Health Care Quality and Patient Safety

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...

Spring Clean Your Medicine Cabinet!

By Joyce Yu, PharmD, ORISE Fellow and Clydette Powell, MD, MPH, FAAP, Director, Division of Health Care Quality, ODPHP March 20 marks the first day of spring. With it comes tidings of new life, warm weather, and — last but not least — National Clean Out Your Medicine Cabinet Day! We know that people tend to keep expired or unused medications in their homes...

Now Available: View the Meeting Summary and Slides from the Partnering to Prevent Hypoglycemia Listening Session!

On November 1, 2017, ODPHP held a free public listening session titled Partnering to Prevent Hypoglycemia in Washington, DC. Participants included federal partners, public and private health professionals, organizations, and consumer representatives. Keynote speakers included: Don Wright, MD, MPH, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health and Director of ODPHP, U...

Putting the Evidence into Decision Making

Stephanie Chang, MD, MPH, Director

By Stephanie Chang, MD, MPH, Director; Christine Chang, MD, MPH, Deputy Director; and Amanda Borsky, DrPH, MPP, Dissemination & Implementation Advisor Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Evidence-based Practice Center Program At the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC) Program, we place a high priority on helping health care professionals keep pace with today’s ever-increasing abundance of health information...