Improving patient self-management

Innovations

Spine Clinic Offers Same-Day Appointments and Immediate Physical Therapy for Uncomplicated Back Pain, Reducing Absenteeism, Followup Appointments, and Costs 12/19/14

Virginia Mason Medical Center created a spine clinic that provides rapid, efficient treatment for uncomplicated low back pain, with the goal of allowing patients to return to their...

Home Telemonitoring Does Not Improve Blood Pressure or Glycemic Control in Diabetes Patients 11/06/14

Six family medicine and internal medicine clinics affiliated with the University of Missouri provided diabetes patients who had uncontrolled blood pressure, uncontrolled blood glucose, or both...

Health System–Community Partnership Expands Access to Insurance Coverage, Outpatient Care, Health Education, and Social Support in Low-Income, Minority Communities 11/05/14

A partnership between Allina Health System and two predominately low-income, minority communities within Minneapolis (Phillips and Powderhorn), the Backyard Initiative seeks to empower residents...

Culturally Tailored Chronic Disease Education Program Improves African American Patients' Self-Management Behaviors, Blood Pressure and Blood Glucose Control, and Quality of Life 09/17/14

The Health Empowerment Lifestyle Program (more commonly known as HELP) is a culturally tailored program to educate minority populations with diabetes, hypertension, or overweight/obesity about...

Emergency Department–Based Asthma Clinic Improves Self-Management Behaviors and Reduces Acute Episodes for Low-Income, Inner-City Children and Teenagers 09/17/14

Through a program known as IMPACT DC (Improving Pediatric Asthma Care in the District of Columbia), Children's National Health System has an emergency department–based clinic that serves low-...

QualityTools

Toolkit for Improving Hypertension Care & Outcomes 06/23/16
The Toolkit for Improving Hypertension Care & Outcomes presents several evidence-based strategies that health care provider organizations can use to improve hypertension control among their patients. This toolkit provides a variety of...
Toolkit for Improving Diabetes Care & Outcomes 06/23/16
The Toolkit for Improving Diabetes Care & Outcomes presents several evidence-based strategies that health care provider organizations can use to improve diabetes control among their patients. This toolkit provides a variety of resources—...
POWER Program Curriculum 09/17/14

The POWER Program is an innovative project designed to help participating veterans manage high blood pressure and other chronic conditions. This Web site provides training materials for the peer health leaders who are the centerpiece of the...

Self-Management Support Resource Library 09/17/14

The Self-Management Support Resource Library was developed to help primary care team members learn about self-management support and develop their self-management support skills in working with chronically ill patients. The Resource Library...

Mobile Health Roadmap 07/16/14

The Mobile Health Roadmap provides guidance to professionals, organizations, corporations, and health systems on the adoption of mobile and mHealth (mobile health) devices. Mobile devices are becoming increasingly present in the health community...

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