Electronic alerts related to black box warnings did not affect overall physician prescribing habits in outpatient clinics; the alerts did influence prescribing related to warnings about the most serious potential drug–drug and drug–pregnancy interactions.
Contra Costa Health Services provides video and telephonic interpretation services to diverse patient populations at its clinics and regional hospital through participation in a shared network of trained interpreters, leading to improved access to interpretation services for patients with limited English proficiency.
A primary care clinic offers patients 3- to 5-minute educational video modules, leading to enhanced patient knowledge without placing incremental demands on physicians and staff.
A hospital-based maternal/child health clinic enhances access to comprehensive, culturally competent prenatal and pediatric care for refugee families, leading to less anxiety among expectant mothers and better attendance at scheduled appointments.
University-based specialists provide initial training and host weekly, case-based consultations with primary care clinicians, enhancing access to hepatitis C care for prisoners and rural patients throughout New Mexico.
Primary care practices incorporate standing orders for preventive care services into the electronic health record, allowing nonphysician clinical staff to fill gaps in care; the program substantially increased the provision of needed services to eligible patients.
A one-time personalized electronic message from a patient's primary care physician did not increase colorectal cancer screening rates in eligible adults overdue for such screening.
Through its commercial electronic medical record system, a large internal medicine practice provides physicians with unobtrusive reminders related to 16 standardized measures and makes it easy for them to order recommended tests or treatment or document legitimate exceptions, leading to better performance on these measures.
A multidisciplinary, primary care center–based team used a culturally sensitive approach to screen, evaluate, and treat depressed Chinese Americans, leading to a sevenfold increase in treatment rates.
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.