Heart failure

Innovations

State Provides Financial and Technical Support to Underserved Communities Designated as Health Enterprise Zones, Leading to Enhancements in Primary Care Capacity 03/11/14

Maryland's General Assembly passed legislation authorizing the State's Health Enterprise Zones initiative, which is administered jointly by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and...

Statewide, All-Payer Financial Incentives Tied to Process, Patient Experience, and Outcomes Measures Lead to Better and Less Variable Hospital Performance 02/26/13

An adaptation of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program, Maryland's Quality-Based Reimbursement Program adjusts individual hospital payment rates...

Medical Center Improves Collection and Analysis of Demographic Information, Leading to Better Interpretation Services and Higher Quality Cardiac Care 07/23/12

Realizing the importance of accurate demographic information, the University of Mississippi Medical Center requires staff to use a standard protocol for collecting information on race, ethnicity,...

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...

Postdischarge Followup Calls to Skilled Nursing Facilities Reduce Heart Failure Readmissions by Two-Thirds 04/10/11

United Hospital case managers telephone skilled nursing facility nurses within 48 hours of each heart failure patient's discharge to verify that appropriate care management is being provided, as...

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...

Heart Failure Toolkit for Providers 11/15/11

This toolkit offers a comprehensive set of resources to assist providers in managing heart failure (HF). It focuses on several key areas in the management of HF with downloadable documents. The tools are organized by their source: Veterans...

Patient Self-Care Workbooks for COPD and Heart Failure 03/21/11

These workbooks may be used by clinicians to help educate patients (or caregivers) about chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and heart failure. They provide simple explanations of each of the diseases and cover signs and symptoms...

Transforming Care at the Bedside How-to Guide: Creating an Ideal Transition Home for Patients with Heart Failure 03/19/08

Transforming Care at the Bedside is a national program designed to improve the quality and safety of patient care on medical and surgical units, to increase the vitality and retention of nurses, and to improve the effectiveness of the entire care...

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