Pneumococcal vaccine

Innovations

Health Plan's Multifaceted Strategy Involving Care Coordination, Disease Management and Physician Incentives Leads to Better Outcomes and Reduced Costs for Medicare Advantage Enrollees 03/03/13

HealthSpring, a Medicare managed care organization, developed a Partnership for Quality program that offers financial bonuses to selected medical practices, along with onsite practice coordinators...

Primary Care Patients Use Interactive Preventive Health Record Integrated With Electronic Health Record, Leading to Enhanced Provision of Preventive Services 10/12/12

Patients served by 14 medical practices in Virginia use an interactive preventive health record to learn about their preventive health needs and access related educational information and tools....

Physician Practices Use Software-Facilitated System to Complete Medicare Annual Wellness Visit, Improving Preventive Care and Generating High Satisfaction 09/21/12

Primary care physician practices use a comprehensive system (facilitated by software) to encourage Medicare patients to schedule the Annual Wellness Visit and to facilitate completion of and...

Medicaid Managed Care Plan Offers Patient-Specific, Pay-for-Performance Program, Leading to Improvements in Immunization Rates and Diabetes Care 05/23/12

Hudson Health Plan, a not-for-profit health plan serving Medicaid managed care and Children's Health Insurance Program patients, has designed its pay-for-performance program to work for both large...

Electronic Standing Orders Highlight Care Gaps and Allow Nonphysicians to Address Them, Leading to Increased Provision of Preventive Services 03/08/11

Eight primary care practices adopted standing orders authorizing nonphysician clinical staff to provide preventive care services such as vaccinations and preventive health screenings. At the...

QualityTools

Improving Adult Vaccination Practices Toolkit 05/06/16

This toolkit provides strategies and templates to help clinicians and other health care professionals increase vaccination rates for influenza and pneumococcal disease in high-risk and older adults, in order to reduce the risk of disease...

Pneumonia Vaccination Toolkit for Senior Housing Settings 01/08/15

This toolkit provides strategies and templates to help health care professionals reduce the incidence of vaccine-preventable pneumonia and related morbidity and mortality in senior housing settings. The goal of this quality improvement project is...

If You Have Diabetes, a Flu Shot Could Save Your Life 12/17/07

This brochure for people with diabetes emphasizes the importance of vaccinations against influenza (flu) and pneumonia. It also describes flu-related complications.

This brochure addresses the following topics:

  • Preserve your life...

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