadsheet for Computing Grams of Alcohol Product Used per 100 Patient Days 12/17/07

This Microsoft ® Excel spreadsheet can be used to calculate the use of hand-sterilizing alcohol per 100 patient days as a means to evaluate and improve hand hygiene practices. The spreadsheet collects data on the use of wall-mounted and pocket-sized, alcohol-based hand rubs.

This spreadsheet allows users to collect the following information:

  • Number of large cans or bottles used throughout unit
  • Grams per large can or bottle used throughout unit...
Pneumonia Severity Index Calculator 12/17/07

This program is an interactive tool to assist clinicians in determining the most appropriate care for newly diagnosed cases of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) at the point of care. It will help calculate the severity index of a pneumonia patient. The output includes mortality rates and pneumonia class types.

Features include:

  • Application downloads for the Palm and Pocket PC
  • Installation instructions
  • Feedback and help
NCQA's (National Committee for Quality Assurance's) Quality Dividend Calculator™ 2008 12/17/07

This free, online tool from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) calculates how health care quality can affect the productivity and absenteeism of employees and affords employers and health care purchasers the opportunity to see how quality care can impact their company’s bottom line.

The Quality Dividend Calculator 2008 estimates the absenteeism, lost productivity, and related expenses that result from a specific set of chronic conditions: asthma, diabetes, heart...

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