A 2-day influenza vaccination program based on emergency preparedness plans for mass vaccination or prophylaxis, features in-unit vaccinations and a morning “lockdown” where employees must enter the hospital through a single entrance manned by vaccination teams, leading to significant increases in employee vaccination rates.
A hospital-based program for young victims of penetrating trauma identifies those at risk of future violence, educates them about the need to change behaviors to reduce those risks, and connects them to community-based organizations that can help them in doing so, leading to fewer repeat episodes.
A collaborative medication review process involving physicians, nurses, and pharmacists virtually eliminates medication errors and significantly reduces readmissions in patients discharged to a nursing home.
Through electronic flagging of infected patients and weekly surveillance rounds, infection control staff increased adherence to contact precautions from 58 to 90 percent.
Hospital volunteers support individuals with dementia and/or delirium by engaging with them and assisting with various activities, resulting in fewer patient falls and improvements in patients' nutrition, hydration, safety, and emotional well-being.
A Sickle Cell Day Hospital provides an alternative to inpatient care for patients with sickle cell anemia, with the goal of managing their pain and keeping them out of the hospital, resulting in lower inpatient lengths of stay and emergency department utilization.
A fall prevention toolkit uses a computerized algorithm to assess the risk of falling, identify patient-specific risk factors, and design individualized interventions to reduce those risks, leading to fewer falls in the inpatient setting.
Culturally competent community liaisons help members of the Orthodox Jewish, Arab, and Chinese communities access health care and community-based services, leading to a better patient experience.
A partnership between a health plan and psychiatric hospitals focuses on sharing of quarterly data, case reviews, and deployment of specific strategies to improve postdischarge care, leading to significant reductions in readmissions, inpatient days, and costs.
A telepharmacy program enables offsite pharmacists to review and approve medication orders in 14 hospitals, leading to expanded hours of service, reduced order processing times, enhanced pharmacy services, higher nurse satisfaction, freed up pharmacist time, and more than $1 million in annual cost savings.