This online tool, for psychologists and other health professionals, provides tools and resources to address the many challenges of improving the lives of contemporary family caregivers. The user-friendly briefcase contains a wide range of information, including common caregiving problems, assessment tools, and how to advocate for family caregivers.
The briefcase is divided into the following sections:
- Caregiving facts
This toolkit for physician offices helps these health care organizations assess their readiness, plan, select, implement, make effective use of, and exchange important information about the clients they serve. The toolkit contains resources and tools for telehealth, health information exchange, and personal health records.
The toolkit supplies a variety of tools for use at different points in health information technology adoption. It consists of seven stages categorized into...
This toolkit offers a comprehensive set of resources to assist providers in managing heart failure (HF). It focuses on several key areas in the management of HF with downloadable documents. The tools are organized by their source: Veterans Affairs (VA), non-VA, or other.
Tools are available in the following categories:
- HF practice guidelines
- HF clinical pathways
- HF clinical algorithms
- HF screening forms and chart reminders
- HF admission...
This toolkit for home health agencies, private duty nursing services, home-based hospices, and other organizations providing health care services, provides resources and tools to plan and implement health information technology in the home health location.
Each tool includes a statement of purpose, instructions for use of the tool, and tool structure. The toolkit consists of seven stages categorized into three main sections:
- Section 1: Adopt
- Assess ...
This workbook, developed by the Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute (PHI), provides home and community-based long-term care agencies with 12 concrete steps to guide the development of recruitment, selection, and retention practices. These steps are based on the principle that direct care workers must have quality jobs to provide the highest quality care for consumers.
The workbook is designed as a concise reference tool and checklist, and includes a case study of a home care...
This guide for hospital leaders presents the evidence for racial and ethnic disparities in health care and provides the rationale for addressing them with a focus on quality, cost, risk management, and accreditation. The guide also highlights case studies and model practices, and recommends activities and resources that can help hospitals identify and address disparities in order to achieve equity for patients.
The guide is divided into the following sections:
The STate Action on Avoidable Rehospitalizations (STAAR) Initiative of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and The Commonwealth Fund aims to reduce avoidable rehospitalizations and is focused on two components:
- A multistate learning community to improve transitions of care
- Targeted technical assistance to address systemic barriers to reducing avoidable rehospitalizations
The project Web site includes the following materials:
These tools are organized around the Framework for Building Clinic–Community Partnerships to Support Chronic Disease Control and Prevention. This framework suggests that partnerships, specifically clinic– community partnerships, are key to building community support for chronic disease care and management. It outlines how essential partnership characteristics build capacity necessary to achieve specified intermediate and long-term outcomes.
Although developed with diabetes in...
Community Health Assessment aNd Group Evaluation (CHANGE) is a data collection tool and
planning resource for community members who want to improve the health of their community. This tool walks community team members through the assessment process and helps define and prioritize possible areas of improvement.
To use the CHANGE tool, an Action Guide is provided, which walks through the step-by-step process for completing the tool. In addition, this Action Guide provides resources...
This toolkit, designed for small- and medium-sized health care practices and organizations, provides a workflow analysis for the planning, design, implementation, and use of health information technology (health IT). The analyses and redesign incorporates what is currently being used, what will be used during transition and the end result of implementing health IT to improve workflow.
Tools available in the kit include:
- Flowchart ...