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TimeSlips: Group Storytelling Helps Nursing Home Residents with Alzheimer's

October 3, 2005 - This simple, inexpensive technique lets nursing home residents with dementia express themselves without relying on failing memories and faltering language skills.

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How to Recruit (and Retain) Medicaid Providers

September 14, 2005 - The Association for Community Affiliated Plans has conducted a survey and four in-depth case studies of its member plans to improve efforts to recruit and retain providers.

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Improving Health Care Delivery: The "Learning Collaborative" Approach

June 29, 2005 - The "learning collaborative" model shows promise for making community health centers more efficient and patient-focused.

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High-Performing Hospitals: Secrets to Success

June 29, 2005 - This study identifies and describes the key ingredients in the success of four high-performing hospitals across the country.

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Ensuring Children's Healthy Mental Development: Key Measurement Issues in Screening, Referral, and Follow-Up Care

April 12, 2005 - This technical report provides a guide to states in assessing the effectiveness of their efforts to strengthen mental health services for young children.

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State Medicaid Policy for Reimbursement of Maternal Depression Screening

March 17, 2005 - Using existing Medicaid policy, Illinois has found a way to reimburse providers who screen for maternal depression.

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Tools for Reducing Drug Errors: Pathways for Medication Safety

August 18, 2004 - These tools help hospital leaders incorporate medical safety into their strategic plans; identify specific error-prone processes and devise safe alternatives; and implement a bedside bar-coding system for administering medications.

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Web Site Connects People with Health Insurance

August 9, 2004 - A recently launched Web site is helping to conect the self-employed, who often can have difficulty obtaining and keeping health insurance, with sources of reliable and reasonably priced coverage.

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Providing Language Interpreter Services in Health Care Settings

August 6, 2004 - The increasing immigrant population has presented a number of challenges, including how to provide appropriate health care services to patients with limited English proficiency. A number of government and private sector programs are seeking to address this issue.

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Improving the Quality of Nursing Home Care: The Wellspring Model

August 6, 2004 - Serious quality problems are endemic at many of the nation's nursing homes. But an innovative approach, the Wellspring Model, holds promise for upgrading the quality of care for residents.

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Assessing and Monitoring Child Development: Healthy Steps for Young Children

August 3, 2004 - This program relies on a developmental specialist and other tools to ensure that children ages 0 to 3 receive appropriate developmental and behavioral services.

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Taking the Pulse of a Community's Health, Online

August 3, 2004 - How's Your Health is a community-based approach to improving health and health care, using a free, anonymous online survey that lets people assess their health and receive information tailored to their particular needs.

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Better Management of Asthma Through Improved Monitoring and Communication

August 3, 2004 - Researchers have developed a handheld computer, known as the "Asthma Buddy," to help young patients manage their condition and communicate with doctors and nurses.

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Database Showcases "Pay for Performance" and Incentive Initiatives

July 15, 2004 - The Leapfrog Group's new "Incentive and Reward Compendium" puts information on incentive and reward programs aimed at improving health care at the public's fingertips.

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A Resource for Culture Change at Nursing Homes

July 14, 2004 - The Pioneer Network helps people and institutions transform nursing homes and other elder care settings into places for living and growing rather than for declining and dying.

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