Engaging Patients in Improving Ambulatory Care 09/30/13

This toolkit, for health care organizations and primary care practices, provides guidance on how to work with patients and families to improve care. The compendium of resources includes a variety of tools that health care organizations can use to engage patients. These tools can help recruit, orient, and train patients; clarify roles and responsibilities; and put a structure in place to foster relationships. The accompanying video segments offer lessons and tips for effectively working with...

Behavioral Health and Wellness Program Toolkits 09/10/13

These toolkits, designed for health care providers, administrators, and health care organizations, contain a variety of information about tobacco use and patient wellness.

The following toolkits are available:

  • DIMENSIONS: Tobacco Free Toolkit for Healthcare Providers —This toolkit provides information about tobacco use, skills for engaging in tobacco cessation discussions, efficient methods for assessing an individual’s readiness to quit, and...
Tools To Facilitate Diagnosis, Follow-Up, and Management of Postpartum Depression 08/12/13

This supplemental appendix for the Translating Research into Practice for Postpartum Depression (TRIPPD) effectiveness study provides a set of tools to facilitate diagnosis, follow-up, and management of postpartum depression.

The tools available in the supplemental appendix include the following:

  • Immediate action protocol
  • Nurses follow-up call form
  • Physician-to-nurse referral form
  • Medication chart
  • Sheet of medication side effects...
The Batz Guide for Bedside Advocacy: Teaming up for the Patient 06/17/13

The Batz Guide for Bedside Advocacy is a tool that patients can use to organize their health care information, including telephone numbers, information about medications, and test results to bring to appointments. The guide is intended to make procedures or hospital stays as safe as possible by encouraging patients to ask questions during appointments and keep notes regarding their health concerns and treatment plans.

The guide is divided into the following sections:

Influenza-Fecal Immunochemical Test and Influenza–Fecal Occult Blood Test Program Materials 05/15/13

The influenza-fecal immunochemical test (FLU-FIT) and influenza–fecal occult blood test (FLU-FOBT) Programs allow health care providers to increase access to colorectal cancer screening by offering home tests to patients at the time of their annual influenza shots. This Web page offers information and program materials to help providers implement a FLU-FIT or FLU-FOBT Program.

The downloadable materials are provided in an editable format so you can customize them for your...

Constructing an Adaptive Care Model for the Management of Disease-Related Symptoms Throughout the Course of Multiple Sclerosis 04/16/13

This toolkit provides strategies and templates to help multiple sclerosis (MS) centers and their clinicians implement a performance improvement project. The goal of this project is to help clinicians accurately and appropriately manage MS symptoms in their patients.

The toolkit includes the following components:

  • Introduction
  • Algorithm and instructions for toolkit implementation
  • Sample data collection form and performance measures/calculation...
New York State Department of Health HIV Testing Resources 03/26/13

This Web site offers a collection of information and resources on HIV testing from the New York Department of Health AIDS Institute. The resources, for health care professionals, include reports, toolkits, forms, training, and health screening information.

The tools and resources are organized into the following sections:

  • Public health law
  • HIV testing algorithm
  • Consent forms
  • HIV/STD testing sites
  • Providers
  • Guidelines...
Coordinated-Transitional Care Toolkit 03/26/13

Coordinated-Transitional Care (C-TraC) is a low-resource, telephone-based, protocol-driven program designed to reduce 30-day rehospitalizations and to improve care transitions during the early posthospital period. The goal of this toolkit is to help hospital systems that serve populations with high rates of patient dispersion, cognitive impairment, and vulnerability improve care coordination and postdischarge outcomes such as reduced medication discrepancies.

This toolkit is...

Vermont Child Health Improvement Program: Tools and Resources 03/07/13

This Web site provides tools and resources developed by the Vermont Child Health Improvement Program (VCHIP) that can assist in carrying out quality improvement projects. The tools and resources are a combination of tools developed through VCHIP’s various projects, relevant Web pages, and key publications of active and completed projects.

The Web site is divided into the following sections:

  • Perinatal
  • Early childhood
  • School age and adolescence
  • ...
Beacon Patient-Reported Outcome Quality-of-Life Tool 03/06/13

This assessment tool helps in identifying and addressing diabetes patients' biggest quality-of-life concerns. Completed just before each visit, the tool asks patients to identify their biggest concern, complete a checklist that helps define specific aspects of that concern, and rank various aspects of their perceived well-being. Based on the patient's responses, the tool generates a list of interventions that could help the patient, including treatment modifications and referrals to locally...


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