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Health Literacy Improvement Tools Agency for Healthcare

Health literate healthcare organizations make it easier for people to navigate, understand, and use information and services to take care of their health. Find AHRQ resources that can assist healthcare systems address health literacy and each of 10 attributes of health literate healthcare organizations.

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Health Literacy Publications Agency for Healthcare

(Just Now) Health literate healthcare organizations make it easier for people to navigate, understand, and use information and services to take care of their health. The discussion paper, "Ten Attributes of Health Literate Health Care Organizations," describes what health systems must do to become health literate.

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Health Literacy Professional Education and Training

(9 days ago) Health Literacy Modules. Pediatricians and family physicians can earn credit for recertification by taking the Health Literacy Knowledge Self-Assessment Module (MOC Part 2) or Improve Health Literacy Performance Improvement Modules (MOC Part 4) through the American Board of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Family Physicians.

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Patient Engagement and Education Agency for Healthcare

(5 days ago) As noted in the Chronic Care Model, productive interactions between informed, activated patients and prepared, proactive practice teams improves health outcomes. This page contains resources for health care professionals, to help them educate and involve their patients. It also contains resources

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AHRQ Research Studies Agency for Healthcare Research …

(7 days ago) The main outcome measured was the suicide rate within 90 days after a mental health visit. The study used a 50% sample of visits from a random set of outpatients at 7 large integrated health care systems by patients 13 years and older (6,984,184 visits).

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Health Literacy Brief Assessment Quiz Agency for

(8 days ago) The AHRQ Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkit, 2nd edition, can help primary care practices reduce the complexity of health care, increase patient understanding of health information, and enhance support for patients of all health literacy levels.

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Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) SEDD Notes

(2 days ago) Tools for ICD-10-CM/PCS Clinical Classifications Software Refined (CCSR) Elixhauser Comorbidity Software Refined for ICD-10-CM Procedure Classes Refined for ICD-10-PCS Beta Versions of Tools for ICD-10-CM/PCS Chronic Condition Indicator (CCI) for ICD-10-CM Tools for CPT and HCPCS Level II CCS for Services and Procedures Surgery Flags for Services and Procedures

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Improving the detection of drug abuse, alcohol abuse, and

(7 days ago) U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. AHRQ Home; About AHRQ; Contact AHRQ; FAQ; Email Updates

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File Composition by State HCUP State Ambulatory Surgery

(9 days ago) confidential data received from the Health Care Planning, Financing, and Information Services of the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services. The files consist of ambulatory surgery centers that are associated with acute care hospitals. Data from freestanding ambulatory surgery centers are …

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Health Literacy Measurement Tools (Revised) Agency for

(2 days ago) Health literacy is the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions. AHRQ-funded researchers have developed four tools to measure an aspect of health literacy—individuals' reading comprehension in a medical context. This page includes two new tools that allow direct

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About Health Literacy Agency for Healthcare Research and

(3 days ago) The health literacy field has evolved over several decades. Its initial focus was on individuals who had poor literacy skills. Now there is a broad recognition that everyone – not just those with limited literacy – face challenges in understanding health information and navigating the healthcare system. Acknowledging that the healthcare system is overly complex, healthcare organizations

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Evidence-based Practice Agency for Healthcare Research

(6 days ago) A way of providing health care that is guided by a thoughtful integration of the best available scientific knowledge with clinical expertise. This approach allows the practitioner to critically assess research data, clinical guidelines, and other information resources in order to correctly identify the clinical problem, apply the most high-quality intervention, and re-evaluate the outcome for

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Access to Care Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

(4 days ago) Access to health care means having 'the timely use of personal health services to achieve the best health outcomes.' Access to health care consists of four components: Coverage: facilitates entry into the health care system. Uninsured people are less likely to receive medical care and more likely to have poor health status. Services: Having a usual source of care is associated with adults

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AHRQ Pharmacy Health Literacy Center Agency for

(4 days ago) Pharmacy health literacy is the degree to which individuals are able to obtain, process, and understand basic health and medication information and pharmacy services needed to make appropriate health decisions. Only 12% of adults have proficient health literacy (e.g., can …

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Adult Initial Health History Agency for Healthcare

(9 days ago) The AHRQ Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkit, 2nd edition, can help primary care practices reduce the complexity of health care, increase patient understanding of health information, and enhance support for patients of all health literacy levels.

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Disparities Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

(4 days ago) National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports The annual National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report is mandated by Congress to provide a comprehensive overview of the quality of health care received by the general U.S. population and disparities in care experienced by different racial and socioeconomic groups. The report is based on more than 250 measures of quality and

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Health Information Technology Integration Agency for

(4 days ago) The integration of health information technology (IT) into primary care includes a variety of electronic methods that are used to manage information about people's health and health care, for both individual patients and groups of patients. The use of health IT can improve the quality of care, even as it makes health care more cost effective.

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Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkit, 2nd Edition

(8 days ago) The AHRQ Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkit, 2nd edition, can help primary care practices reduce the complexity of health care, increase patient understanding of health information, and enhance support for patients of all health literacy levels.

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Care Management: Implications for Medical Practice, Health

(5 days ago) Executive Summary. Health care delivery systems throughout the United States are employing the triple aim (improving the experience of care, improving the health of populations, and reducing per capita costs of health care) as a framework to transform health care delivery. 1 Understanding and effectively managing population health is central to each of the aim’s three elements.

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Making Progress on Healthy 2030 Health Literacy Objectives

(2 days ago) 2 days ago · The World Health Organization emphasizes the crucial role of health literacy to achieve its 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. In the U.S., health literacy is a foundational principle and overarching goal of Healthy People 2030, which established three core objectives for improving organizational health literacy.

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Databases Used for Health Plan Quality Measures Agency

(9 days ago) The sponsors of the major health plan measurement sets—the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)—are also the primary sources for data and benchmarks. In addition, a database of consumer complaints is …

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Appendix 7: Health Assessments for Seniors Agency for

(1 days ago) Appendix 3: Health Assessments for Adults. Appendix 4: Adult Health Assessment Sample Questions. Appendix 5: Assessments for Children. Appendix 6: Assessments for Adolescents. Appendix 7: Health Assessments for Seniors. Appendix 8: Crosswalk of Health Assessments Related to Incentive and Quality Programs. Appendix 9: Tools for Making Changes in

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Six Domains of Health Care Quality Agency for Healthcare

(1 days ago) Six Domains of Health Care Quality. A handful of analytic frameworks for quality assessment have guided measure development initiatives in the public and private sectors. One of the most influential is the framework put forth by the Institute of Medicine (IOM), which includes the following six aims for the health

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Section 4. How Do You Use the Health Assessment

(9 days ago) A more comprehensive health assessment could take an entire visit to complete and to review. For example, the Medicare Annual Wellness Visit (AWV) is designed to set aside time for a focused discussion with patients about their completed health assessment.

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About Priority Populations Agency for Healthcare

(8 days ago) Advises the Agency leadership on matters pertaining to the health needs and health care of priority populations, including scientific, ethical, legal, and policy issues. Serves as an expert resource within the Agency on priority populations to assist program development, and participates in the development of policies and programs to implement

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Biographies Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

(6 days ago) Bruce Siegel, MD, MPH (Chair) (2014) Dr. Siegel has an extensive background in health care management, policy, and public health. Before joining the National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems (NAPH), he served as Director of the Center for Health Care Quality and Professor of Health Policy at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services, and

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Hospital Readmissions Agency for Healthcare Research and

(4 days ago) Reducing preventable hospital readmissions is a national priority for payers, providers, and policymakers seeking to improve health care and lower costs. In 2012, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services began reducing Medicare payments for certain hospitals with excess 30-day readmissions for patients with several conditions. AHRQ’s tools, data, and research to help hospitals reduce

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Architecture of Health IT AHRQ Digital Healthcare

(8 days ago) Health ITconsists of a complex set of technologies, policies, standards, and user sets. The text and diagram is intended to help put some of the "buzzwords" into perspective. A general framework for understanding the levels of health IT from a technical perspective is as follows: Application Level

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Telehealth During COVID-19 Effective Health Care Program

(5 days ago) I. Background and Objectives for the Mixed Methods Review. Telehealth is defined by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services as the use of telecommunications and information technology to provide access to health assessment, diagnosis, intervention, consultation, supervision, and information across distance. 1 The use of telehealth services during the COVID-19 pandemic has …

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Overview of Quality and Access in the U.S. Health Care

(7 days ago) The National Strategy for Quality Improvement in Health Care (National Quality Strategy, or NQS) (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2011) identified three aims that form an overarching framework for this discussion of health care quality: Achieving Better Care, Achieving Healthy People/Healthy Communities, and Making Care Affordable. . Although progress is being made toward …

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Evaluation of Mental Health Mobile Applications

(7 days ago) Mental health mobile applications (apps) have the potential to expand the provision of mental health and wellness services to traditionally underserved populations. There is a lack of guidance on how to choose wisely from the thousands of mental health apps without clear evidence of safety, efficacy, and consumer protections. Purpose.

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Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkit, 2nd Edition

(8 days ago) The AHRQ Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkit, 2nd edition, can help primary care practices reduce the complexity of health care, increase patient understanding of health information, and enhance support for patients of all health literacy levels.

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Telehealth and Health Disparities Agency for Healthcare

(Just Now) Two main areas that remain particularly challenging are differential access of connectivity to the internet and access to quality healthcare services. 19 Although 80 percent of all U.S. households have access to the internet, data from the Health Information National Trends Survey suggest that significant disparities in internet access exist by

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Health IT The Academy

(Just Now) Health IT. The Lexicon defines an organized clinical approach to integrating behavioral health and primary care. This framework is built on several key components, including documentation of a unified care plan, treatment and referral activities, and supports for patients and families in shared electronic health records (EHRs) and disease

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What Exactly Is Patient Safety

(2 days ago) Health Organization’s World Alliance for Patient Safety. And yet there continue to be significant challenges to implementing patient safety policies and practices. One fundamental requirement for adopting any new approach is a clear articulation of its premises and manifestations.

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Appendix C. Data Dictionary Agency for Healthcare

(8 days ago) PATIENT DATA_SOURCE_ID Varchar(10) An identifier for the source of the patient record data (UU, IHC, DH for example) DIAGNOSIS Include ICD-9 CM discharge codes within one month of surgery. A list of included codes is in table 2 of Stevenson et al. AJIC vol 36(3) 155-164. DIAGNOSIS DIAGNOSIS_ID

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2. Evidence of Disparities among Ethnicity Groups Agency

(Just Now) Health-Related Differences Among Hispanic or Latino Groups. Differences in dimensions of health and health care among specific Hispanic or Latino populations in the United States have been identified and studied more extensively than other racial and ethnic populations.

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