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Designing Consumer Health IT: A Guide for Developers and Systems Designers 12/11/12

This guide, for consumer health information technology (IT) developers and companies, provides recommendations on new approaches to health IT design to increase effective use of health IT products. The recommendations for consumer health found in the guide can support decisions through the development process, design, and testing and into commercialization. The guide presents results of an environmental scan, a grey literature review, and expert interviews.

Consumer Health Information Technology in the Home: A Guide for Human Factors Design Considerations 11/13/12

This guide, for designers and developers, provides information to help create and design health information technology (IT) applications that are easy to use by consumers to achieve better health at home. For home health care services, the guide assists health professionals on how to select tools to help people manage health concerns, monitor important indicators of their health, and communicate with their formal and informal caregivers.

Topics covered include the following:...

Road to Health Toolkit Evaluation Guide 10/09/12

This toolkit for community health workers, diabetes educators, and health educators presents easy-to-use tools for collecting key pieces of data in evaluations. The evaluation tools assist in determining how the Road to Health Toolkit is being implemented and if any changes are needed for participants at risk for type 2 diabetes.

The toolkit includes three forms to collect data:

  • Road to Health Intervention Tracking Form: Group Sessions
  • Road to Health...
Facts About Generic Drugs 09/19/12

This brochure gives the public information about generic drugs. It also describes misunderstandings about generic and brand-name drugs and includes a medication guide for consumers to keep track of the prescription medications and over-the-counter drugs they take.

Health Reform Toolkit Series: Resources From the Massachusetts Implementation Experience 09/04/12

The Health Reform Toolkit Series provides an indepth look at Massachusetts’ experience implementing State-based health reform and provides timely insight for others nationwide. The toolkits are designed to share experiences, materials, templates, and lessons learned from the state’s planning and creation of its exchange with other states as they begin health care reform implementation.

The five-part series includes toolkits on: building an effective exchange Web site,...

PROMETHEUS Payment® Implementation Toolkit 08/02/12

This implementation toolkit, for employers, health plans, and provider groups, offers detailed information and step-by-step instructions to implement the PROMETHEUS payment model. This payment system is a package, or bundled fee payment system centered on a comprehensive episode of medical care that covers all patient services related to an illness, condition, or procedure. PROMETHEUS Payment addresses a full range of issues that can drive profound long-term, system-wide improvements,...

Health Workforce Information Center: Resources 06/07/12

The Health Workforce Information Center (HWIC) provides free access to the most recent resources on the nation's health workforce in one easy-to-use online location. Resources available through HWIC's Web site will help health providers, educators, researchers, and policymakers around the nation develop strategies to meet future workforce demands.

HWIC's online library provides updated information on the following:

  • Health workforce programs and funding sources...
Designing an Exchange: A Toolkit for State Policymakers 05/21/12

This legislative toolkit, from the National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI), can assist State policymakers with the design of health insurance exchanges, a key element of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). It was developed by a panel of experts from a variety of disciplines and perspectives and builds on the model law released by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC).

The toolkit includes legislative language with alternatives and...

Tools for Building a Clinician and Staff Support Program 04/26/12

These tools and resources guide health care facilities in organizing institution-wide support for clinicians following adverse events. Included is a toolkit for organizations to use regardless of where they are on the spectrum—from those in the early stages of looking at different support models to those who may already have programs in place.

The following tools are also available:

  • Organizational assessment tool for clinician support
  • Building a clinician...
Get Covered. Get in the Game. Campaign 02/15/12

The goal of the Get Covered. Get in the Game. campaign is to help uninsured children get health insurance so they can participate in sports programs. Eligible children and teens can get no-cost or low-cost health coverage through Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

The campaign materials include a guide that provides strategies and outreach materials that can help schools and communities link youth athletes—and all eligible children and teens—to...

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