EvidenceNOW is focusing on helping primary care practices use the latest evidence to improve the heart health of Americans, and it is one of the largest initiatives funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

ESCALATES is the national evaluation for EvidenceNOW. The ESCALATES team is studying which practice supports and quality improvement strategies are most effective across the seven regional cooperatives participating in this initiative.

MOST RECENT ESCALATES POSTS

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Using Staff Turnover as an Opportunity to Re-engage in Quality Improvement

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Staff turnover could be viewed as a barrier to quality improvement, but one practice that I work with in EvidenceNOW chose to use it as an opportunity to re-engage …

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Burnout – It’s Not Just a Problem for Physicians

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A great deal of attention is being paid to burnout among physicians, with studies reporting rates of up to 50% of physicians being affected. Furthermore, primary care physicians have above average rates. Preliminary data from EvidenceNOW …

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New Prevention Priorities Update Highlights the Importance of ABCS Focus

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In a 2017 update of priorities among clinical preventive services recommended by the US Preventive Services Task Force, the National Commission on Prevention …

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Bridging the Two Worlds of Evidence for Best Patient Care

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It sometimes seems like there are two separate worlds when it comes to figuring out how to deliver the very best medical care to all patients equally well everywhere. Researchers, in their world, are saying …

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The idea of Coachability Could be a Key to Success in Improving ABCS

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Over the past few months, I have been visiting each EvidenceNOW Cooperative to observe the important work that practice coaches or facilitators …

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