A solo practitioner leverages various functions within the electronic medical record to redesign care processes, leading to greater adherence to recommended care processes and improved outcomes for patients with diabetes.
A statewide collaborative initiative targeting six key sectors promotes policy and practice changes in primary care, leading to increased support by providers in helping youth adopt healthier behaviors.
A community-based program sends annual report cards to parents documenting their child's body mass index and fitness, offers healthier food options in school, and provides expanded physical education opportunities before, during, and after school, leading to improved fitness levels and modest reductions in obesity among participating students.
Using electronic templates, nurses and physicians provide a personalized report to patients at virtually every visit, with the goal of improving health-related behaviors; the program has contributed to a leveling off in the prevalence of overweight/obesity, above-average quit rates among smokers, better blood glucose control, and fewer racial disparities in chronic care.
A Web-based registry assists primary care physicians, pediatricians, and school nurses in managing childhood asthma, leading to significant reductions in inpatient admissions and emergency department visits.
Pediatric practices receive training and in-office support designed to enhance their knowledge and comfort related to screening for risk factors for child abuse and neglect, leading to significantly more screening and significantly less maltreatment.
Pop-up alerts significantly reduce D-dimer testing to diagnose venous thromboembolism in elderly patients, increasing use of a more accurate alternative imaging test instead.
The Full Circle Diabetes program provides comprehensive care and self-management support to Native Americans with diabetes, leading to improvements in health-related behaviors, clinical outcomes, and emotional health.
Community-based clinic enhances access to medical care and reduces emergency department visits for chronically ill individuals who have recently been released from prison.
Volunteer physicians, supported by paid nurse case managers, provide homeless women with needed medical care in homeless shelters and connect the women to other needed medical and social services. The program has enhanced access to services, improved outcomes, and generated significant cost savings.