AHRQ’s Health Care Innovations Exchange Focuses on Clinical-Community Linkages to Improve Chronic Disease Car
AHRQ’s Health Care Innovations Exchange Focuses on Clinical-Community Linkages to Improve Chronic Disease Care
From a recent email update rec’d from AHRQ (US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality)
The July 3 issue of AHRQ’s Health Care Innovations Exchange features two profiles of partnerships between clinical practices and community organizations that leverage health provider teams and lay health advisors to improve the management of chronic diseases. One profile describes a public-private initiative that worked with community health teams to improve the delivery of preventive, health maintenance, and chronic care services in Vermont. The pilot program included incentive payments to providers who met National Committee for Quality Assurance-determined care standards, access to an insurer-funded team of community-based health providers, health information incorporated into a Web-based clinical tracking system, and interfaces with other State care coordination initiatives. Over a 4-year period, the pilot program experienced a 6 percent decrease in inpatient admissions and a 10 percent decrease in emergency department visits among participating practices. Select to read more profiles related to clinical-community linkages, including innovations and tools, on the Health Care Innovations Exchange Web site, which contains more than 700 searchable innovations and 1,500 QualityTools.
- AHRQ Implementation Toolsets for E-Prescribing (medicineandtechnology.com)
- 11 Chronic Disease Technologies to Watch (thielst.typepad.com)
- Involving eHealth: How Health Care Leaders May Envelop Chronic Care Management Strategies with Health Information Exchange Directives (silverevolution.wordpress.com)
- Tools Help Foster Communication Between Patients and Clinicians (thielst.typepad.com)
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