Care management processes
The Automated Telephone Diabetes Management program, a part of the IDEALL project, provided automated telephone monitoring of individuals with poorly controlled type II diabetes who receive their care at four safety net clinics in San Francisco.
Psychiatric nurses work intensively with diabetic adults with severe mental illness over a 16-visit intervention to empower them to manage their diabetes more effectively.
A primary care practice revamped its appointment scheduling, tracking, and reminder processes, leading to enhanced access to same-day appointments, reduced no-shows, and increases in the provision of evidence-based care, patient satisfaction, patient volume, and revenues.
The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute uses safety rounds with staff and patients, supported by a toolkit, to promote a culture of safety and reduce medical errors by proactively identifying and addressing potential safety problems.
Marquette University College of Nursing runs a 1-year residency program for first-year nurses at 53 Wisconsin hospitals. Known as the Wisconsin Nurse Residency Program, the initiative is intended to help first-year nurses better adjust to their new careers. The junior nurses are paired with veteran nurses who provide clinical coaching on the job; they also attend monthly 6.5-hour classes on critical issues and follow a professional development plan tailored to their needs.
Standardized plans of care, enabled by the Hands-on Automated Nursing Data System, helps nurses document and communicate patient information, which is particularly critical during patient handoffs.
The Advanced Illness Palliative Care program is a multidisciplinary initiative that provides care management and palliative care to chronically or terminally ill veterans in their homes via telehealth technology.
OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria, IL, developed a comprehensive program called “Save Our Skin” that significantly reduced the incidence of pressure ulcers.
A hospital standardized and automated evidence-based protocols and processes, leading to a significant reduction in surgical site infections, postoperative myocardial infarction, and postoperative deep vein thrombosis.
The Department of Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System used Positive Deviance to encourage all employees at two facilities to use their own experiences to brainstorm and implement strategies for reducing hospital-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections.