A collaborative effort to develop an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest registry and change 911 call routing and ambulance deployment processes led to a significant improvement in the cardiac arrest survival rate in Atlanta.
The emergency department at Vanderbilt University Medical Center established a program in which patients are quickly assessed in a triage area by a team consisting of a physician, a nurse, and a paramedic.
Emergency management services workers who use an established tool to measure a child's weight administer more accurate doses of emergency medications to pediatric patients.
Borrowing from other industries, a large hospital implemented principles of “flow management” to redesign the flow of operations in its surgical department, leading to enhanced quality of care, improved patient and provider satisfaction, and reductions in the frequency of delayed and canceled surgeries.
St. Mary's Hospital Medical Center offers in-house, 24-hour pharmacy services via a fully automated dispenser that allows patients to have medication prescriptions filled at the point of care.
Acuity-adaptable inpatient rooms improve care quality and reduce costs in a cardiac care unit by drastically decreasing patient transfers.
The surgical hospitalist model improves care and revenues for hospital-based emergency surgical care.