Patient Care Process

Innovations

Integrated Patient Care and Pharmacist-Led Medication Therapy Improve Chronic Disease Management for At-Risk, Underserved Patients 08/17/16

A federally qualified health center, Health Partners of Western Ohio offers comprehensive, pharmacist-led medication therapy and disease management services to at-risk patients as part of an...

Patient-Centered, Peer-Led Education and Support Enhance Patient Engagement and Self-Efficacy and Reduce Hospital Readmissions for Patients with Spinal Cord Injury 06/28/16

The Shepherd Center (a not-for-profit hospital specializing in medical treatment, research, and rehabilitation for people with spinal cord injury and brain injury) revamped its patient education...

Primary Care–Based, Multidisciplinary Teams Provide Care Management Services to Complex Patients, Enhancing Patient Engagement and Reducing Hospitalizations 06/27/16

The San Francisco Health Network embeds multidisciplinary teams within primary care practices to provide “wraparound” services to medically and psychosocially complex patients. Made up of nurses,...

Statewide Consortium Increases Use of Pharmacist-Led Medication Therapy Management in Federally Qualified Health Centers, Improves Management of Hypertension and Diabetes 06/20/16

A multistakeholder group operates a statewide consortium that provides a shared learning community and other infrastructure and support designed to help federally qualified health centers in Ohio...

Community Paramedic Works Onsite in Homeless Shelter, Significantly Reducing Unnecessary 911 Calls and Connecting Residents to Primary Care 04/27/16

A community paramedic works onsite at Harbor Light Shelter, a homeless shelter, during afternoon and evening hours 4 days a week during periods when an onsite primary care clinic is not open. The...

QualityTools

Implementation of a Medication Therapy Management Intervention in Ambulatory Care Settings: Experiences and Lessons Learned From the MyRx Pilot 08/31/16
This case study represents the collective work of the Medication Therapy Management Learning Community (MTM LC), a quality improvement initiative sponsored by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Health Care Innovations...
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—...
2015 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report and 5th Anniversary Update on the National Quality Strategy 05/21/16

Each year since 2003, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has produced the National Healthcare Quality Report and the National Healthcare Disparities Report. Beginning with the 2014 reports, findings on health care quality and...

Chartbook on Patient Safety 05/10/16

This Patient Safety chartbook is part of a family of documents and tools that support the National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report (QDR). This chartbook includes a summary of trends across measures of patient safety from the QDR and...

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