Patient Demographic Data

Patient Demographic Data: Collecting and using race, ethnicity, and language data to plan, improve, and evaluate health services and to reduce health disparities.

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Eliminating Racial/Ethnic Disparities In Health Care: Can Health Plans Generate Reports?

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The absence of data on race and ethnicity in health plan and provider databases is a significant barrier in the creation and use of quality-of-care reports for patients of minority groups.

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Community Access Monitoring Survey (CAMS) Project

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The Access Project collaborated with community-based organizations to survey the uninsured about their experiences getting care at local, mainly safety-net, health care institutions.

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Patient Race & Ethnicity: Improving Hospital Data Collection & Reporting

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This report prepared for the New Jersey Hospital Association was produced to ensure that all patient race, ethnicity and language data reported by New Jersey hospitals are accurate and reliable.

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National Health Plan Collaborative Toolkit

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This web-based toolkit of resources, lessons, best practices and case studies is intended to help health care providers reduce disparities in their organization.

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HRET Disparities Toolkit Staff Training Presentation: Question and Answer Response Matrix

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This PowerPoint presentation was developed by HRET to aid in the use of their Disparities Toolkit that helps healthcare organizations collect patient race, ethnicity and language data.

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Hospital Working Group Report: Action Steps and Recommendations for Boston Hospitals

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This report is a part of a workgroup pulled together by Boston's Mayor in 2003. The workgroup's goal was to develop a guideline for eliminating the health outcomes gap affecting Boston's residents of color. This report outlines the recommendations that this workgroup made for hospitals in Boston.

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Happy to Ask, Happy to Tell: Diversity Data Can Make a Difference

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This training DVD developed by the Scotland Government was created in order to train front line staff on how to gather data on race, ethnicity and language. The 42 minute DVD features scenarios focusing on how front line staff can more effectively interact with diverse patients to collect data.

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Equity Measures and Systems Reform as Tools for Reducing Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care

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This report provides a template for developing new administrative policies to mandate Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement (QAIP) initiatives to measure equity in health care. Additionally, the report recommends using financial incentives to encourage the adoption of QAIP as a way to address racial and ethnic disparities.

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Educating Physicians on Controversies and Challenges in Health

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This continuing education course developed by the American Medical Association provides physicians with specific public health and preventive medicine strategies to apply in medical practice in order to improve the health of vulnerable populations. New episodes are uploaded on an ongoing basis and old episodes can be found in the Archives section of the website.

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Bridging Cultures & Enhancing Care: Approaches to Cultural & Linguistic Competency in Managed Care

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These conference proceedings from the one-day conference “Bridging Cultures & Enhancing Care: Approaches to Cultural & Linguistic Competency in Managed Care" provides an overview of how to enhance the cultural and linguistic competence of managed care organizations and their provider networks.

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