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Safety Net Medical Home Initiative: Resources and Tools 06/16/14

This library of publicly available resources and tools can help safety net providers understand and implement the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model of care. Users can navigate these free resources by type or topic or by the registry of tools and resources, which includes all resources and tools hosted on the Web site and those hyperlinked within documents on the site.

Resource types include the following:

  • PCMH assessment
  • Change concept resources:...
Alarm Safety Resource Site 05/29/14

The Alarm Safety Resource Site provides guidance and tools to help health care facilities improve their alarm safety. The site includes links to guidance articles published by ECRI Institute through ECRI’s various membership groups, articles from the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority, blog posts, and news.

The free educational Web site is divided into the following sections:

  • Health devices webinars
  • Joint Commission resources
  • ECRI Institute alarms-...
Prehospital Medical Information System 05/21/14

The Prehospital Medical Information System (PreMIS) is a State-mandated, Internet-based emergency medical services (EMS) information system that collects data on each EMS call report made within the States of Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and West Virginia. Submitted data provide hospitals and EMS administrators the capability to evaluate EMS patient care and system performance.

The PreMIS Web page includes video instructions and patient handoff forms. Although...

HospitalBillHelp.org 05/08/14

This Web site helps uninsured and underinsured consumers in California navigate the application process for discounted care from hospitals. It also provides information about health insurance plans and pricing to protect against medical debt and underinsurance through policy change, public education, and legal assistance.

The Web site includes shared stories, an insurance calculator, and information in Spanish.

FAIR Health Consumer Cost Lookup 05/08/14

FAIR Health Consumer Cost Lookup is a free tool that consumers can use to get an estimate of how much health care providers charge for medical and dental services in their area. It will also inform consumers how much of that cost they can expect their insurer to cover if they have to go out-of-network for care.

In addition to the Lookup tool, the Web site provides educational articles and videos about the health care insurance reimbursement system.

Identifying Children and Families at Risk 03/12/14

This Web page from the Assuring Better Child Health and Development (ABCD) program offers tools and resources to help States identify families and children at risk. The ABCD program is designed to assist States in improving the delivery of early child development services for low-income children and their families by strengthening primary health care services and systems that support the healthy development of young children(ages 0 to 3).

Tools available include the following:...

Worker Safety in Hospitals 03/12/14

This suite of resources for hospitals provides health care workers and administrators ways to assess and understand workplace safety needs, implement safety and health management systems, and enhance their patient-handling programs to improve worker safety.

The resources are divided into the following sections:

  • Understanding the problem
  • Safety and health management systems
  • Safe patient handling

How To Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates in Practice: A Primary Care Clinician's Evidenced-Based Toolbox and Guide 03/06/14

This guide outlines efficient ways for medical practices to get eligible patients the colorectal cancer screening tests they need. It contains evidenced-based tools, sample templates, and strategies that can help practices improve their screening performance.

The guide includes the following tools:

  • Phone scripts, reminder letters, postcards
  • Preventive services schedules
  • Audit and tracking sheets
  • Brochures, pamphlets, posters

Center for Healthy Aging: Resource Library 02/12/14

This library of resources for community-based organizations provides materials to help develop and implement evidence-based programs to promote healthy lives for older adults. The searchable library provides downloadable resources by State, topic, resource type, date, and keywords. Topics relevant to older adults include chronic disease, fall prevention, physical activity, behavioral health, self-management, and medication management.

Educational Resources for Clinical Trials 02/12/14

This Web site offers consumers information and educational resources about participating in clinical research trials. The selection of resources include past participant videos, researcher explanations about trials, and links to trial and research matching programs. For health care providers, the Web site provides resources on how to talk with patients about clinical trials.

Educational resources include the following:

  • Information about children and clinical...

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