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Health Information Technology Survey Compendium 06/10/08

This compendium contains a set of publicly available surveys to assist organizations in evaluating health information technology (IT). The surveys cover a broad range of topics, including user satisfaction, usability, technology use, product functionality and the impact of health IT on safety, quality and efficiency. They have been categorized in four ways:

  • Survey type
  • Type of technology
  • Care setting
  • Respondent type
Pay for Performance: A Decision Guide for Purchasers 06/10/08

This guide is intended to be used by public and private purchasers of health care services who are considering sponsorship of a pay-for-performance initiative. The guide isolates and sequences 20 questions purchasers face in considering pay for performance, reviews options and any available evidence—from empirical evaluations and economic theory—that may inform future decisionmaking, and discusses potential effects and unintended consequences.

The questions are grouped into four...

Basal Body Temperature (BBT) Chart 12/17/07

This chart enables women to record their basal (resting) body temperature to help them know their fertility pattern and see the changes from month to month.

To use this chart, women can do the following:

  • Plot their basal body temperature on the graph for each day of their menstrual cycle
  • Connect the dots from day to day to see a pattern, enabling them over time to see when they tend to ovulate

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