This Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website houses a wealth of information about vaccinations as well as a quiz that can help adults and teenagers learn about recommended vaccines.
This Healthwise® tool helps patients determine if they have a drinking problem. Patients are encouraged to see a doctor if they think they may have a problem no matter what the screening score.
These surveys help determine if your patient’s asthma is under control. Many other tools are available from asthma.com.
An online tool that helps health care practitioners estimate a woman's risk of developing invasive breast cancer.
A five-question patient survey helps identify risk for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and provides information about the disease.
This Healthwise® tool helps patients assess their symptoms related to depression. The survey will help them determine whether further evaluation from a health care practitioner could be helpful.
This site provides data analysis and decision support for health care providers and their patients discussing preference sensitive decisions. Five tools are currently available –
Tools and resources to help educate patients about low back pain, including options for reducing pain. Prostate Cancer Screening This Healthwise® tool helps patients decide if they need to have a PSA blood test to check for prostate cancer. The tool compares the risks and benefits of testing versus not testing.
This Healthwise® tool helps patients decide if they need to have a PSA blood test to check for prostate cancer. The tool compares the risks and benefits of testing versus not testing.
The following resources provide information that can help promote patient safety. Quartz encourages all participating providers to be actively involved in patient safety practices. View Quartz's provider participation in Wisconsin CheckPoint.
This employer-based group supports improved transparency, quality and safety in hospitals. The website provides rating information about hospitals that voluntarily report and participate in Leapfrog initiatives. The goal is to help patients make informed decisions about where to receive hospital care.
This website is supported by the following Wisconsin non-profit organizations –
The goal of the website is to help patients understand the quality of care they receive from doctors, hospitals or clinics related to diabetes, hypertension and colon cancer screening.
This website is maintained by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and provides resources to pharmacists, practitioners, and others, allowing users to keep current with medication safety.
A subsidiary of the Wisconsin Hospital Association, the WHA Information Center’s Price Point website is dedicated to collecting and providing information about services provided by Wisconsin hospitals. The website provides information about hospital charges for specific procedures.
MetaStar is the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization for Wisconsin, under contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). MetaStar works with physicians, patients and the community to improve immunization and cancer screening rates and improve outpatient cardiovascular care. MetaStar has a separate division, the Wisconsin Health Information Technology Extension Center (WHITEC), that focuses on improving Electronic Health Record quality and utilization in Wisconsin.
Triple Aim is a framework developed by the non-profit Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), a global organization that focuses on optimizing health care through the “Triple Aim” ̶ Improving the health of populations Enhancing the experience and outcomes for the patient Reducing the per capita cost of health care The organization helps provide training for health care providers in order to improve the health care of individuals and populations.