Quality improvement strategies
This Web site contains concepts, tips, and tools for evaluating the quality of health care for children. This online resource can help to answer the following (and related) questions about measuring health care quality in child health programs:
- How can you tell whether children are receiving quality health care?
- How do you know when a health program is functioning effectively?
- Where can you find tools to help answer these questions?
- If the right tool is not...
This tool provides tips to assist employers in interviewing people with disabilities.
This tool addresses the following topics:
- Preparing for the interview
- Conducting the interview
- Resources to assist
This Web site, sponsored by the Office of Minority Health, offers the latest resources and tools to promote cultural competency in health care. It includes free online courses accredited for continuing education credit, as well as supplementary tools to help health care providers and organizations promote respectful, understandable, and effective care. Free registration is required to access some of these tools.
This site includes the following training materials:
FluAid 2.0 is a test version of software designed to assist State and local planners in preparing for the next influenza pandemic by providing estimates of potential impact specific to their locality. FluAid provides a range of estimates of impact in terms of deaths, hospitalizations, and outpatient visits due to pandemic influenza.
Users can download the software from this Web page and view the following information:
- National estimates of economic impact
This toolkit offers a structured approach for addressing quality improvement in prenatal care and a collection of “lessons learned” by health plans serving Medicaid members. It will help health plans review common barriers that Medicaid plans face in improving birth outcomes, develop strategies to overcome these barriers, review clinical and administrative strategies that other health plans have implemented, and measure incremental and long-term change.
This toolkit addresses the...
Mistake-Proofing the Design of Health Care Processes is a synthesis of practical examples from the real world of health care on the use of process or design features to prevent medical errors or the negative impact of errors. It contains over 150 examples of mistake-proofing that can be applied in health care–and in many cases relatively inexpensively.
In Mistake-Proofing the Design of Health Care Processes, risk managers and chief medical officers will benefit from common-sense...
The On-Time Quality Improvement for Long-Term Care program is designed to improve day-to-day practice in nursing homes, improve and redesign workflow, enrich work culture, and reduce pressure ulcers.
The program contains the following tools available for download:
- Frequently asked questions
- Case studies
- Sample weekly monitoring reports
- Process improvement discussion guide
- Quick tips for clinical reports
- Sample certified...
This eight-page guide is designed to help meeting and conference planners effectively integrate principles, content, and themes related to cultural and linguistic competence, no matter what the overall topic or goal of the meeting or conference. The guide addresses the following topics:
- Suggestions for planning meeting content
- Suggestions for planning meeting logistics
- Evaluation questions
- Sources of additional information on cultural...
This report provides the basis for governments to accelerate their timetable for the adoption of wait-time for health services benchmarks, the setting of targets, and the implementation of strategies to meet the targets. It addresses the following:
- Defining wait-time benchmarks
- When does the clock start ticking
- “First principles” to guide development of wait-time benchmarks
- The Waiting Time Alliance’s (WTA’s) proposed wait-time benchmarks...
This toolkit details the experiences of a workgroup of Medicaid managed care organizations that collaborated to develop new ways of identifying members of racial and ethnic subgroups, to measure gaps in care and to explore ways to improve health care quality. The workgroup members designed innovative strategies to uncover and address disparities in three targeted areas: birth outcomes and immunizations, asthma care, and diabetes care.The toolkit includes the following sections: