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CAPS Toolkit – Taking Charge of your Healthcare: Your Path to Being an Empowered Patient

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New Article Authored by CAPS Research Team Published in Qualitative Health Research Journal

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CAPS Toolkit – Building the Future for Patient Safety: Developing Consumer Champions – A Workshop and Resource Guide

This guide describes the Consumers Advancing Patient Safety (CAPS) workshop process and methodology used to develop future-oriented consumers as partners and champions of patient safety.

 

This project was funded under contract number HHS233200600704P from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The opinions expressed herein are those of the authors and do not reflect the official position of AHRQ or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Patient Passport and Doctella.com

Doctella.com’s mission is to support you through the process, by helping you to keep track of everything you need to ask your doctors, and everything you need to get done. The Patient Passport exists to even the playing field and improve the quality of conversations that lead to deeper and more trusting relationships between providers and patients.

 

BeSafeRx: Know Your Online Pharmacy

FDA BeSafeRx is a national campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of buying prescription medicines from fake online pharmacies. Medicine that is approved for use in the United States has been reviewed for safety and effectiveness by the FDA. Medicine that may be approved in other countries or produced by unknown sources may have slight variations or different ingredients that could cause you to get sicker, develop a resistance to your medicine or cause new side effects. If you take more than one medication, these differences could also affect the way other medicines work or cause harmful interactions.

 

Partnering for Patient Empowerment through Community Awareness

Partnering for Patient Empowerment through Community Awareness (PPECA) is a collaboration among patient safety advocates, health sciences librarians, health care institutions, and public libraries. During the first half of 2005 several informational sessions were held at public libraries throughout Northern Illinois to raise awareness and educate consumers on patient safety issues.

 

PPECA was developed in collaboration with Consumers Advancing Patient Safety, the Health Learning Center of Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Zipperer Project Management and the Metropolitan Library System. The program has been funded in whole or in part with federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, under Contract. No. NO1-LM-1-3513.

Partners in Safety: Patients, Healthcare Providers and the Community. The Walworth County Patient Safety Council – Aurora Health Care

 

These toolkits describe the process for initiating a patient advisory council in an ambulatory setting and outline a successful patient-focused program the council launched to improve medication safety in their community.

This project was funded under contract number U18 HS15915-02 from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, US Department of Health and Human Services. The opinions expressed herein are those of the authors and do not reflect the official position of AHRQ or the US Department of Health and Human Services.

Advancing Patient and Family Engagement: Developing a “Guide to Patient and Family Engagement in Health Care Quality and Safety in the Hospital Setting”

Improving the quality and safety of health care in the United States is one of the most significant challenges facing the American health care system today. A critical step on the path towards safer, higher quality care is encouraging and facilitating patient and family engagement to improve health care experiences, care delivery, and outcomes.

 

Designing Consumer Reporting Systems for Patient Safety Events

Since 1999, more than 25 States have passed legislation or created regulations related to hospital reporting of adverse events. Current patient safety event reporting systems are aimed at obtaining information from healthcare providers. However, patients and their family members are in a unique position to view the continuum of care, which enables them to identify gaps in care that may have contributed to adverse events. The US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) recognizes that consumers can be an important source of information about patient safety. In September 2008, AHRQ awarded a two-year contract to RTI International and CAPS to develop recommendations for ideal reporting systems that consumers would use to report their experiences with patient safety events.

 

Patients for Patient Safety

 

Add Patients, Change Everything

 

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