Home telemonitoring did not improve blood pressure or blood glucose control in diabetes patients with out-of-range values.
A regional health commission made up of a diverse group of stakeholders promotes various activities and policies to support the safety-net health system, enhancing access to coverage, medical and dental care, and medical homes, and reducing readmissions and inappropriate use of the emergency department.
The Missouri Medicaid Health Home program provides capitated payments to primary care and mental health medical homes that adopt an integrated staffing model that allows patients to receive both medical and mental health care, leading to better health outcomes and lower utilization and costs.
BJC HealthCare requires employees to get an annual influenza vaccination as a condition of employment, resulting in the vaccination of virtually the entire workforce.
Every other week, family caregivers participated in interdisciplinary patient care planning meetings with hospice staff via videophone. The pilot program did not result in any statistically significant changes in caregivers' overall perceptions of pain medication or management, and did not determine impact on their pain management practices.
The Daylight program uses trained volunteers—recognized and influential women from local refugee and immigrant communities—to provide to their peers culturally sensitive information about breast health and breast cancer, including early detection methods.
Heartland Regional Medical Center operates a walk-in “Quick Clinic” that treats minor acute conditions for employees and their spouses and dependents, leading to reductions in employee absenteeism, high user satisfaction, and cost savings.
A three-tiered system consisting of unit-level support, access to trained peer supporters, and referral to formal counseling services provides emotional support to health care professionals involved in an adverse event, leading to positive anecdotal feedback from these professionals.
Concurrent and postdischarge nurse chart review, performance feedback, and other support lead to near-perfect adherence to recommended care processes for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, and surgery.
Real-time, resident-specific medication information and alerts, with support from a medication safety team, enhanced the efficiency of medication administration and reduce medication errors.