A Patient Advisor’s Perspective on Patient- and Family-Centered Care
This video builds upon the Frontline Innovators series by demonstrating the human impact of a specific patient- and family-centered care (PFCC) innovation that has been adopted by hospitals participating in the Innovations Exchange’s PFCC Learning Community. It offers insights from a former patient—and current patient advisor—illustrating the value of hospitals partnering with patients to advance PFCC. The video is particularly useful for hospitals interested in starting a patient and family advisor program, as well as patients and families who are considering becoming advisors.
Frontline Innovators on Providing Patient- and Family-Centered Care
These three videos feature brief profiles of health care professionals sharing stories about how they have put the core concepts of patient- and family-centered care into practice. Stories highlighted in the videos explain how current and former patients and families advise a hospital on care improvement, how a day-treatment program partners with parents to support and stabilize children with dual psychiatric and chronic disease diagnoses, and how a hospital brings together the expertise of families and geriatric-trained staff to improve outcomes in a separate, seniors-only emergency department. These videos and their related profiles show how innovators are working in partnership with patients and families to improve care.
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This AHRQ Health Care Innovations Exchange video series, Healthcare Policy Innovations: Changing Care, Improving Health, features brief video profiles of three health care professionals sharing human interest stories that illustrate the key elements of their policy innovations and the impact on the lives of individuals. Access each of the videos and profiles that follow and learn how these innovators are changing care and improving health across the country.
Award-Winning Video Series on Frontline Innovators Making a Difference
This AHRQ Health Care Innovations Exchange video series, AHRQ Health Care Quality: Frontline Innovators on Changing Care, Improving Health, features brief video profiles of six health care professionals sharing human interest stories that illustrate the key elements of their innovations and the impact on the lives of individuals. Take a look at each of the videos and profiles that follow and learn how these innovators are changing care and improving health across the country. For more information on this award-winning series see below.
This video series describes successful linkages among primary care, public health, and clinical community resources in the state of Vermont. Vermont’s Blueprint for Health program provides comprehensive, coordinated care while improving health outcomes and reducing costs.
On September 25, 2012, the Innovations Exchange held a related Webcast that featured this video followed by a panel discussion. Visit the Event page for more information.
The first module introduces the Blueprint for Health–a Vermont statewide public-private initiative that seeks to provide incentives and infrastructure to support the delivery of coordinated, high quality health services. A patient’s story illustrates this coordinated care.
The second module demonstrates the creation of Patient Centered Medical Homes that are supported by Community Health Teams working in conjunction with public health services to improve the health of individuals and populations. It reviews the incentive structure for health care providers and outlines multiple levels of the Community Health Teams (i.e., core, extended, and functional).
The third module establishes the Blueprint for Health as a generalizable, scalable, and sustainable model and discusses key principles as they relate to adoption by others.
The Heart 360® Innovation was one of several programs featured in a Million HeartsTM event in April 2012. The Million HeartsTM initiative invited prominent health care thought leaders and stakeholders to Washington DC, to inspire creative thinking about scaling and spreading cardiovascular prevention activities throughout the United States. Drs. Carolyn Clancy, Director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and Thomas Frieden, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, inspired and motivated attendees to achieve the Million HeartsTM goal. Throughout the day the attendees shared real-world success stories about service delivery innovations shown to improve blood pressure and cholesterol control. Attendees also brainstormed ideas to scale and spread these and other innovative approaches to better heart health.
What happens when health care Innovators pitch their innovations and potential for spread? Watch as experts challenge assumptions and offer advice useful to anyone working to improve health care services.
Videos in this series were filmed at the 2011 AHRQ Health Care Innovations Exchange Scale Up & Spread Round Table—an event that brought together innovators, experts in health care service scaling, and members of the Innovations Exchange Expert Panel and Editorial Board. Access the video summaries. >>
This video presents the activities that took place at the 2010 AHRQ Innovations Exchange Innovators Event, “Open to Change: How Can We Deliver Better Health Care?”
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