Transfer Call Toolkit

Background Interhospital transfers, the movement of patients between acute care facilities, play an increasingly critical role in the United States healthcare system. Although interhospital transfers are necessary, transferred patients experience more morbidity and mortality than directly admitted patients, even after adjusting for severity of illness. Effective and efficient communication between healthcare providers is crucial during… Read more »

Positive Pathways to Chart Completion

A Self-Help Worksheet For Lower Anxiety and Fewer Chart Fines (By someone who has been there, done that. For real.) No doubt that this will not work for everyone – stages of readiness for change and all that – but there were definitely a few things that I learned on my journey that might be… Read more »

Implementing Universal Medication Schedule Directions For Use When E-Prescribing: A Toolkit for Health Systems

Background In 2008 the Institute of Medicine (now known as the National Academy of Medicine) recognized prescription medication labels as a vital tool to prevent adverse drug events, yet approximately half of patients across all literacy levels misunderstand dosage instructions (Institute of Medicine, 2008). The 2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy found that just 52%… Read more »

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Staff at UW Health and the University of Wisconsin Health Innovation Program have developed an algorithm that can be used to improve the equity of the distribution of COVID-19 vaccinations to healthcare personnel during Phase 1a of the CDC’s vaccine distribution plan, if not enough vaccine is available to immunize an entire group of employees with similar job-related risk exposure. The COVID-19 Vaccine Prioritization Tool ranks health care personnel with similar job-related risk exposure by risk of mortality to COVID-19 according to SVI and age.

CBS 58 Milwaukee interviewed Dr. Grace Flood about the tool and featured her interview in a recent segment on the channel.


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HIPxChange includes toolkits to improve patient and family engagement in care, transitions in care, mental health, cancer screening and care, and chronic condition care. It also contains tools, videos, and data downloads to improve patient engagement in research, identify patients with chronic conditions, and more.

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