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HHQI Resources: Top 5 Interactive Patient Tools

There are more than 1,000 high-quality educational materials in HHQI's complete online Resource Library. So how do you wade through them all to quickly find the resources that are relevant to your agency's current needs
If you're looking for a specific resource, use the search bar at the top of the website. Otherwise, use the drop-down filters in the middle of the page to narrow your searches by topic, audience, language, etc. You can watch this short 6-minute tutorial for a demonstration. Please note, registration is required to access many of the resources, but it is easy and free!

One of the filters is Material Type. Click on the icon legend on the page for quick descriptions of the material types. Today, we will highlight the most downloaded "Interactive Tools" which are defined as "tools that require user input or include fill-in fields such as worksheets and forms." The top five include: 
  1. ZONE and Stoplight Tools (heart failure & diabetes) use green/yellow/red theme for recognizing and managing specific diseases.
  2. Patient workbooks & Home Telehealth: Disease Management Series (includes workbooks) provide self-management education on various diseases.
  3. Medication Schedules & Pocket Cards assist patients to manage medications with medication listing or to provide list to other providers.
  4. Action Plans are tools to assist patient activation into self-management and include a confidence and importance/efficacy ruler.
  5. My Emergency Care Plan is similar to the ZONE tools but uses symptoms vs. a specific disease which is appropriate for patients with multiple diseases.
Have you used any of these tools? What tool is your favorite? Do you have a short success story you would like to share about any of the tools and resources from HHQI?  Please email us at