Stage of Care
Four Seasons Pediatrics, a three-physician group in upstate New York, improved its workflow, reduced staffing costs, and enhanced quality of care while adopting an electronic medical record.
A multifaceted initiative known as the Good Catch Program dramatically increases the reporting of events that could potentially cause harm and spurs the development of action plans designed to address the common causes of potential errors.
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia/Willamette created an online service that offers Oregon and Washington women easy, 24/7 access to low-dose, hormonal contraception without requiring an office visit or a trip to the drug store.
Fairview Health Services' palliative care program offers palliative care clinical and support services to inpatients, outpatients, and home care patients to mitigate suffering and improve quality of life; the program is integrated into the care process to facilitate referrals and care coordination.
The Care Management Plus program combines the care coordination services of a care manager with robust electronic tracking and reminder systems to deliver comprehensive medical care to seniors with multiple chronic illnesses in primary care clinics.
Crisis Resource Management is a 7-hour course for labor and delivery practitioners that uses various strategies of crew resource management, a safety program developed by the aviation industry, to create realistic simulations designed to facilitate improvement of teamwork and communication skills in a real labor and delivery crisis.
In an approach to improving nursing home care known as the “Wellspring Program,” nursing homes join an alliance that allows participants to exchange performance experience and conduct interdepartmental group training for both frontline staff and leadership on quality improvement and culture change processes.
Intensive care unit clinicians developed a standardized communication process based on a daily goals form that prompts clinicians to evaluate and document the patient's current status, design a care plan, and outline daily tasks, thereby increasing clinician understanding of daily care goals.
Automatically generated fax alerts did not succeed in improving patients' adherence to their antidepressant treatment plans.
Using tools and resources developed by NIATx, the Iowa Department of Public Health and local providers conducted an administrative overhaul of substance abuse services to improve access to care for patients in Iowa.