Health Care Quality and Patient Safety

AHRQ’s Tools for Change Can Help Primary Care Practices Implement Evidence

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By Cindy Brach, Senior Health Care Researcher, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) The Healthy People 2020 initiative includes objectives to improve heart health through prevention, detection, and treatment of risk factors. You can learn how to advance these objectives — as well as objectives related to other topics — by visiting EvidenceNOW Tools for Change, a curated collection of more than 100 tools and resources designed to help primary care practices improve quality by providing evidence-based care...

Let’s Talk Diabetes Month: The First National Clinical Care Commission Meeting

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By Joyce Yu, PharmD, ORISE Fellow; and Clydette Powell, MD, MPH, FAAP, Director, Division of Health Care Quality, ODPHP On October 31, 2018, the National Clinical Care Commission held its inaugural meeting in person at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, MD. The Commission, a newly established federal advisory committee, is charged to evaluate and make recommendations regarding programs of the U...

Anticoagulation Manager Mobile App Now Available!

By ODPHP’s Health Care Quality Division and CDC’s Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services (CSELS) Ever heard the phrase “There’s an app for that”? Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in partnership with the Georgia Institute of Technology, released the Anticoagulation Manager mobile app — and it’s now free to download from the Apple App Store! The Anticoagulation Manager application is a clinical decision support tool designed to guide clinicians as they make decisions about prescribing anticoagulants — and to decrease errors in administration and laboratory testing...