Patient Care Process
As part of a larger statewide, collaborative initiative targeting four key settings, a pediatric health system promotes policy and practice changes in schools and school districts, leading to increased efforts to promote healthier behaviors and to improvements in physical fitness among students.
As part of a larger statewide, collaborative initiative targeting four key settings, a pediatric health system promotes policy and practice changes in primary care, leading to increased support by providers in helping youth adopt healthier behaviors.
Financial incentives used by all Maryland public and private payers significantly reduce hospital-acquired conditions in hospitals throughout the state.
A medical center implemented new policies, systems, communication protocols and training programs to serve lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender patients, leading to more equitable, culturally competent care.
A personal health record for hypertensive patients to monitor blood pressure and other health data had no impact on blood pressure control; health services utilization; and patient activation, empowerment, and satisfaction.
The nation's first statewide health information exchange, the Delaware Health Information Network gives clinicians immediate access to patient-specific health data from other providers, leading to higher quality and more efficient care.
A statewide, all-payer initiative creates financial incentives tied to hospital performance on process, patient experience, and outcomes measures, leading to better and less variable performance.
The American Academy of Pediatrics and four of its state chapters trained and supported pediatric practices on asthma care, leading to better adherence to established guidelines and improved asthma control.
A state-based, public–private partnership supports medical homes in managing the care of Medicaid managed-care enrollees, leading to higher quality and significant reductions in utilization and costs.
A program known as Cash & Counseling gives Medicaid enrollees a monthly allowance for home care and related services that they can spend at their own discretion, leading to enhanced access to services, fewer unmet needs, improved health outcomes, and high levels of beneficiary satisfaction.