Quality improvement strategies


Dialysis Facility Compare 12/17/07

This Web site enables users to find and compare information about the services and quality of care provided at dialysis facilities in any State. It also provides a wide range of other information to help patients, their families, and providers learn more about chronic kidney disease and dialysis.

The Web site includes the following sections:

  • Find
    • How to use Dialysis Facility Compare
    • Patient tools
      • What to ask dialysis care providers
      • What to ask...
Getting Started. . . Planning, Implementing and Evaluating Culturally and Linguistically Competent Service Delivery Systems for Children With Special Health Needs and their Families, Implications for Policy Makers and Administrators 12/17/07

This four-page checklist was developed by the National Center for Cultural Competence as part of a series to assist organizations and systems of care in developing policies, structures, and practices that support cultural and linguistic competence. It focuses on systems of care and organizations concerned with the delivery of services and supports to children with special health care needs and to their families.

This checklist addresses the following topics:

  • Creating a...
Assertive Community Treatment Implementation Resource Kit 12/17/07

This multicomponent toolkit provides materials to facilitate the implementation of assertive community treatment (ACT) by mental health consumers, families and other supporters, practitioners and clinical supervisors, mental health program leaders, and public mental health authorities. ACT is a team-based approach to delivering comprehensive and flexible treatment, support, and services to help people stay out of the hospital and develop skills for living in the community. ACT offers...

Diabetes Care Quality Improvement: A Workbook for State Action 12/17/07

This workbook is a learning tool for all State officials who want to improve the quality of health care. In conjunction with the Resource Guide, which uses State-level data on diabetes care from the 2003 National Healthcare Quality Report, this workbook is designed to help States assess the quality of care in their States and fashion quality improvement strategies suited to State conditions.

This workbook takes users through a series of written exercises that will help them begin to...

HCUPnet 12/17/07

This interactive tool is used for identifying, tracking, analyzing, and comparing statistics on hospital care. It is part of the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP). With HCUPnet, users have easy access to national statistics and trends and selected State statistics about hospital stays. HCUPnet generates statistics using data from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), the Kids’ Inpatient Database (KID), and State Inpatient Databases (SID) for States that participate. HCUPnet...

Opening Doors to All Candidates: Tips for Ensuring Access for Applicants with Disabilities 12/17/07

This tool provides employers with simple steps to ensure access for applicants with disabilities.

This tool addresses the following topics:

  • Job analysis
  • Communication
  • Medical information
  • Accommodations
  • Worksite accessibility
  • Resources to assist
The Guide to Managing for Quality 12/17/07

This Web site can be used to help managers develop a practical, useful, and interactive resource that they can use to improve quality in the many different types of health and family planning programs in which they work. The following topics and concepts are addressed:

  • Problemsolving
    • Identify the problem
    • Describe the problem
    • Analyze the problem
    • Plan the solution
    • Implement the solution
    • Monitor/evaluate the solution
  • ...
The Leapfrog Hospital Quality and Safety Survey Results 12/17/07

Each year, Leapfrog gathers and reports information on hospital quality and patient safety efforts to help patients make informed decisions about where to receive hospital care. This tool provides a search function that patients can use to obtain information about hospitals in their area and to compare hospitals. Hospitals voluntarily submit the information shown on this site.

This tool provides the following information about hospitals:

  • Computerized physician order...
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Prevention Information Network (NPIN) Tuberculosis (TB) 12/17/07

This Web site presents information about tuberculosis (TB). It is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) National Prevention Information Network (NPIN).

This site provides information on the following:

  • What’s new in TB
  • TB today
    • The changing epidemiology of TB
    • Populations most affected by TB
    • Challenges to TB elimination
  • TB elimination and control today
  • Making the connection
    • TB...
Participant Experience Survey (Brain Injury) 12/17/07

This survey solicits feedback from program participants with brain injury about the services and supports they receive under the Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services waiver program. States can use these data to calculate performance indicators for monitoring quality within their waiver programs, to guide quality improvement projects, and to use in conjunction with other quality management strategies.

This survey addresses these priority areas:

  • Program supports
  • ...


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