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Trained Peers Educate and Support Veterans in Self-Management of Hypertension, Leading to Improved Blood Pressure and Weight Loss 09/17/14

Through the Posts Working for Veterans’ Health (more commonly known as POWER) Program, trained peers educate and support veterans in managing their blood pressure during regularly scheduled...

Care Management Protocols and User-Friendly Forms Embedded in Electronic Medical Record Improve Documentation, Coding Accuracy, and Readability of Visit Notes 03/15/12

All Air Force and many Army and Navy health care facilities have adopted the Tri-Service Workflow program, which consists of protocol-based care management tools and simplified documentation forms...

Mental Health Clinicians Integrate Cessation Treatment Into Regular Care of Smokers With Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Increasing Likelihood of Quitting 01/06/11

Veteran Affairs medical centers participating in a clinical trial used mental health practitioners to provide smoking cessation counseling and treatment to patients with posttraumatic stress...

VA Patients Use Waiting Room Kiosk to Enter Medication List, Facilitating Reconciliation With Electronic Medical Record and Identifying More Discrepancies 05/06/10

Patients at a primary care and specialty clinic within the Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center use a computer kiosk with a simple touchscreen interface to check in and review their...

Primary Care Nurses Systematically Assess Fall Risk, Provide Real-Time, Easy-to-Use Alerts to Physicians to Facilitate Appropriate Interventions for Those at Risk 08/06/09

Primary care clinic nurses and home-based primary care nurses at a Veterans Affairs medical center systematically assess the risk of falls in all patients. Using a modified version of an...

QualityTools

Quality Indicators in Epilepsy Treatment Tool 06/26/14

The Quality Indicators in Epilepsy Treatment Tool (QUIET) is designed to help primary care and general neurology clinics benchmark the quality of care for adults with epilepsy. This tool can be useful for assessing the degree to which clinical...

Interior Design Manual: For New Construction and Renovations of Hospitals and Clinics 01/03/13

The purpose of the Interior Design Manual is to aid in the translation of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Master Specifications into patient-centered design solutions. Design solutions should improve the quality of life and productivity...

Rural Veteran Outreach Toolkit 10/16/12

This toolkit was developed to help increase partnerships between the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and rural communities and assist them with outreach efforts in providing rural veterans with information and referral about VA benefits,...

Comprehensive Clinic Assessment Software Application (CoCASA) 12/17/07

The Comprehensive Clinic Assessment Software Application (CoCASA) is a tool for assessing immunization practices within a clinic, private practice, or any other environment where immunizations are provided. This software is designed to be used in...

Prevention for HIV+ Patients Brochure 11/29/07

This brochure for Veterans Administration (VA) health care providers describes secondary prevention activities for patients with HIV.

This brochure answers the following questions:

  • What is secondary HIV prevention?
  • What...

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