Family medicine/family practice

Innovations

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...

Information Technology-Facilitated Identification of At-Risk Primary Care Patients Combined With In-Office Automated Measurement Significantly Reduces Undiagnosed Hypertension 05/19/14

Leveraging existing information technology, operational workflows, and reporting processes, NorthShore University HealthSystem provides clinicians in 40 primary care practices with a monthly list...

Trained Physicians and Staff in Family Practices Screen for, Treat, and Manage Postpartum Depression, Improving Timeliness of Diagnosis, Access to Treatment, and Outcomes 04/24/13

Physicians and staff at family medicine practices received training, tools, and support to assist in making screening, treatment, and management of postpartum depression a routine part of care....

State Partnership Supports Quality Improvement in Pediatric Practices, Leading to More Evidence-Based Care, Better Care Coordination, and High Satisfaction in Participating Practices 01/09/13

A public–private partnership of State agencies, academic institutions, and pediatric practices, the Vermont Child Health Improvement Program supports participating practices in implementing and...

Medicaid Reimbursement and Training Enable Primary Care Providers to Deliver Preventive Dental Care at Well-Child Visits, Enhancing Access for Low-Income Children 01/03/13

As part of a comprehensive program to enhance access to dental services for Medicaid-eligible children younger than 6 years in Washington state, legislation enables primary care medical providers...

QualityTools

Education Health Center Toolkit 07/01/13

The Education Health Center Toolkit is a comprehensive guide to training family medicine residents in community health centers. The toolkit is built around four areas designed to improve the quality of primary care training by supporting...

Addressing Language Access Issues in Your Practice: A Toolkit for Physicians and Their Staff Members 04/29/13

This toolkit, for physicians and health care teams, presents a systems approach to redesigning an office practice to provide the highest quality care possible to patients who speak limited English. It provides a guide to assist in taking small...

The Physician's Accountable Care Toolkit 04/17/13

This guide, for physicians, is an explanation of the essential elements required for any successful accountable care organization (ACO) and a step-by-step guidance on how to achieve each element. The toolkit is divided into two parts: The ACO...

Smiles for Life: A National Oral Health Curriculum for Primary Care Providers 02/13/13

Smiles for Life is a comprehensive oral health curriculum for primary care clinicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, students, and educators. The set of courses, available online or for download, is designed to enhance the role of...

Patient-Centered Medical Home 07/10/12

This Web site from the American Academy of Family Physicians provides step-by-step project plans and tools to build a patient-centered medical home. It also includes a checklist for practices to determine if they are already a patient-centered...

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