Drug education consultants meet one-on-one with high-volume prescribers, providing objective evaluations of which generic or brand name drugs are most effective for six common conditions.
Commonwealth Care Alliance developed a health plan that provides low-income, dually eligible, elderly enrollees in Massachusetts with a primary care team made up of a physician, nurse practitioner, and geriatric specialist who work out of the enrollee's primary care clinic.
The Brookline Resilient Youth Team assists teenagers and their families who have recently experienced serious emotional disorders, medical issues, substance abuse, and/or other problems.
Baystate Medical Center's comprehensive heart failure management program incorporates tools and processes that ensure the provision of all necessary components of care, leading to increased adherence to recommended care and reduced heart failure readmission rates.
The Pediatric Advanced Care Team is a pediatric palliative care consult service that provides intensive symptom management as well as honest, complete, and sensitive communication with patients and families.
Boston Medical Center adopted the Baby-Friendly ™ Hospital Initiative, a 10-step program that has led to sustained increases in the initiation of breastfeeding.
The Access Project's Medical Debt Resolution Program, based on the Pathways model, helps individuals reduce or eliminate medical debt by identifying and implementing debt reduction strategies.
A health plan's individualized, in-home, environmental asthma intervention program targets all pediatric members with confirmed allergies to indoor allergens and symptomatic asthma. During multiple in-home visits, trained asthma counselors provide education, perform an environmental assessment, demonstrate intervention equipment, devise a written care plan, and assess and address psychosocial issues.
Beacon Hill Village offers a membership program that provides access to or discounts on a wide array of health care and social support services that are designed to allow people 50 years and older to maintain their health status and independence and thus stay in their own homes as they age (rather than moving to an expensive long-term care facility).
The Hospital Elder Life Program screens all patients aged 70 years and older at admission for the presence of six risk factors for delirium, and then implements targeted interventions to reduce these risks, leading to less cognitive and functional decline and lower costs.