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Ambulatory Surgery Center Associations's Ambulatory Surgery Center Map

The Ambulatory Surgery Center Association (ASCA) has created a state-by-state map to locate your state’s association contact details.

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Assessing Patient Health Information Needs for Developing Consumer Health IT Tools

This is a recorded webinar hosted by the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality, featuring three topics, including a how-to on using reminders for people with type 2 diabetes. This presentation spans 1.5 hours.

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Collect Self-Identified Race, Ethnicity, and Language: Quick Reference Guide for Providers

Designed to companion the Race, Ethnicity, and Language Collection form, this handy PDF guide for providers instructs on how to apply the form.

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Colorectal Cancer Screening Continuing Education

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Division of Cancer Prevention and Control now offers two continuing education courses for healthcare providers, entitled: "Screening for Colorectal Cancer: Optimizing Quality." One version is intended for primary care providers, and the other is...

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Global Modified Safe Surgery Checklists

SafeSurg.org provides examples of modified checklists from hospitals from various countries around the world.

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Guide to Preventing Readmissions Among Diverse Medicare Beneficiaries

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Office of Minority Health has released a Guide to Preventing Readmissions among Racially and Ethnically Diverse Medicare Beneficiaries. This guide is designed to help hospital leaders and stakeholders identify and root causes and solutions to prevent...

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Medicare Learning Network Preventive Services Interactive Tool

The Medicare Learning Network has created an interactive site providing coding and coverage information for all covered preventive services. Note that this is best viewed using the Internet Explorer browser.

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NIST Recommendations for Integrating EHRs into Workflow

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) issued a report of recommendations for electronic health record (EHR) vendors and ambulatory care centers to improve EHR integration into clinical workflow.

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Safe Surgery Checklist

The World Health Organization surgical safety checklist identifies three phases of an operation, each corresponding to a specific period in the normal flow of work: Before the induction of anaesthesia (“sign in”), before the incision of the skin (“time out”), and before the patient leaves the...

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Safe Surgery Modifiable Template

This safe surgery template is designed to facilitate the process of modifying the World Health Organization Safe Surgery Checklist at the hospital level. While maintaining overall formatting, the template allows for the addition, elimination, reordering, and rewording of all line items in the...

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Tobacco Screening Workflow

Health Services Advisory Group, Inc., provides an easy-to-implement workflow (PDF format) for Eligible Providers to aid them in capturing essential tobacco screening data.

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