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Innovations

In-Office Education via Hand-Held Electronic Device Enhances Patient Knowledge Without Burdening Primary Care Staff 03/22/11

A primary care clinic serving many low-literacy patients who may not have computer experience offers brief educational video modules via hand-held electronic devices. As appropriate, medical...

Unobtrusive, Actionable Reminders and Performance Feedback Improve Physician Performance on Standardized Quality Measures 02/17/11

Through its commercial electronic medical record system, a large internal medicine practice provides physicians with unobtrusive reminders related to 16 measures for heart disease, heart failure,...

14-Hospital Telepharmacy Program Reduces Order Processing Time, Frees Up Pharmacists for Quality-Enhancing Initiatives, and Saves Money 01/06/11

Via Christi Health operates a telepharmacy program at 14 hospitals that enables offsite pharmacists to review medication orders and patient medical records via computer and then authorize the...

Clinical Pharmacists Provide Outpatient Medication Management to Patients With Severe Diabetes and Those on Anticoagulants, Leading to Improved Outcomes and Lower Costs 10/23/08

Clinical pharmacists working in 13 community health centers, 1 specialty clinic, and 2 clinics within Quentin Mease and Lyndon B. Johnson Hospitals in the Harris Health System provide direct care...

Computerized, Multilingual Visual Medication Schedule and Teach-Back Protocols Improve Anticoagulation Control for Low-Literacy Patients 02/26/08

San Francisco General Hospital used visual medication schedules and brief teach-back protocols in English, Spanish, and Cantonese to improve anticoagulant control among low-literacy patients in...

QualityTools

Blood Thinner Pills: Your Guide to Using Them Safely 09/21/09

This free booklet and video educate consumers about blood thinner medicines.

The 24-page booklet explains how blood thinners can help prevent dangerous blood clots from forming and what to expect when taking these medicines. It...

Ambulatory Patient Safety Toolkit 12/17/07

These 11 assessment tools and project summaries were developed to help medical providers evaluate their offices’ practices in identified structural and process measures that relate to patient safety. The 40-page toolkit provides brief narratives...

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