This tool is designed to help employers assess the extent to which they have applied evidence-based health promotion interventions in their worksites to prevent heart disease, stroke, and related conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, and obesity. The CDC Health ScoreCard can establish benchmarks and track improvements (evaluation) over time for various health topics and promotion programs.
The tool contains 100 questions that assess how evidence-based health promotion...
This toolkit provides information and resources to help physicians' offices, clinics, and other ambulatory care facilities assess and improve the testing process in their offices. The tools will help office staff examine how tests are managed in the office, from the moment tests are ordered until the patient is notified of the test results and the appropriate followup is determined. The toolkit is adaptable to meet the needs of each care facility and goal.
The toolkit is organized...
This Web page provides links to public reporting Web sites sponsored by Chartered Value Exchanges (CVEs) or stakeholders affiliated with a CVE. The public reports provide information on physician, hospital, and health plan performance.
CVEs included are:
- California Chartered Value Exchange
- Colorado Value Exchange
- Kansas—Kansas City Quality Improvement Consortium
- Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum
- Maine Chartered Value Exchange...
The State Snapshots provide State-specific health care quality information including strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities for improvement. The goal is to help State officials and their public- and private-sector partners better understand health care quality and disparities in their State.
The State Selection Map allows users to choose a State, explore, and compare the quality of a State's health care against national or best performing States. State-level information to...
This software program assists physicians in identifying the optimal medication dosage for children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Used in conjunction with a clinical plan, physicians can modify medications to suit the child’s needs. The tool can also aid in conversations with family members regarding treatment.
The Focus software is written in Visual Basic to run in Microsoft Access. The software is designed to:
- Perform calculations needed...
The IMPACT Tools page is an online resource of materials and information designed to help clinicians and organizations implement a model for depression care for older adults in a variety of settings. The program works to improve quality of life, physical and social functioning, and decrease pain among the elderly. Clinicians can learn skills by using a combination of audio-annotated PowerPoint presentations, streaming video, case studies, and reference manuals.
This tool is used to rate nursing assistants on their performance of critical elements of care for patients with existing ostomies. This does not apply to patients with new postoperative ostomies.
Elements of the evaluation include:
- Discussion with primary nurse regarding the plan of care
- Communication with the patient
- Providing privacy for the patient
- Ability to list supplies needed for the appliance change
- Ability to describe...
CalQualityCare.org 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.
The Health Care Quality Report Card provides individuals with comprehensive, independent, statewide ratings of California’s HMOs and medical groups.
The Health Care Quality Report Card rates California’s health plans, health care providers, and language services. These ratings include the overall quality of patient care as well as the care for an array of medical conditions such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease and asthma.
This online report allows health care consumers to compare the cost and quality of commercial health insurance plans by county in New York and New Jersey. Additionally, consumers have access to information regarding the quality of care, mortality rates, length of stay, and pricing of care received by the plans members.
HMO report cards are available for years 2000 to 2004, 2006, and 2007. The individual report’s detailed results include each HMO’s actual score and State and national...