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This article from Harvard Business Review explores data on patient experience, which determines that hospitals with better safety and patient experience performance had better financial performance.

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Date Added: 01/04/2018
Date Last Modified: 01/04/2018

As reported in thisHealthLeadersMedia article, reducing health disparities is essential for achieving the triple aim of better cost, quality and outcomes.

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Date Added: 08/12/2015
Date Last Modified: 08/12/2015

The American Medical Directors Association, the professional association of medical directors, attending physicians, and others practicing in the long term care continuum, has created a list of five things physicians and patients should question. Tube-feedings, urinary tract infections (UTIs) and use of antipsychotic medications with elderly dementia patients are some of the topics. These lists are to improve care and eliminate unnecessary tests and procedures.

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Date Added: 04/25/2014
Date Last Modified: 07/16/2015

Significant health disparities still persist in the U.S., according the American Journal of Public Health. In the journal's special June issue, the report highlights the need for a greater understanding of the relationship of social, cultural, biological, behavioral and economic factors when addressing health disparities.

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Date Added: 06/07/2015
Date Last Modified: 06/07/2015

Men’s Health Month in June provides an opportunity to spread awareness about the importance of preventive health and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men. Visit the Men's Health Month website and encourage your patients with Medicare to take the following preventive screenings:
Prostate cancer screening
Colorectal cancer screening
Cardiovascular disease screenings

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Date Added: 05/31/2015
Date Last Modified: 05/31/2015

The Aligning Forces for Quality initiative has created a free, online patient engagement toolkit, which features videos and resources of lessons learned to help medical practices and patients work together to improve care.

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Date Added: 03/23/2015
Date Last Modified: 03/23/2015

The Nursing Alliance for Quality Care, which includes both nursing and patient and consumer representatives, has created a set of Guiding Principles to support nurses’ efforts to foster patient engagement to improve patient safety and overall quality of care. Read this white paper to learn more.

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Date Added: 03/04/2015
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated its guidance to provide new information for public health officials to use to monitor people who may have been exposed to Ebola. The updated guidance strengthens how the CDC monitors people who may have been exposed to Ebola, how medical professionals should oversee their care, and -- when warranted -- limit their movement or activities to protect the public's health.

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Date Added: 10/29/2014
Date Last Modified: 10/29/2014

View and share these easy-to-read facts about the flu and flu vaccinations with your patients.

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Date Added: 10/23/2014
Date Last Modified: 10/23/2014

This video provides a history of the Quality Improvement Organization Program and more information about where the program is headed.

Date Added: 10/13/2014
Date Last Modified: 10/13/2014

The Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) Program drives innovation and raises the bar for health care in our country; it connects the dots to discover breakthroughs that improve the entire system. Watch this video to learn about the history of innovation and how the QIO Program strives to improve healthcare for all.

Date Added: 10/13/2014
Date Last Modified: 10/13/2014

Use this document, created by the TMF Quality Innovation Network Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) to help think through the steps to begin to transition your practice to a more patient-centered care model.

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Date Added: 08/19/2014
Date Last Modified: 08/19/2014

Providers and practices interested in joining the Cardiovascular Health and Million Hearts, Meaningful Use and/or Quality Reporting and Incentive Programs networks can complete and submit this form consenting to submit clinical measures and fully participate in these initiatives.

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Date Added: 07/31/2014
Date Last Modified: 07/31/2014

This checklist from the Office of Labor Management Partnership (OLMP) and the Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions identifies factors that play an important role in helping teams sustain the changes of their performance improvement projects. The more factors you include in your project plan, the more likely it will be that your team will be able to sustain its change over time. Use these questions to spark discussion.

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Date Added: 04/21/2014
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