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Mobile Integrated Healthcare and Community Paramedicine Program Toolkit 07/14/16

This toolkit can help emergency medical services (EMS) agencies develop and operate Mobile Integrated Healthcare and Community Paramedicine (MIH-CP) programs. The toolkit contains samples of forms, documents, and questionnaires that EMS agencies are currently using to run their MIH-CP programs.

MIH-CP is the provision of health care using patient-centered, mobile resources in the out-of-hospital environment. It may include, but is not limited to, services such as:

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Toolkit for Improving Hypertension Care & Outcomes 06/23/16
The Toolkit for Improving Hypertension Care & Outcomes presents several evidence-based strategies that health care provider organizations can use to improve hypertension control among their patients. This toolkit provides a variety of resources—such as guidelines, workflows, protocols, templates, videos, and Web links—to support implementing the improvement strategies. 
 
The toolkit covers the following topics:
  • Importance of improving hypertension...
Toolkit for Improving Diabetes Care & Outcomes 06/23/16
The Toolkit for Improving Diabetes Care & Outcomes presents several evidence-based strategies that health care provider organizations can use to improve diabetes control among their patients. This toolkit provides a variety of resources—such as guidelines, electronic health record screenshots, sample policies, templates, and Web links—to support implementing the improvement strategies.   
 
The toolkit covers the following topics:
  • Importance...
Toolkit for Improving Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates 06/23/16
The Toolkit for Improving Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates presents several evidence-based strategies that health care provider organizations can use to increase colorectal cancer screening among their patients. This toolkit also provides a variety of resources—such as guidelines, electronic health record screenshots, processes, templates, Web links—to support implementing the improvement strategies.   
 
The toolkit covers the following topics:
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Improving Adult Vaccination Practices Toolkit 05/06/16

This toolkit provides strategies and templates to help clinicians and other health care professionals increase vaccination rates for influenza and pneumococcal disease in high-risk and older adults, in order to reduce the risk of disease outbreaks, serious illness, hospitalization, and deaths, as well as related medical costs.

The toolkit includes the following components:
  • Algorithm and instructions for toolkit implementation
  • Sample data collection...
SHARE Approach Curriculum Tools 02/12/16

The SHARE Approach is a five-step process for shared decision making that includes exploring and comparing the benefits, harms, and risks of each option through meaningful dialogue about what matters most to the patient. The five steps of the SHARE Approach are as follows:

  1. Seek your patient’s participation
  2. Help your patient explore and compare treatment options
  3. Assess your patient's values and preferences
  4. Reach a decision with your patient
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Opioid Overdose Toolkit 01/13/16

The Opioid Overdose Toolkit provides communities and local governments with material to develop policies and practices to help prevent opioid-related overdoses and deaths. This toolkit contains resources and information for first responders, prescribers, patients, family members, and those who are recovering from opioid overdose. 

The toolkit includes the following sections:

  • Facts for community members
  • Five essential steps for first responders
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Improving Medication Safety in High Risk Medicare Beneficiaries Toolkit 09/04/15

This toolkit is based on experience gained in the Medication Evaluation and Drug Use Problem Identification to Improve Safety in High Risk Medicare Beneficiaries (MEDIS-MB) study. The toolkit has two goals: to describe the medication therapy management (MTM) program assessed in the MEDIS-MB study, and to provide experience and tools used in the assessment. Two groups can benefit from using the toolkit: researchers who are evaluating MTM programs, and MTM service providers who need tools for...

Quality Field Notes: Reducing Inappropriate Emergency Department Use 07/29/15

This toolkit provides resources and recommendations for reducing inappropriate emergency department (ED) use. It includes key lessons to begin the process of reducing ED use, information on how data can help to identify avoidable ED use, and initiatives currently in place to engage stakeholders. A downloadable resource guide provides additional materials for EDs to use when undertaking this initiative, and a video explains the appropriate use of ED care.

Patient Engagement in Redesigning Care Toolkit 02/12/15

This toolkit is designed for hospital and clinical directors, managers, clinicians, and researchers to assist in engaging patients as partners in quality improvement activities. It contains two tools that can be customized by organizations to match their goals, processes, and patient engagement strategies:

  • Patient Partners Welcome Packet: This packet is designed for patients who will be participating in quality improvement activities at a health care organization...

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