Individuals with depression and/or other mood disorders log and track their daily mood through a mobile phone application, leading to higher adherence than with paper-based tools, better treatment decisions, and positive feedback from patients and clinicians.
A culturally appropriate, interactive decision aid placed at health fairs and in safety net clinics generates high levels of engagement among underserved Hispanic and Latino smokers, leading to well above-average quit rates.
A telepharmacy program enables offsite pharmacists to review and approve medication orders in 14 hospitals, leading to expanded hours of service, reduced order processing times, enhanced pharmacy services, higher nurse satisfaction, freed up pharmacist time, and more than $1 million in annual cost savings.
A licensed pharmacist or registered nurse periodically consults via telephone over a 7-month period with adult patients with rheumatoid arthritis, leading to improvements in medication adherence and physical functioning and to high levels of patient satisfaction.
A pathologist and radiologists jointly review diagnostic test findings and develop care plans, leading to improved care of patients being screened for breast cancer.
Multidisciplinary teams rehearse the most common emergency situations that can occur during a delivery, leading to improved responses and better outcomes during real emergencies.
The Healthy Hawks program uses a staged approach to help overweight children lose weight by working with the child and his or her family to examine the root causes of the weight gain, develop goals and strategies, and establish a healthier lifestyle.
Meadowlark Hills, a retirement community, renovated one of its facilities so residents can live together in group households and become more independent. This led to improved residents' health and a sharp decrease in staff turnover.