County-Based Accountable Care Organization for Medicaid Enrollees Features Shared Risk, Electronic Data Sharing, and Various Improvement Initiatives, Leading to Lower Utilization and Costs
A county-based accountable care organization integrates medical, behavioral, and social services and assigns a care coordinator to newly enrolled Medicaid beneficiaries to promote use of appropriate services, leading to fewer readmissions and emergency department visits and lower costs.
24-Hour Mobile Mental Health Crisis Team Reduces Hospitalization for Children with Complex Behavioral and Emotional Needs
A rapid response team defuses crisis situations for children with complex behavioral needs.
Web-Based Triage and Scheduling System Generates High Levels of Patient Satisfaction, Enhances Access to Sexual Health Services
Sexual health clinics offer patients the option of requesting an appointment for nonurgent conditions via a Web-based system; the program has proven quite popular with patients and, along with other initiatives, has enhanced the clinics' ability to offer appointments quickly and serve new patients.
Remote Visits by Pediatricians for Sick Children at Inner-City and Other Child Care Centers/Schools Reduce Absences and Emergency Department Use
Childcare centers and elementary schools in the Rochester area have access to a Web-based telemedicine system that allows clinicians to provide remote diagnoses and recommendations for sick children.
Outpatient Center Evaluates Stable Patients Experiencing Recent Ministroke, Leading to Timely, Comprehensive Care and Lower Costs
As an alternative to inpatient care, an outpatient center located within a hospital with a stroke center evaluates stable patients who have experienced a recent transient ischemic attack, leading to more timely and comprehensive care, and to significant cost savings through the avoidance of unnecessary admissions.
Deploy Rapid Response Teams
These tools, which are part of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's 5 Million Lives Campaign, can help a hospital establish a rapid response team program.
Healthy Pregnancy: When to Call the Baby's Doctor Print and Go Guide
This guide helps new mothers identify some of the symptoms which require a pediatrician's attention.
Patient Care Portfolio
This tool offers nurses a reliable method for developing evidence-based workforce plans to support existing services or the development of new ones.
Adapting Your Practice: General Recommendations for the Care of Homeless Patients
This document describes the standards for the optimal care of people who are homeless or marginally housed that were developed by the Health Care for the Homeless Clinicians’ Network for health care professionals, students, and ancillary personnel who have minimal experience working with homeless patients.
Get Smart: Know When Antibiotics Work
This Web site educates pharmacists, health care providers, and the general public about the importance of appropriate antibiotic use and the growing threat of antibiotic resistance.