Teamwork Enhancement Program Improves Obstetric Care in a Military Hospital
An evidence-based teamwork and communication program implemented in the labor and delivery unit of Madigan Army Medical Center led to an improved care process.
Online Clinic Enhances Access to and Reduces Costs of Care for Minor Health Problems, Generates Significant Time Savings and High Satisfaction Among Patients
An online clinic enhances access to and reduces the costs of care for 40 minor health problems that can safely be handled without a face-to-face visit, generating significant time savings and positive feedback from patients, physicians, and payers.
Nurse Practitioner–Staffed Clinic Offers Same-Day, Comprehensive Appointments to Patients With Breast Symptoms, Leading to Faster Diagnosis and Lower Costs
A breast clinic co-located in a radiology department and staffed by an advanced registered nurse practitioner enables prompt evaluation and diagnosis of patients with breast symptoms, leading to lower utilization and costs, increased efficiency for breast surgeons, and high levels of patient satisfaction.
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.
Telephone Nurse Triage System Reduces Use of Emergency Department by Nonurgent Patients, Reducing Wait Times, Length of Stay, and Patient Walkouts
A hospital-based telephone triage system allows patients to describe their symptoms to a nurse, who uses an algorithm to assess acuity and determine the best setting for treatment, leading to reductions in emergency department patient volumes, wait times, average length of stay, and walkouts.
Asthma Care Quality Improvement: A Resource Guide for State Action
This 151-page resource guide was developed as a learning tool for State officials who want to improve the quality of health care for people with asthma in their States. The guide is designed to help officials assess quality of care, using State-level data, and fashion quality improvement strategies suited to State conditions.
Asthma Care Quality Improvement: A Workbook for State Action
This 39-page workbook will help State leaders develop the information needed to support quality improvement efforts for asthma-related health care
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.