Computerized, Multilingual Visual Medication Schedule and Teach-Back Protocols Improve Anticoagulation Control for Low-Literacy Patients
A randomized clinical trial at San Francisco General Hospital used visual medication schedules and brief teach-back protocols in English, Spanish, and Cantonese to improve anticoagulant control among low-literacy patients in the public hospital's anticoagulation clinic.
Remote Assessment and Treatment via Telemedicine Combined With Onsite Case Management Enhance Access to Mental Health Services for Low-Income and Minority Students
In collaboration with several community partners, the University of Texas Medical Branch provides remote mental health assessment and treatment services via videoconferencing technology and onsite case management to low-income, minority, and other students and parents in seven school-based primary care clinics in the Galveston Independent School District.
Low-Income, Rural HIV/AIDS Patients Receive Regular Text Messages, Leading to Higher Quality of Life and Greater Engagement in Care
Low-income, African-American, rural HIV patients receive regular self-written text message reminders that encourage them to regularly access HIV/AIDS primary care, leading to greater retention in care and enhanced quality of life.
Between-Session Access to Mobile Cognitive Behavioral Self-Assessment and Exercises Improves Self-Awareness and Ability to Manage Strong Emotions
Individuals in cognitive behavioral therapy receive real-time support between therapy sessions by accessing mobile phone applications that prompt them to assess their mood and allow access to self-directed exercises that encourage cognitive reappraisal and physical relaxation. Users of the program report greater self-awareness and mood awareness, improvements in coping skills and mood patterns, and reductions in negative emotions such as anger, sadness, and anxiety.
Virtual Teams That Coordinate Care for Chronically Ill Geriatric Patients Reduce Emergency Department Visits and Improve Medication Compliance, Referral Patterns, and Patient Outcomes
Primary care physicians and offsite clinicians use communications technology to enhance coordination of care for geriatric patients with chronic health problems, leading to fewer emergency department visits, enhanced patient satisfaction and understanding of medications, and more referrals for needed care.
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