Congestive heart failure

Innovations

Hospital Uses Data Analytics and Predictive Modeling To Identify and Allocate Scarce Resources to High-Risk Patients, Leading to Fewer Readmissions 08/13/13

Parkland Health & Hospital System, a safety net provider in Dallas, TX, uses a system of data analytics and predictive modeling developed by PCCI (a nonprofit affiliate of Parkland) to analyze...

Hospital–Retail Pharmacy Partnership Provides Inhospital and Postdischarge Support to At-Risk Patients, Leading to Fewer Readmissions and High Patient Satisfaction 05/22/13

In partnership with Walgreens, Washington Adventist Hospital provides inhospital and postdischarge support to patients at high risk of readmission. Known as WellTransitions ® , this...

State Plan Offers Employees Incentives To Access Needed Services and Health Enhancement Activities, Leading to High Participation, More Appropriate Utilization, and Slower Cost Growth 05/20/13

To enhance health and control long-term health care costs, the State of Connecticut offers its employees, select retirees, and their dependents the option of enrolling in a new benefit plan known...

Managed Care Organization and Visiting Nurse Association Offer Standardized Education to Elderly Heart Failure Patients, Improving Self-Management and Reducing Readmissions 07/03/12

Kaiser Permanente Colorado Region and the Visiting Nurse Association in Denver jointly offer intense, consistent education to elderly heart failure patients who are discharged from the hospital in...

Medical Center Establishes Infrastructure to Manage Care Under Capitated Contracts, Leading to Better Chronic Care Management and Lower Utilization and Costs 05/22/12

Montefiore Medical Center, the university hospital of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, established an infrastructure based on the principles of an accountable care organization to allow...

QualityTools

Expecting Success Toolkit 12/03/12

The Expecting Success Toolkit provides tips for hospitals on improving the quality of care and reducing disparities.

The toolkit is divided into the following sections:

  • You Can Live With Heart Failure: Includes the...
Heart Failure Self-Management—Caring for Your Heart: Living Well With Heart Failure 10/16/12

These health communication aides for clinicians can help them demonstrate to patients that organized self-management support can improve self-care behaviors and prevent hospitalizations.

These materials are available in two versions...

STate Action on Avoidable Rehospitalizations (STAAR) Materials 08/03/11

The STate Action on Avoidable Rehospitalizations (STAAR) Initiative of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and The Commonwealth Fund aims to reduce avoidable rehospitalizations and is focused on two components:

  • A multistate...
Treating Congestive Heart Failure With Beta Blockers: What You Can Do To Make Yourself Feel Better 07/06/10

This brochure can help patients and their families understand congestive heart failure and current treatments, focusing on the use of a group of medications called beta blockers.

The brochure is divided into the following sections:...

Chronic Disease Cost Calculator 12/16/09

The Chronic Disease Cost Calculator is a downloadable tool that supports States in:

  • Estimating State Medicaid expenditures for six chronic diseases–congestive heart failure, heart disease, stroke, hypertension, cancer, and...

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