The Patient Education Materials Assessment Tool (PEMAT) is a systematic method to evaluate and compare the understandability and actionability of patient education materials. It was designed to be completed by professionals, including health care providers, health librarians, and others tasked with providing high-quality materials to patients or consumers. It can help professionals select from the many patient education materials available to determine those that are easier to understand and...
This guide, for primary health care practitioners, researchers, and measurement experts, provides measures and practices for integrating behavioral health care into primary care, or preparing for integration. The atlas focuses on the components of quality that support and guide integration of services by—
- Presenting a framework for understanding measurement of integrated care
- Providing a list of existing measures relevant to integrated behavioral health care
The purpose of this guide is to provide a framework and practical, evidenced-based guidance for primary care teams to adopt and successfully implement health assessments in primary care practices.
The guide can help any practice interested in health assessments:
- Practices with limited experience in implementing health assessments
- Practices that have struggled with implementing health assessments in the past
- Practices experienced in implementing...
This report is a supplement to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's Clinical–Community Relationships Measures (CCRM) Atlas, which provides a list of existing measures for assessing the structures, processes, and outcomes associated with clinical–community relationships for prevention. In this supplement, the investigators suggest 52 potential measures or measurement concepts that could be developed to fill the gaps in measurements for domains included in the Atlas....
The Telemental Health Guide provides essential information for developing, implementing, and sustaining a telemental health program to improve access to mental health services. It was designed for use by clinicians, administrators, consumers, policymakers, and community members.
The guide provides the following information:
- An overview of telemental health
- How telemental health improves access to mental health services
- The steps to develop a...
The Universal Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Decolonization Protocol combines a comprehensive implementation readiness assessment with scientific rationale and training tools for implementation of a universal decolonization strategy to reduce methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and bloodstream infections in adults. It is intended for use by acute care hospitals that serve critically ill adults in dedicated ICUs. This enhanced protocol provides a scientific foundation for...
These tools and resources for providers and health professionals complement the categories of data reported by the Minnesota Community Measurement (MNCM). MNCM creates and refines measures, and collects and reports health care data used to drive improvement in health care. The tools and resources encourage safe, efficient, and effective patient care; and provide a general overview of comparative data and performance reporting.
The tools and resources are divided into the following...
This guide for emergency department staff and clinicians is intended as a resource to promote recognition and prevention of medical morbidity and mortality associated with eating disorders.
The guide covers the following topics:
- Common presenting signs and symptoms of eating disorders
- Emergency department evaluation
- Acute malnutrition as a medical emergency
- Emergency department management
This toolkit is for organizations starting or expanding a telehealth program at their facility. The toolkit provides information, tools, guidelines, templates, forms, and other resources for developing telehealth activities. These materials offer examples and illustrations of what others have done and what the experts recommend for an organization’s stage in development.
The toolkit covers the following topic areas:
This guide from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) offers information and tools on quality improvement. IHI uses the Model for Improvement as the framework to guide improvement work. This model is a simple yet powerful tool for accelerating improvement. This guide includes information on the fundamentals of the model, and on testing changes on a small scale by using plan-do-study-act cycles.
The guide is divided into the following sections: